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Longwa – Nagaland’s Best Kept Secret

Aru kiman dur? (How much more?)I turned around and saw my friends struggling to climb up the hill...

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The Curious Case Of Two Nationalities And A King With 60 Wives In This Strange Indian Town

Credits: Jim AnkanThe Mon district, sitting on Nagaland's northernmost tip at a lofty 898m, has a...

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The King's Naga-Landing!

This is the story of my meeting with the King (Angh) of Longwa, of Konyak Tribe. But I should giv...

Kaveri Mayra
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The Monks and the Headhunters' Festival - Assam & Nagaland

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Dream Budget Destinations in India That You Need To Visit For The Upcoming Summer Vacations

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Move Over Tawang, Living Root Bridges, Hornbill; Enter Palak Dil, Wah Krip, Aoling

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Imphal
Best time to visit - January,February,March,October,November,December
The capital of Manipur, Imphal, is a politically and economically important city in the North East. If you are visiting Imphal, the Loktak lake should definitely be on your bucket list. Located about 38 km from Imphal, this lake with a cluster of small islands makes for a breathtaking sight. If you are lucky, you may be able to capture the sunset, which looks magical from there! The Red Hill Lokpaching is a hillock located around 16 km from Imphal. It is a sight of historic significance, where the British and the Japanese fought a fierce battle during WWII. It also houses the India Peace Memorial, a monument dedicated to the Japanese soldiers who lost their lives in battle. If you are not short on time, you could also visit the Sadu Chiru Falls or Leimaram Waterfall, located about 25 km from Imphal. It is located in the midst of the valley and is a beautiful testimony to the country's natural beauty.
Kohima
Best time to visit - January,February,March,April,October,November,December
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.
Dibrugarh
Best time to visit - NA
Dibrugarh is the passage to Arunachal Pradesh. You will get all varieties of Indian, Mughlai, Chinese, mainland and nearby foods in this excellent town.Dibrugarh Airport is one of the most seasoned airplane terminals in eastern India furthermore the easternmost non military personnel air terminal of the nation. At present this airplane terminal has night landing facilities furthermore the administrations of two aerobridges. It is the third air terminal in eastern India after Kolkata and Guwahati air terminals to have the administrations of aerobridges. There are couple of good bar cum restaurents accessible in the town, for example Little royal residence, H2O, Studio 69. They ordinarily give both beverages and food. The traditionally made rice brew called Hanz is remarkable beverage in the district. It is prepared by normal aging procedure, and an uncommon sticky rice called bora is utilized to give an one of a kind sweet taste.

About Longwa

Aru kiman dur? (How much more?)I turned around and saw my friends struggling to climb up the hill. One had already removed his jacket and tied it around his waist. We were on our way to the India-Burma (now Myanmar) border that was on top of a hill. While we waited in silence, a slight breeze hit my face and I heard the chirping of a bird not so far away. Though the sun was directly overhead, in the middle of the afternoon, the breeze made me forget the heat for a while. I turned around and saw our guide aimlessly looking around waiting for us to resume our trail.Let’s go guys! And I started walking again.How come you’re not already tired? One of my friends asked.My stamina is better than you two, I said with a mocking smile. Now let’s go!After some more huffing and puffing, we finally reached the top. I excitedly look around but all I saw was barren land on one side and big bushes on the other. My friends and I exchanged confused look. Our guide was already on his way towards an abandoned wooden gate, which was hardly seen amidst the bushes. He started climbing up the stairs beyond the gate. We followed him and reached a small clearing on the far top where there was one big stone in the middle. On the stone was carved India on one side and Burma on the side. We were finally there.
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