Best tourist spots of Nagaland

Portrait of a Konyak tribesman hunter in Nagaland
Portrait of a Konyak tribesman hunter in Nagaland

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RAP/PAP (Restricted/Protected Area Permit) is required to visit the following areas of Nagaland:


  • Dimapur District-Dimapur Town, Chumkiduma, Suthekima and all places on the National Highway No.39 enroute to Kohima town

  • Kohima district-Kohima town, Khonoma, Dzulakie, Kigwema, Jakhama, Viswema Khuzama, Japhfu, Dzuku valley

  • Mokokchung District-Mokokchung town, Lungkhum, Ungma, Impur, Mopungohukit, Chuchiyimlang, Tuli, Chanki

  • Wokha district-Wokha Town, Doyang, Vankhosang, Tsunki, Governor's camp and Mount Tiyi

  • Mon district-Mon town, Chui and Shangyu

  • Phek district-Phek town and Pfutsero

  • Tuensang district-Tuensang town

  • Zunheboto district-Zunheboto town

Nagaland

The 16th state of India, Nagaland (land of the Nagas), is a tribal state in the North Eastern Region of India. The state’s entire east is bordering with Myanmar Kohima is the capital of the state.

There are 16 officially recognized Naga tribes in Nagaland. Colorful life and culture mark each of these tribes. These 16 tribes are actually different and unique in their own customs and traditions.

Besides Hindi and English, there are about 16 tribal dialects in the state. The dialects of the Nagas differ from one tribe to another and even from one village to another. However there is a common language for all the tribes. Nagamese, their common language, is a hybrid of Hindi and Bengali.

Nagaland may be described as a ‘conglomeration of village republics’. Each village of the 1,317 is an epitome of the ancient Greek city states with its own definitive population, area and administration.

This remote hilly area is covered with luxuriant vegetation. The people of the state are known for their hospitality.

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Ariel view of Kohima War Cemetery Dedicated to the 10,000 Allied soldiers who lost their lives during the Japanese invasion during the World War 2, this War Cemetery is still maintained by the Common Wealth Graves Commission.
Ariel view of Kohima War Cemetery Dedicated to the 10,000 Allied soldiers who lost their lives during the Japanese invasion during the World War 2, this War Cemetery is still maintained by the Common Wealth Graves Commission.

How to reach Nagaland?

  • Dimapur Airport is the only airport in Nagaland. Direct flights connect the airport to Guwahati and Kolkota and connections can be made from all other airports in India.
  • Kohima is 339 Km from Guwahati, which is connected by bus service.
  • To visit Nagaland all foreign tourists require Restricted Area Permits from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, South Block, New Delhi.

Kohima: capital of Nagaland

Kohima, the capital of the state is named after “Kewhira” which is the name of the village where Kohima town is located. It is so called because the English could not pronounce its original name.

The capital city is famous for the War Cemetery (World War II Cemetery), Ao Baptist Church and the “Kohima Tennis Court”.

A decisive battle of World War II was fought on the Tennis Court of the British Commissioner’s House in Kohima. It stopped the Japanese advance in 1944.

This Cathedral is one of best tourist attractions in Kohima.
This Cathedral is one of best tourist attractions in Kohima.
Ao Baptist Church, Dimapur is one of the largest places of worship in Nagaland.
Ao Baptist Church, Dimapur is one of the largest places of worship in Nagaland.
Kohima city
Kohima city
War Cemetry
War Cemetry

Dimapur: commercial capital of the state

Dimapur is in lain area adjoining Assam. This is a growing commercial town of the state. It is the only place in Nagaland that is connected with both railway and airline.

Dimapur Airport is the only airport in Nagaland. Direct flights connect the airport to Guwahati and Kolkota and connections can be made from all other airports in India

Nagamese ladies in traditional attires
Nagamese ladies in traditional attires
WW II Memorial War Cemetery, Kohima
WW II Memorial War Cemetery, Kohima

The famous epitaph carved in the War Cemetery

When You Go Home

Tell Them of Us And Say

For Your Tomorrow

We Gave Our Today

Diezephe Craft Village

Diezephe, a small village on the outskirts of Dimapur (13 km from Dimapur) is emerging as a model craft village. About one fifth of the villagers are engaged in traditional wood craft and weaving.

Historic ruins of Kachari Kingdom

Dimapur was capital of the Kachari tribe in the past. Reminiscences of the glory of this kingdom can be found in the ruins that scattered in and around the town.

Besides monoliths, Dimapur contains other ruins of temples, embankments and baths

Monoliths ruin of Kachari Kingdom, Dimapur
Monoliths ruin of Kachari Kingdom, Dimapur
Diezephe  Village
Diezephe Village
Diezephe Craft
Diezephe Craft

A model village: Chui

Chui Village in Mon District of Nagaland is home to the Konyak tribe and is full of Konyak culture and tradition.

There is Community museum in the village that houses the numerous animal skulls.

The village is ruled by the Angh of Chui. The Angh's house is the biggest in the village and has a display of skulls of enemies supposedly killed by him and his forebears in the past when headhunting was the tradition of the Konyak tribe

Chief Angh of Chui village, Wangkhao Angh
Chief Angh of Chui village, Wangkhao Angh
Chui village
Chui village
Chui village skull
Chui village skull
Chui village skull
Chui village skull
Chui village : ornament
Chui village : ornament
Chui village: a woman
Chui village: a woman

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