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Nagaland is an attractive and charming State stuffed with natural and cultural diversity. The exclusive yet varied edifying traditions, astonishing reach of nature makes it an incredible destination for travellers who love adventure, cultural glee and serene natural surroundings. The State induces an absolute sense of spirituality and unpolluted enchantment that could make you walk through an appealling and marvellous legacy predicament of the Nagas. The State also has a populace and is one of the smaller states in the country, and boundaries Myanmar. Nagaland has Arunachal Pradesh towards its north-east Assam to its north-western and western precincts and Manipur as its southern fellow citizen!
The State is tranquil in nature and travelling here is an every backpacker’s dream. The opulent traveller isn’t left wanted as even the simplest of inns in this dazzling State offers you the finest of amenities at economical prices. The dramatic mountains, the charming hillocks and the strolling brooks will leave every visitor spell bound. Trekking out in the wilds of Nagaland, you can be sure that there is going to be a watercourse there to astonish you. Abundant streams and riverines wobble within the margins of the State, making it a reminiscence to voyage in this charming mist. You would be awe-inspired to run into the local tribes, who are simply too eager to help you out with anything from chows to shelter to milk to trek materials. The farmlands are not all that abundant as cultivation is not the chief occupation! So, get on board this `Uncharted Nagaland Holiday Package’!
Dimapur is the major city in the state! Kohima, the capital, is a contented place to holiday at Nagaland, and has several lakes which are situated in the heart of mountains, with some stunning landscape! The state capital of Nagaland is one of the beautiful towns with untouched harmony and colossal history attached to its legacy. It is located at a very high altitude and bids impressive views of the hills. This township abides with the remnants of the monuments, constructed in the warm memories of the courageous Naga soldiers, who had sacrificed their lives in War!
The abundant home tribes of the exquisite State rejoice their carnivals at various times each year. The weather is active for the majority part of the year with blinking rains occasionally. Since the place has a coarse history, there is a necessity to tour within the State of Nagaland for a non-Indian, for which relevant permits can be obtained. You would also have time in Kohima to visit the local market, providing yet another opportunity to connect to the locals and their every-day culture. This busy capital is hugged by hills and is a beautiful city. A popular site is the War Cemetry as a memorial for the martyrs of the two World Wars. It has a fantastic red-roofed Catholic Cathedral and an ever crowded Super Market, as well as the State Museum, worth a dekko. The Dzuko Valley is full of lilies and rhododendrons in season and acclaims an enduring trek range. You may take a visit to the quaint Khonoma village, located west of Kohima town offering a panorama of Nagaland’s natural fantasy and biological multiplicity. This place is known for its heroism and boasts of terracing farming and preservation of an ecosystem that includes unusual bionetwork, including Blyth’s Tragopan. In order to reach the utmost point of the village you have to bypass through numerous customary engraved ceremonial gateways and sheer stone steps. Japfu Peak is the next premier peak in Nagaland and branded for its lofty rhododendron trees. The world’s tallest rhododendron tree is instituted in the its mountain ranges here and is fairly celebrated for the exciting activity trails and treks that provide some of the most incredible views of the Naga Hills and ranges from its peak.
A trek to the Dzouko Valley would drown you into nature as the lilies and the rhododendrons make you surrender to their charm. It would be rather interesting to visit the Rajbari Park which has some strange and curious phallic pillars of a former palace complex, with a bustling market to stroll around on the `Uncharted Nagaland Holiday Package’.
You may make a quick trip to Dimapur, the commercial hub, and then return to Kohima and also try to visit Tuophema, an eco-tourist village which is a complex with brilliantly carved and structured cottages enclosing airy interiors and picturesque mystical exteriors.
Mokochung is another splendid town, around Kohima, occupied by the Ao Nagas,once known for their practice of headhunting. Trekking or driving around the area would occupy most of the day as you immerse yourself in this escapade of splendour, taking it slow and easy, deriving the maximum pleasure on your blissful escapade!
The villages of Ungma and Longkhum are tantalising excursions. Again, try to squeeze as much as you can of these hidden sites, which are completely away from urban areas and can get you highlighted towards the insights of the tribals and their pride!
Travelling beyond Kohima is an experience you should not miss, and even though the Capital is a large, bustling city with some spectacular views and tourist spots, the real feel of Naga culture comes when you step beyond the ordinary, as a village stay during the tour of this hilly, verdant state gets revealed.
