Kohima, March 23 (MExN): The Nagaland Tourism Association (NTA) organised ‘Explore Sendenyu’ tour to identify possible new tourist circuit for marketing; given the rich history of the village and also the gem of an eco friendly bio reserve and wildlife conservation initiated by the community for more than a decade now.
A total of 23 sq/km area is reserved under Sendenyu Biodiversity & Wildlife Conservation started in the year 2000 by the people of Sendenyu, Thongsü and New Sendenyu villagers.
Today the reserve area is witness to various wildlife and one can easily spot a deer, a stag, wild boars, civet cats, Jackals and variety of birds to name a few. All wildlife enthusiast and photographers delight to enjoy a weekend without much trekking and easy to reach Bio reserve.
The SB&WCR is approximately 17 km from Botsa junction, National highway 61. Community Forest guards are perfect guides to show the places around and identify a spot right for your indulgence in just watching or wildlife photography adventures. Camping grounds and home stays are available and best suited for a weekend getaway in the bosom of nature away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
A 1.5 km Nature/Historic walk in the reserve forest to Dr S Kemp tower provides an ideal trekking route for all age. The tower also opens up a bird’s eye view of New Sendenyu village and the mystic Nsonji Lake beyond. It may also be noted that within the perimeters of the Bio Reserve forest lays the almost forgotten Parashen wherein 60 years ago on March 22, 1956, the Naga National Council President declared the formation of Federal Republic of Nagaland and hoisted the Naga National flag.
The most interesting feature of the whole trip is the Nsonji Lake with its tall legends and the most magical view at Sunset and this one can enjoy camping around the lake. But above all, the people here are modest, warm and friendly and willing to be of help anytime.
The Nagaland Tourism Association in a press release said, “NTA believes that given the right sensitization, value realisation, training and basic tourist friendly developments to this tourist circuit. Sendenyu village will become a hotspot of tourism activity link with Touphema Tourist Village.”