Welcome to Nagaland

Created as 16th state of India in 1963, this hilly state shares international boundary with Mynmar and is blessed with lush greenery and exotic natural beauty. Nagaland is yet to be fully explored for which tourism has plethora of scope for its improvement. Even then, with limited exploration of the facts in terms of natural beauty and nature’s reserves, the state has been magnificent. Thus, it can be well speculated about the magnitude of beauty of nature it has in its store for you.

 

Rich in folk culture, the exotic hill state is a home to 16 tribes and sub-tribes with distinctive costumes, jewellery and their cultures. Nagas are known for their fashion and their traditional costumes have been a source of inspiration to it.

 

For smooth functioning of administration, the state has been divided into 11 districts and each of these districts has extraordinary blessings of Mother Nature. To enjoy the beauty of nature from the closest point, your visit to this mesmerizing hilly state is a must. The place that will surely make you fully refresh, soothe your anxiety and let you touch the softness of nature with its salubrious weather persistent throughout the year.

 

Wokha in Nagaland has been named as the “Falcon capital of World” by a team of international ornithologists owing to congregation of over one million Amur Falcons near Wokha in Nagaland.

 

Before you plan for a trip to Nagaland, please arrange to get Inner Line Permit from any of the locations listed here.

 

Indicative Distance Chart of Nagaland.

Indicative Destination Map of Nagaland.

The only district in the state in plains of hilly Nagaland and also this is the only district of Nagaland which is accessible by Railways, Roadways and Airways. Historically, Dimapur is the capital of Dimasa Kachari Tribe and has accordingly grown up. Evidently, the ruins scattered in whole of the town can be seen. One can witness and feel the touch of Hinduism in the ruins though most of them today are Christians. Located at the bank of the river Dhansiri, Dimapur also has many reference relating to World War-II.

Kachari Ruins

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A good place for researchers who can have their subject on the ruins believed to be of Dimasa Kacharis. Located at a distance of nearly 12 Km from Dimapur, the ruins talk about the history of Nagas early days.

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Tripple Falls

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Located at a distance of 13 Km from Dimapur, the wonderful triple falls is in Seithekima village. The three falls releasing clean water from a height of nearly 280 feet to a natural pool makes the view awesome. The place also offers a unique opportunity for trekkers.

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The state capital Kohima has reference to World War II where fierce battle between allied forces and Japanese forces took place in which former won. Many lives of soldiers of either side were lost. To commemorate the sacrifice of those Indian and British soldiers during World War II, a famous war cemetery was built in the heart of the Kohima city.

 

Kohima was initially home of Angami Nagas but has now become home to almost all tribes of Nagaland owing to the fact that Kohima is now the capital of Nagaland.

Dzuko Valley

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Height 2438.4 meter above mean seal level. A well hidden valley in the midst of high mountain ranges on Manipur – Nagaland border, Dzuko valley is ever charming with different kinds of flowers blooming almost throughout the year. But among them Dzuko Lily is famous which blooms during summer. The flower is similar to Siroi ...

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Khonoma Green Village

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A village located about 20 Km from Kohima is on a hilly terrain. The village is sprawling over 123 Sq. Km is covered with thick dense forests on the highlands. Blessed with beauty of nature, one can have mesmerizing glance of natural terrace on hilly slopes. This village is home to good amount of flora ...

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Touphema Tourist Village

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Exclusively designed for you to give you an awesome Naga Style of living. Huts in the village have been designed in ethnic way but with all modern amenities to cater to all your needs. Mesmerizing beauty of the surrounding hilly terrains is an attraction of this village. Located 41 Km from Konima, a night stay ...

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Dzuleke

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The hilly terrain of Dzüleke is located 40 km west of Kohima at a height of 2133.6  mtr above mean sea level. The magnificent animal Mithun or Bison (Bos Frontalis) peacefully grazing in the hilly terrain of Dzuleke ornaments the beauty of nature.

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Japfu Peak

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Jafpu peak offers you unique opportunity to witness the beauty of Dzukou valley. Located nearly 15 Km from Kohima, Japfu peak is at a height of 3048 meter above mean sea level. The tallest Rhododendron tree in world with a height of 109 feet is here. An ideal place for nature lovers and who loves ...

