Top 7 Places To Visit In Nagaland

Nagaland is an Indian state nestled in the Eastern Himalayas. It borders Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam to the north, Burma (Myanmar) to the east, and Bangladesh to the south.Nagaland has a rich history and culture. The state is home to many tribes such as Ao Naga tribe, Zeliangrong tribe, Konyak tribe etc. Nagas are believed to have migrated from Tibet about 1500-2000 years ago.Nagaland is a state in India, situated in the northeast. It was created on 1 December 1963 and became a full-fledged state of the Indian Union on 1 January 1964.Nagaland is one of the Seven Sister States of Northeast India. The other states are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura. Nagaland shares international borders with Myanmar in the west and north; with China to the north and east; with Assam to the south; with Manipur to the southwest; with Myanmar again to its west; and with Bangladesh to its south-east.


Kohima is the capital of Nagaland, a state in India. It is also the district headquarters of Kohima district and has been the capital of Nagaland since its founding as a state in 1963.The city lies on the Indo-Myanmar international border, at an elevation of 1,979 feet (603 meters) and covers an area of 38.5 square miles (100 square kilometers). The population was 137,788 in 2001 census.The British had to withdraw from Kohima because they were outnumbered by the Japanese forces. The Japanese had to retreat because they were running out of supplies.The British had to withdraw from Kohima because they were outnumbered by the Japanese forces. The Japanese had to retreat because they were running out of supplies.

2. Dimapur

Dimapur serves as the main entry point into Nagaland. This is also the commercial center of the state. While nature lovers are enthralled by the scenic landscape of the place, history lovers are attracted to the 10th century Kachari ruins found here. Given below are some of the leading destinations here.

  • Chumukedima Village
  • Dimapur Jain Temple
  • The Kachari Ruins
  • Diezephe Craft Village
  • Sumi Town Baptist Church
  • Nagaland Zoological Park


Mokokchung, considered the cultural and intellectual capital of Nagaland, is one of the most important districts in the state. Picturesque hills and the musical sounds of the streams running mesmerize you. This traditional land gets vibrant with activity during the festival seasons. Though most of the Aos, the tribes, have converted to Christianity, they retain the essence of their tribal features. Here are some leading destinations in Mokokchung.

  • Changkikong Range
  • Langpangkong Caves
  • Fusen Kei and Mongzu Ki Caves
  • Changtongya
  • Mokokchung Village


To have an insight of rural life, you need to be at Wokha, the homeland to Lotha tribe. The land abounds in fruits like pineapples, oranges and plums and the best part of it is that they are grown using organic methods and hence free of pesticides. Nature lovers will love strolling along the paths that lead to the forests around. Here are some top destinations in Wokha.

  • Mount Tiyi
  • Tehurang Valley
  • Baghty Valley
  • Doyang River
  • Doyang Hydro Project

5. Mon

Situated at 897.64 m altitude above sea level, Mon, is one of the most mystic places in Nagaland that boasts of rich tribal heritage. Its geographical location, being situated at the northeastern part of the state, adds to its mystic appeal. The place is nature lovers’ delight as the landscapes are spectacular. One of the best views is the Assam plains viewed from here. You would love visiting the following tourist attractions in Mon.

  • Veda Peak
  • Shangnyu Village
  • Naganimora
  • Chui Village
  • Longwa Village


Rich in flora and fauna, Phek boasts of scenic landscapes. Considering the fact that evergreen forests occupy over 70% of Phek, you cannot expect anything short of stunning natural beauty right? Majestic mountains and picturesque lakes just take your breath away. Here are some top destinations in Phek.

  • Zanibu Peak
  • Dzudu Lake
  • Pfutsero
  • Peripheries of Pfutsero Town
  • Shilloi Lake


Overlooking Mountain Sabarmati, the highest Peak in Nagaland, lies Kiphire, the small town of Kiphire district. Kiphire has some of the best awe-inspiring landscapes. To its east is Myanmar. Adventure seekers can have a whale of a time here indulging in trekking, canoeing and rafting. Here are the top destinations in Kiphire.

  • Saramati Peak
  • Caves of Salomi
  • Caves of Mimi
  • Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Wawade Waterfall

Conclusion: Places to Visit in Nagaland

The mesmerizing beauty of Nagaland makes you want to return. I too hope to return soon and on my next visit, I intend to explore further. I would appreciate suggestions on more tourist destinations from those of you who had the opportunity of traveling to the land that has the best nature has to offer.

Why is Nagaland famous?

It is also popularly known as the 'land of festivals and every tribal festival is celebrated with pomp and gaiety, adorned with rich and colorful traditional attires. The most vibrant being the 'Hornbill Festival' where the songs of the ancient Nagas echo and its music reverberates in the true spirit of the tribal men.

What language is spoken in Nagaland?

In 1967, the Nagaland Assembly proclaimed Indian English as the official language of Nagaland and it is the medium for education in Nagaland. Other than English, Nagamese, a creole language based on Assamese, is widely spoken.

What is famous food of Nagaland?

Dishes like Zutho, Bamboo shoot, Bushmeat, Hinkejvu, Samathu, Fish in Bamboo, Akini, Aikibeye, Black Sticky rice pudding and Axone are the most popular foods of Nagaland.

Are foreigners allowed in Nagaland?

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Is Nagaland food spicy?

Naga food tends to be spicy and there are several different varieties of chillies in Nagaland. The most notable being Naga Morich and Bhut jolokia. The ginger used in the Naga cuisine is spicy, aromatic and is different from the common ginger. Garlic and ginger leaves are also used in cooking meat dishes.

What is the culture of Nagaland?

NAGALAND is a land of festivals. All the tribes celebrate their distinct seasonal festivals with a pageantry of colour and a feast of music. Nagaland has a rich linguistic tradition with as many languages as there are tribes, each exclusive to itself.

How marriage is done in Nagaland?

The Naga tribes follow the exogamous principle in marriage. Persons of the same clan do not inter-marry and any kind of sexual relations between them is strictly forbidden. The only exception are the Konyak chiefs who are considered so sacrosanct that their principal wife must be a woman of the same clan


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