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Nagaland

Nagaland is a mountainous state in northeast India, bordering Myanmar. It’s home to diverse indigenous tribes, with festivals and markets celebrating the different tribes’ culture. Its capital city of Kohima suffered heavy fighting in World War II, commemorated by memorials at the Kohima War Cemetery.

It is a land of folklore passed down the generations through word of mouth. Here, music is an integral part of life; folk songs eulogising ancestors, the brave deeds of warriors and traditional heroes; poetic love songs immortalising ancient tragic love stories; Gospel songs that touch your soul (should you have a religious bend of mind) or the modern tunes rendered exquisitely to set your feet a-tapping.

Nagaland is blessed with salubrious climate throughout the year and one can visit it anytime. If one is looking for a quiet getaway, from the hustle and bustle of city life, it provides the right ambience; as life here is laidback and slow – providing a tension free life.

Nature could not have been kinder to Nagaland, sometimes referred to as the Switzerland of the East; the exquisitely picturesque landscapes, the vibrantly colourful sunrise and sunset, lush and verdant flora, this is a land that represents unimaginable beauty, moulded perfectly for a breath taking experience.

Destinations:

  1. Wokha

This district of the Lotha Nagas is a land of beautiful mountain ranges and rivers. Wokha town, the headquarters of the district is itself located at the Wokha Mountain, the highest peak in the range. Some noteworthy hills here are Mount Tiyi and Totsu Cliff.

No matter which hill you are on or which valley you are trekking, you are sure to experience the vibrant landscapes carpeted with colourful flowers and orchards.

  1. Meluri

Meluri is famous for its locally manufactured brine salt and exquisite cane furniture, which come from Reguri village. The ancient Pochuries were known for their hunting skills and were believed to have settled in their present site while on their hunting skills and were believed that rice flowed from the hollows of a freshly cut bamboo which they had to chop to make bamboo mugs for quenching their thirst after chasing game for a long period.

The Weziho mini cement plant is located in this sub division and one can see many interesting rock formations in this area.

  1. Zunheboto

Zunheboto is the land of the Sumi Nagas, who are known for their colourful war dance and folk songs.A very hardy and strong race, the Sumis can also be dubbed as the pioneers of the Naga martial arts.

Ghosu Bird Sanctuary: Located 8 km away from the Zunheboto district headquarters. This bird sanctuary is maintained by the village community. Providing habitat to more than twenty species of endangered avifauna, migratory birds can also be sighted here between the months of June and September.

 

Highlighted Festival: Hornbill festival

The Hornbill festival is a unique folk festival celebrated in the North-eastern state of India, Nagaland, a region known for its rich tribal heritage and traditions.

The festival is an effort from the Nagaland tourism department to bring more eyes on the culture and the scenic beauty of Nagaland. The festival takes place during the first week of December every year, exhibiting the Naga way of life, attracting thousands of tourists to the state.