Wokha is the district headquarters of the Lothas. It is equidistant
at 80 Km both from Kohima as well as Mokokchung. It is 58 Km from
Furkating Railway Station (Assam). Wokha literally means census
in Lotha. It was the place where the ancient Lothas counted heads
before spreading out into the villages during their waves of migrations.
There are monoliths (LOngzu) erected by their rich ancestors to
exhibit their status. Lothas are know for their colourful dances
and songs particularly Shanta. Tokhu Emong and Pikhuchak are their
The former takes place on the 7th November every year. Opvuram
and Longpensu are their prestigious social shawls for women and
men, respectively. Some of the villages which have the remnants
of the old culture are Longsa, Nrung Longidang, Longsachung anf
The land of the death can be seen from Yanthamo. In the middle
range, at Lakhuti village, one can find TIYULONG (a rock). It is
believed that if the area around this rock is cultivated drought
Wokha is also famous for fruits like oranges, pineapples, plum,
passion fruits and bananna. Fresh vegetables and bamboo shoots are
also easily available.
It is a hill with mysterious legends. It is believed by all Nagas
that it is the abode of the departed souls.
In local folklores, it is said that there once existed an orchard
which could be traced by the lucky ones only. Colourful Rhododendrons
are found clasping the rocks and cliffs. The peak offers a panaromic
view of the villages, hills and valleys.
Summer - 32º C Max / 16.1º C Min
Winter - 2º Min
Rainfall : 200 to 250 cms.
General Information & Accomdation info on Wokha city of Nagaland - India