20 places to visit in Nagaland
8 months ago
Northeast India is one of the most beautiful parts of India. When we talk about northeast India, our mind strikes with the thought of beautiful mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, scenic beauty, diverse indigenous tribes, and their tribal festivals and culture.
Nagaland –the most popular state in Northeast India is also famous as the” Land of Festivals”. Nagaland bordering Myanmar is a state of different tribes and their cultural diversity. Nagaland has wildlands, beautiful and dewy hills, and valleys that make its beauty more astonishing.
If you want to explore a place overwhelmed with mountains, valleys, having vast colors of tribes and cultural diversities, Nagaland is a great choice and worth exploring.
The most popular 20 places of Nagaland are:
Kohima is the capital city of Nagaland located at a height of 1500 meters above sea level. This city surrounded by beautiful mountains, forests, historical buildings, and shopping places. Kohima also offers some adventurous activities like hiking, trekking. And camping etc, in which you can happily indulge. Kohima is the home to the Angami tribe. Kohima war cemetery
Is a must t visit place in Kohima as it holds the grave of soldiers who lost their lives in the second world war fighting against the Japanese.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS IN KOHIMA:
- Kohima War cemetery
- Dzukou valley
- Kohima State Museum
- Kohima Botanical Garden
- Naga heritage valley
- Japfu Peak
- Itanki Wildlife Sanctuary
The entrance of Nagaland is through Dimapur as it is the only plain track in the hilly area of Nagaland and is the only place where the railway station and airport are situated. Dimapur is the commercial center of the Nagaland bordered with Assam along the banks of the dhansiri River. Dimapur is one of the most popular cities of Nagaland which offers a balanced delight of both nature and historical experiences. If you are a history and nature lover you should add this place in your list while visiting Nagaland.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTION OF DIMAPUR:
- Deiezephe Craft village
- Kachari Ruins
- Dimapur Ao Baptist Church
- Kuki Dolong Village
Mokokchung is the liveliest district of Nagaland as it is full of wonderful places to see, traditions, and festivals to attend. This place is the home of the Ao tribe who is very popular for their vibrant hospitality and gesture. If you want to get fully soaked with the memories of beautiful hills and valleys, you should need to include Mokokchung of Nagaland in your list.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF MOKOKCHUNG:
- Mokokchung village and Park
- Ungma village
Mon is a city that belongs to Konyak Nagas, who believed to be the descendent of Noah. Mon is located at an altitude of 897.67m above sea level. This place is rich in tribal heritage and uphill stations that can offer a fascinating and mystifying experience to your mind, body, and soul.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF MON:
- Veda peak
- Shangnyu village
- Longwa village
- Chui Village
Wokha is another city of Nagaland filled with lots of exciting green landscapes and freely flowing beautiful rivers. The Wokha is a place that is rich in multicolored flowers, juicy and fresh fruits. This place is the hometown of the Lotha tribe. Wokha is very famous for its must-see destination Mount Tiyi.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF WOKHA:
- Mount TIYI
- Totsu cliff
- Tehurang valley
- Doyang river
6. KHONOMA GREEN VILLAGE
Khonoma Green Village also referred to as Khwunoria. This place is located about 20km from the state capital, Kohima. This village is very beautiful and surrounded by green vegetation, clean and fresh air which gives a peaceful atmosphere for relaxation of mind and body.
