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Hill station
Country  India
State Nagaland
District Phek
Elevation 2,133 m (6,998 ft)
 • Official English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 797107
Telephone code 03865
Vehicle registration NL
Nearest city Kohima (70 km)
Climate temperate (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 23–27 °C (73–81 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 0–12 °C (32–54 °F)

Pfutsero is a block headquarters in Phek district, Nagaland, India.[1] It is the highest altitude town and the coldest inhabited place in Nagaland with temperature drooping to below degree during the nights in winter. A small green town, is headed by an ADC. It is inhabited by mostly Khezhas and Chokris (sub-tribes of Chakhesang). Commercially important town as it is in the middle of Phek district. One can see people strolling the streets of Pfutsero for shopping during festive seasons especially during Christmas. It is a Christian town with almost all the locals being Christians, predominantly Baptist, however there are also Roman Catholic, the Pentecost, and Revivalist. The Baptist Theological College in Pfutsero is one of the oldest and among the best Theological Colleges in Nagaland. Pfutsero is rapidly growing to be a tourist destination. The best time to visit is from mid October (harvesting time) to April. The most important festivals of the Khezhas Tsukhenye festival is celebrated in April/May. One can just go down to Pfutseromi Village which is only about 2.5 km from Pfutsero to witness the excitement of Tsukhenye from 24–27 April as the village celebrates it during this time. One can also take a day trip to Khezhakeno Village, a very important village in the context of the Naga history. It is said that the first Nagas stayed at this village before moving on to other parts of Nagaland.


National Highway 155 passes through Pfutsero.


There are several educational institutes in Pfutsero. Some major in educational institutes include:

  • Baptist Theological College
  • Pfutsero College Pfutsero
  • District Institute of Educational Training (DIET)
  • ELLIDE Computer Education
  • Union Christian School
  • Tewelhi Medo Tyrannus Higher Secondary School
  • Nazareth School
  • Chakhesang Mission Higher secondary School
  • Government Higher Secondary School
  • King David School
  • Woodland School
  • Baptist School
  • Allied Education Academic of Information Technology. Universal Program for computer Education.


  1. ^ Phek district official site

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