Tourism in Nagaland

Nagaland is one of seven sister’s state in the India. This state touches the heart of the visitors through its culture, tradition, hospitality of guest (visitors), region etc. This is also ideal place for jungle camping, trekking and rock climbing of mountain.

Location

Nagaland is bounded from all side from the state, in the west Assam, Myanmar on the east, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam on the North and Manipur in the South. The state consists of seven Administrative Districts, inhabited by 16 major tribes along with other sub-tribes.

History

December 1, 1963 Nagaland got own status and declare a separate state. Before it British was ruling here and during the British rule in India, Bagas were known for their courage and dedication. Nagas maintain a good relationship British. The Nagas later had proven to be the most useful help for the British in fighting and chasing away the Japanese who, during the war advanced up to the present-day capital of the state Kohima.

After sixteen year, India attained her independence.

Fairs & Festivals

Nagaland very famous for its festivals, it is also called the home of festivals. The local people celebrated all festival with joy and in proper custom. Konyak Aoling is a festival, celebrated as a coming New Year in month of April.  A Sekrenyi festival is very special festival for their local people it is belongs to the Angami tribe. This festival defined the end of the agricultural cycle and lasts for 10 days. Singing, dancing and drinking of locally prepared rice beer mark the Naga festivals. Moreover, there are the festivals like Ao Moatsu and the no-traditional tourism festival of May and October that draw good crowds.

Tourism Attractions

There is number of sites for visiting here. Kohima, the capital of the state is very interesting place; there have a number of sites that are worth visiting to get an insight of the place’s rich history. The World War II Cemetery that lies in a beautiful surrounding, the Bara Basti, Museum, Zoo and Park are some of the attractions of Kohima.

Dimapur is the largest place in the state, which is famous for shopping, parks, waterfalls etc. This is attracting to tourist.

There are also some places for visit like Dzulekie, Jopfu Peak, Dzukou valley etc.

Best time to Visit

The whole year the weather of Nagaland is very comfortable. The temperature of the state ranges from 16 degree C to 31 degree C in summer and 4 degree C to 24 degree C during winter season.

How to Reach

By Air- Dimapur is only one airport, which connects Nagaland with Guwahati and Calcutta by regular flights.

By Rail- Dimapur major railhead connected to main line of the North-eastern Frontier Railway.

By Road- The Nagaland State Transport Corporation plies regular buses from Dimapur and Kohima to Guwahati, the gateway of northeast India and Shillong.

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