Khonoma Tourism & Travel Guide

Trips and Itineraries for Khonoma

Khonoma is 20kms away from Kohima....

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Trip highlights: Visit Kisama Hertiage Village which to witness the ensembles of various tibes in Nagaland Attend the closing ceremony of the Hornbill festival Stay at Mima Village, a neighboring village in Kohima District to experience the Local Naga life A day visit to Khonoma village that houses natures prestine beauty and the Khonoma Nature Conservation Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS) Dzukou Valley trek which is home of varieties of flowers including Lillies, Euphorbias, Rhododendrons etc....

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Top Places To Visit in Khonoma 21 Spots

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.
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Kisama, Kohima
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.
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Hotels and Homestays in Khonoma   8 Hotels

Weekend Getaways from Khonoma  

Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,May,June,August,September,October,November,December
Meghalaya’s capital, Shillong is quaint hill-station flanked by pine forests and a few hundred waterfalls scattered across the charming landscape. Also referred to as the Scotland of the East, Shillong is replete with remnants of its British legacy, that can be seen in its architecture and the cuisine found on most menus. The beautiful Umiam, is a manmade lake and locally known as Barapani, it’s one of Shillong’s most popular places to visit. The Wards Lake is another artificial creation and tourists flock to this destination mainly for the boat rides. The multitude of waterfalls crowding the city - Sweet, Bishop and Beadon, and Elephant falls play a significant role in Shillong’s tourism. The Don Bosco Centre of Indigenous Cultures, is a cultural repository for all the seven Northeastern states, boasting of everything from weapons to rare photographs. To witness a magnificent view of the entire city, the Shillong Peak at 1695 msl fanning out over the town is your best bet. While touring Shillong, don’t forget to incorporate the beautiful Golf Course, that is perched at an elevation of 5200ft.

About Khonoma

Repeated attempts were made by the British to capture Khonoma. The Angamis known for their bravery, martial skills and strategic expertise gave the transgressors staunch resistance for 29 years. Bloody and spine-chilling tales of the brutalities incurred by the Britishers remain fresh in the mind of the villagers. These stories, narrated over by generations are deliberately remembered to appreciate the sacrifices made by the ancestors for the pride of the tribe and the village.The Unique ConservationThe entire village is surrounded by densely forested slopes gliding down into gorgeous terraces of paddy fields.

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