You could stay, for instance, at Mopungchuket village, a few kilometers drive from Nagaland’s third largest urban centre, Mokukchung. In this village, even the roosters are yet to stir when the village begins to awake. The silence is broken by a loud blast of hymns from a store nearby and as if on cue, the cock-a-doodle-doo chorus begins, punctuated with the noisy grunting of some other animal species. For a city-bred traveller, the unexpected early morning rumpus is enough to shake you out of bed and expose you to a novice discovery, as the village folk rise up for their daily chores! The centre point of this village is a tower, with an imposing view of the entire area and countryside. The encouraging story behind the tower is that it was built to commemorate a pair of lovers from the local Ao tribe. The village also has a small artificial lake with a wrought iron bridge over it, as an attractive tourist attraction.
As Nagaland is a patchwork of different tribes and tongues, each of them having their own dialect and due to the fact that they are mutually incomprehensible, English or Nagamese is used, the latter being akin to Assamese. The Konyak Nagas form the largest tribal group in the State and are also to be found across the State border in Arunachal Pradesh and in Myanmar.
The green of the Naga Hills is like all the shades of green which an artist’s palette can invent and then add some more such as emerald, olive, khaki, yellow-green, green-yellow. The scenery of bamboo, banana and abundant palm trees create shade. The endless rolling hills enveloped in mist are like a Japanese miniature painting. Words cannot do justice to the beauty of this place and as you leave the plains behind, you would not help pondering that the Konyak Nagas have chosen their abode very carefully and it was not a coincidence that their way of life had remained unchanged until very recently. The mixture of geographic combination and economy penury together with the lack of written history makes it a less-visited area, and thence in all intents and purpose has remained unmapped. Definitely a reason for discovery and exploration towards earthy and rustic arenas, sans the routine, usual and elite urban avenues, with the assurance that there would be no regrets for a soujourn as unusual as this picturesque canvas, on the `Uncharted Nagaland Holiday Package’!
Some of the homes in the village have become homestays after the approval of the village committee. The homes are clean, yet basic, but what’s more endearing is the love of the resident folks. Meals are served in their kitchen, where in the fireplace, there is always salted pork hanging above the fire, getting smoked and cured and a huge kettle of water boiling for a very light, local green tea.
Spend another night at Longkhum village, near Mupungchuket, which has a tourist bungalow, built by the tourism department. The rooms are very basic but the locals make up with their unlimited warmth and hospitality by cooking delicious meals for the travellers. So, delve in the stunning and enigmatic view from the balcony in the morning on the `Uncharted Nagaland Holiday Package’.
The Nagas are very proud of their villages. The streets are clean though the sights of teenage girls sweeping the streets are not unusual here. During Christmas, which is a month-long celebration, they decorate the trees outside their homes and build nativity scenes at every street corner.
The village homes are no longer the traditional Morungs (tee-peep like homes made of hay) but they do have a few samples for tourists to take a peek at these unusual and endearing sights. An old war drum, which was used to announce the Ao’s victory over the Ahoms, is the centre of attention and stored in this area!
Just a short drive away is another beautiful village, Mangmetong, where you could spend an afternoon picking oranges at a farm and experience the joy of eating them in the winter sun and bag a few for your return journey, Here too, a war drum and a quaint cemetery can keep a shutter bug clicking for hours, although a visit to a local inventor’s house would be most fascinating, as it has some interesting gadgets, which his family has preserved.
Nagaland in the north eastern part of India is a trekker's paradise and this thrilling land offers bountiful trekking opportunities. The physiology of this State is hilly and mountainous with lush green surroundings and the environment is salubrious, providing a healthy atmosphere to the tourists. For a driving and daring leisure seeker, few destinations in the world would match the trekking dimensions of this glorius State.
It is a delightful treat for the travellers who have an obsession for nature, to come across some very rare and exceptional steep mountainous ranges that you could have ever come through in your entire life span. Here you would get to converse not only with the snow wrapped crispy mountains, but with layers of snow bounded by soft extended greeneries, abundant lilies in full bloom, surrounded by huge bouquets of rare species of orchids.
Nagaland is referred to as the `Switzerland of the East’ for its beautiful scenery and is also a home to a number of indigenous tribes, each of them celebrating festivals with great zeal! Enthusiasts come over and join the celebration on the `Uncharted Nagaland Holiday Package’!
