Trivia / Nagaland

The _______ Valley, famous for its Lily, is located at the border of Nagaland and Manipur.

  1. Kohima
  2. Barak
  3. Dzukou

Dzukou

The Dzukou Valley, famous for its rare Dzukou Lily, is a valley located at the border of the states of Nagaland and Manipur. The valley is famous for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna.

The valley is situated at an altitude of 2452 m above sea level, behind the Japfü Peak. According to the Nagas, the word Dzükou originally derived from the Viswema dialect of the Angamis 'Dzü-ko', which means ‘Soulless and Dull’. Thus these people referred to the valley as the beautiful valley which is dull and soulless. A common misconception is that Dzukou translates to "Cold Water" referring to the ice-cold stream that flows through the valley.

The main entrance to the valley is from the foothills of Viswema village. The valley is about 2 hours on foot from the top of the mountain. Trek enthusiasts can reach the valley in five hours from Mt. Isii of Senapati district of Manipur.

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