Nagaland is home of Naga tribe people, considered very brave and had tradition of practicing Head Hunting. In 1944, Netaji Subhashchandra Bose with the help of Japanese troops tried to free India through capital city of Kohima. It is a spot of Second World War. There is the World War II Cemetery, and the War Museum, in honour of those who lost their lives during World War II.
Nagaland is full of mountain except little valley bordering with Assam. Mount Saramati is the highest peak at 3,840 mtr and its range forms a natural barrier between Nagaland and Burma. There are many assumptions and myth about Naga people and their culture that attract many bag packers to the state. These tribes are very much attached to their tradition and belief. Hornbill fest attracts number of tourists from India and other countries.
Tourist place of Nagaland
Kohima, the capital city Nagaland, Located at a height of 1500 m is one of the leading attractions in the state. Trekkers will love the place as there is enormous scope for trekking and camping. There are some top attraction of Kohima. like Japfu Peak, Shilloi Lake, State Museum, World War II Cemetery, Khonoma Village, Kohima Zoo, Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary
Dimapur -This is also the commercial center of the state. While nature lovers are enthralled by the scenic landscape of the place, history lovers are attracted to the 10th century Kachari ruins found here. other option for tourists are ,Dimapur Zoological Park, Rangapahar Reserve Forest, Diezephe Craft Village and Medziphema
Mokokchung, considered the cultural and intellectual capital of Nagaland, have Picturesque hills and the musical sounds of the streams running mesmerize you. This traditional land gets vibrant with activity during the festival seasons. Here are some destinations in Mokokchung are Changkikong Range ,Langpangkong Caves, Fusen Kei and Mongzu Ki Caves,Longritzu Lenden Valley
Wokha- the homeland to Lotha tribe. The land abounds in fruits like pineapples, oranges and plums and the best part of it is that they are grown using organic methods. Nature lovers will love strolling along the paths that lead to the forests around. Here are some top destinations in Wokha are Mount Tiyi, Tehurang Valley, Baghty Valley, Doyang River, Totsu Cliff
Mon- is one of the most mystic places in Nagaland that boasts of rich tribal heritage. The place is nature lover’s delight as the landscapes are spectacular. One of the best views is the Assam plains viewed from here. Tourist attractions in Mon are Veda Peak, Shangnyu Village, Naganimora, Chui Village
Phek- Considering the fact that evergreen forests occupy over 70% of Phek, Majestic mountains and picturesque lakes just take your breath away. Here are some top destinations in Phek are Zanibu Peak, Dzudu Lake, Shilloi Lake.
Kiphire –Overlooking Mountain Saramati, the highest Peak in Nagaland, Kiphire has some of the best awe-inspiring landscapes. Here are the top destinations in Kiphire are Saramati Peak, Caves of Salomi, Caves of Mimi , Twin Stones, Siphi and Mihki – River of Salt.
How to reach Nagaland
Air: The airport is in Dimapur, 74 kms away from Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland. There are flights from Guwahati and Kolkata to Dimapur.
Rail: 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.
Road: Kohima is connected to Imphal in Manipur (123 km) and Guwahati in Assam (400 km) by road. However, driving up to Kohima from Guwahati (Assam) can be very tiring due to the distance and the state of the roads. Flying in to Dimapur is the best option.