Ever thought, why is that we miss out the stunning places from the North-East? Yes, I am talking about those ‘seven sisters’. Do you know which states fall under the term ‘seven sisters’? Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura; these are the seven states of India that are known as the ‘seven sisters’. These seven states cover 2, 55,511 square kilometers or about seven percent of India’s total area. Although there is a great ethnic and religious diversity within these seven states. And it is not possible to talk about all the seven states in just one article, because there is so much about all these amazing states. I always wanted to visit Nagaland, but unfortunately I never got a chance. So this article would be all about Nagaland and its inner beauty that has been unnoticed by people like you and me.
Nagaland is a hilly region situated in the north-east of India. It is an amazing tourist destination with a breath-taking view of the majestic hills and valleys. The hills and the valleys make a perfect destination for camping, trekking and other adventurous activities. Let’s take a look on different things to do in Nagaland.
Trek to the Dzoukou valley
The valley is rested at a height of 2,462m above the sea level. If you wish to stay close to the nature then this is definitely a place to visit. The trek to Dzoukou Valley is one of the most wonderful destinations to be with friends and family. You are fortunate enough, if you get a sight of the rare and exotic lilies during your trek through the valley.
Enjoy bird watching in Khonoma
For all the nature lovers, they can indulge in this beautiful and a lively bird watching tour in Khonoma Hamlet. Situated on a small, Khonoma is famously known as the ‘Green Village in India’.
Nagaland also serves a magnificent and mesmerizing mountain biking destination in the North-East of India. Enjoying the scenic hills and mountains also during these trips one can visit some of the primitive Naga Villages like Sangtam and Angami.
Shopping at Naga Bazaar, Kohima
We all know Naga handicrafts are famous all over the world. Shopaholics, drop yourself to this wonderful marketplace in Kohima. On your visit to this wonderful market you witness the rich art and culture of Nagamese.
The Kohima Zoo
The Kohima Zoo is one of its kind because, it spreads along the slope of hills and is home to some of the endangered wildlife species.
The colorful Naga culture at the Hornbill Festival
Nagaland is famed for its culture, folk dance, music and delicious cuisine. The Hornbill festival is also known as the ‘Festivals of Festivals’ and is celebrated in the first week of December. A cultural extravaganza showcasing the lifestyle of different Naga Tribes. The Naga Tribe, participate in the festival with enthusiasm, vigor and passion.
Visit the war cemetery
The cemetery in Nagaland serves as the resting ground for both, the British and the Japanese soldiers. Next time, on your visit to Nagaland don’t forget to pay homage to the World War II martyrs.
Dimapur is a city situated on the banks of the river Dhansiri. Today, it is the largest city in Nagaland. While your stay at Dimapur, you should visit The Triple falls which is a three-tier waterfall and ideal for trekkers.
Japfu Peak in Nagaland is standing at a height of 3048m above the sea level. This peak is a main attraction for the trekkers. The valley of Japfu Peak has lush green vegetation. From such a great height the view of the adjacent cities and villages is absolutely breath-taking. October to May is the best time to visit the Japfu Peak.