Located about 40 km from Nagaland’s capital Kohima, Touphema is a small pictorial and cultural village which offers you an exceptional view of traditional Naga lifestyle in the lap of nature. The motto is to preserve the Naga traditional life style and that is why this village is recognized as tourist village by the local government.
It offers essential comforts in an ethnic setting; the interiors also invite you into the chapters of history, traditions and ancient myths of the Naga culture. The village has a cluster of well spread out huts. Each hut is theme based and the bedrooms are comfortable with attached toilet and geyser.
Situated on a gentle hillock with panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. You get to stay in quaint huts, enjoy bonfire dinners, cultural dances and more. The scenic locales of the village are just the icing on the cake. As part of the Naga hospitality, tourists are also offered local dishes with homemade rice beer.
A recently refurbished Museum inside the village offers an extensive ethnographic collection including wood carvings, musical instruments, textiles, handicrafts traditional artifacts, jewellery and archaeological finds.
The Government of Nagaland adopted Touphema to promote tourism in the state with the similar concept of showcasing all the different activities under one roof during the Hornbill Festival which takes place in the Naga Heritage village of Kisima- (10 km from the Nagaland capital of Kohima) from 1st-7th December every year.
The annual Angami Sekrenyi festival, is celebrated with great fervour in this village during the month of February. The village can be approached via NH 61 from Kohima.