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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.
Hornbill festival which was started in 2000 can be termed as one of the most famous festivals of NE. You get to experience the rich culture of Nagaland in a week long festival held every year in the first Week of December in Kisama Heritage Village in Kohima district. The mix of several tribes of Nagaland showcases an extravaganza of cultural performances along with other interesting events such as sports, games and even religious ceremonies. You can bring back home beautiful and interesting souvenirs from numerous exhibition counters of arts and crafts. In addition to this, varieties of interesting food stalls are also set up where you can relish the local delicacies.The branding is done very cleverly for this festival which uses the backdrop of mating season of Hornbill which is one of the famous birds of Nagaland.2. Brahmaputra beach festival, Assam