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Nagaland Tourist Places

Nagaland, the hilly region in the northeast of India, makes an amazing tourist destination with its majestic hills and breathtaking valleys. It blends perfectly with every tourist’s expectations – the serene atmosphere makes you unwind and relax; the exquisite landscapes and beautiful sunrise and sunsets elevate your spirits to a different plane; and the hilly region makes it a perfect place for adventurous activities like trekking, jungle camping and rock climbing. Enjoy oneness with nature or enjoy adrenaline flow in Nagaland, the dream destination. Here are the top 7 destinations in Nagaland.

1. Kohima

kohimaKohima, the capital of Nagaland, is one of the leading attractions in the state. Located at a height of 1500 m above sea level, Kohima has picturesque views to offer. Trekkers will love the place as there is enormous scope for trekking and camping. Here are the top destinations in Kohima. Image Credits @ Nisa

  • Japfu Peak
  • Dzukou Valley
  • Shilloi Lake
  • State Museum
  • World War II Cemetery
  • Heritage Museum and Crafts Centre
  • Khonoma Village
  • Kisama Heritage Village
  • Kohima Zoo
  • Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kohima Cathedral

2. Dimapur

dimapurDimapur 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. Image Credits @ Rita Willaert

  • Kachari Ruins
  • Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Dimapur Zoological Park
  • Green Park
  • Rangapahar Reserve Forest
  • Diezephe Craft Village
  • Medziphema
  • Handloom and Handicrafts Emporium
  • Dimapur Ao Baptist Church

3. Mokokchung

mokokchungMokokchung, 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. Image Credits @ Howard Koons

  • Changkikong Range
  • Langpangkong Caves
  • Fusen Kei and Mongzu Ki Caves
  • Changtongya
  • Mokokchung Village
  • Longkhum Village
  • Longritzu Lenden Valley
  • Tangkum Marok Spring
  • Mokokchung District Museum
  • Mokokchung Park

4. Wokha

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
  • Totsu Cliff
  • Totsu Wozhu Lake
  • Liphanyan Governor’s Camp

5. Mon

monSituated 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. Image Credits @ Rita Willaert

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

6. Phek

phekRich 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. Image Credits @ vinyuhu kesiezie

  • Zanibu Peak
  • Dzudu Lake
  • Pfutsero
  • Peripheries of Pfutsero Town
  • Shilloi Lake
  • Lodiri / Rhododendron Trek
  • Khezakenoma Village
  • Chakesang Cultural Research Institute

7. Kiphire

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
  • Sukhayap Rock Cliff
  • Yingphi
  • Twin Stones
  • Siphi
  • Mihki – River of Salt

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.

Refrences:

http://www.transindiatravels.com/nagaland/tourist-places-to-visit-in-nagaland/

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