Tourist places in Nagaland

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Here are the top 13 places to visit in Nagaland in 2024:

1. Kohima

3.8 /5

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Kohima is the hilly capital of Nagaland, which is one of the seven sister states of India. ‘Kohima’ is the anglicized name given by the British, the original name being 'Kewhira' derived from the Kewhi flowers found in the region. Famous for its ethereal environment and untouched beauty, it is a lan...

Best Time: October to June

2. Mokokchung

3.0 /5

2 out of 13
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The most significant urban centre in all of Nagaland after Dimapur and Kohima and the home of Ao Naga.

Best Time: October to June

3. Dimapur

2.0 /5

3 out of 13
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Known to be the largest and fastest growing city of Nagaland, most travellers come to this city in transit because of the airport situated in the city. Some of the few attractions here are: Triple Falls, Kachari Ruins, the Nagaland science center and the zoological park.

Best Time: October to June

4. Tuensang

2.5 /5

4 out of 13
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Tuensang is the headquarters of the Tuensang district, the easternmost, largest district of Nagaland, and flanked by Myanmar on its right side. It is one of the largest urban centres in Nagaland along with Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung, making it a top tourist destination in the state of Nagaland.

Best Time: March to May

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5. Phek

3.0 /5

5 out of 13
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Phek is a hilly area rich in flora and fauna. Apart from the spell bounding hills, Shilloi lake is an important attraction.

Best Time: October to May

6. Mon

2.8 /5

6 out of 13
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Home of the Konyaks nagas, Mon provides tourists with a unique and quite mesmerizing view of tattooed faces wearing feathery loincloths. The District, with the exception of the foothills, has a difficult terrain with steep slopes. Even though Mon doesn't have a lot of sightseeing points, but it...

Best Time: October to May

7. Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak

4.2 /5

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Located some 25 km south of Kohima, Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak offer one of the most breathtaking landscapes of the continent. Nagaland is called the 'Switzerland of the East' and Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak provide solid proof to that moniker. Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak trek is an absolute mus...

8. Touphema Village

4.2 /5

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On a green and verdant hillock, lies the township called Touphema Village. Built by the local community in partnership with the Tourism Department of Nagaland, Touphema Village is a collection of small huts built and decorated in traditional Naga design sensibilities. The village intends on giving t...

9. Khonoma Village

4.0 /5

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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 i...

10. Shilloi Lake

4.0 /5

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A beautiful foot shaped lake in the heart of the Patkai range of Nagaland, Shilloi Lake is a very picturesque destination with verdant valley surrounding it from all sides. The lake is considered very important by the folks of Latsum village as it is believed that the spirit of a holy child rests in...

11. Naga Heritage Village

4.0 /5

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A village situated in the outskirts of Kohima, Naga Heritage Village in Kisama seeks to preserve and promote the culture and traditions of the Naga people. The name Kisama itself is an amalgamation of two Naga villages, namely, Kigwema (KI) and Phesama(SA) and MA (Village).

12. Hornbill Festival

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Nagaland is known as the 'Land of Festivals' and one such grand carnival, organized by the State Tourism of Arts and Culture Department, Government of Nagaland is 'Hornbill festival'. Also known as ''Festival of Festivals", this is a commonly celebrated being a traditional cluste...

13. Pfutsero

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Places to visit in Nagaland

Pfutsero is a small town known for being the coldest inhabited town of Nagaland, dropping below -0°C. At 2,133m amsl, it boasts of highest altitude among towns in Nagaland, Glory Peak being the highest point. The lakes in Pfutsero freeze during winters, adding to the Christmas spirit, a revered fest...

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FAQs on Nagaland

What is not so good about Nagaland?

Difficult to access because of poor road and rail connectivity. Occasional violence and political instability.

How much does a package cost for Nagaland?

The packages for Nagaland start at INR 16800 which can be further customized based on number of people, days, hotel category, vehicle type and customizations. You can have a look at all packages here

What are the top places to visit in Nagaland?

The top things to do in Nagaland are Kohima, Mokokchung, Dimapur, Tuensang, Phek, Mon. You can see all the places to visit in Nagaland here

Who should visit Nagaland?

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.

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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What is the local food in Nagaland?

The food here is generously hot and spicy, given the usage of Naga King Chili in most of its dishes. The everyday food of Naga people is rice with meat or vegetables. Smoke-dried pork curry with Akhuni (fermented soya beans), Rice beer and snails are the traditional aspects of Nagaland's cuisine. Koat pitha is a favourite sweet dish to be relished, made with bananas, rice flour, and jaggery. Dried pork, smoked pork stew, boiled vegetables, bamboo steamed fish, roasted intestines, beans mix, bitter melon, chicken rice soup, chilly crab sauce, naga ghost chilli sauce are the unique treasures of the area's cuisine. Also, it is safe to say that the options for vegetarian food here are minimal and will not offer the same variety as in case of local non-vegetarian food.
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