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Places To Visit In Nagaland- Pickyoutrail’s Top Picks

By Shanmugam - May 28, 2020
Places to visit in Nagaland

Located in the northeastern part of India, Nagaland is a beautiful state of India which encompasses the ancient British Indian culture as can be seen in the architecture and the lifestyle of the people there. is known for its numerous mountains, waterfalls and lush green forest area where you can go on an adventurous trek and listen to the sound of the gushing waterfall as you relax and chill. The place is also known for its unique culture as many people visit Nagaland to enjoy the culture and climate! Well, Nagaland caters to people across generations as it also has many historical forts and churches that stand out uniquely in architecture and style and reflect vibes that are worth being a part of. There are indeed many places for exploration in Nagaland! So now let us look at the 8 places to visit in Nagaland.

Village in Nagaland
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Everything about Nagaland spells ‘different’. From their attires to colourful festival celebrations to distinct food choices. Nagaland is also a place of abundant beauty evident in its mystifying hills and valleys spread everywhere. These along with the distinct culture of Nagaland and its people give it an other-worldly look and feel. Has Nagaland never been on your visiting list? If it hasn’t or if it has, this blog will make you want to pack your bags and head to this lesser-known place right now. Have a look at these best places to visit in Nagaland.

Best Places To Visit In Nagaland

1. Kohima

The capital of Nagaland, Kohima is pure bliss for anyone who loves being amidst untouched nature. Kohima originally called Kewhira, located at a height of 1500 meters above sea level, deserves to be on the must-visit list of everyone. Kohima is covered by breath-taking mountains, adventurous treks, gushing waterfalls, majestic ridges, and lush green forests. Kohima is best known for adventure sports like trekking, hiking, and camping. When you visit Kohima don’t miss the Commonwealth War Cemetery. It holds more than 1400 soldier’s graves, who died fighting the Japanese invading India from Burma in World War 2. Other major attractions apart from  Kohima War Cemetery include the Japfu Peak,  Kohima State Museum, and Naga Heritage Village home to the Angami tribe.

Kohima, one of the 8 best places to visit in Nagaland
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2. Mokokchung

Mokokchung is one of the most beautiful towns with unique traditions and festivals. The liveliest district of Nagaland, Mokokchung is famous for the hospitality of the vibrant Ao tribe who calls this place their home. There are numerous mesmerizing hills and streams that will make you leave agape in amazement. Longkhum, Mokokchung Village and Park, Changtongya, Chuchuyimlang, Ungma village are few places which are there in the vicinity of Mokokchung

Unique festival in Mokokchung
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3. Mon

Located at an altitude of 897.64 m above sea level, Konyak Nagas tribes believe themselves to be the descendants of Mon. Mon is considered to be the most enthralling and mystifying town in the entire state of Nagaland, because of its rich tribal heritage and uphill location. The town is so fresh and colourful. It is one of the secluded towns that you find in Nagaland.  This untouched beauty makes you dream with your eyes wide open here. If you visit this town during your vacation, take a chance to visit the nearby attractions – Veda peak, Shangnyu Village, Longwa Village, Chui Village

Nagas tribe
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4. Wokha

If you are looking for scenic places in Nagaland, head straight to Wokha. Wokha is a small town yet a perfect gateway to escape from the hustle-bustle of the city life. The town offers a spectacular ariel view of entire Nagaland. The town is occupied by the Lotha tribe for several decades. As you reach Wokha, you will find the hills and lush green landscape, scores of plants bursting with multicoloured flowers, juicy and fresh fruits and freely flowing rivers enchanting with their beauty, making it livelier and prettier. There are few nearby must-see attractions such as Mount Tiyi, Doyang River, Totsu Cliff, Tehurang valley.

5. Khonoma Green Village

If you wish to witness the result of a sequenced and harmonious responsible living, then Khonoma Green Village in Nagaland is that place. Khonoma Green Village is tucked with fresh air, a peaceful atmosphere, lush green mountains, vast agriculture farms and an unspoiled environment. The village huts are made from natural and recycled resources by the  Angami tribe. These tribes live by making handlooms,  weaving and the majority do agriculture. This village is a living example of what a community with a combined effort can create. In this age of increasing climate change, visiting the village can make one more inspired to create such an environment for self and future generations back home.

Nagaland Heritage village, One of the 8 places to visit in Nagaland
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6. Benreu

Benreu in Peren district is an unexplored village with 15 per cent of its inhabitants being nature and wildlife. Located at a height of 1950 meters and sits across Mount Pauna, the third highest peak of Nagaland. Benreu is surrounded by few villages such as Peren, Mt.Pauna Tourist Village. Benreu is not just home of  Zeliang tribe, but also for some rare flora and fauna. Apart from exploring the simple village life of the Naga culture, get mesmerized by the quiet and beauty of nature out there for you.

7. Meluri

Located on the Mt. Saramati in Kiphire district, Meluri is a small and quaint village is home to the Pochury tribe, known for its exceptional hunting skills. This village is a must-visit place in Nagaland and it is well known for its fascinating rock formations. The village is famous for its homemade brine salt and cane furniture. If you are visiting this beautiful village in Nagaland don’t miss the Zanibu Peak that offers a magnificent view of Nagaland state and Mount Everest.
Must-see attractions- Dzudu Lake, Zanibu Peak, Shilloi Lake

8. Longleng

Longleng is an adventure seekers paradise on earth. If you are looking for best road trips and scenic rides, the 34 km journey offers scenic views and an adventurous ride to motorists. The district is very well connected and accessible from Changtongya. The village carries a mystic, era-old charm that adds to the beautiful natural scenes all around. Longleng is home of Phom Nagas and they are well known for pottery, bamboo work and spinning skills. You can buy artefacts that you can take back home as a memory. The district is celebrated for its age-old traditions and customs.if you are visiting this village, don’t miss Dikhu River a must-visit attraction close to Longleng

Nagaland is one of the most beautiful locations in India and should be experienced with your partner and loved ones. Book your Nagaland vacation package through Pickyourtrail to enjoy a hassle-free vacation.

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