is a world apart. Nature resplendent in all her full-bodied glory. Exquisitely
picturesque, vibrantly colourful, all lush fertile, the land represents unimaginable
beauty, created by nature, to take your breath away..
The Nagas, inhabitants of Nagaland, are said to belong to the indo-mongoloid
stock, a race whose presence was first noted ten centuries before Christ, at the time of
the compilation of the Vedas. Inagurated on December 1, 1963 as the 16th state of the
Bharat Union, Nagaland is bounded by Assam in the west, Burma on the East, Arunachal
Pradesh & Assam on the North and Manipur in the South. The state consists of seven
districts with sixteen tribes & sub-tribes inhabiting it. The Naga tribes are
generally full of folklore. They are fond of seasonal songs, solo, duet and choric. Here
man has to fight nature all the time. The struggle however, makes people tough. The people
here are strongly built, simple, honest and hard working.
Capital : Kohima.
Districts : Kohima,Mokokchung,Mon,Phek,Tuensang,Wokha & Zunheboto.
Tribes : Angami, Aao, Sema, Lotha, Rengma, Chakhesang, Sangtam, Konyak,
Phom, Chang, Yimchunger, Khiamungan, Zeliang, Kuki and Pochury.
Climate (deg. C.) : Summer- Max.31, Min.16; Winter- Max.24, Min.4.
Average Rainfall : 250 Cms (100").
Clothing Required : Summer- Cotton Tropical, Winter- Heavy Woollens.
Languages Spoken : Nagamese, Local dialects, Hindi, English etc.
Best Season : October to May.
Domestic tourists visiting Nagaland require to obtain
Innerline Permits issued by the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur; Deputy
Commissioner, Kohima; Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung and Deputy Resident Commissioner at
Nagaland House, Calcutta, Delhi and Assistant Resident Commissioner at Shillong.
A permit fee of Rs.5.00 is realised from each applicant. Detailed information can be had
from the Directorate of Tourism, Nagaland, Kohima. Tel.: 607/2544. All foreign tourists
desiring to visit Nagaland require Restricted Area Permit from the Ministry of Home
Affaires, Govt. of India, South Block, New Delhi.
ACCOMMODATION RESERVATION RULES
25 persent of the rent for accommodation in the Tourist
Lodges is required to be paid in advance either in Cash or by Money Order at the time of
booking. Generally, rent paid in advance is not refundable. But if anybody is unable to
occupy the accommodation or shortens staying, the advance may be refunded or adjusted
against the rent payable for the actual period of staying under certain circumstances.
Kohima, State Capital & hill station is situated at an
altitude of 1495 metres above sea-level. It is a beautiful town presenting wide panoramic
PLACES OF INTEREST
War Cemetery : A symbolic memorial raised as citation for
supreme sacrifices made by the officers and men during the World War II. Each grave is
supported by a bronze plaque with a suitable epitaph.
The State Museum; Sales Emporium; Cultural Centre; Zoological Park; Cathedral; Kohima Village (Bara Basti).
KHONOMA VILLAGE : 20 kms towards the west
MOKOKCHUNG : Situated at an altitude of 1325.08 metres above sea-level
this picturesque town is the centre of the culture & traditions of the Ao Nagas. The
main festivals of the Aos "Moatsu" & "Tsungremmong" are celebrated
during the first week of May & August respectively Mokokchung is 160 km from Kohima
via Wokha, 68 km from Zunheboto, 110 km from Tuensang, 100 km from Amguri (Assam), and 103
km from Mariani (Assam).
DIMAPUR : Situated at an altitude of 195
metres above sea-level is the gateway of Nagaland. This flourishing town is also the
commercial centre of the State. Dimapur is the main rail-head in Nagaland. Dimapur is the
only airport in Nagaland. Indian Airlines operates Boeing services from both Calcutta and
Delhi on every alternate day. Dimapur is just less than 3 hours drive on the National
Highway No. 39 by road from Kohima (74 kms). A wayside Restaurant is being run at Valley
View (37 kms from Kohima and Dimapur). Dimapur is also connected with the neighbouring
State of Manipur, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram through the
National Highway No.39.m Govt.
Places of Interest
The Ruins of Medieval Kachari Kingdom; Ruzaphema (5 kms); Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary (37
kms); Sales Emporium.
Main Rivers : Dhansiri, Doyang, Dikhu, Milak, Zungki and Tizu.
Highest Peak : Saramati (3877 metres above sea-level).