This pretty little homestay at Sunrise colony Mokokchung stays true to its name and is the actual abode of Mr.Aka Longchar and his family, residents of Mokokchung. Mr Longchar is the retired chief medical officer of Mokokchung district, and shares his beautiful home with his pretty wife and children. His son, Mr. Imtisunep who started the homestay now lives in Budapest and is a musician and his daughter, a disaster management professional lives with them. They also have three dogs two of whom are named Truffle and Pepper and so it automatically became our daughter's favourite stay.
What it offers:
The homestay has a couple of rooms across two floors with attached bathrooms and has access for guests to a common seating area, dining area, the terrace, and an outside area. The host cooks meals for the guests. Homecooked meals (Naga recipes) or regular Indian food is cooked for the guests on demand. It is at walking distance from the Mokokchung town.
Since we had been travelling during the winter season, Arianna had gotten a little unwell and was running a cold when she reached their home. The hosts welcomed us very warmly and Mr Longchar offered medical advice straight away complementary to his noble profession. We checked into our cute little double room and as we chatted, Mrs Longchar asked us our meal preferences. We being true to ourselves asked if she could cook us some local recipes and she whipped up the most delicious meal of meat cooked with a fermented paste of yam leaves (Anishi), naga dal, organic vegetables, rice and chutney.