Bronze Awardees

Diezephe Village, Nagaland

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Diezephe has been recognized as Best Tourism Village 2023 in Bronze category.
Diezephe village emerges as a radiant gem, a testament to the enduring legacy of skilled artisans and master weavers. This idyllic haven boasts a profound reverence for its vibrant cultural heritage, where every thread woven, and every craft meticulously carved tells a story steeped in tradition.

In Diezephe, the art of handloom weaving, and handicrafts is not just a skill; it's a way of life.

Weaving workshops resonate with the rhythmic clatter of looms, and a captivating craft museum whispers the secrets of generations past.

This village's commitment to environmental stewardship is nothing short of awe-inspiring. The policy of planting ten trees per household annually stands as a demonstration of their dedication to preserving the very essence of their natural surroundings.

Diezephe's true magic lies in its unwavering devotion to fostering economic sustainability through skill development and entrepreneurship. It's a place where culture thrives, and traditions are celebrated with an exuberance that lingers in the hearts of all who visit.


Diezephe village is a haven of skilled artisans and weavers renowned for their exceptional handicrafts and traditional loom work. With a population of 500, Diezephe takes pride in its vibrant cultural heritage, offering craft showrooms, weaving workshops, and a captivating craft museum. The village's commitment to environmental sustainability shines through its policy of planting 10 trees per household annually, preserving its natural resources. By fostering economic sustainability through skill development and entrepreneurship, Diezephe embraces its unique cultural identity, making it a must-visit destination for tourists seeking an immersive experience in traditional craftsmanship and local culture.


The theme of tourism in Diezephe village revolves around Cultural Tourism, showcasing traditional skills such as handloom weaving and handicrafts, and highlighting the village's natural resources and rural lifestyle.


● Handicrafts & Handloom Emporium: Visitors can explore and purchase locally crafted handicrafts and handloom products.

● Weaver’s Place: A place where tourists can witness the traditional art of weaving, particularly loin loom weaving, and learn about the culture and traditions of the village.

● Traditional Paddy Cultivation

● Rural Village Lifestyle

● Zoological Park


● Loinloom Festival: An annual festival where tourists can experience the traditional art of weaving and immerse themselves in the culture and traditions of the village.

● Tree Planting Policy: Each household in the village is required to plant at least 10 trees every year, contributing to environmental sustainability.

● Natural Dyes: Weavers use traditional dyes extracted from natural sources such as tree bark, leaves, and roots for dyeing the loin loom textiles.

● Textile Preservation: Documentation of all traditional textiles is in progress to preserve, promote, and protect indigenous textiles from cultural appropriation.


● Employment: Tourism directly employs 150 individuals and indirectly supports 200 people, with a fairly balanced gender distribution.

● Skill Development: A common work shed has been constructed to teach handicraft skills, empowering people to start their own businesses and earn a livelihood.

● Market Exposure: Artisans are professionally trained by master craftsmen and encouraged to showcase their products during handloom and handicraft festivals, contributing to eradicating unemployment in the village.

● Government Support: The village has established links with governmental departments like handloom and handicrafts for market exposure through expos and trade fairs.

● Promotion: The tourism department aids in publicity and promotion through fairs and festivals, including the Annual Loin Loom Festival and Hornbill Festival.