Nagaland : Tryst with Dzukou Valley

Tripoto
8th Apr 2013
Photo of Dzuko Valley Trail, Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam
Photo of Dzuko Valley Trail, Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam
Photo of Dzuko Valley Trail, Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam
Photo of Dzuko Valley Trail, Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam
Photo of Dzuko Valley Trail, Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam
Photo of Dzuko Valley Trail, Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam
Photo of Dzuko Valley Trail, Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam
Photo of Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam
Photo of Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam
Photo of Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam
Photo of Kohima, Nagaland, India by Salim Islam

After Sikkim, I travelled to Nagaland. My stay at Nagaland was not very extensive as I had already visited parts of Nagaland before. However, the majestic Dzükou Valley always eluded me. My trip coincided with the jhum cultivation where they burn dried-up fields (mostly on hill slopes) to clear them and prepare for the upcoming season of sowing seeds.

Nagaland is a small state and occupies the easternmost part of India. It has been long associated with beauty and valour. It went through difficult times of unrest too. Primarily a tribal state, now almost 90-95 percent of the population follow Christianity. Consisting of more than 60 tribes, Angami and Aao make up the major chunk.

Kohima is known as the Stalingrad of the East as a major battle was fought between the allied forces and the Japanese during World War II, wherein the Japanese faced defeat. While in Kohima, I was guided by my father’s friend Mr. Khatsu and his daughters. Here in Kohima, the shops shut by 5 p.m and everything comes to a standstill.

I will now not bore you with my descriptions and let the photos do the talking for me.

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Sambhav Poddar
excellent place and photography. !definitely on my wishlist.
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Photo of Sambhav Poddar
Sambhav Poddar
excellent place and photography. !definitely on my wishlist.
Fri 01 23 15, 06:22 · Reply · Edit · Delete ·