Places to visit in NAGALAND


Capital: Kohima. Area: 16,579 sq. km. Population: 19,90,036 (Male: 10,47,141 Female: 9,42,895). Population density: 120 per sq. km. Sex ratio: 900 females per 1000 males. Principal languages: Ao, Serna, Konyak. Literacy: 66.6% (Male: 71.2% Female: 61.5%). Districts: 8. Lok Sabha seats: 1. State Assembly seats: 60. Airport: Dimapur. Tourist season: Octoberto May.


Introduction Are you thinking of visiting Nagaland? Just go ahead. Its unexplored virgin terrains, marvellous cuisine, warm and friendly opium-smoking tribes and their curious customs and ample scope for trekking, angling and birding, not only makes your decision worthy, but also allows you to cherish those memories a lifetime. You may also get a chance to hear the curious stories of the head-hunting forefathers of local

tribes, who form 84 pc ofthe population.

Contrary to popular belief, you will find in Dimapur and even Kohima, of hornbill Festival fame, houses crowding on each other. Tuensang, in the east is hard to get to and, honestly, not much is left of traditional ways. Mon is undeniably wild, misty and a beauteous place where you will find the last vestiges of the village world which once was Nagaland.

How to get there

By Air: The state has its airport L
Dimapur. Major airlines operate flights
connecting Dimapur with prominent Indian
cities like Guwahati, Kolkata and Chennai.

By Rail: The major railhead in the
state is Dimapur, which is linked to Guwahati,
the gateway to northeastern India. Guwahati
is in turn connected to the rest ofthe country
by important trains.

By Roar A good network of roads
connects the entire state. The capital Kohima
is linked to Shillong and Guwahati, which are
important cities in northeastern India. Other
cities of Nagaland are linked to Kohima by

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Hi Places of interest

Dimapur (Medieval ruins of Kachari Kingdom, Diezephe Craft Village, Rangapahar Reserve Forest)

Kiphire (Saramati Peak, Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, Cave at Salomi, Sukhayap)

Siphi (Yingphi, Yingphire) • Kohima (Kohima World War-II Cemetery, Kohima Cathedral, State Museum, Naga Heritage Complex, Kohima Village, Dzukou Valley, Japfu Peak, Khonoma Village, Tuophema Tourist Village) • Mon (Naginimora, Longwa Village, Shangnyu Village, Veda Peak (Pak Koi), Chenloisho Village)

Phek (Pfutsero/Glory Peak, Shilloi Lake, Dzudu Lake, Zanibu Peak, Peripheries of Pfutsero Town)

Tuensang (Changsangmongko, Chilise and ChangangmonkoTsadang)

Wokha (Doyang River and the surrounding valleys)

• Zuneboto (Ghosho Bird Sanctuary, Satoi Range)

Tourist information Secretariat, Home Department. Ph:227072 (For extension or additions to permits)

Tourism Department, HE & Imphal Road’s corner. Ph:2222124

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