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How To Reach Tuensang
Tuensang is the easternmost and largest district of Nagaland sharing a border with Myanmar. It is a town and the headquarters of the Tuensang district. The town came into existence in 1947 to ensure better administration of the northeastern frontier areas. Tuensang along with four other districts of Mon, Kiphire, Longleng and Noklak constitute Eastern Nagaland is part of NEFA or North Eastern Frontier Agency. A new administrative unit was created by merging the Naga Hills District and Tuensang district in 1957 and placed under the Ministry of External Affairs. The district is fairly well connected with neighboring towns and cities. Let us see how tourists can reach Tuensang town.
Tuensang does not have an aerodrome and for air connectivity has to depend upon Dimapur Airport. The latter is the sole airport in the state of Nagaland. Dimapur Airport has regular flights operating in and out of the city and helps to connect with major cities like Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, Amritsar, Imphal etc. Private and public carriers operate flights from Dimapur. The airport is located about 293 km from Tuensang district and there are buses and cabs plying between the two areas. Jorhat Airport in Assam is the closest airport to Tuensang located 184 km from the eastern district. Jorhat too enjoys enhanced connectivity with adjoining cities and with the rest of the country.
In Nagaland, Dimapur has the primary railway station and provides rail connectivity to the entire state for tourists arriving from outside. Dimapur Railway Station is located around 280 km Tuensang and can be reached by buses and cabs. Dimapur Station has regular trains running between the city and other major cities like Guwahati, Kolkata, Amritsar, Delhi etc. From Kolkata and Guwahati tourists have to take a connecting train to Dimapur. The closest railhead is however in Jorhat in Assam and is located about 184 km Tuensang. People traveling to the district can reach from Dimapur and Jorhat.
In the absence of an airport and a railway station, the road is the chief mode of transportation for Tuensang. It enjoys well-developed road connectivity with neighboring districts and towns. National Highway 702 B connects Tuensang with Longleng and it is a branch of National Highway 702 which runs through the state of Nagaland. Buses, taxis, private cabs ply regularly between the town and adjoining areas. State buses are easily available at regular intervals.
Local transport is extremely important for commuting within the town and the district. City commuting in Tuensang is fairly simple. Roads are good and well developed. Buses and cabs ply on the roads at all times which makes traveling from one point to the other hassle-free and easy. Traveling in monsoon, however, becomes a major issue as heavy showers throw the transport system into mayhem due to flooding.