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Must visit the largest cemetery of North East

Must visit the largest cemetery of North East  Video Review
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Kohima War Cemetery

Ruchi Shitole
16th Feb 17

Kohima Sightseeing

Kohima Sightseeing  Video Review
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Naga Bazzar

Ruchi Shitole
15th Feb 17

Sunset from View Point, Mokokchung

Sunset from View Point, Mokokchung  Video Review
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Watch Tower( View Point)

Ruchi Shitole
11th Jan 17

Dzukou Valley Trekking

Dzukou Valley Trekking  Video Review
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Dzukou Valley

Rajat Ghosh
27th Dec 16

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Reasons to go to Nagaland

1Touphema Tourist Village
Touphema Tourist Village

In Touphema Village, you can stay in quaint huts, enjoy bonfire dinners, cultural dances and so much more. The museum inside the village houses an extensive ethnographic collection including wood carvings, musical instruments, textiles, handicrafts traditional artefacts, jewellery and archaeological finds. HolidayIQ Traveller TGS says, "The museum is full of unique Naga artifacts. These days, the community kitchen and stadium are used only for the annual village festival which is a must-see. Tuophema tourist resort runs a small handicraft store where you can get exquisite Nagaland style embroidered shawls, scarves, table linen and necklaces."

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2The Enthralling Naga Culture During Hornbill Festival In Nagaland
The Enthralling Naga Culture During Hornbill Festival In Nagaland

HolidayIQ Traveller Rajaram Bidkikar from Hyderabad shares, “Hornbill festival is organised by Govt of Nagaland every year for 10 days from December 1st to 10th showcasing the rural and tribal culture of Nagaland with festivities ranging from tribal dances, war dances, harvest dance and marriage dance. They organize various competition like chilli eating, log pulling, cart pulling and motor biking. It is a 10 day enjoyment along with visit to the neighbouring villages.”

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3Witness the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland
Witness the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland

The Hornbill Festival is a celebration of the cultural ethos of Nagaland and how! A weeklong festival in December, it's where the tribal culture of Nagaland is represented and showcased.

Bornav Raychaudhury: The Night Market is open only during the Hornbill Festival for the tourists. The market in Kohima usually closes by sunset, but is open till late night due to the presence of numerous tourists during the festival.

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4Aoling Festival, Nagaland
Aoling Festival, Nagaland

Once upon a time the Konyak tribe in Mon were known as 'those violent headhunters with tattooed faces.' Warriors were marked with tattoos for killing their enemy and taking their head as trophies. The Aoling festival marks the arrival of spring. Read more about it here.

Preeti Hiremath: Visit to Nagaland during Aoling Festival gives an insight into tribal fest, their life style. This is celebrated by Konyak tribe who were head hunters!! Don't get scared they are no more into this practice. Their festive, dressing, dancing and singing were unusual.

Surjit Sengupta from Guwahati talks about his stay at Hotel Metsuben. He says: “It is a great experience for me, hotel is good & room services is great, the food was really tasty and the hotel location is very wonderful.”

When: April 1 to 6, 2016
Where: Mon, Nagaland

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5Go for a tribal tour in Nagaland
Go for a tribal tour in Nagaland

HolidayIQ traveller Preeti Hiremath says "Visit Nagaland during Aoling Festival! It gives an insight into the tribal fest, their lifestyle. This is celebrated by Konyak tribe! Don't get scared by their dressing, dancing and singing. It was one of the best breaks I had." 

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Reviews (5)

Diwan

Diwan

1 review

Its simply beautiful ... A lake right in the centre of the city makes it even more inter sting

One must carry warm clothes, rather layer yourself ... Just spend the day lazying around the lake boating, shopping aor eating. The zoo is a another place worth visiting.

Preeti Hiremath

Preeti Hiremath4.3/5

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Visit during Aoling Festival, its insight

Visit to Nagaland during Aoling Festival gives an insight into tribal fest, their life style. This is celebrated by Konyak tribe who were head hunters!! Don't get scared they are no more into this practice. Their festive, dressing, dancing and singing were unusual. Ever heard of international border passing through village chieftain 's house. It is India Myanmar border in Longwa. Beautiful misty mountains, tea estates tattooed faces, away from city hustle bassle. It was one of the best breaks I had.

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Nagaland Overview

The northeastern state of Nagaland came into existence as a state in 1963; before that the area was part of Assam. Nagaland shares its borders with Myanmar and the Indian states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur. Most of the region of the state is mountainous. The highest peak is Saramati at 3840m, in Twensand district. The main rivers are Barak, Doyang, Dhiku and Chinwin. Nagaland is inhabited by 16 major tribes, which have their distinct festivals, language and dress. Primary among these are the Angamis, Sernas, Aos, Konyaks and Rengmas. Though animist by tradition, almost 96% of the population has embraced Christianity due to the presence of missionaries since British colonial times.   Nagaland is known for its festivals most of which are based on the agricultural cycle. Moatsu festival of the Aos marks the end of sowing and is celebrated early in May. Sankarni Puja of the Zemis is also famous; it coincides with the Hindu festival of Shivaratri and lasts over a week. Naga tribes are also famous for their skills in basketry, weaving, woodcarving and bead work.   Kohima is the capital of Nagaland but Dimapur is the largest city and commercial centre of the state, well connected by air and rail. Dimapur was the capital of the ancient 13th-century Kachari kingdom. Kohima has a famous World War II cemetery and an interesting anthropological museum. The Barar Basti in Kohima is a traditional village with old houses and ceremonial gateways.   The Dzokou valley is replete with flowers from June to September and is a good place for rock climbing. Jafpu Peak, 3048m high, is a trekking destination. The Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary is close to Dimapur and noted for many animal and bird species including the hoolock gibbon and sloth bear.   All foreign tourists to Nagaland require a Restricted Area Permit from the home ministry of India.  

Photos of Nagaland

Nagaland, Nagaland

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Kejaroko Pieru

Visit to Nagaland
Nagaland, Nagaland

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Kejaroko Pieru

Lying on the Road
Nagaland, Nagaland

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Temjen Pongener

Hornbill festival Kisama
Nagaland, Nagaland

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Temjen Pongener

Hornbill festival Kisama

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