BENREU

Situated in the district of Peren, this little village perched 1950 meters above the sea level, houses a unique community where 20 percent of an animist population dictates the customs and social rules of the majority Christians. A tourist village preserved around the ethnic-tourism concept, Benreu is a living showcase of the endangered culture of these highlanders.

With a dense wildlife sanctuary around it, the visitors can literally embark upon his wild safari by staying comfortably in the real animist village. If you are in Benreu, then do not forget to have Kennie Nku, the local bread made from sticky rice and prepared over a heated stone kiln.


Mt. PAUNA TOURIST VILLAGE

This village resort is an extension of Benreu village (separated from it by about 300 meters) towards the south along the Pauna mountain range. it has 8 double cottages with attached bathrooms and fitted with running hot and cold water. these cottages are built under trees of different varities, making the occupant feel close to nature. The village has one Morung for the visitors and a three storied restaurant - cum - dormitory.


MOUNT PAUNA

This third highest peak in Nagaland stands majestically along the Benreu range. it offers breathtaking views of Rhododendrons, Orchids (besides other colorful flora), Mithuns, Birds etc to the leisurely tourist, and treks along three escalating ranges leading to the peak. For the more adventurous. these ranges are only about 6 km away from the Benrue village and the ideal time for trekking here is during the clear month of November.

Around Mt. Pauna and the villages, are numerous spots containing articles of the past, both man made and natural. monoliths, curiously shaped stones and rocks, water springs, Morungs and other enclosures for social bonding are scattered around this area. The villagers and their hospitability towards visitors are the star attractions for the visitors, who can even pamper their taste buds with the traditional F & B, besides witnessing the exotic traditions of the people.

 
 
 
 
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