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Nagaland is a state in northeastern India. Kohima is its capital city and Nagamese is the language spoken widely. The state is bordered by Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Burma. Nagaland has a total population of 19, 80,602 according to the 2011 census reports. Mount Sabarmati resides in the state, which is one of its highest peaks.

Nagaland attained statehood on the 1st of December, 1963. The people residing in Nagaland are called Nagas. The state is mostly hilly and mountainous, with agriculture being the major occupation of the people. Some of the major sectors in the state are insurance, tourism, real estate, forestry and cottage industries.

Destinations to Visit

Tourism is one of the major sectors of revenue in Nagaland. The tourists visiting the state are given a peek of the exotic tribal culture and traditions of the state. The largest crucifix in Asia is housed in Kohima.

The Touphema Tourist Village is situated on a small hill, about 41 kilometers from Kohima. The village has many resorts, which provide a glimpse of the Naga way of life. The village has a panoramic view and has a very ethnic setting to it. It also provides an insight into Naga history. The tourists are taken to hunting trips, cultural expeditions, and visits to local homes. Local Naga dishes are also provided to the tourists.

One of the major festivals in the state is the Hornbill festival. It is held in the first week of December and showcases the rich landscapes and traditions of the Nagas, accompanied with songs and dance. The festival features the tribal Hoho (one who leads the tribe), who builds a Morung (boys room), where the values of life are imparted. In the modern-day Morung, the tribes showcase their actual lifestyles accurately. The Nagas do not have totem poles or carvings, but the ceremony gives an authentic idea of their traditions. The festival is also known as Kisama.

The Dzoku Valley lies 2438.4 meters above the sea level. It is at a distance of 30 kilometers from Kohima. A vast variety of flowers can be found in the valley; and lilies can be found in many variant colors in the valley. The Dzoku Valley is considered to be one of the best trekking spots in the North East.

How to Reach

By Air

Tourists from Kolkata and Guwahati travel to the Dimapur airport which is located 74 kilometers from the capital city of Kohima.

However, the nearest international airport which connects all major cities in the world is the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Airport in Kolkata; it has flights to countries in Europe, South East Asia, Middle East and North America.

By Trains

Rail routes are not well penetrated in the state, with the nearest one being Guwahati railway station. The only railway station is in Dimapur which has trains only to Guwahati.

By Road

Nagaland is well connected with all the neighboring states via roadways. Kohima lies 123 and 400 kilometers away from Manipur and Guwahati respectively. Driving down to the state can be an arduous task because of the terrain and the insurgency problems.




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