It would also be ideal to visit the Hornbill festival where more than eight Naga tribal groups including Konyak, Ao, Angami, Sema and Rengma gather to transform the festival ground to a traditional Heritage Naga village, known as Kisama, with their different and unique style of housing. The sound of log war drums and the song of the head hunting ceremony with the ferocious traditional dresses with tattoos make for a bewildering atmosphere. Every day, there will be traditional Naga dance, song, games and other activities performed by different Naga tribes. Tourists will also have the opportunity to sample traditional tribal food in the Naga houses. . The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich legacy of Nagaland and display its history, culture and traditions. The Festival is named after the Hornbill bird, which is displayed in folklores in most of the states tribes. The weeklong festival unites one and all in Nagaland and people enjoy the colourful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games and ceremonies. Traditional arts which include paintings, wood carvings, and sculptures are also on display.
The Hornbill Festival was launched by the Government of Nagaland, held in the month of December, to encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of the State. Festival highlights include traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition and sale of arts and crafts, food stalls, herbal medicine stalls, shows and sales, cultural medley of songs and dances, fashion shows, beauty contest, traditional archery, naga wrestling, indigenous games and musical concerts. Additional attractions include the Konyak fire- eating demonstration, pork-fat eating competitions, the Hornbill Literature Festival (including the Hutton Lectures), Hornbill Global Film Fest, Hornbill Ball, Choral Panorama, North East India Drum Ensemble, Naga king chilli eating competition.
You may end the visit with a short trip to a local tea estate, give yourself time for a quick dekko and take a Bollywood picture moment before heading for Jorhat to catch a train back to your final destination Guwahati and catch a view of the city!
Guwahati, the biggest city in the North-East, is defined by the breathtaking river Brahmaputra, which flows mighty, wide and awesome throughout the year! The place has a picturesque setting though the suburbs melt into rice fields and spread into green hillocks. Dispur, the capital of Assam, is just a short distance away. The original name of Guwahati was Pragjyotishpur, an important cultural centre as attested by many ancient temples here. The main attraction is the sea-like Brahmaputra as people gaze at it, sit besides it, walk along it, take a ferry or a cruise on it. For sure, hire a motorized boat (bhotbhoti) from the river front for a private cruise and picnic by a secluded sandbank. The Umananda Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is scenically located upon the Peacock Island in the middle of the fast-flowing Brahmaputra. Country boats form the Shukleshwar Ghat and take devotees across the Brahmaputra to the Aswaklanta Temple, an important Vaishnavite shrine.
The Kamakhya Temple is located on the Neelachal Hill, the most revered site and one of the foremost shaktipeeths for shakti worship. With a beehive-like shikhara, the lower part of the temple features interesting sculptures. The Assam State Museum features walk-through displays of tribal villages, besides textiles and sculptures. A treasure of mesmerizing travel on the `Uncharted Nagaland Holiday Package’.
In Nagaland, shopping would entail ` Mishing garments’, `mirizim’ a very warm shawl, bamboo and cane fans, Auniati and Kamlabari satras or wooden bamboo masks, pottery, pillows made of a local grass, golden muga silk souvenirs, handmade knives, bags, bamboo cutlery , baskets and boxes are found in abundance! You would also find cane furniture sprawled around! . You may also pick up the Jainsayem, the traditional Khasi skirt or Khasi jackets, pullovers and shawls! Packets of dried wild apples and gooseberries are also available for the tourists to carry along with them.
Vegetable and fish stalls, log cabins and machan-style hut eateries, momos, dim-sums, chowmein, local fruit, egg roll chicken curry rice and roti, rice-dal-fish curry, adventurous local food. Assamese, Chinese and Continental cuisine is available all around. The food fare is mainly Chinese but with some Indian dishes. A guitar is available if you wish to serenade your fellow diners in some evening restaurants. Stroll around the area for delicious breakfast pastries or Indian sweets. The melting pot for most of Kohima's youth is this busy and cheerful place tht works up daily lunch specials such as fried noodles or pizzas as well as coffee and snacks. Great hill views from bay windows, displays by local artists and lots of friendly diners make this a good place to linger. In Guwahati, there are restaurants serving simple food like noodles, vegetables, dal, rice, roti, tandoori food and snacks. You would also find fast food spots selling éclairs, cookies, muffins and pancakes. Excellent Chinese, Japanese and Korean food is served in some outlets!
The winter months can be very cold, but summers are pleasant, and the monsoon season can be very wet, though the place is recommended throughout the year, as there is plenty to feast the eyes indoors and outdoors, on this `Uncharted Nagaland Holiday Package’, gazing at the blessings of natural creation amidst a vibrant mosaic of people, cultures and tribal fiesta in the wilderness amidst glaciated or melting mountain peaks and rugged and rustic pathways!