Kiphire district borders Myanmar. It is situated at an altitude of 896.42 meters above sea level and is 254 km from Kohima. The district had been carved out of the present Tuensang district on January 24th 2004 by upgrading the Sub-Division of Kiphire.
Â HOW TO REACH
Kiphire district is well connected by roads.
The nearest airport is located in Dimapur.
The nearest railway station is located in Dimapur at a distance of around 328 kms away (via Kohima).
WHAT TO SEE
Â Saramati Â PeakÂ :-
Situated at an altitude of 3841 meters above sea level, Saramati is the highest peak in Nagaland and also the highest mountain of the non-Himalayan mountains of India. In winter, the top of the mountain remains snow capped and it looks beautiful. It is the loftiest mountain in this region and the mountain is ideally suited for trekking and scaling from October to April. The Saramati mountain range has the thickest and biggest chunk of virgin forest in Nagaland.
Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary:-
This small sanctuary in the eastern hills close to the Myanmar border was established in 1983 covering an area of 642 hectares. The park rises almost 300 meters and receives heavy rainfall in June-July every year. This sanctuary has various plants and animals, trees of different varieties and medicinal herbs are found. Tigers, Leopard, Wild Mithun and Hoolock Gibbons are among the animals seen here. Among bird life, the Tragopan, Hornbills and other Pheasants are bird watchers delight. It is situated near the Fakim village of Kiphire district. It takes one day to reach Fakim village from Pungro Town via Penkim village. After reaching Fakim village, visitors can take rest for the night and visit the site only the next day.
This beautiful and breathtaking waterfall lies between Mimi Village and Khonga Village called Wawade in Longpfuru dialect. It measures approximately 200ft. This can be viewed clearly from Laluri village of Phek district. It takes one and half-hour from Mimi village to reach the place. The other three waterfalls some 100fts lies at this place.