THE MIST AND THE MYSTIQUE OF VILLAGE BENREU

Updated: Aug 25, 2020

A Story of Community Conservation Efforts of the Zeliang tribe in Nagaland

Village Benreu, Peren district, Nagaland

Historically home to the Zeliang tribe, Benreu village in the Peren district of Nagaland is the abode of clouds and rains. The average rainfall in the area is 2056 mm, making it one of the favourites of the Rain Gods in the country. Perched at a height of 1950 metres, the surreal Benreu faces the third highest peak of Nagaland, Mout Pauna. From a decent vantage point, one can see the shimmering rice fields in the foothills and the Teipuiki river dividing the glassy landscape into Nagaland and Manipur.