Wildfire reported in Dzukou Valley has been doused recently
About the Dzüko Valley
- Location: The Dzüko Valley is a valley located at the borders of the states of Nagaland and Manipur in Northeast India.
- The valley is well known for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora & fauna.
- It is situated at an altitude of 2452 m above sea level.
- The valley is famous for its multicolored carpets of flowers that bloom in summer
- Uniqueness: The valley is famous for its wide range of flowers in every season but the most famous one is the Dzüko Lily and it is found only in this valley
- During summer, vivid green hillocks pave the way for blue mountaintops, and bright flowers wave in the winds amongst the tall grasses.
- During winter, temperatures drop far lower than one would expect in such tropical states, and Dzukou Valley freezes, sometimes covered in white snow.
- The flowers begin to bloom with the monsoon season, and the first two weeks of July are usually peak flower season in Dzukou Valley
The word Dzüko is originally derived from the Viswema(a village in Nagaland) dialect of the Angamis ‘Dzüko’ which loosely translated means ‘Soulless and Dull’ referring to when some ancestors of Viswema who moved out to establish a new village in Dzüko, due to the unfavorable weather conditions they were unable to harvest crops which led them to say “the valley is very beautiful but is dull and soulless.
Angami (also: Gnamei, Ngami) is a Naga language spoken in the Naga Hills in the northeastern part of India, in Kohima district, Nagaland.
List of important valleys in Northeast India
- Tlawng Valley, Mizoram, it is named after Tlawng river
- Barak Valley, Assam, it is named after Barak river
- Dihing Valley, it is named after Dihing river
- Brahmaputra Valley, it is named after Brahmaputra river
- Yumthang valley, Sikkim,