Nagaland is an awesome package in itself., which comprises thrill, excitement, picturesque sceneries, soothing breeze in the whole environment and an adventurous journey through the hill are.
Exploring the Area:
The state is blessed with salubrious and an enjoyable climate throughout the year. Nagaland promises its tourists, out-and out exotic holidays with its endless scenic beauty and warm reception. A trip to this land is a guaranteed way of getting away from the hustle bustle of city life. Flanked by Myanmar in the East; Assam in the West; Arunachal Pradesh and a part of Assam in the North with Manipur in the south. The exquisitely scenic landscape, rich flora, fauna, rich traditional and cultural heritage, and serene ambience make Nagaland one of the most colorful states of India. Visiting the colorful tribes gives an immense sense of tribal culture.
The breathtaking natural beauty and rich culture of Nagaland tourism draws thousands of domestic and international travellers every year. Dotted with undulating mountains, thundering rivers, and lush green forests, Nagaland tourism has lot to offer to adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers. One can indulge in trekking, rock climbing, camping, and river rafting, angling and other exhilarating adventure activities. Nagaland tourism Department conducts exciting long treks and tours within and outside Nagaland. “Hornbill Festival” which is organized in the first week of December every year attracts a major part of international and national tourists to witness the colorful heritages of the different tribes. The photographers across the world gather there to capture the vibrant colors of the tribes with their lenses. imapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Mon, Tuensang, Zunheboto are Nagaland travel destinations which are replete with numerous places of interest. Nagaland State Museum, Sales Emporium, Zoological park, Khonoma, Dzukou Valley, Japfu Peak, Dimapur, Shilloi Lake, Mount Totsu, Liphanyan Governor’s Camp, Satoi Range are the major tourist attractions in Nagaland.
How to Get Around:
By Air: The only Airport in Nagaland is situated at Dimapur which is around 68 km from the state capital Kohima. It is connected by air to Delhi, Kolkata and rest of the country.
By Rail: Dimapur is the only railhead in Nagaland. It is directly connected to Guwahati, which in turn is directly connected to all major places in India.
By Road: All important towns and villages in the state are well connected with the neighboring states by road. Day and Night bus services, as well as private taxis are available to all major place of Arunachal.
For local travelling, you can hire cabs, bus, traveller, city bus etc according to your requirement.
Where To Stay:
There is wide range of good hotels, resorts & home stays with good taste and quality of food in Nagaland. One can find a variety of hotels and resorts according to the need and requirements with best of the amenities. Also, there are fully vegetarian hotels also available here. Also, there are arrangements for stay in Boat House and river side camping for the adventurous and nature loving tourists.
Fairs & Festivals:
The festivals of different sections of Nagas like the Angami, Sema, Lotha and Rengma Nagas are more or less similar. Most of their festivals are connected with different aspects of agriculture like reaping, sowing and harvesting. Moastu festival is organized by Ao Naga in the month of May, after the sowing. Among the Lotha, pithi is the sacred specialist who conducts all ceremonies and rituals.
Customs & Cultures:
The 16 main tribes of Nagaland are Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchunger, Kuki and Zeliang. The Konyaks, Angamis, Aos, Lothas, and Sumis are the largest Naga tribes; there are several smaller tribes as well (see List of Naga tribes). Tribe and clan traditions and loyalties play an important part in the life of Nagas. Weaving is a traditional art handed down through generations in Nagaland. Each of the tribe has its own unique designs and colors, producing shawls, shoulder bags, decorative spears, table mats, wood carvings, and bamboo works.
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