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Home of the Phom Nagas, the Longleng District has been declared as “The District of Handicrafts” by the Government of Nagaland for abundance in handicraft works and bamboo works. Formed as a result of bifurcation of Tuensang District, Longleng district shares inter-state boundary with Assam. Longleng and Tamlu are the two major towns of the district. At a height of over 2000 meters from mean sea level, Longleng District is a strip of mountainous ranges with no plains and thus offers a beautiful landscape for sightseeing, avenues for trekking, fishing and picknicking. Along the rivers Dikhu and Yongam bordered by mountainous ranges ornaments the scenic beauty of the district.

Pongo Village

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10 Km from Longleng offers beautiful landscape of nature.

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Bhumnyu village

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6 Km from Longleng offers beautiful landscape of nature.

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Mokokchung District is divided in six mountainous ranges. The six mountainous ranges are: Tzurangkong Range (pimples of hillocks thrown at random adjoining the plains of Assam mostly along the valley of Dissai and Jhanzi rivers. These hillocks are densely covered with bamboos and the climate of the entire range is warm), Japukong Range (It is the outermost Range stretching from North-east to South-west lying to the interior south of Tzurangkong Range), Changkikong Range (This is a parallel Range east of Japukong Range. Changki village was said to be founded by a man named Changki, and so the Range too was named after him as Changkikong), Asetkong Range (It is a Central Range running from east to west but compared to the other ranges, it is the shortest one. This range lies between Melak and Menung rivers, and therefore, it resembles an island. Hence the name Asetkong (Aset means Island)), Langpangkong Range (It is the easternmost range skirting along the course of Dikhu river. The river forms a natural boundary line of Mokokchung with Tuensang and Mon districts. This range is spread like a bed and so the name has been aptly given to this range. (Langpang means bed)), Ongpangkong Range (It is the southernmost range forming an irregular boundary of the Ao area with that of the Lothas and Semas to the south and with the Sangtams to the east. It is called Ongpangkong as the land is higher and cooler than the other ranges. (Ongpang means higher)). Many rivers like Dikhou, Jhanzi, Melak, Menung etc. flows through the deep gorges of these mountainous ranges offering a memorable picturesque. In the district, there are only two small valleys namely Changki and Tuli.

This district is home to Ao Nagas. A major tribe among Naga family, Ao Nagas is an amalgamation of three dialectical groups viz. Chungli, Mongsen and Changki.

Longkhum

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Located above 1846 meter above mean sea level, Longkhum is 17 Km from Mokokchung. The peak of the hillocks of Longkhum remains covered with colourful rhododendrons during spring making the view panoramic. Moreover, colorful handlooms and exquisite handicrafts are also attractions of Longkhum. It is believed by the locals of Longkhum that “a single visit ...

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The land of Konyak Nagas, Mon District has almost everything in store for you to realize the life with nature. Mon district shares interstate boundary with Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and international boundary with Mynmar. A land with completely different culture, costume, tradition, Mon district provides you a serene atmosphere away from so called mechanical or robotic world. Though there are many locations that every stakeholder may be interested.

Landscapes: Enjoy the beauty of Nature in Mon District of Nagaland at Wanching (8 Km from MON) Wakching (31 Km from MON), Mon, Shangnyu (18 Km from MON), Chui (8 Km from MON), Longwa (55 Km from MON), Angphang (60 Km from MON), Monyakshu (130 Km from MON), Pessao and Changlangshu (108 Km from MON),

Skull exhibits and Wood carving: Sheanghachingnyu, Langmeang (41 Km from MON) and Longwa (55 Km from MON) are famous for skull exhibits and wood carving;

Fishing and Picknicking : Dikhu river, Tizit, Tapi, Teyap, Yetyong, Kaimang, Maksha and Thannyak.

Second World War remains: Chiknyuho, Shawot, Ngupdang and Longwa are famous for Second World War remains and rock inscriptions;

Ornithologist: Yei, Monyakshu, Pessao, Yongkao and Tamkong are the spots of attraction for ornithologists and for watching Tragopan birds;

Ethnic Village: Shangnyu and Chui have been declared as the ethnic villages providing a rich educational research work for anthropologists.

Longwa

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One of the biggest villages in Mon district is famous for dual citizenship of its inhabitants. They can be citizens of either India or Myanmar. The village is located about 55 Km from Mon and lies across the boundary line between India and Myanmar. Thus, on many instances the line bifurcates one’s house which may ...

