Nagaland is one of the most beautiful hill stations in the North East and with its diverse history and culture, it is an untouched grandeur. On a more mountainous side of our Incredible India, it is adorned by the beauty of rolling hills and mountains, lush greenery and undisturbed by globalization. These are some of the best places you shouldn’t miss while visiting Nagaland next time.
The capital city, Kohima has a lot to offer for the explorer in you. The sight of lanes which are full of life and unity among the Naga tribes cheer up the hearts. The lush Green Hills, the diverse culture of several tribes that live here and the beautiful markets make Kohima unforgettable. Kohima also houses the Kohima Zoo which is a great place to spend off an entire day with your loved ones. Some places to visit in and around Kohima are Japfu Peak, Dzoku Valley, Shilloi Lake and the Kohima Cathedral.
It is reckoned as the entry point of this state. In the western city of Dimapur, they have old markets for the shopper in you. Dimapur is surrounded by beautiful waterfalls like Triple Falls which never lets you down on scenic beauty. The atmosphere will elevate your soul to higher levels. Green Park in Dimapur has a beautiful ecosystem and is a great weekend getaway for both families and friends.
It is one of the best places in Nagaland that you can’t miss. It is the home of Ao tribe and known for their hospitality and traditions. The hills are adorned with Rhododendrons and its unspoiled environment makes it a must visit. Ungma is another place of interest as it is considered to be a living museum of Ao tribe. If you want to see their festivals like Moatsu then you should visit in May.
Phek is rich in flora and fauna, full of breathtaking lakes and majestic mountains. Meluri is a place in Phek district which is snuggled in the lap of green rolling hills and it is the land of Posher tribe who are well known for their hunting skills. It is also known for it’s two beautiful and serene lakes Dzudu and Shillloi which are believed to have supernatural powers as per locals. From the Zanibu peak, you can also get a decent view of the mighty Mt. Everest.
Wokha is a lover’s paradise with colorful orchards, fringed hill, and rivers. It is some place where you can bask and enjoy how beautiful nature can be. It is the land of the Lotha tribe and it is a great pleasure to see their arts and crafts. If you come here by November you can be the part of the 9 days post-harvest festival, Tokhu Emong. Except this, you can also see Mount Tiyi, Tehurang Valley, Doyang River and Totsu Cliff and Lake here.
The atmosphere here is something that captures your soul. Nagaland makes you fall in love with it and its people and keeps you coming back for more again and again.