Nagas boast of a unique cuisine that stands apart from anything else you can find in India. With rice being a staple, it's usually paired with flavourful boiled vegetables, an assortment of fiery chutneys, steamed bamboo shoots and fragrant meat-based dishes. The people of Nagaland also love their pork and beef with an unmatched passion. You will be served plates heaped with variants of smoked and sun-dried meat, that is almost always doused in an aromatic mix of garlic, ginger and locally-grown raja chilies.
When to go
Summers, lasting from March to April, greet you with pleasant temperatures, that are perfect for exploring the region. Also, the Aoling festival, occurring in April, makes it the perfect time to visit Mon.
The nearest airport is in Jorhat, Assam, that is 161km from Mon. The closest railhead also lies in Assam, in Bhoju. Mon is well-connected with Kohima, Dimapur and Jorhat. Direct buses ply from Kohima and Dimapur for Mon. From both Jorhat and Bhoju, you have to first reach Sonari, and take a local bus till Mon.