Chumukhedima is a town located in the Dimapur district in the state of Nagaland. This town is one of the fastest growing towns of Nagaland. The
town forms a part of the Dimapur-Chumukhedima urban area which is the
largest and the fastest growing urban hub of the state of Nagaland.
Earlier it was known as Nechu Guard and at the time of World War II it was also famous as “Samagutin”. The town is approximately 14 kilometers away from Dimapur and lies on the NH-39. Chumukedima is nestled at the bottom of Naga Hills.
Geography of Chumukedima
The town is positioned at 25.7916 degrees in the North and 93.7818 degrees in the East. Diphu, Wokha, Dimapur and Kohima are some important cities that are located in the vicinity of Chumukedima.
Demography of Chumukedima
The population has over the years grown to a large extent. According to
the 2001 census, the town of Chumukhedima recorded a population of
16.510. The average literacy rate of Chumukhedima is 69%. English is the official language of the town.
Tourism in Chumukedima
The town of Chumukhedima is located at a distance of around 14 kms from
Dimapur on the national highway 39. the town is located in the foothill
of the Naga Hills. The town initially used to serve as the first
headquarters of the then Naga Hills district of Assam during the British
rule in the early 19th century. The tourist village on top of the hill
gives a clear view of the Dimapur and the adjoining towns. The area is
dotted by many waterfalls.
One can reach Chumukhedima by buses and private vehicles from nearby places. The nearest rail heads to the town are the Dimapur Rlwy Stn and Rangapahar Crossing Rlwy Stn. Few hotels and lodges near the town ensure proper stay of all those traveling to this part of Nagaland.