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Location : Nagaland
Languages : Nagamese, Tenyidie ,English
Climate : Pleasant weather
Altitude : 1524 square kilometers
Area : 2026 square kilometers
Major Attractions : Pfutsero, Khezakenoma Village
Best Visiting Time : Throughout the year
A town council, Phek occupies southeastern portion of Nagaland. Bordered by Zunheboto in north, Kohima in west, Myanmar in east and Manipur in south, the district was carved out from Kohima in 1973. The city acquired its name from the word "Phekrekedze" which means a watch tower. Like other cities of Nagaland, this too is inhabited by tribal population, with Pochurys and Chakhesangs forming the majority.
Scenic Beauty :
More than 70% of the land at Phek is covered with evergreen forests. There are numerous mountains, Zanibu being the highest one (8000 feet). Cris crossed by rivers like Sedzu, Tizu, Lanye, this picturesque place is a destination worth visiting. There is a plethora of flora and fauna tat is known to exist here.
Located at an elevation of 2133 meters from sea level, this charming attraction is known for apple trees that are found in abundance. Extremely cool climate here makes it the coldest town of the state.
Khezakenoma Village :
This ethnic village is linked to the origin of several Naga tribes. A legendary stone that was believed to have increased amount of paddy that was spread over it is preserved here.
Shiloi Lake :
It is situated near Myanmar and is resembles the shape of human feet. According to local inhabitants, the lake was plagued with spirits in ancient time; this being the reason that water from the lake is never used by them in anyway. The average depth of water here is 4 meters. The lake is present at 30 kilometers from Kohima.
Phek is famous for its Tsukhenyie festival which is organized in the months of March/April.
Only a few accommodations are present at Phek that offer comfortable stay; Circuit House and a Rest House by PWD are among them. Certain private accommodations are available in nearby villages.
Visit this unconventional place and have the charming experience of exploring its eccentricities.