Wokha is a town and a town area committee in Wokha district in the Indian state of Nagaland. It is the third largest town in Nagaland. The word Wokha is derived from the Lotha language word for census. It is the district headquarters of Lotha Nagas, who commonly call themselves Kyong. Wokha is situated just below the legendary Naga Mountain peak of Mount Tiyi
The four hour drive from Kohima to neighboring Wokha is a picturesque one. Terraced fields, bright foliage, blazing flowers, and tiny towns shrouded in mist are all stunning sights that reveal themselves on the journey.
Wokha is the land of the Lotha tribe. The district is known for its healthy, fertilizer and pesticide free oranges and pineapples. One of the interesting features of Wokha are the ancient stone monoliths, erected by tribal elders, that dot the hillsides.The tourism department has also overhauled the tourist accommodations in the village, and there are now a number of cottages built to resemble a morung (traditional communal house).
For a memorable laidback rural experience, venture an hour from Wokha town to the tourist village above Riphyim. There's an old colonial cottage, dating back to when horses were housed at Wokha during World War II, that's been transformed into an inspection bungalow and is worth a visit. But the real joy for nature lovers are the countless trails that thread through the surrounding forest. Some lead to seasonal farms, and others are woodcutter trails that don't lead to any particular destination at all. Those who enjoy a long walk should go up to the viewpoint up and away from the tourist lodge, which rewards with a spectacular view of a dam on the Doyan River.
By Road :
Regular buses run from Kohima to Wokha.
By Rail :
The nearest railway station is at Kohima which in turn is connected to Guwahati.
By Airways :
The nearest airport is at Dimapur.