♦Nagaland is a state in Northeast India.
♦The state capital of Nagaland is Kohima.
♦The largest city of Nagaland is Dimapur.
♦Two threads common to all are language and religion. English is in predominant use.
♦Nagaland is one of three states in India where the population is mostly Christian.
♦Agriculture is the most important economic activity and the principal crops include rice, corn, millets, pulses, tobacco, oil seeds, sugarcane, potatoes, and fibers. Other significant economic activity includes forestry, tourism, insurance, real estate, and miscellaneous cottage industries.
Kohima is the Capital of Nagaland state. Kohima is a beautiful place to visit. Kohima is famous for Nature, Tribes, Festivals. It is also a best place for trekking. Kohima is the Second largest City in the State. It became capital after the Nagaland was inaugrated in 1963. Kohima is a land of Angami Naga Tribe.
# DZUKOU VALLEY
Dzukou Valley is located in Nagaland. This valley is Famous for its natural beauty. The Dzukou Valley is famous for its wide range of Flowers in every Season. The most Famous flower of this valley is dzukou lily. The rare Dzükou Lily is found only in this valley.
# JAPFU PEAK
Japfu Peak is the second highest peak of Nagaland. This peak is famous for trekking. If you love trekking then you must visit here for the experience and adventure. Number of visitors comes here. The Japfu peak is entirely covered with lush green forest and wild flowers. The best time to visit japfu peak is October to May.
Dimapur is the commercial center of the Nagaland. Dimapur is famous for its nature, natural Beauty. The Famous visiting palces of Dimapur is Dimapur Jain Temple and the Kachari Ruins. Dimapur is the Largest city in Nagaland. The name Dimapur is derived from Dimasa Language i.e Di means Water, Ma means Large, Pur means City.
# DIMAPUR JAIN TEMPLE
Dimapur Jain temple was built in 1947. The Dimapur Jain temple is very Special , auspicious for Dimapur people. Dimapur Jain temple is dedicated to Lord Mahavira. The temple is architecturally very well built and has an impressive structure. The Dimapur Jain Temple is under the aegis of the SD Jain Samaj Dimapur.
# THE KACHARI RUINS
The Kachari Ruins are the set of Ruins located in Dimapur. It is here since 13th century. Basically The Dimasa Kachari Ruins is a series of mushroom domed Pillars. It was built by Dimasa Kachari Kingdom. It is a protected monument but not a single guard or police personnel can be seen there.
Mokokchung is considered as the Cultural and the Intellectual Capital city of Nagaland. It is one of the most important city of Nagaland. It is famous for culture, tribes and hills. Mokokchung is particularly noted for its extravagant Christmas, New Year, Moatsu and Tsungremong celebrations. Its tradition of celebrating Christmas and New Year midnight celebrations in the main town square is regarded as one of the unique features of Mokokchung.
# CHANGKIKONG RANGE
Changkikong is one of the majestic hill range in Mokokchung. The beautiful environment around this district attract number of visitors in a year. Changkikong Range is named after Changki, a resident of Changki village.
# MOKOKCHUNG VILLAGE
Mokokchung Village is an ancient village. The Ao Nagas emerged from “Six Stones”. These stones symbolise their forefathers and that location is named as ‘Longterok’ which means six stones. These stones are still intact at Chungliyimti in Tuensang district. This was the first Ao Village ever known.
The people of Nagaland also known as the Nagas. They are of Tibeto-Burmese origin and are basically tribal people with a rich tradition of self-governance at the village level.The population of Nagaland is made up of sixteen tribal groups with their distinctive cultures. Each tribe wears their clan motifs in colorful traditional dresses, has its own dialect, customary practices and traditions.
Nagas are known as fierce fighters. The Naga regiment in the Indian army is fearless and dreaded by all. In fact, two generations ago they were headhunters.
The Naga tribes still perform the war dances that are resplendent with colourful and traditional headdress, costumes, war paint and weapons like spears. These dances celebrate nature’s bounties and success at war.
The food of Nagaland is known for its variety and simplicity. Being one of the major states in the North Eastern part of India, it is an important tourist site for its beautiful scenery and most importantly food. Naga food is considered spicy due to their love for the most famous king chilly ( known as raja mircha in the North East).
Some Famous Dishes are:
⇒Anishi(Dry colacasia stem leaves)
⇒Fermented Dry Fish
⇒Bush Meat/Dog Meat
⇒Zutho (Famous Rice Beer)
WHY VISIT THIS PLACE
Nagaland is a popular and a beautified landscape North eastern region of India which has always attracted innumerable tourists because of its interesting places, mind blowing wild life and tribal trips etc.
LIST OF DESTINATIONS IN NAGALAND
Tetseo Sisters The four sisters who are well known as the Tetseo Sisters have etched their space in the mind and hearts of people. They have been using their folk music to represent Nagaland. Belonging to the Chakesang tribe, the sisters sing mainly in the Chokri dialect (used around Phek).
Gloria Tep The young model from Nagaland has been a runner-up in the first edition of India’s Next Top Model. Born to a Naga mother and Malayali father, she spent her childhood in Dimapur and calls herself a true Northeastern! The Naga beauty is not only about looks but also about brains having a master’s degree in Psychology!
Ketholeno Kense is regarded as one of the top models, not just in Nagaland but in the country as well. She is definitely among the top models from the region to have graced the covers of several reputed fashion magazines. She first grabbed limelight after featuring as a swimsuit model for the annual Kingfisher calendar and since then there has been no looking back for Kense.
Nise Meruno Making music a career is never easy but it has been tough for this Naga lad. Nise Meruno is known as a concert artist and has been entertaining people all around the world. From playing to the galleries at Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK etc., to becoming the first artist from North East India to endorse international musical equipment brand AKG Microphones and Headphones, he has done it all.