The village of Mopungchuket is one of the oldest and biggest Ao Naga villages, located in the central regions of Mokokchung district of Nagaland state. It is a popular rural tourism destination and was formally declared as a ‘rural tourism village’ by the government of Nagaland in the year 2007.
Pearched at an altitude of 1324 meters above sea level, Mopungchuket is blessed with many historical, mythological and cultural assets and is blessed with serene natural landscape and pleasant moderate climatic conditions. The total geographical area of the village measures 55 Km2 approx. There are five river eco-systems in the territory of Mopungchuket village and swathes of lush virgin forests. It is located 16 Kms from the district headquarters, Mokokchung town, and is well connected by all-weather roads.
Many travel writers and tourism publications in India have labeled Mopungchuket as “the best kept village in Nagaland.” Recognized as one of the cleanest villages in Nagaland, Mopungchuket is also famous for the legendary love story of Jina and Etiben, regarded as “Romeo and Juliet” of the Ao Nagas.
Mopungchuket is a village where ethnic culture is manifest in so many forms including folklore, art, folk songs and dances. It is a quaint Naga village, a land where myth and history coexist, whose allure makes a visitor to linger on.
Mopungchuket village has much to offer any visitor – panoramic views, nature walks, tea gardens, woo