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Nagaland

Land of the Naga People

Nagaland

Nagaland, literally meaning ‘the land of the Naga peoples’, is a mesmerizing experience to travel enthusiasts.

The dewy hills, scenic beauty and the dynamic Naga tribes make outstanding travel destination. The authentic tribal lifestyle can be found even today. Here, you can get up close and personal with the tribal culture who welcome the tourists with their music, dance, attire and art work.

The most advanced and industrial city in Nagaland is Dimapur, known as the ‘city of the river tribe.’ Chumukedima town offers a magnificent view of the surrounding landscapes, Ruzaphema fair is a great place to shop for handicrafts. You can also witness the ruins of the Kachari civilization. A Wednesday market is near the ruins where you can shop for authentic Naga produce.

The other famous attraction here is the Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary which is a home to the some rare species of birds and is blessed with rich flora and fauna. If you are lucky you can spot the Hoolock Gibbon too.

The capital of the state, Kohima is filled with a bounty for nature lovers and is a home to Angami, Rengma, Kuki and Zeliang Naga tribes. the best time to visit Kohima is in the first week of December, when it hosts the colourful Hornbill Festival. Kiphire is a holy grail for tourists with its mind boggling attractions like Saramati peak which is the highest peak of Nagaland, Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, Caves at Salomi and Mimi, Sukhayap also known as “Lover’s Paradise”.

Other attractions here are the Wawade Falls, Twin Stones and Mikhi known as river of salt. Nagaland is an apt spot for adventure junkies who wish to explore nature’s goodness. The virgin terrains and wild blossoms make it a delightful experience.

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