In the valley of Udi and Nsukka Hills ”Awhum Town”
Ohum(Awhum) is a valley town in Udi local Government area of Enugu State, south eastern Nigeria. Located about 24 kilometeres from Enugu(Coal City) the state capital. The town of Ohum(Awhum) is bounded in the north by Okpatu, in the east by Nike, in the south by Ukana and in the west by Egede communities. The town of ohum is divided into eight villages: Isiogwu, Amani/Ama-abo, Ibite Uwaenu, Umuoka, Obeagu/Amachara, Akparata/Amaudara, Amaofia-ni-Ibite and Enu ohum.
Ohum(Awhum) is one of the most visited town and one of the most popular tourist destination in Enugu state and Nigeria at large..
The town of Ohum(Awhum) has a beautiful landmark as the town which is situated in a valley is surrounded by the beautiful rolling hills of Udi and Nsukka covered in green grasses. Ohum(Awhum) town is also the site of the popular Awhum fall and cave, The Awhum fall is 30 meters high and is located close to Ohum(Awhum) Monastery.
The Ohum(Awhum) waterfall which is said to be as a result of massive outcrop of granite rock with water cascading over the top forming a stream. The water is said to have healing power and capable of dispelling evil forces when and wherever it is sprinkled. The Town also boast of numerous small streams and lakes with beautiful white sands, some of which are still in its original and natural state, more than 50 different species of fish are found in the streams and lakes which has never been fished on before.
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Ohum(Awhum) Town plays host to a popular religious center ”The Monastery of the Cistercian Monks” which is arguable one of the most visited religious and pilgrimage destination in Nigeria, the town of Ohum(Awhum) has more visitor during the Lenting season as many Christians go on religious pilgrimage in the monastery in preparation for the Easter celebration.
10 thoughts on “In the valley of Udi and Nsukka Hills ”Awhum Town””
Great pictures, it looks like a great place to visit x
I’ve never heard of this place before but after seeing the pictures, I’m at complete awe of the place. It’s worth going to if you’re ever in the area and you’ll definitely enjoy the beautiful scenery.
I love places like this ! Natural history and pretty lakes!
The place looks amazing and the way you describe each part with a picture makes it more inviting.
I have to say I haven’t heard of this place before (guilty). The Ohum waterfalls look so amazing, I can totally picture myself taking a break there on a hot day, and with all those healing properties there is not a reason to skip it!
I would love to visit the Awhum fall and cave. We have something similar a few hours drive from my home. It is truly breath taking.
Wow what an adventure! I had no idea this was a popular pilgrimage spot.
Wow am lost of speeches
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