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Veda Peak

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The peak where British planted their first opium plant in this peak. Highest peak of the district is approximately 70 km east of Mon. The peak offers a clear sight of both the river Brahmaputra in India and river Chindwin in Myanmar on a clear day. The waterfall near the peak is exotic and this area is also considered as one ...

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Peren is a small town and is home to Zeliangrong and Kuki Tribes. Zeilangrong is an amalgamated name of three sub tribes viz. Zemei, Liangmei and Rongmei. The district shares interstate boundary with Assam. The district with Peren as the HQ is on a hill top houses good amount of untouched forest and offers majestic view of two neighbouring states viz. Assam and Manipur. Rich in greenery, this district offers a serene environment to soothe all your anxiety.

Benreu

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A village in Peren district of Nagaland where animists people can be seen. The village is also famous for various types of herbs, spiritual power and the bitter honey which is probably found only in this village of the world. A night stay in this village inhabited by animist people clubbed with dense forest would ...

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Located at a height of over 2000 meters above mean sea level, PHEK is home to Chakhesangs and Pochurys. Chakhesang is an amalgamated name of names of three different sub-tribes viz. Chokri, Kheza & Sangtam. Apart from the beauty of nature in PHEK, there are few places viz. Shilloi Lake, Chida Lake & Dzudu Lake that figures in the itinerary of almost all tourists.

Dzudu Lake/Zanibu Lake

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Located in the midst of thick jungles at a distance of nearly 3 Km from Thuvopisunni village over Mt. Zanibu in Phek District. The lake is surrounded by lush greenery ornamented with various species of birds. This lake has tremendous references in various local stories and some reported facts for its spiritual powers. This majestic ...

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Melluri

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An international (Indo-Myanmar) trade centre, Melluri is famous for its exquisite cane furniture and locally manufactures brine salt. Melluri is the Headquarter of Pochuri Tribe and has numerous rock cuttings which definitely quench the desires of tourists.

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Pfutsero Township

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Located 2233 meters above mean sea level, this small township is 70 Km away from Kohima and is the coldest place in Nagaland. During nights of winter season, temperature drops to even below zero. This small township is well developed and is extremely clean. The drive from either Phek district HQ or Kohima district HQ ...

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Glory Peak

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Located just three kilometer away from Pfutsero township, Glory Peak at a height of nearly 2600 meters above mean sea level is one of the enchanting peak of Nagaland. The view of Pfutsero township from this peak is majestic. Even Mt. Everest and the Saramati Range can be viewed from Glory peak. A camp at ...

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Located at a height of 1371.60 meter above mean sea level, Tuensang shares interstate boundary with Assam and international boundary stretching over a length of 180 Km with Mynmar. The district is home to five major tribes viz. Chang, Sangtam, Khiamniung, Yimchunger, Phom and a part of Sumi. Having covered with hills, high ridges, deep gorges and narrow valleys, the district has been a blessing of Mother Nature with exotic natural beauties.

Having many reference of British Colonialism and in the history of Nagaland this district is home to Lotha Nagas. The district shares boundary with Assam. It is a land of beautiful mountain ranges and rivers. Some of the major sites for visiting tourist in WOKHA are Mount Tiyi and Totsu Cliff. Doyang is a major river of this district with two major tributaries of the river.

Located at a height of nearly 1850 meters above mean sea level, Zunheboto is home to Sumi Nagas who are considered to be the pioneers in martial arts among Nagas. With their colourful and attractive attire, they perform war dance. Tuluni, a colourful festival among Sumi Tribe is celebrated during July.

Sumi Baptist Church Zunheboto

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Peoples of this district are mostly Christians and as such people from every walk of life co-operated and contributed to construct a Church in this locality. Their synergistic effort and contribution of these devotees have paid their dues. Consequently, they are able construct a eight storied church on a hilltop which is capable to accommodate ...

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Ghosu Bird Sanctuary

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Home to over 20 species of endangered birds, Ghosu Bird Sanctuary is located at a distance of nearly 8 Km from Zunheboto. Between June to September, migratory birds can also be witnessed in this sanctuary. Conscious villagers, having understood the essence of preserving the endangered species, have started protecting these endangered birds from poaching. Further, ...

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Satoi Range

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The beautiful hilly range with thick lush green forest, Satoi Range is home to beautiful Blythe Tragopan bird which is on the verge of extinction. Unfortunately, this bird is the state bird of Nagaland. The blooming rhododendrons during the month of April and May ornaments the lush green range giving an exotic look to the ...

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