Zunheboto, located along National Highway 61, is the sole urban locality in the district, Mokokchung lies to the east of Zunheboto and Wokha to its west. The name Zunheboto is derived from ‘zunhebo’, a white-leaved flowering shrub growing in the region which yields a sweet juice and ‘to’ meaning hill top. Since the zunhebo plant is found in abundance in the region and the town is situated on the hills, it is named Zunheboto.
By Air: The nearest airport and railhead is at Dimapur, over 80 km away from Zunheboto.
By Road: Buses and taxis are available from Kohima to reach Zunheboto. Bus services are also available from Mokokchung which is at a distance of 70 km.