While descending down from the valley,I paused,looked back and heaved a sigh of satisfaction.An old adage kept poking my brain-"Better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.” Really,seeing the vista evokes a different feeling altogether nothing in comparison to reading blogs or watching youtube videos.The place literally blew my mind off.As I am writing this blog,its' reliving those beautiful days worth thousand years of life....
Day 01- Kolkata-Dimapur-Kohima
Day03-Dzukou Valley-Vishwema-Kohima(There is an alternate route exists through Zakhama)
Inner line permit ::
Inner Line Permit is used by non-Nagas travelling to Nagaland beyond Dimapur. Inner Line Permit is an official travel document issued by the government of Nagaland.
Office Address ::
Delhi : Deputy Resident Commissioner
Nagaland House, 29-Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi
Kolkata : Assistant Resident Commissioner
Nagaland House, 11, Shakesphear Sarani, Kolkata
Guwahati : Deputy Resident Commissioner
Nagaland House, Sachel Road, 6 mile, Khana Para, Guwahati.
Shillong : Assistant Resident Commissioner.
Nagaland House Norgrin Hills, Shillong.
It is also issued by Deputy Commissioners of Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung.
It is better to have ILP beforehand to save time as well as any unforeseen hiccups while travelling.
I was unable to find any option of e-ILP. So,submitted our offline application to Kolkata office (carry original ID card) and got our ILP within 3 days.
Some of the stones are loose and wobbly so do be careful. It’s the sort of damp, humid forest environment that would usually be infested with leeches, so have a bag of salt at the ready if you’re hiking up these steps in the monsoon season.It took us around 2 hrs. to brave this climb.
The Dzükou Valley is a valley located at the border of the states of Nagaland and Manipur. This valley is well known for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna.