Enugu is a state in Nigeria located in the south-east. There is numerous tourist attraction in Enugu State. The state was created in 1991 from the Old Anambra state. The name Enugu connote “On top of the hill” as it is regarded as the oldest urban area in Igbo land, with about 7,161 km2 (2,765 sq. m).
It is the 29th largest state in Nigeria. It shares boundaries with Abia state and Imo state in the south, Ebonyi state in the East, Benue state in the Northeast, Kogi state to the Northwest and Anambra state to the West.
Below is the tourist attraction in Enugu State
- Tourist attraction in Enugu State: Ezeagu Tourist Complex
The complex is situated at the south-central pan of the State. It comprises a waterfall, a three-kilometer cave, natural spring and a lake. The multifaceted has a distinct beautification due to its usual setting.
- Tourist attraction in Enugu State: Awhum Water Fall and Cave
Awhum waterfall is located at Amaugwe village of Awhum town in Udi Local Government Area of Enugu State. The waterfall is an outcome of enormous outcrop of granite rock with water falling over the top forming a stream. A section of the fall is warm through the season. The fall is 30 meters high and is situated close to Awhum Monastery. The water is said to be therapeutic (have healing power) and capable of dismissing evil or satanic forces if and wherever spread. It takes about 45 minutes’ walk from the parking spot to the fall.
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- Tourist attraction in Enugu State: Akwuke-Atakwu Beach
This is the best place for beach tourism, where traveler feels the smell of nature.
- Tourist attraction in Enugu State: Ngwo Cave, Pine, and Waterfall
The trek to the Ngwo Cave demands directing your way through the large cluster of trees at the attractive Ngwo Pine Forest, sharp twists and turns along the stone-paved track, as the route inclines downward. The valley floor is cemented by a gently flowing stream of limpid spring waters. A barefooted trek upstream in the water into a dark cleft at the termination of the valley. A thin but high opening leads into the crevice and the loud splashing of the waters of the raging crystal clear waters announces your arrival.
- Tourist attraction in Enugu State: These hills are decent for mountaineering and landscape esteem points. Beneath the Udi hills are the coal mines. There are also attractive channels for tourist sites.
- Tourist attraction in Enugu State: Ogelube Lake
A tropical oligotrophic lake having desmids subjugated by phytoplankton with full density during the warmest season. During the rainy season, the lake cools, phytoplankton declines and supremacy shifts to algae other than desmids.
- Tourist attraction in Enugu State: Ani Ozalla Lake
The Ani Ozalla Lake and Shrine is a normal lake situated at Ozalla in Nkanu West LGA near Enugu where crocodiles which are viewed as goddesses appear from the lake at the command of the chief priest to take offerings from petitioners.
- Tourist attraction in Enugu State: Iheneke Lake
This is a humid lake with supreme density during the warmest season. During the rainy season, the lake cools and then cools further as harmattan advances. It is a beautiful place to rest and have relaxation.
- Tourist attraction in Enugu State: Milken Hill
These hills are instituted at Ngwo in Enugu North LGA, they are 100 meters above sea level, presenting attractive standpoint for a wide view of Enugu metropolis, particularly at dawn and dusk. The hill was named after one of the initial colonial administrators in Enugu. The primary road into Enugu city winds through the foot of the hill restricted by a deep gully. Beneath the hills are remnants of coal mines and its attractive tunnels. Beneath the Milken hills is the Iva valley. The hills are suitable for mountaineering. However, drivers are directed to drive slowly with caution through the meandering roads.