nagaland

Nagaland is a state where life is one long festival! There’s always something happening in this beautiful state. It is home to 16 major tribes and other subtribes. Just imagine the diversity in its culture, food and cuisines, festivities, and living.

Nagaland is a land that represents unimaginable beauty beaded perfectly for a breathtaking and incomparable experience. It is blessed with a moderate, calm, pleasant climate throughout the year. Wish to go on a vacation? Pack your bags and come to this serene, tension-free state to experience this natural abode to paradise!

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Seasons
Monsoon
Summer
winter
Cuisine
Pork & Rice
Naga Thali
Smoked Pork
Languages
Hindi
Assamese
English
Getting There
By Air

Nagaland has its own airport at Dimapur, which is about 74 km from Kohima. The airport was built during World War II. Indian Airlines provides daily flights from Kolkata to Kohima.

By Rail

The only railway station in Nagaland is Dimapur railway station. Nagaland falls under the North-East Frontier Railway of the Indian Railways. The railway station is also well connected to Kolkata, Guwahati, and the rest of the country.

By Bus

Direct buses also run daily between Guwahati and Kohima. Nagaland State Transport, plying from Dimapur, is one of the most popular bus services in Nagaland. 

Getting Around
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Nagaland is well connected by different means of transport- air, rail, and roads. Nagaland has an elaborate network of roadways. Nagaland State Transport, plying from Dimapur, is one of the most popular bus services in Nagaland. There are many Volvo bus services running in Nagaland.

Mini coaches and taxis help travelers reach various destinations in and around Nagaland. You can also get a share taxi in front of the Dimapur railway station and reach Kohima by lunchtime. 

However, the roads are not smooth all the way through. Be prepared for a bumpy yet memorable journey around Nagaland.

Top Activities
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Trekking

DZUKOU VALLEY: The starting point for this trek is 2 hours from Kohima. It is a 2-hour (6 kms one way) uphill climb. You can choose to finish the trek in one day or opt for a night halt as well. A guide is recommended for the same.

Grade: Moderate

VEDA PEAK: Located in the Mon district of Nagaland, the Veda Peak is the highest among all the peaks in this vicinity. Locally known as the Pak Koi, on trekking to the top, one can enjoy panoramic views of the mighty Brahmaputra and the Chindwin rivers.

Grade: Moderate

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Wildlife

BIRD WATCHING: For the nature lovers, they can indulge in a lively and delightful bird-watching tour in Khonoma hamlet. Jotted on a small hill, Khonoma is also credited as the first "Green Village" in India.

INTANKI WILDLIFE SANCTUARY: On a visit to this wildlife sanctuary, you can spot some of the rare, indigenous, and exotic species of animals and birds of Nagaland. The tiger, golden langur, hornbill, black stork, monitor lizard, sloth bear, and python are among the most commonly found species in this park.

Top Experiences
HORNBILL FESTIVAL - DECEMBER

The Hornbill festival is an annual festival celebrated across the entire state. Hornbill is a large and colourful bird commonly found around the state. This week-long festival starting on 1st December every year features the tribal traditions, costumes, culture, and food of this region. This is a great opportunity for visitors to learn about the tribal population and their specific characteristics.

MOATSU FESTIVAL- MAY

The Moatsu fetsival of the Ao tribe is another farming festival observed in the month of May after sowing of the crops. Both men and women adorn themselves with best clothes and jewellery to perform various dances, sing songs, drink, and compose warrior songs.

YEMSHE FESTIVAL - OCTOBER

The Yemshe festival in Nagaland is celebrated by the Pochuri tribe. Being one of their most important festivals, the Pochuri tribe wait anxiously all year round for this time when they come together and celebrate this festival with fun and frolic.

NGADA FESTIVAL - DECEMBER

It is believed that during this festival, the spirits of the dead visit their graves and the homes of their relatives. Ngada festival is one of the popular festivals of Nagaland. The festival is mainly celebrated by the Rengma tribe of the state. The 8-day long festival is celebrated towards the end of November or in the beginning of December every year with lots of joy and merrymaking. 

Health & Safety

Tip 1

Nagaland is ranked first all over India as the safest state for women. Without hesitation, you can book your trip to Nagaland!

Tip 2

There are very good hospitals in Kohima, and every village has a public health centre so you don’t have to worry about healthcare/ hospitals.

Tip 3

Always remember to carry a first aid kit. And always seek good guidance from your expert guide.

Shopping

Place 1

The cane baskets of Khonoma village are particularly well known for their intricate weaving. 

Place 2

Tseminyu and Ungma villages are well known for aluminum and steel vessels, which have long replaced the simple clay pots.

Place 3

The Diezephe Craft village in Dimapur district is a good place to find excellent woodcraft.

Explore Activities
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Imphal and Kohima Tour
Imphal and Kohima Tour
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Hornbill Festival-Kohima
Hornbill Festival-Kohima
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Dzukou Valley Trek-Nagaland Tour Package
Dzukou Valley Trek-Nagaland Tour Package
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