Nagaland is another name for exotic, mystic and beautiful. This northeast state of Nagaland is luxuriously green and inhabited by tribes who have fiercely protected their tradition, culture and identity. Colorful costumes complete with clan motifs and headdress, war paint once in a while, lyrical singsong dialects and traditional villages are just some of the intriguing facades of the people of Nagaland. Add to it the verdant green that is broken only by the white and red rhododendrons and multihued orchids, and you’ll have many reasons to enjoy this exotic destination tucked away in the northeast of India.
Capital: Kohima & Guwahati (Judiciary)
Best Time of Visit:
- The best time to visit Nagaland is between October and May when it doesn’t rain.
- Nagaland gets torrential rain between June and September when communications can be severely disrupted.
Min Days Required: 5 days
Places of Interest:
- Kohima – Kohima War Cemetry, Naga Heritage Village, Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary, Shillai Lake,Kohima Zoo
- Wokha – Doyang River, Mount Tiyi, Totsu Wozhu Lake
- Mokokchung - Langpangkong Caves, Changkikong Range, Ongpangkong Range
- Dimapur - Nagaland Science Center, Kachari Ruins, Triple Falls
- Mon – Veda Peak
- Nagaland is one of the 13 `Hot Spots’ of the world that have both sub-tropical and sub-alpine climate.
- The state’s average rainfall is between 180 cm and 250 cm. In summer the maximum temperature is 31° Celsius and the minimum temperature is 16° Celsius.
- The maximum temperature in winter is 24° Celsius and minimum temperature falls to 4° Celsius.
Things to carry:
- Travel tips to Nagaland regarding clothing varies according to the time of visit. However it is advisable to carry some light, warm cloths in summer and heavy woolens in the winter months.
- Adventurous people planning to go trekking should carry all the necessary equipments.
How to get there:
- The airport is in Dimapur, 74 kms away from Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland. There are flights from Guwahati (Assam) and Kolkata (West Bengal) to Dimapur
- The nearest railhead is Dimapur, 74 km from Kohima. There are trains that connect Guwahati to Dimapur.
- Guwahati, in turn, is very well connected to the rest of India. Tourist buses, taxis and local buses will take you to Kohima, the capital, from Dimapur and it takes about 3 hours.