Best places to visit in Nagaland

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Last Updated on August 5, 2022

While most people prefer to visit the same usual tourist spots such as Himachal Pradesh, Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Goa, etc., the Northeastern part of India has something unique and more precious to offer. In this article, you will find the best places to visit in Nagaland.

Amongst the most beautiful states in the Northeastern part, Nagaland is known for its splendid hills, valleys, culture, traditions, and many other unexplored amazing places.

It is known as the Falcon Capital of the World and Nagaland has many tribal communities living here, with each of them having its own sets of festivals, traditions, cultures, and attires.

It is a perfect tourist destination for those who are seeking to explore the virgin state of natural beauty and want to get away from the crowd.

List of most beautiful places to visit in Nagaland:

Kohima

Kohima- One of the best places to visit in Nagaland
Climatehumid subtropical climate
Best time to visitOctober to May
Major attractionsDzukou Valley, War Cemetery, Nagaland State Museum, Shilloi Lake, Kisama Heritage Village, Khonoma Village, Kohima Botanical Garden, Tibetan Market, Japfu Peak, Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.
Activities to doTrek to Dzoukou Valley, Wildlife expedition, Be part of the Hornbill festival, mountain biking, Photography, Shopping, etc.
Elevation1444m
Nearest AirportDimapur Airport
Nearest Railway StationDimapur, roughly 74 km from Kohima

It is the capital of Nagaland and one of the major tourist destinations in the state. It is one of the best places for people who love trekking and camping.

Kohima has been explored by many tourists in recent times and the number has been increasing year by year. However, it has maintained its natural beauty and the culture and traditions have been beautifully preserved.

The place also has much historical significance such as during World War II, this place was of significant importance and also during the Burma attack of 1944.

Therefore, as a tribute to the soldiers, Kohima War Cemetery has been constructed which has more than 1400 graves on it. The town of Kohima is majorly dominated by the Angami tribe and the people here are very welcoming and always smiling.

Dimapur

Dimapur- the biggest city in nagaland
Climatehot and humid in summers and moderately cold in winters
Best time to visitOctober to May
Major attractionsThe Triple Falls, Kachari Ruins, Chumukedima Village, Zoological Park, Diezephe Village, Shiva Temple, Rangapahar Reserve Forest, Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary, Hong Kong Market, etc.
Activities to dovisit various places like Kachari Ruins, Zoological park or Nagaland Science Centre, go shopping at Hong Kong market, Explore the village life, take photos, etc.
Elevation145m
Nearest AirportDimapur Airport
Nearest Railway StationDimapur Junction

To enter Nagaland, one needs to come to Dimapur as the major airport is located here. The place is famous for the Kachari ruins of the 13th century that looks splendid along with the beautiful nature.

Dimapur is a town that is quite crowded in comparison to the other places in Nagaland and it is a perfect place with a mixture of history and nature. There are many villages in and around Dimapur where you can visit to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Mokokchung

intellectual and cultural capital' of Nagaland
ClimateJanuary and February are the coldest months, summers are pleasant
Best time to visitOctober to May
Major attractionsLongkhum Village, Ungma Village, Changkikong Range, Langpangkong Caves, Molung Village, Mokokchung Museum, Dikhu River, Chuchuyinlang Village, Ongpangkong Range, etc.
Activities to doParticipate in the tribal festivals, Explore the villages, Go Picnicking on the Banks of the Dikhu River, and visit the Langpangkong Caves, Rhododendrons, and Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom in Longkhum, Savour delicious cuisines, shopping, etc.
Elevation1325m
Nearest AirportDimapur Airport
Nearest Railway StationDimapur Junction

It is known as the cultural capital of Nagaland and it is famous for its hills, festivals, beautiful villages, streams, etc. The best time to visit this place is during the festival seasons and there are many wonderful places close to Mokokchung that you will not find anywhere else in India. To get to this district, one needs to take a cab from Dimapur and it is a 7 to 9 hours journey via road.

Wokha

Wokha
Climatewarm temperate climate
Best time to visitOctober to May
Major attractionsDoyang Hydro Project, Mount Tiyi, Doyang River, Mount Totsu, Vankhosung, etc.
Activities to doattend their local festivals – Tokhu, Pikhuchak, and Emong, enjoy their dance, and songs, visit the shops to pick some shawls, take photos, etc.
Elevation1313
Nearest AirportDimapur Airport
Nearest Railway StationDimapur Junction

Wokha is home to many tribes, especially the Lotha tribe. This particular place has many kinds of fruits like pineapples, oranges, plums, etc. And the most important thing about these fruits is that they are grown using organic methods and hence they are almost free of any kind of pesticide.

One can also visit the forest in the region. The valleys here look mesmerizing when the flowers blossoms and rivers flow with their full might. It is a 4 hours drive from Kohima and one gets to witness the traditional art and craft of the local tribes here.

Mon

Mon- the village in nagaland
Climatesummers are pleasantly warm and winters are quite chilly
Best time to visitOctober to May
Major attractionsVeda Peak, Shangnyu Village, Naganimora, Chui Village, Longwa Village, etc.
Activities to doattend local festivals, explore the local markets, visit villages, take photos, etc.
Elevation897m
Nearest AirportDimapur Airport
Nearest Railway StationDimapur Junction

It is famous for its rich tribal heritage and for nature lovers, it is a must-visit place. Mon is home to the Konyak Naga tribe who consider themselves the descendants of Noah.

It is also one of the most fascinating and mystifying places in Nagaland because of the rich tribal culture and its geographical locations.

Khonoma Green Village

Khonoma Green Village

It is located 20 km from Kohima and it is one of the best and the most beautiful villages that you will see all over India. It is home to the Angami tribe who earlier used to hunt but now they have given up hunting to practice agriculture for their living.

The houses here have been made using natural ways and this shows how concerned are Angami tribe about the conservation of natural resources. And one can also visit Dzulekie, Ruzaphema, and Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary, to make their travel more exciting.

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