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Nagaland

NAGALAND

NAGALAND WEATHER

Useful Info & Guides

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    AREA

    16,579 km2

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    POPULATION

    19 lakhs approx

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    MAJOR FESTIVALS

    Holi, Diwali, Eid, Makar Sankranti / Lohri, Navratri, Dussehra

    Amongmong, Aoling Festival, Gaan-Ngai, Hornbill Festival, Lui Ngai Ni, Mim Kut, Moatsü, Sekrenyi festival, Tokhu Emong

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    NATIONAL PARK

    Ntangki National Park

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    UNESCO HERITAGE SITE

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CITIES OF NAGALAND

DIMAPUR

The city of Nagaland is among the few places in the region where one can witness tribal cultural intact, being untouched from the outer world’s advancements. Naga tribe is the major tribe here today however the city was once a capital to Kachari tribes back in the 13th century. Their relics are now found across the city and surprise the tourists while Dimapur Jain Temple is an artistically and architecturally wonderful structure which remains a center of attraction for the tourists. The panoramic landscapes of the city are painted green, dotted with hills and fields along with Dhansiri River which adds elegance to the surroundings. The Horn Bill Festival (Festival of Festivals) is one of the most colourful and culturally vibrant events which Dimapur hosts.

PLACE TO VISIT

Triple Falls, Nagaland Zoological Park, Science Center Museum, The Kachari Ruins, Sumi Town Baptist Church, Diezephe Craft Village, Rangapahar Reserve Forest, Chumukedima, Shiva Temple, Jain Temple
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Kachari Ruins

KOHIMA

The land of Angami Naga tribe, spread in hilltops and woody regions, Kohima is Nagaland’s hilly capital. The hospitality of the people and the unique, aromatic cuisine make Kohima a perfect destination to stay and spend time away from the chaos of the materialistic world. English is the language of instructions in Nagaland schools so everyone can speak basic English. Pay a visit to the War Cemetery of Kohima where you will read ‘When you go home, tell them of us; that for their tomorrow, we gave our today.’ The city was the place of battle (64 days) with Japanese during World War II. Named by British, the city was earlier named Kewhira, a name taken from Kewhi flowers. Among one of the seven sisters, the city is inhabited by Kulkis tribe.

PLACE TO VISIT

Dzukou Valley, Japfu Peak, Kohima Museum, Touphema Village, Kohima Zoo, Kohima War Cemetery, Khonoma Village, Kohima Cathedral, Mokokchung, Naga Heritage Village
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Kohima Tribes

MON

Based near Indo-Myanmar border area, Mon town is the land of the head-hunters. It is said that the locals lead noble and proud lives. The natural beauty in raw form here is perhaps the best thing one can experience after coming to this place. The land of captivating Konyak Naga with tattooed faces, this place holds a great historical and cultural significance for Nagaland. Also referred to as ‘Land off Anghs’ which means the land ruled by the kings, Mon is located at an elevation of 655 meters. This place is best if you want to visit Indo-Myanmar border. The divine land of Mon offers breathtaking views and is also a perfect destination for nature and adventure lovers.

PLACE TO VISIT

Veda Peak, Shangnyu Village, Chenloisho Village
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Mon Local

LONGWA

Longwa village is located in Mon district of Nagaland and is counted among the largest villages of the district. The house of Angh here in the village is located half in Myanmar and half in India. Geographically, the village is shared by two countries but the chief rules here which is such an interesting thing to know. Moreover, the villagers here hold dual citizenship. A total of 4 rivers flow across Longwa, making it immensely beautiful. Two of these rivers are in India whereas the rest of the two are in Myanmar. The village tribe Konyak is known to be headhunters and is known to collect the skulls of their enemies. The locals still put on brass skull necklace as a symbol that these heads were taken during battles.

PLACE TO VISIT

Hong Kong Market, Shilloi Lake, Nagaland Science Center, Doyang River
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Tribe

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