Best Time to Visit Nagaland

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What is the best time to visit Nagaland?

Nagaland consists of mountains and rivers, and this dictates its climatic conditions. The state sees high rainfall and humidity and this season is usually avoided by tourists because it is common to have landslides and road blockages during this time. Summers are cooler than the rest of India because of the high altitude and is ideal for visiting the forests and mountains of Nagaland. Winter is the preferable season since temperatures are low to moderate and touring the cities during this time is an absolute breeze.

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Nagaland in Summer (March - May)

Summer in Nagaland lasts from March to May, and the temperature greatly varies according to the altitude of the city. Mostly summers are humid and moderately hot. Maximum temperature can go up to 30 degrees Celcius, and the minimum is 16 degrees Celcius during this period. This season also brings a cool breeze and is the shortest season in this region, lasting for less than three months.

Nagaland in Monsoon (May - September)

The months of May to September mark the monsoon season and Nagaland sees medium to heavy rainfall depending on the location of the region and its relation to the surrounding mountains. The average rainfall in the state varies between 18 to 22 centimetres, and the heaviest rainfall is in August and September. This season is the agricultural season in the state and tourist activity is minimal because the locals are usually busy with farming.

Nagaland in Winter (October - March)

Though the temperature is cool in Nagaland, winters are exceptionally pleasant due to the low humidity and cooler temperatures. Regions at higher regions experience frost and temperatures as low as 4 degrees with intermittent snowfall. This season lasts from October to March and sees a boom in tourist activity. Activities like trekking, bird watching, touring the cities and experiencing the customs of this state are ideal during this season. Since the altitude of different cities varies widely, it is advisable to check the weather conditions before planning a trip.

Events in Nagaland

Hornbill Festival

1 December - 10 December 2019

Hornbill Festival is commonly celebrated being a traditional cluster of all the seventeen Naga tribes, to promote intercultural harmony. It hardly has any featureless moments and provides a lifetime o (Read More)pportunity to know about ancient tribal lives through the exploration of the structure of tribal huts, which is dated back to primaeval lifestyles including other instruments like drums, gongs, costumes and wooden carvings.

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