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NAGALAND

Nagaland is a hill state like many others in the North-Eastern region of India. The state is bounded by Myanmar in the east; Assam in the west; Arunachal Pradesh and a part of Assam in the north with Manipur in the south. It offers rich incomparable traditional and cultural heritage. The distinctive character and identity of each tribe in terms of tradition, custom, language and dresses is clearly discernible to a visitor. The respective tribal festivals are celebrated at regular interval all over the state.

 


Dimapur

Dimapur
Dimapur is situated at an altitude of 195 metres above sea level. It is the Gateway of Nagaland. This fast developing town is also the commercial centre of the state which is connected with the main broad gauge railhead. Dimapur has the only Airport in Nagaland.


Chumukedima

Chumukedima
It is situated just about 14 Km from Dimapur on National Highway 39. This place served as the first headquarters of the then Naga Hills District of Assam State during the time of British Rule in early 19th century. The Department of Tourism is constructing a Tourist Village on top of a hill.


Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary

Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sanctuary lies at a distance of 37 Km from Dimapur. The Sanctuary is under the preservation of the Forest Wildlife Department. This sanctuary is the habitat for various animals including some rare species of birds.


Kohima

Kohima
State Capital and hill station is situated at an altitude of 1,444.12 meters above sea level. It is a beautiful town presenting wide panoramic views.


Kohima Village (Bara Basti)

Kohima Village (Bara Basti)
This is one of the biggest and most populous village in Asia. As you enter the village, there is a large traditional wooden gate with the scimitar of horns of buffalo head pointing towards the bravery and valour of the Angamis. It feels as its is greeting you. The Naga stones erected here and there in front of the houses are memorial symbols of the grand feasts arranged by their great ancestors.


Khonoma

Khonoma
Located 20 Km towards the west of Kohima, this village has its own traditions of valour and courage. History reveals that Khonoma provided protection to several villages in the good old days. The terraced fields which produce 20 types of paddy at different elevations present a beautiful view. The Khonoma gate tells you the story of the British infiltration into Naga Hills.


Dzukou Valley

Dzukou Valley
Situated at an altitude of 2438.4 meters above sea-level, behind the Japfu Peak, it is 30 Km to the south of Kohima. The entire valley is overshadowed with a type of tough bamboo brush to make the place appear like a mown lawn.


Japfu Peak

Japfu Peak
Situated at an altitude of 3048 meters above sea-level, 15 Km south of Kohima, it is the second highest peak in Nagaland. It is ideally suited for trekking and scaling from November to March. From the peak, one can have a panoramic view of the hills below.


Tseminyu

Tseminyu
Home of the Rengmas, Tseminyu is situated at an altitude of 1,421.95 meters above sea-level at a distance of 55 Km from Kohima. It is known for Ngada the popular festival which is celebrated in November, every year.


Peren

Peren
It is situated at an altitude of 1,445.36 meters above sea-level 84 Km from Dimapur. It is the homeland of the Zeliang and Kuki tribes. The place is famous for Zeliang dance in pairs.



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