Rich with green valleys, deep gorges and rocky streams, Nagaland
stands apart with an extraordinary treasure of tribal inhabitants
which is believed to have existed 10 centuries before Christ. Nagaland
finds Arunchal Pradesh in the North, Assam in the West, Manipur in the
South and Myanmar in the East as its neighbours.
Extremely remote terrains of Nagaland treasure some natural jewels which are yet to be explored. Have you ever dreamt of touching the sky or play with clouds? A tour to Nagaland ensures you to fulfill your dreams. So get ready with your bags to divulge the mystical look of the nature. The fascinating colours of nature causing riot to the atmosphere seem to rejuvenate your soul and mind.
Kohima - The Capital City
The pretty hill station, Kohima perched at an altitude of 1500 m is the capital of Nagaland. Apart from the breathtaking natural beauty, Kohima houses the War Cemetary to commemorate the soldiers who sacrificed their life in the Second World War. Maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, this Cemetery is a must see destination in the city. The local market run by women wearing colourful tribal costumes is a visual treat to your eye.
Some Time With Nagaland Tribes
The Nagaland tribes find their mention even in the pre-historic ages. Wearing colourful traditional costumes and carrying spears in hand and feather in the hair these native people may appear dangerous to you but you will never know when he becomes your friend. The Naga tribal women are typically adorned with metallic ornaments and heavy ear-rings, that seem to pierce their ear. Some of the famous tribes of Nagaland are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Khiamniungan, Kuki, Konyak, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sumi, Sangtam, Yimchungru and Zeliang.
Where there is green coated valleys and hills with thick forests, can the wild animals live far from that place? Nagaland is also no exception in that case hosting a number of wildlife sanctuaries. The Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary and Itanki Wildlife Sanctuary may vary in their floral variation but the treasure of animals is very same with tiger, elephant, hoolock gibbon, gibbon and many others. Housing more than twenty species of endangered birds, Ghosu Bird Sanctuary is an eden for bird lovers.
Adventurous Trekking Zones
Nagaland is trekkers paradise with some extraordinary trekking tracks. Trekking in the unspoilt forest Satoi Range is breathtaking while crossing the narrow wooden bridge. You can take rest in the ancient caves or in the shades of huge rocks. The extreme greenery surrounding the valley is a special treat to eyes.
Art, Craft and culture
A number of tribal culture have given birth to some exquisite art and craft which will always be treasured. One must buy in Nagaland is the colourful shawls woven by the tribal women, which no tourist forget to do. The wood carving, pottery and metal work are some other crafts flourishing in the hands of the tribes that demand your careful attention.
The state connects itself with the rest of the world by Dimapur airport, 74 km from Kohima.
Dimapur ( 74 kms ), the only railhead in Nagaland, is on the North-East Frontier Railway and is directly connected to Guwahati which in turn is directly connected to all the majore places in India. Trains between Guwahati & Dimapur are : 5907/08 Guwahati-Dibrugarh Town Brahamputra Mail, 5905/06 Guwahati-Dibrugarh Town Kamrup Exp., 5903/04 Guwahati-Tinsukia Assam Mail.
Kohima is connected by road to Dimapur - 74 kms; Imphal - 145 kms; Guwahati - 390 kms; Shillong - 490 kms; Calcutta - 1,516 kms etc. Nagaland State Transport runs buses from Dimapur to Kohima from 05.30 A.M. till evening. Blue Hills Travels, with its centre of operations in Guwahati, runs luxury buses connecting all the State Capitals of North-Eastern region.
Unmetered taxis with negotiable rates depending on the distances travelled, Mini Coaches and private vehicles are the main mode of local transport here.