Nagaland, in the north eastern part of India.
Best Time to Travel
From June to September.
Located in south western part of Nagaland. It is about 30 km south of Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.
25 km from Kohima, at an elevation of 2,462 metres. This interesting valley, behind Japfu Peak, looks like a mown lawn from a distance and is watered by a meandering stream which often freezes in winter. In spring it is rich with wild flowers and pink and white rhododendrons. There are also interesting caves in the low hdlocks that cluster inside the valley. The best time for trekking is November to March.
The Flora of Dzukou Valley
Untouched by civilisation and splendiferous in its beauty, this valley otherwise called the valley of celestial charm has an tempting appeal to all who gaze it. In summer, wild herbs and shrubs sprout along the stream banks. Lilies in white and pink, euphorbias, aconitums and hundreds of other botanical species in varied colours adorn the valley in monsoon.
Though Dzukou is known for its bio-diversity, the predominant plant is the tough bamboo brush because of which it looks like a justly mown lawn from far away. Rhododendrons of different colours beatify the hills abounding the valley.
Dzukou Valley - Trekker's Paradise
This is one of the best trekking spots in the North-Eastern Region. The valley is surrounded by hills, natural caves & rocks and is thus, ideal for camping. Inspite of the difficult terrain and non-availability of facilities, this is one of the most frequented trekking spots in the entire North East India. Its emerald green rolling hills interlinked by gentle flowing streams are trekker's fancy. A few tourist rest houses are constructed for trekkers.
Air : The nearest airport is at Dimapur. One can take a bus or taxi from here to reach the valley.
Rail : The nearest railhead is at Dimapur. One can take a bus or taxi from here to reach the valley.
Road : The NH 39 is close to the Dzukou Valley. One can easily reach there by bus or taxi. The NH 39 connects Nagaland to rest of India via Guwahati (Assam)