Longkhum village, referred to as the ‘Vegetable Capital of Nagaland’ in recent years, has consistently attracted tourists due to its unique blend of nature, history, and legendary tales, including those of Mata Kimong and Longlangba. With such remarkable potential, the village is all set to launch its tourism website on 27 September 2023, at the Tourist Lodge Longkhum, with Imtisenla, the Senior Tourism Officer of Mokokchung, as the Guest of Honor.
Longkhum village boasts significant tourism allure, stemming from its unique distinction as the highest-altitude village in the Ao country. It also holds cultural significance and the village is believed to be the stopover for the spirits of departed souls on their journey to paradise in Ao Naga lore.
According to Atoba Longkumer, founder of Tabernacles and a consultant associated with the project, the website’s primary objective is to provide a comprehensive digital platform showcasing the natural beauty and tourist attractions of Longkhum Village.
“By offering detailed information about the village’s landmarks, festivals, and locally produced products, the website aims to promote tourism, encourage cultural exchange, and establish a digital presence for Longkhum in the global landscape,” Longkumer told this newspaper. He added that the site development was carried out by a team responsible for content creation, photography, and website development.
This initiative is undertaken under the aegis of the village council and the guidance of the Longkhum Tourism Committee, sponsored by the Late Dr I Longrizung Trust. The Longkhum Tourism Committee consists of Watingangshi (Secretary), Rongpangwati, Tsungtaluba, Imlitemjen, Fonuchiba, and Longkhum Students’ Union Officers.