Khonoma Village

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"The First Green Village of India"

Khonoma Village, Kohima Overview

A town belonging to the 'Angami Naga' ethnic group of Nagaland, Khonoma Village is a one-of-its-kind project in the country. Located about 20 km from the state capital of Kohima, Khonoma village is a Green Village, where all forms of hunting have been abolished for a more sustainable ecosystem. It is testament to the will power of the tribal groups of Nagaland to protect and conserve their natural habitat. The resident Naga tribes here are traditionally dependent on nature for their food and have strong hunting practices. However, they have given up on their centuries old heritage for a more sustainable way of life with nature.

An ambitious project of converting a whole tribal village into an eco-friendly, conservation based village certainly also yields fantastic views. Nesteled at the base of the mountains of Nagaland you would pass through misty valleys, gently sloping hillocks, terraced farms, and an air of a strong bond with nature. The village not only resisted the colonial invasion back in the 1800's but it also put a formidable defense against the Timber merchants in the early 2000's, eventually causing them to retreat!

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Best Time To Visit 

One can visit Khonoma village any time of the year. The village which is surrounded by mountains all around and is situated at the base is beautiful and provides a lot of amazing landscapes to wonder at all throughout the year. The winters can get very cold so make sure you have adequate woolens.

Accommodation

Although homestays are most preferred when it comes to accommodation in Khonoma, you can find decently priced luxury hotels and stays in the neighbouring city of Kohima, which a major town. Expect to spend anywhere between INR 5000 - INR 1500 depending on your choice of stay.

Tips For Visiting Khonoma green Village

Being an eco-friendly destination you are advised to avoid taking water bottles and other items made of plastic. Avoid littering in the village at all costs. Be friendly with the locals but do not intrude on their way of life. Do not throw waste at improper locations. Avoid starting bonfires and if you do, make sure you clean the residue properly.

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