Nagaland Travel Guide

Nagaland offers unending exploration possibilities from heritage villages to wildlife sanctuaries. Beautifully nestled amidst the lush and verdant sub-tropical and sub-alpine climate, Nagaland treasures an overabundance of wild flora and fauna and even some medicinal plants. Nagaland is a beautiful destination in India and it stores some popular places to visit. You can soak in the freshness of fine scent in the air, the calming yet buzzing sound of wild cicadas and beautiful rolling ranch lands and white fluffy clouds hovering above.

Capital: Kohima Location: North East India

Best time to visit Nagaland:

Winters from October to February are an ideal time to visit Nagaland.

Why Visit Nagaland?

Nagaland can be visited to experience holiday destination and witness unique heritage sites, rich wildlife, local festivals, delicious cuisines, beautiful handicrafts, cultural shopping, attractive places, attractions and more.

Temperature in Nagaland:
  • 16°C - 31°C

    Summer
    March - April

  • 21°C - 40°C

    Monsoon
    May - September

  • 4°C - 24°C

    Winter
    October - February

An Insight to Nagaland Tourism

This must visit destination 'Nagaland' is a wonderful world full of beauty, appeal and adventure that calls tourists from far and near. As for some, the only drawback is the accessibility which is an important factor and perhaps the only reason why this seems to be a dream-like destination. But truth be told, the roads are quite convenient, from smoothly linked highways via Assam and West Bengal, Nagaland, in fact, the entire Northeast in easily accessible. Travellers venture into the Naga Hills to experience Nagaland tour with exquisiteness and to have unforgettable memories of the landscape, people, food, and culture. Even the rich deep forest looks blue because of the reflection of the bright sky with meandering clouds hovering around. Nature could not have been any sweeter to Nagaland for endowing it with everything beautiful and awe-inspiring.

The people in Nagaland live a very noble and humble life, and if you visit these states you will be welcomed with love and curiosity. Often, the people of Nagaland are tagged to be introvert but once you interact with them, they will be a good travel guide and will help you travel at ease. When we talk about different sightseeing places in Nagaland then there are plenty. From the II World War that took place in Kohima in 1944 to the humble settlement between Indo-Burma borders in Mon district 'Longwa Village,' every town or city or village has a story to tell and attractions signifying the tales to visit. This folklore land proudly carries music as an important tool for communication. Thus, music in Nagaland plays an integral part and you can hear the soothing yet hair-raising folk songs praising ancestors during its many Nagaland festivals. Today, one such time and venue to attend and witness the music is during the winter season. On every first week of December tourists and local people gather to the Kisama Heritage Village in Kohima to witness the famous 'Hornbill Festival.' It is certainly not just the mega event that invites, but the entire Nagaland calls people to catch a glimpse of its otherworldly places and attractions. Witness the beauty amongst the top places to visit and tour in some of the most popular travel destinations in Nagaland. This destination consists of 16 major tribes each unique to its own that dwells in this fascinating state. It so happens that, since Nagaland consist several tribes, each tribe has different and unique festivals. And this exotic holiday destination will offer you ample amount of festivals and cultural ambience to blend in with the locals.

An ideal holiday in Nagaland would mean traversing through the different routes and modes of the state along with best places to explore. And this is what makes people come to Nagaland to see its many wondrous places and to be a part of its extravagant festivals accompanied by its lush and surreal hill stations, of which Mokokchung, Mon, Kohima, Wokha, Tuensang to name a few are the best examples of places to see in Nagaland. This land is a paradise for nature lovers because Nagaland is home to various flora and fauna and you can also take up a trekking tour to some best places to trek in Nagaland. Some outdoor adventure tours you can take up when in Nagaland are angling; this is a very common and great pastime to spend an afternoon in some of the rivers of Nagaland.

You will find varieties of fishes like local Trout, Indian Masheer and Salmon. Camping and Trekking are both an exciting adventure done in Nagaland. Adventure lovers looking for adventure activity can go camping in the Satoi Range of Nagaland. Besides, Dzukou Valley also is an ideal camping site which also serves a border of Manipur and Nagaland and it is also an active trekking spot for trekkers.

Another feature that is worth exploring in the state is its soothing ambient bird sanctuary located in Kohima. Pulie Badze Wildlife Sanctuary is home to some rare and endangered species in Nagaland like Blyth’s Tragopan and Dark-Rumped Swift. Also, this sanctuary has two important features i.e. Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak located side to side. Nagaland sightseeing tour is incomplete without paying a visit to its unique marvel architecture and historical sites in Nagaland like the Mary Help of Christians Cathedral, Kachari Ruins, Langpangkong Caves, Totsu Cliff, Longwa Village, Twin Stones just to name a few. Nagaland is also home to some National Parks like Ntangki National Park and Nagaland Zoological Park. Apart from wildlife destinations, another good reason to visit Nagaland is for its museums. They store age-old cultural legacy and a number of artefacts and remains of the times. One can see a ceremonial drum, an exhibit of animals and birds which are specific to north-eastern hill states and it also houses an art gallery which has beautiful exhibits of local artists.

