Known as the "Land of Festivals," Nagaland is a beautifully nestled quaint state. It’s also one of the most loved hilly tourist destinations in the northeast part of the country.
Being a hilly state, Nagaland offers unending exploration possibilities from heritage villages to wildlife sanctuaries packed with rejoicing thrills. Here the warmth of the people overwhelms the visitors by their humble behavior. At the same time, all the jaw-dropping sceneries make it a favorable place to surrender for natural bliss.
All the exotic colors of this northeastern thrilling destination will definitely make your holidays memorable and cherishable. So, no more waiting, pack your bag and come to quaint Nagaland. Relax in the picturesque natural sights, and indulge in trekking, hiking, or any other adventurous activities.
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Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland, is famous for its ethereal environment and picturesque beauty. Standing at the height of 1500 meters, Kohima made its historical remark by the appearance on the India Tourism map during World War 2 in the crucial battle between India and Japan. This land of folklore, due to its closeness to Dimapur, Kohima is easily approachable for tourists. The home of several prominent Northeastern native tribes such as the Nagas and Kukis, you will find Nagaland's capital city a rare combination of untouched natural beauty and modernity.
Dimapur, the gateway of Nagaland known for its authentic handicrafts and handlooms, is one of the significant places to visit. The word Dimapur which means 'the city near a great river,' is with Dhansiri River on one side and wooden meadows flanking on the other. There are many starlit attractions in Dimapur like Zoological Park, Ao Baptist Church, Diezephe Craft Village, Nagaland Science Centre, and Green Park. While in Dimapur, explore its bazaars packed with imported goods and antiques from neighboring China, Burma, and Thailand.
For a person who likes to wander in pleasure, then Phek is the most suitable place for that person to rest in solitude under the shadow of deep forests. Phek, for its wild scenic beauty along with pristine rivers and sparkling lakes, is a perfect place for hiking and trekking. As for wildlife lovers, the lovely woods in the district offer an incredible opportunity to sight some rare species of orchids and birds. Come to this exotic destination of Nagaland and witness the rich combination of colorful festivals.
Situated on the city's outskirts, Khonoma village is one of the heart-warming places to look around. Being Asia's first green village, Khonoma is also known for being one of the cleanest villages in Nagaland. This 700-year-old village is a beautiful village without any touch of urban dwellings. It is an attractive tourist destination for peace lovers, famous for its dense forests and a unique form of agriculture, including some of the oldest terraced cultivation in the whole region. Explore Khonoma village at least once and retreat among the pure natural blisses.
Mount Tiyi, also referred to as "the mountain of life," is a place that offers a panoramic view of the villages. With awe-inspiring folklores and beautiful scenic views, Mount Tiyi is both a hotspot for tourism and education. Several tourists come here to experience rock climbing activities during the summer months when the rocks are dry and ideal for these activities. According to local Lotha folklore, the mountain had an orchard that the 'lucky ones could only find.' While here, don't stick in activities only; enjoy the mesmerizing sunset and sunrise views from this peak too.
The land of uniqueness with the coordination of tranquility and harmony, Mokochung is set in the midst of the blue slopes of Nagaland. Festivals during the sowing and harvesting times are enhancing enough to fascinate tourists. Mokochung is one of the best places in Nagaland to explore its authenticity and relish the vibrant cultures of the indigenous tribes. Never say goodbye to Mokochung without living in the serenity of such a gorgeous place.
One of the largest urban centers, Tuensang, is the fastest growing town in Nagaland. With a significant rise in the number of schools, colleges, hospitals, and several basic amenities in the past few years Tuensang, has become one of the crowded places of Nagaland. Five different tribes Sangtam, Khiamniungan, Phom, Chang, Yimchunger, and Sumi, inhabit the picturesque land altogether. Vibrant locales, ethnic customs and rituals, traditional dances, and folksongs all make Tuensang an exotic location. In Tuensang, feel the vibrance of the rich surroundings and get lost in this spacious town.
An excellent combination of beauty and myth, Shilloi lake is a beautiful foot-shaped lake in the heart of the Patkai range of Nagaland. As per folklore, years ago, a baby was found floating here with a pair of hands who is the reigning queen of the lake, and the spirits of the lake protect her. It is said that after that incident, nobody ever drowned in the lake. If you are in Nagaland, missing this mythic lake won't be a good idea. While here, witness and observe this picturesque lake and relish the enchanting views surrounding it.
From September to March, the initial months of winter and summer are the best time to visit Nagaland for a holiday trip. During these times, the weather is mild and charming; you can even be a part of festive celebrations like the Yemshe Festival, Bushu Festival, and Hornbill festival.
Nagaland experiences the summer season only for three months. It is the perfect time to indulge in adventurous activities and sip on sightseeing tours. Though lasts for about three months, Summer is the shortest but the perfect season without any discomfort.
During monsoons, it is better to avoid Nagaland for heavy rainfalls. But if you wish to escape the rush, then the monsoon would be a good deal for a vacation as this is when you can get the best travel deals on a minimum budget.
Winters from October to February are pleasant to visit Nagaland for a vacation. Also, this is the best time to explore the various adventurous activities and go on a sightseeing tour among the best places.
Q. Is Nagaland open for Tourists now?
Ans: Yes, Nagaland has been reopened after the pandemic from 21st December 2020.
Q. Is Nagaland safe for Tourists?
Ans: Yes, Nagaland is safe for Tourists but being aware of local troubles is always safer.
Q. Nagaland is famous for what?
Ans: Nagaland, the "Land of Festivals," is famous for its various tribes and cultural diversity, with each tribe practicing its rituals and traditions.
Q. What can I buy from Nagaland?
Ans: If you come to Nagaland, you must buy handicrafts made by the natives like woven Naga shawls, bamboo mugs, cane carpets, and never forget to relish the traditional Naga cuisines.