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Location : Nagaland
Languages : Nagamese, English
Climate : Moderate
Temperature : About 24 degree Celsius on an average
Altitude : 897 meters
Area : 1786 square kilometers
Major Attractions : Shangnyu, Longwa
Best Visiting Time : Through out the year
The districts of Sibasagar in Assam and Tuensng in Nagaland form the boundary of another district named Mon. Characterized by hill terrains, the district can be divided in two major parts; the upper one comprises of Longching, Mopomg, and Chen while the lower part has Mon, Naginimora, and Tizit to its credit.
Forests are stretched over a large part of the city and are home to varied species of flora as well as fauna. Yongkao, Tobu, Shawor, Shingphan, and Tiru are the main forests that cover the district and present the visual delight to visitors. Flora mainly consists of blue vandal, orchid, lily, foxtail etc.; many of these are of great medicinal value. The fauna that the forests of Mon boast of include tiger, leopard, jungle cat, hornbill, barking deer, and wild boar.
Several rivers are part of its physiography; Dhiku, Teyap, Telem, Kaimang are a fee such names.
This beautiful village attracts the visitors by its memorial stones and sculptures. An eight feet high wooden monument is the main highlight of the village. It is believed to be the work of divine angels. The monument is adorned with carvings of both humans as well as animals.
Mounted on international boundary separating India and Myanmar, Longwa village is subjected to cross border administration. A thing to be noted is that a portion of the house of Angh (chief) lies within Indian Territory while the pother half falls within Myanmar.
Famous for being a coal field that were ever found in Nagaland. A special Saturday market attracts huge congregation of Nagas from Assam and nearby area. A legend linked with a Naga queen is quiet popular here. The place is located 11 kilometers from the village named Kongan.
Bird Watching :
At places like Pessao, Tamkong, and Yei, ornithologists spend time noticing varied bird species.
Enjoy trout fishing at Maksha, Thannyak, and Yetyong. On the banks of Tapi and Tizit, you can spend a day picnicking apart from gaining pleasure from fishing.
Nearby Attractions :
Veda Peak :
This majestic peak is situated at 70 kilometers from Mon. From the peak, you can have the spectacular views of rivers like Chindwin and Brahamputra. Presence of a waterfall here makes it even more enchanting.
Mon celebrates many festivals; Aolingmonyu is a religious celebration that seeks to attain divine blessings of Yongwan in order to get rich harvest. The celebrations are carried out for about a week in April month. Laolongmo, a festival to denote the end of harvest season, is celebrated in August.
The best one is Circuit House; though a budget hotel, it offers good services. The tariff of a normal room here is about Rs. 200.
The natural beauty of Mon is enough to make your visit a cherishable experience.