Top 3 Places to visit in Nagaland

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Best things to do in Nagaland and sightseeing in Nagaland

Rightly known as the 'Wild East' of India, this is a small state lying right on the India- Myanmar border. This place is one of the main reasons for which tourists visit North- East India. Nagaland, even a few years back had almost no development and just the headhunting tribesmen made the total population of it. For now you will see that the south of the state is still developed but the North remains to be rustic just like it had been earlier on. The life here seems to be unreal when you are visiting for the first time. It might feel that you are just flipping the pages and checking out the pictures of a geographical magazine. The lifestyle, culture, dressing everything about the tribal groups are interesting to know about. Their cuisine is as wild as their lifestyles are and these are definitely not for the faint- hearted. You also get normal food out here so you can also eat those if you are not sure whether to try out the traditional food or not.

Kisama Heritage Village - Nagaland

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.
Dec 9th: Visit the Kisama heritage village Have a traditional lunch at the Kisama heritage village. You have an option of continuing to remain for the evening activities and dinner at the village house in Mima or alternatively you can head to town for the night carnival While at Kisama, you can visit 'morungs' of each of the tribe where you can study their architecture, dress, food and drink. There are 17 Naga tribes and each one have their own morung. A morung is a dormitory where unmarried boys of the village are required to stay together and where the elders of the village teach them the lessons of life. On your return in the evening you can visit the Kisama village, the venue of the Hornbill, to enjoy some traditional dances performed by the tribes in the central arena designed like an amphitheatre. It also has a central shopping court, where you can see and buy traditional arts and crafts made by people from all over the state. There is also a Naga Chef competition each year, where the top four finalists are given a stall each where they run a kitchen for guests to sample and rate their food - the winner of the competition is decided based on the billings and ratings at each stall over the ten days of the festival. There is usually a night carnival held in Kohima during the Hornbill festival - if you’re a street food lover, this is the ideal time to try some street food. Cooking classes and rice beer brewing classes are also organised. One can participate in these activities and learn to cook authentic Naga dishes or brew your own rice beer. Exclusions: 1. Tea/ coffee/ extra orders/ snacks 2. Lunch at Kisama heritage village
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Best time to visit
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
cultural affairs, tours
Open Hours
May to September- 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM and October- April- 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Budget
INR 10

Kohima - Nagaland

The recently 'smoke-free' declared city has a lot to offer in terms of its rich history and culture. Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas and bordering Burma, Kohima boasts of lush green hills and forests amidst which treks and morning walks are a pleasure. Locations such as Dzükou Valley and Japfu Peak should be at the top of the to-do list for nature lovers. Ever seen a flying squirrel? The Itanki Wildlife Sanctuary houses a plethora of rare species of plants, animals and birds that can easily capture the hearts of wildlife and nature photographers around the world. Nagaland has been conspicuous in history with the Battle of Imphal and Kohima deemed as "Britain's Greatest Battle" by the British National Army Museum. Its 1,420 heroes can be seen commemorated at the War Cemetery, earning the respect of travellers across the world. Being a land of the Angami Tribe, the village Khonoma offers a rare chance of witnessing a civilisation untouched by commercialisation and modernisation, wherein one can learn about their philosophy, diverse art, history, food, dialect and music. The Nagaland Tourism department also organises various tribal tours such as that of the Konyaks, the fearless tattoo faced legendary headhunters, who have been known to sleep over a bed of human skulls. For travellers always yearning to take a part of the destination back home with them, The Hornbill Festival, hosted in the first week of December, remains at the kernel of Nagaland's cultural heritage, organising various activities, sports, competitions, music and dance performances and shops housing brilliant and unique souvenirs.
Nagaland Land of the tribal people. Free spirited, beautiful people
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Visited the beautiful War cemetery, Had some delicious pizzas at Dream Cafe, Did shopping in local markets, Saw some beautiful bamboo handicrafts.
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January,February,March,April,October,November,December
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Adventure,Arts and Culture,Historical Places,Nature
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Dzuko Valley - Nagaland

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.
Dec 12th: Dzukou Valley trek Have an early breakfast at the home stay at Khonoma and prepare for your trek to the Dzukou Valley. Dzukou Valley otherwise called the “flower valley of celestial charm” is seductive in nature. In summer, wild herbs, flowers and shrubs mushroom along the streams.. Lilies in white and pink, Euphorbias, Aconitum and hundreds of other botanical species in varied colours adorn the valley in the monsoon. It is truly magical. Packed lunch for a picnic by the riverside is idyllic. Dinner and overnight stay at the guest house. Exclusions: 1. Tea/ coffee/ extra orders/ snacks
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The valley is on Manipur - Nagaland border, and is itself situated over 2000 kms above sea level. It is almost a heaven on Earth, complete with a blanket of colorful flowers, Lilies, Rhododendrons, Orchids... and not to mention the awesome Sanctuary falls.
Yamini Vijendran

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