Tourism in Nagaland offers one and all with some must try Naga cuisines that give a unique blend of taste. As you all know, Nagaland is mainly meat eater, hence, you will find a lot of tasty pork, chicken, beef and the list goes on. Some lip smacking dishes Nagaland offers are salty smoked pork stew, bamboo steamed fish, dried fish and roasted intestines and there is more to vegetable eaters as well like a healthy mixture of beans, boiled vegetables that includes cabbage, long beans and melon. Lastly, you do need a memento for remembrance and you will get plenty and worthy items to buy in Nagaland. This Northeast state has a lot of skilled craftsmen and their handiworks are worth it. Some items you can consider to buy are cane-crafting which is made of bamboos, this item is useful to make various things like the locals use it to make a cup to drink local brews, also, they make things like sofa, chairs, baskets, and storage materials. Weaving is perhaps Nagaland’s utmost skill and they make it with great detail, the finishing is remarkable. Most commonly made item are the famous Naga shawls, besides, other items like handbags and jackets are also prepared. The important handicrafts of the Nagas are Wood-carving, Bamboo work and Pottery.

We, at Tour My India, will help you explore the scenic destinations of Nagaland and accordingly, we will offer to you with best Nagaland holiday packages at best prices. With our best travel deals and itineraries, you can place confidence for a hassle free and memorable holiday in Nagaland.

Best Holiday Packages for Nagaland

Nagaland tourism will blow every individual's mind with unique attractions and destinations to visit. Allow us to introduce you to this amazing destination through our Nagaland travel packages. We will help you spend an exotic holiday in this one-stop destination where you can see all that you have missed throughout your life. Check out Tour My India holiday packages to get good deals and services.

Top Places to Stay in Nagaland

Nagaland is on everybody's checklist to visit and this popular yet fresh destination still is undergoing to bring out some ultra luxurious hotels. However, this road less travelled destination has some nice lodgings beautifully decorated with traditional and modern architecture; most importantly, for its noble hospitality. This must visit destination provide best in services and local cuisines and you will find comfortable rooms and warm environment. Most importantly, you will be surrounded by quite, serene and peaceful ambience throughout your stay.

Top Tourist Attractions in Nagaland

Nagaland offers an abundance of tourist attractions around every corner of the individual districts. This far away paradise attracts tourists for its rich cultural festivals and pure untouched meadows. Besides, Nagaland tourism offers places to visit like historical sites, religious places and even adventure activities especially suitable for nature lovers like wildlife sanctuaries and exciting trekking trails around the beautiful and scenic valleys of Nagaland.

Best Things to Do & See on Your Trip to Nagaland

Traversing through daring dense tropical forests, visit native head hunting tribal villages, be a part of various festivals and gallop delicious local cuisines - this is all that you can do in Nagaland. Not quite, you can also visit some homage and explore the ruins, soak in the soothing wild and also witness the colourful Naga cultures through its many festivals.

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    Fairs & Festivals

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    Fairs & Festivals

    Nagaland is reckoned as the land of festivals due to its many tribes and their different customs and beliefs. The state offers a beautiful glimpse of the life of the various tribes that have gratitude for almost everything in their lives.

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    Pilgrimage in Nagaland

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    Pilgrimage in Nagaland

    With a major population of Christians in the state, Nagaland can easily be recognized as a pilgrimage for Christian believers. There are numerous churches, chapels and cathedrals that are built beautifully and are indeed quite sacred.

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    Wildlife in Nagaland

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    Wildlife in Nagaland

    Though unexplored, Nagaland is said to be the heir of opulent wildlife that is just not abundant but is unique as well. The state is home to wildlife reserves like Intanki which is refuge of the Hoolock Gibbon that is reckoned to be the only Gibbon found in India.

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    Adventure Tourism in Nagaland

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    Adventure in Nagaland

    Gradually opening door to tourists, Nagaland is also stretching out its arms to welcome the adventurists at hearts. Lush with numerous unexplored trails that are ideal for trekking and motor biking.

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    Hill Stations in Nagaland

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    Hill Stations in Nagaland

    Surreal and pristine, the hill stations of Nagaland call out to all the weary souls looking for rest in the lap of unspoiled nature. Far away from the modernity, cradling in the time that has stood still for decades.

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    Folk Dance Nagaland

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    Folk Dance Nagaland

    The always grateful Nagas, reflect their gratitude with one or the other lively folk dances. Accompanied by unique music, these folk dances of Nagaland are definitely the soul of the state.

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    Cuisine

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    Nagaland Cuisine

    From flavoursome smoked pork to bland assorted worms, the cuisine of Nagaland can definitely challenge your taste buds. Hot, smokey and indeed unique, the state’s cuisine is something you can’t give a miss.

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    Shopping

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    Shopping in Nagaland

    Nagaland promises an unparalleled shopping experience with putting on offer the best of its craftsmanship. The state spoils one for choice with the best bamboo/cane articles, tribal jewellery and handloom manufactured Naga shawls.

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Nagaland Travel Information at a Glance

Travelling to Nagaland can be thrilling and exciting but we have to get our facts right for a hassle free tour. Thus, we have gathered some important information to ease your trip. Our holiday guide on how to reach Nagaland lists the means of transport; best suited time to visit and also a map to help you navigate and explore the different places and attractions around the state.