Zunheboto is the land of the Sumi Nagas, who are known for their colourful war dance and folk songs. A very hardy and strong race, the Sumis can also be dubbed as the pioneers of the Naga martial arts.
Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto
Standing tall and Majestic at 1864.9m above the sea level on the hilltop over Zunheboto Standing tall , the Sumi Baptist Church has created history by becoming one of the largest church in Nagaland. The egg shaped church has a sitting capacity of 8500 people with 27 rooms. The blue dome and white turrets of the Sumi Baptist Church can be seen by around 20 villages in Zunheboto district alone.
Keltomi Village in Zunheboto district is an idyllic hamlet along the newly paved Longsa-Aghunato road for travelers and tourists alike. The village was declared a Model Village in the year 1988 for its cleanliness and organic produce of vegetables and fruits such as plum, kiwi, cardamom and honey-bee farming.
Ghosu Bird Sanctuary
Located 8 km away from the Zunheboto district headquarters; this bird sanctuary is maintained by the village community. Providing habitat to more than twenty species of endangered avifauna, migratory birds can also be sighted here between the months of June and September. In order to make up for uncontrolled hunting in the past, the surrounding village communities of this sanctuary have now strictly prohibited hunting and poaching in the area.
A habitat of the Blyth’s Tragopan, Satoi Range is a pristine natural heritage of the district. Rhododendrons embellish the place during April and May and trekking is quite popular here.