This village is a home town of the Angami tribe who earn their livelihood through agriculture, weaving, and handlooms. It will be quite an exciting experience to visit such a place like Khonoma village as villages are decreasing in our country.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF KHONOMA GREEN VILLAGE:
- Naga heritage Village
- GH Samant Tomb Monument
- Dovipie Inn
Benreu is situated at a height of 1950 m and sits across the third highest peak of Nagaland (Mount Pauna). This beautiful place is a home of the Zeliang tribe who used to live here for years. Benreu is 20 percent inhabited by nature and animals. The weather is mostly moist and rainy as it is surrounded by lots of clouds, in short, it is a treasure of beauty and wonder. One should surely include this place on their list while traveling to Nagaland.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF BENREU:
- Mount Pauna Tourist village
Meluri is the must seen destination in Nagaland. Meluri is a small village lying halfway to Mount Saramati. This village is popular for its fascinating rock formations, brine salt, and cane furniture. Meluri is a home Town of the Pochuri tribe, who are famous for their culture and traditions.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF MELURI:
- Zanibu Peak
- Shiloi Lake
- Dzudu Lake
9. TUEN SANG
Tuengsang is a beautiful place having mixed culture and traditions of co-living Tribes of Changs, Sangtams, Yimchungers, and Khiamniungans. This place is famous for its rich artistic handlooms, artworks, and jewelry. If you are a fan of artworks this place is perfectly fits under your interest.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF TUEN SANG:
- The Living Stone of Tuensang
10. LONG LENG
Long Leng is home to the Phom Nagas Tribe. This village offers lively markets that sell artworks of pottery, bamboo work, and spinning skills. This village is accessible by 34km long road from Changtongya, a quite adventures and thrilling experience if would have a ride over it. Longleng offers lots of beautiful scenic views that can fill your heart and mind with lots of good memories.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF LONG LENG:
- Dhiku river is the most popular river, you must visit
Kiphire is the most adventurous place you could ever visit in Nagaland. This place is situated to the highest peak in Nagaland-Saramati. Kiphire is famous for trekking activities in the adventurous mountain ranges which passes through a beautiful Rhododendron forest. Khiphire is a perfect match for thrill and adventure seekers. If you visit Khiphire, you must go for several other beautiful destinations like Sukhayap or Lover’s paradise, Wawade waterfall, and other places.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF KHIPHIRE:
- Sarakati Peak
- Cavers delight
- Wawade waterfall
- Thanamir apple village
- Dalim wildlife sanctuary
- Sukhayap or Lover’s Paradise
ZUNHEBOTO is the home town of the Sumi Nagas Tribe. Sumi Nagas Tribe is very famous for its colorful culture and traditions in Nagaland. Sumi Nagas are believed to be a strong tribe, who brought Martial arts to Nagas. This place is also known as Zunhebo, offering beauty and peace to everyone without any discrimination.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF ZUNHEBOTO:
- Sumi Baptist
- Church ZUNHEBOTO
- Keltomi village
- Satoi Range
- Ghosu Bird Sanctuary
Phek is a beautiful place in Nagaland. Phek is the district and home village of Khezakeno Tribe, who are very famous for their artworks. Phek is surrounded by many lakes, rivers, and water bodies that are beautiful and gives a sense of satisfaction to one’s eyes.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF PHEK:
- Naga Heritage Village
- Triple Falls
14. DZUKOU VALLEY
Dzukou Valley is situated at an altitude of 2462 meters above the sea level. Dzukou Valley is very popular for its lily flowers that are gems of this place. This valley is located in Kohima between the borderline of Nagaland and Manipur. If you are a trekking and camping lover you should visit the Dzukou valley for an amazing experience.
15. TOUPHEMA VILLAGE
Touphema Village one of the unique places in Nagaland that offers a great old-world experience to anyone who visits there. Touphema Village is surrounded by beautiful hills and valleys and famous for its tradition and culture of the Naga tribe. This place offers local cuisine and local rice beer which is very famous.
MUST- SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF TOUPHEMA VILLAGE:
- Khonoma Fort
- Angami Bridge
16. NAGA HERITAGE VILLAGE
Naga Heritage village is also used to known as kisama Heritage Village. This place offers art and historical activities. Naga Heritage Village is famous to protect and preserve its history and ethics of Naga tribes. At Naga Heritage Village you can also take part in their popular hornbill festival which held in December every year.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF NAGA HERITAGE VILLAGE:
- World war 2 museum kisama
- Shurjo View Point
Pftesero is a place situated at a height of 2133 above sea level. Pftesero is one o of the coldest town in the Nagaland. This place is famous as cherry blossoms bloom in this historical town during the months of March and April. If you are fond of cold winters then it is a perfect place for you.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF PFUTSERO:
- Logo Lake
18. JAPFU PEAK
Japfu Peak is known as the second-highest point of Nagaland. It is situated at a height of 3084 as above sea level. This place is full of flora and fauna and home of various bird species. Watching them all gives a sense of pleasant feeling to the mind and body.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF JAPFU PEAK:
19. KACHARI RUINS
Kachari ruins are also known as Dimasa kachari ruins that are mushroom domed pillars and houses. Kachari ruins include ruins that are actually scattered by pillars surrounded by the overgrown grasses and unkept green vegetation. This place is famous for various arts and historical monuments. If you are an art and history lover then you should visit this place in Nagaland.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF KACHARI RUINS:
- Hong Kong market
- Nagaland science centre
- Dieziphe village
20. CHUMUKEDIMA VILLAGE
Chumukedima village is a hill station surrounding Dimapur district in Nagaland famous for its beautiful views of hills, vegetation, and waterfalls. It’s a Paradise of cool breeze and green vegetation. Triple falls is one of the most famous and popular attractions in chumukedima village.
MUST SEEN ATTRACTIONS OF CHUMUKEDIMA VILLAGE:
- Nagaland Zoological park
- Triple falls
These were some popular places which you should surely need to visit if you actually want to explore and experience the Nagaland. If you want to experience the actual beauty of different cultures, traditions, vegetation, hill stations, artworks, and historic monuments than Nagaland is deemed to be worth the full package.