Mon is a stunning tribal town situated in the northern parts of the north-east Indian
state of Nagaland. This place has its unique tradition and culture and tradition. The
entire region is home for various tribes and the majority is the Konyak Nagas. The
Konyaks can be identified wearing traditional clothing, which consist of a hear gear,
head brushes and exclusive necklaces. These people have tattooed faces and they are
distinct. They are skilled at wood carving and make one-of-its kind carvings and artifacts
in the place making them interesting souvenirs. Mon is located at an altitude of around
897.64 metres above the sea level and is the district headquarters of the Mon district.
Some of the most stunning tourist attraction in and around Mon include, Shangnyu
Village, Veda Peak & Naganimora. So, if you wish to explore the tribal life, plan a Mon
vacation now and book any of the Mon holiday packages available on EaseMyTrip.in!
Best Sightseeing Places in Mon
Before planning Mon travel, you must be familiar with the places you must visit during
It is an ethnic village in the Mon District, which represents the rich Konyak culture and
tradition for tourists.
This village is popular for its skull exhibits. These exhibits present the head hunting
culture that was popular among the Konyaks in the 19th century.
Naganimora is 11 KM away from the Kongan Village. This village gets its name from the
word Naga Rani Mora, which literally means as the 'burial place of the Naga Queen'.
This place is situated on the banks of Dikhu River and home to the Kongans. Earlier,
this town was known as Lakhan.
Shangnyu Village is located in the north-eastern part of Nagaland. It is ruled by the
hereditary chief, 'Angh'. One of the major attractions of this village is the house of
Angh. Soaring up to 8 ft in height and 12 ft in width, it is the largest house in the village.
Another tourist attraction here is 'the Palace of the Chief'. You can find numerous
memorial stones outside the palace. According to historical records, the Ahom Kings
of Assam maintained a good relationship with the Shangnyu tribe, who stayed in the
The Veda Peak is situated around 70 KM east of the headquarters of the Mon District.
It is the highest peak in the district, from where tourists can enjoy views of the Chindwin
River (in Burma) and the Brahmaputra River. It is the British planted the first opium plant
at this peak itself.
Aolingmonyu and Laolongmo are the two major festivals of the Mon District.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Tuophema and Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the other important tourist
attractions of the city.
Best Time for Holidaying in Mon
Mon experiences moderate climate and remains fairly comfortable throughout the year.
However, if you wish to witness the cultural and tribal wealth of this region then visit
this place during the month of April, when the Konyaks get into a celebratory mood with
the Aoleong Monyu festival. It is a week-long festival that welcomes the harvest or the
spring season. So, the best time to visit this place is during the months of 'March to
May' & 'December to February'. So, plan your Mon trip at the specified time of the year.
Must Buy Things from Mon
Shopping is a delightful experience in Mon. You can buy exquisite wood carvings and
artifacts from different villages here. In fact, these can be purchased as interesting
souvenirs. Also, you can shop exclusive firearms, baskets, necklaces and garters with
beads (made by different tribe artisans in Mon.
Explore Options to Reach Mon
Before booking your Mon holiday packages, you must be aware of the modes of
transportation to this town. To know more, read on:
The nearest airport to Mon is Jorhat airport (121 KM away) from the town. From here,
you can hire taxi or board bus.
The closest Railway station is located in Dimapur (around 247 KM away). You can
board direct bus or hire taxis to reach the town.
Mon can be reached by bus from two routes. They are via Sonari in Sibsagar district of
Assam) and via Simulguri (Assam). So, select any of the traveling modes and go for a
memorable Mon tour.