Welcome to NAGALAND
Nagaland, the picturesque north eastern state is abundant in natural beauty, wildlife and exquisite in flora and fauna. Exquisitely picturesque, vibrantly colourful, all lust fertile; Nagaland is often referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the East’.
Crisscrossed with swift flowing rivulets and rivers and surrounded by blue hills with lush greenery, the state is emerging as a viable destination for eco-tourism.
Nagaland is a vibrant hill station with music in the air: the traditional folk songs, the poetic love songs, the gospels, the exquisite classical tunes ...it has them all and village offers bit of all these to their guests.
The state needs more infrastructural development to cash on its rich natural resources which has the potential to boost the economy and generate job opportunities in a big way.
Kohima Village: The capital of the state houses the village of the Nagas. The village with a ceremonial gateway mirrors typical tribal architecture and handicrafts in its houses. The splendid gateway is adorned with motifs of weapons, warriors and folk prosperity-symbols.
World War II Cemetery: During the World War II, the combined troop of the British and the Indians stopped the Japanese troop in Kohima. The martyrs lie buried here. Amid the manicured lawn two tall crosses stand. A touching inscription in one of them reads: "When you go home, tell them of us and say / For your tomorrow, we gave our today".
Shangnyu Village: An 8ft high and 12ft wide wooden monument stands in the village, which is believed to have been constructed by heavenly angels. The village is ruled by Angh (hereditary chief) and there are other memorial stones in front of the Angh's palace.
Japfu Peak: The second highest peak in the state boasts of the tallest Rhododendron. Measuring over 130 ft. in height and the girth at the base of around 11 ft. it is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records. It offers breathtaking view of Himalayan peaks beyond and sprawling Kohima town.
Other tourist attractions in Nagaland include: Nagaland State Museum, Dzukou Valley, Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary, Fakim Sanctuary and many other tribal villages.