Nicknamed as the ‘Land of Festivals’, Nagaland is a quaint state in the north-east part of the country and is one of the most-loved hill station tourist destinations in India. Nagaland is as much about scenic beauty as it is about carefully preserved history and tradition, and a visit to this mesmerising state will open up a vista of things you can see and do to make your holiday a memorable one. Inhabited by the tribes who are very protective towards their culture and identity, Nagaland is another name for beauty and bounty. Colourful costumes, spicy cuisines, pleasant weather, traditional villages, beautiful dance forms and lyrical songs are all that define the north-eastern state of Nagaland.
Nagaland has many places to offer to nature lovers; Japfu Peak, Dzukou Valley, Shilloi Lake are some of the places where people can find nature in its bounty. Like the other north-eastern states, Nagaland is also rich in culture with a variety of tribes. As all the tribes have their festivals and ceremonies, Nagaland is always ready to welcome a festival with great joy, and gaiety and food remain as much a part of the celebration as the dances and songs. Naga people eat almost anything that they can lay their hands on, be it dog, pork, snails or even an elephant and no part of the animal is wasted be it the skin or intestine. It shows how much they relish food and drinks. These jolly, colourful and crafty people are the soul of the state while nature attracts tourists from all over the world.
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Untouched natural beauty and plenty of wildlife. Pleasant climate throughout the year. Culturally diverse region with many tribes.
Difficult to access because of poor road and rail connectivity. Occasional violence and political instability.
For adventure enthusiasts, there are plenty of trek routes. The large area under forest cover ensures a lot of endemic undisturbed wildlife for nature lovers. The 16 tribes living in this state also offer a lot of different cultural traditions.
Nagaland is a beautiful state offering a culture unlike any other part of India. While it's a little difficult to reach, but it's definitely worth a visit. Places like kohima, dzukou valley, mokokchung are a must visit. Do try the local food and rice beer. Also, if possible, visit here during hornbill festival that happens in December first week.
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