This mesmerising place is home to about 16 tribes and each of them is unique in character with its own distinct customs, language and dress. Nagaland shares the international border with Myanmar to the east.Domestic travellers require an inner line permit to visit Nagaland. It can be obtained from the deputy commissioner of Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, New Delhi, Kolkata and Shillong. You can also get permits online.Fees:Tourist (Provisional) – ₹100Others – ₹150Documents required:Pan card/Aadhaar Card/Voter ID and Passport Size Photo.You can get permit online here.Amazing places you shouldn't miss: Kohima, Dimapur, Mokokchung, Wokha, Mon, Phek, Kiphire and many more.A glimpse of the beauty of Nagaland:
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Tucked away behind the Japfu Range in Nagaland, the Dzuko or Dzukou Valley is just about 3 km from the city of Kohima. This is a place where tourists mostly come for trekking and other adventure sports. This is a charming flower valley where you will find blooming so many types of exotic wildflowers in all different colours. There are also waterfalls which increase the beauty of the place and are said to freeze during heavy winters. The place is at an altitude of about 2480 m above the sea level and are surrounded by other hills, caves and rocks. Apart from just trekking, this p;ace is rich in bio- diversity and thus is like paradise for photographers, nature and peace lovers alike. Camping is also a very good option here given the presence of rocky caves and geological formations. This place is absolutely adventure at its best and when in Nagaland, this should definitely be a priority in your itinerary list.
Kisama Heritage Village
This is a village and an open museum off the Imphal Road about 10 kilomteres from the Central part of Kohima. Here you will be able to experience the authentic living styles of the Nagas. The place is a Heritage Village since they have successfully preserved the joy of simple living of the tribals in one place. There are number of Naga traditional houses here along with some bachelor dormitories which are locally known as morungs. The most important fact about the Kisama Heritage Village is that the largest Naga Festiva, The Hornbill Festival is celebrated here. This is a week long festival which is celebrated every year from the 1st to 7th of December. Tourists come here to watch tribal people gather together and enjoying their singing, dancing and sports. Most of the people who come here are in their traditional warrior attires. The Kohima Rock Festival is also celebrated in this village.
Kohima War Cemetery
Breathe in a slice of history at the 2nd world war cemetery. The Battle of Kohima in 1944 during the second world war was fought in the garden of the Deputy Commissioner's bunglow, near the tennis court. The battle of Kohima is therefore also called The Battle of Tennis Court. The Kohima War Cemetery is a memorial in honor of the deceased soldiers during this war.
Truly speaking nothing to see in Dimapur. One can find a list of places to see like Kacharia Ruins, the zoo, triple falls and the Rangapahar Reserve. Being a short distance from the airport we visited only the Kachari Ruins. There is no sign board, no information or any person to explain what this is. This stands as a neglected park. The story is obscure, but it goes like this, the Dimasa Kachari Kings played a game similar to that of chess and the ruins depict the game. The portions that remain identifiable looked like pawns in the game of chess. One will find two blocks of the game, one on the right and one on the left separated by some distance.
The capital city of Nagaland, this lies on the North- Eastern border of India sharing boundaries with the neighbouring country of Burma. Tucked in the Himalayan Ranges, Kohima is filled with natural beauty and a pleasant climate throughout the year. Unlike many parts of the state, Kohima is much developed and is not filled with tribal people who are still untouched by the modern civilization. There are museums and art galleries in Kohima and this is one of the most visited places in the whole state. There are a number of places for adventure sports and rustic beauty as well for nature and photography lovers. You can visit this city the whole year and find it equally beautiful everytime. The main occupation here is agriculture and this is also the maximum contributor towards the state's economy. Government and other jobs make for the rest of the population of this city. The city is at a height of about 1500 m above sea level.
Intanki National Park
3. Spot some wildlife at the Intanki Wildlife SanctuaryLocated in the Peren district of Nagaland, the Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary is home to rare species of Hoolock Gibbon, Golden Langur, Hornbill, Palm Civets, Black Stork, Tiger, White-breasted Kingfisher, Monitor Lizard, Python and Sloth Bear. The sanctuary is at a distance of 37km from Dimapur and 111km from Kohima. The best time to explore it is from November to February.
Dzukou View Point
I was feeling so blessed and grateful for after all the things happened, I took the trip, and get to see this beauty. The Dukou valley guesthouse was another 1-2 kms from there, it started drizzling again and the path was really muddy. I reached the guest house, all tired and sweaty. I had no idea about the sleeping arrangements at the guest house. There were 2 dorms, can accommodate about 30 people each. There is 100 rs. entry fee to the guesthouse, 50rs per night to stay in the dorm, and 50 rs each for blanket and the mattress. you can bring your own mattress and blankets, sleeping bags too. So I set up my mattress, put my bag, and as I was starting to feel cold, I changed up. I had a black tea, it was so relaxing, and the view was a complement to it. There were 3 huge friendly dogs, who started licking my face as I was petting them. I met this cool group of school teachers from Dimapur, and they offered me to have dinner with them ( perks of being a solo traveller, everybody is ready to help you). We ate, drank, smoked, danced, sang, and shared stories, my idea of ending a perfect day.
10. Watch the world-renowned Amur Falcons at the Doyang ReservoirNagaland is also known as the falcon capital of the world, owing to the migration of the Amur Falcons near the Doyang Reservoir every autumn. Almost 1 million falcons can be spotted here for about a month during this time. This is an exceptional sight to behold for birdwatchers.