Where we stayed:
We stayed at a pretty homestay called 'Abode in the Mountains' with Dr.Longchar and his family from Mokokchung. We were hosted by Greener Pastures for this stay.
- To travel to Nagaland, visitors from other states need an Inner Line Permit. This can be obtained on in advance by making an application online. Here is where you can download it. Visitors from Delhi, Guwahati, Shillong or Kolkata can obtain the ILP application form from the Nagaland House. Dimapur is the only city in Nagaland that does not require an ILP to visit.
- Foreigners no longer require a protected area permit to travel to the State. They will however be required to register themselves at the local Police Station upon arrival.
- Travellers with kids must carry medication along for this trip as well as warm clothing. The roads are not in great condition, but the scenery more than makes up for it.
- You can choose to fly straight to Guwahati, Dimapur or Imphal if you wish to visit Kohima first. In our case, we wanted to cover the other parts as well, therefore we took a different route.
- The nearest railhead from Mokokchung is Mariani(Assam) and airport is Jorhat(Assam).
- Hiring an SUV with or without a driver is the best option, if travelling independently by road. The other option is to book a certified tour operator and travel with them to this State.
This blog was originally published on Backpacking Indian Mama.