Attractive Tourist Places

The picturesque state of Nagaland is located in the extreme North Eastern end of India. The exquisitely scenic landscape, rich flora, fauna, rich traditional and cultural heritage, and serene amibence make Nagaland one of the most colourful states of India. The breathtaking natural beauty and rich culture of Nagaland tourism draws thousands of domestic and international travellers every year. Dotted with undulating mountains, thundering rivers, and lush green forests, Nagaland tourism has lot to offer to adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. One can indulge in trekking, rock climbing, camping, and river rafting, angling and other exhilarating adventure activities.

Kohima

Kohima

Kohima is a scenic town with breath taking natural beauty. Kohima is known for its virgin beauty and the amazing views of the Naga Hills. The place holds historical importance as the site of the battle between the British and Japanese troops during the World War II. The Catholic Cathedral at Aradura Hill is a beautiful and important cathedral in the town. The Nagaland State Museum houses a range of artefacts, sculptures, statues, jewellery, etc which present the culture and lifestyle of the Naga tribes. The Zoological Park located in a picturesque hill slope is another site worth visiting in Kohima. About 15 km from Kohima is the Japhu Peak which is the second highest peak in Nagaland. The Dzukou Valley and the Dzulekie stream near Kohima are known for their natural beauty.

Dimapur

Dimapur

The boundary on the eastern part of Dimapur is formed by Dhansiri River, while the western part of the district consists mostly of forests and hills. Dimapur used to be the capital of the Kachari tribe, which ruled the region before the 13th century and the same can be felt from the remains scattered around the town area. The remains here mostly include temples, embankments and baths that give a glimpse of the culture prevalent here during that period, which was Hinduism. Some of the attractions here include the Diezephe Craft Village. Some rare works of bamboo, cane and woodcarving can be found here. Other attractions present here include the Rangapahar Reserve Forest that houses some of the most endangered species of birds as well as animals.

Mokokchung

Mokokchung

The main occupations of Nagas are agriculture and animal husbandry, owing to which the major festivals celebrated in the region are associated with sowing and harvesting. Moatsu, celebrated in early May is one of the most popular festivals associated with sowing. Besides festivals, the destination is dotted with several attractions, of which Mokokchung District museum located in the Arts and Cultural Complex is one of the most popular ones. In addition, tourists can also explore the places like Longkhum, Ungma, Langpangkong, Mopungchukit and Chuchuyimlang located within the district.

Zunheboto

Zunheboto

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. It is the home of the Sumi tribe who are an indigenous clan of warriors. Zunheboto is visited mostly for the bird sanctuary in the region and the forest range. Most of the people live in rural areas and subsist on agriculture. The three rivers flowing through the town are Tizu, Doyang and the Tsutha. The main festivals celebrated in Zunheboto are Tuluni and Ahuna.

Phek

Phek

Phek is a landlocked district in the state of Nagaland. About 70% of the region is covered with dense forest and is known to be rich in flora and fauna. The highest mountain range of Phek is Zanibu. Phek is known for its rich culture and tradition. The folk songs and dances are very popular. The main tourist attractions of Phek are the Shilloi Lake and the Khezhakeno tourist village. Shilloi Lake is spread over 0.25 to 0.30 sq. km and has the shape of a footprint. In Khezhakeno village a slab of stone is placed, which is believed to have multiplied paddy miraculously when spread over it for drying. This stone is still preserved by the people of that village.

Wokha

Wokha

This district is surrounded with several hills and ridges. Wokha has several mountains, where the highest peak is Tiyi Enung. Wokha is inhabited by indigenous tribes. The culture of the tribe is represented in its dance and music. Surrounded by mountain ranges, Mount Tiyi is the most important tourist attraction of Wokha. The important rivers that flow through the district are Doyang, Nzhu, Chubi, and Nruk. Doyang is the largest river in Wokha and several streams from the hills fall into the river. The view of the dam on the Doyan River from the hilltop is a popular attraction.

Mon

Mon

The destination is home to several tribes, of which Konyak Nagas is the main tribe. Aolingmonyu and Laolongmo are the two main festivals of the Mon District. Besides festivals, the tourist attractions of the region also allure travellers from all across the world. Veda Peak and Naganimora are some of the popular tourist attractions of the destination. In addition, travellers can also explore the villages like Chui, Longwa and Shangynu.

Tuensang

Tuensang

It is largely populated by tribes, namely Sangtam, Khiamninugan, Chang and Yimchunger. These tribes are known for fishing and hunting animals for their livelihood. The local tribal cuisine in Chingmei and the beautiful view of Mount Saramati from the village are popular among tourists visiting Tuensang. The popular sightseeing destinations in the region are Longtrok and Kiphire that are prominent districts in Eastern Nagaland.

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Capital:

Kohima.


Coordinates:

25.6700° N, 94.1200° E


Climate/Weather:

Nagaland has a largely monsoon climate with high humidity levels. Annual rainfall averages around 70–100 inches (1,800–2,500 mm), concentrated in the months of May to September. Temperatures range from 70 °F (21 °C) to 104 °F (40 °C). In winter, temperatures do not generally drop below 39 °F (4 °C), but frost is common at high elevations. The state enjoys a salubrious climate. Summer is the shortest season in the state that lasts for only a few months. The temperature during the summer season remains between 16 °C (61 °F) to 31 °C (88 °F). Winter makes an early arrival and bitter cold and dry weather strikes certain regions of the state. The maximum average temperature recorded in the winter season is 24 °C (75 °F). Strong north-west winds blow across the state during the months of February and March.


Local language:

English Language, Nagamese(a creole language form of Indo-Aryan Assamese) Language.


Government:

Government of Nagaland.


Area:

16,579 sq. km.


Destinations in Nagaland:

  • Dimapur
  • Kohima
  • Mokokchung
  • Mon
  • Phek
  • Tuensang