From heritage villages to wildlife sanctuaries, Nagaland offers endless exploration possibilities for its visitors. Being one of the Seven Sisters of Northeast India, Nagaland is a not only a beautiful tourist destination in India but also a natural wonder in itself. Get to know about the tribal lifestyle, the unique style of handicraft of Nagaland or try some adrenaline rush activities like mountain biking in Kohima or trekking in Dzoukou Valley Peak.
The temperature here ranges from 16°Celsius to 31°Celsius in summer and 4°C to 24°C during the winter. The monsoon is marked by heavy rain. Therefore, the best time to visit Nagaland will be in the initials months of winters, as not only the weather will be mild and balmy but also the time when one can be a part of the famous festival celebrations.
Nagaland experiences summer only for two months. During this time, the place becomes a sight to behold. It is also one of the 13 `Hot Spots’ places of the world that experiences sub-tropical and sub-alpine climates. Due to this, the region experiences more of monsoon and summer seasons. Winters last for the longest time in Nagaland. It is the best time to go for a trip to Nagaland.
Reckoned to be the entry point of Nagaland, Dimapur officially welcomes you to the state. This town boasts of excellent road conditions and scenic landscape. The town offers ample exploring opportunities for nature and history lovers. Nichuguard Village, Chumukedima, KukiDolong Village, Sethekima Village, and Medziphema are some of the places that are known for their spectacular landscape beauty.
The capital city of Nagaland, Kohima is certainly one of the best places to visit in Nagaland. Regardless of being a commercial hub, Kohima hasn’t lost its natural charms and till date remains one of the most magnetic destinations to see in the state. A perfect concoction of culture and history, Kohima is indeed a place to be. Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima Zoo, Naga Bazaar, Kohima State Museum, and Deputy Commissioner’s Bungalow are some of the places of interest for the tourists.
Reckoned to be the most beautiful district in Nagaland, Mokukchung is known for its hospitality, rich traditions and festivals and is considered amongst the famous tourist places in Nagaland. It is often believed that one of its destinations called Longkhum is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. Its hillocks and a pristine environment are worth falling in love with. Changtongya, Mokokchung Village, Mokokchung Park, Longkhum, Ungma, and Chuchuyimlang are some of the major tourist places worth seeing in Mokukchung.
Famous for warriors with tattoos on face, headhunting ability, and blackened teeth people, Mon is famous Nagaland tourist spot. When in Mon, a tourist can have a number of interesting encounters; for instance, if you happen to be in Longwa, you actually have the opportunity to have half of your body in India and another half in Myanmar. If you visit Mon in April, you have a good opportunity to witness the lively harvest festival of KonyakNagas called AoleongMonyu Festival. Some of the famous places of interest include Veda Peak, Chui Village, and Shangnyu Village.
Blessed with mesmerizing beauty, Dzukou Valley is situated at a distance of 30 km from the state capital, Kohima. Dzukou Valley is a trekker’s delight and is considered to be the best trekking t in the country. An unexplored and pristine land full with a sizeable number of multi-hued flowers, this valley is certainly a must visit place in Nagaland. Khonoma and Japfu Peak are its major tourist attractions.
Also famous as the ‘Festival of Festivals’, Hornbill Festival is the most liked cultural meet in Nagaland. A riot of culture, music, delicious cuisines, and folk dance, it is celebrated with full vigor and passion by all the Naga tribes.
Balanced at a height of 2,462 meters above sea level, Dzoukou Valley in Nagaland is one of the most ideal tourist destinations in the state. Don’t forget to trek to this pictorial valley, adore its unspoiled beauty and also witness some of the rare and exotic species of lilies
Being the highest point of Nagaland, Japfu Peak is undoubtedly the best spot to witness the enchanting beauty of the Dzukou Valley. A trek to the Japfu peak is all about fun, magic and adventure of Nagaland.
On your holiday in Nagaland, don’t forget to pay your homage to the World War II martyrs. Fought between the Japanese and the British soldiers, the cemetery serves as the resting ground for both the British and Japanese soldiers.
On your visit to this wildlife sanctuary, spot some of the rare, native and exotic species of Nagaland. Tiger, Hornbill, Golden Langur, Black Stork, Monitor Lizard, Sloth Bear, and Python are amongst the most commonly found species in this park.