“Land of Festivals”
October to February
With scenic landscapes, lush greenery and lovely views of the sunset and sunrise to enjoy, Nagaland is that place from where tourists can carry back home memorable experiences.
A little bit more about it...
Nagaland is a land of folklore passed down the generations, it is bounded by Assam in the north and west, by Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh in the east and Manipur in the south. Here, music is an integral part of life; folk songs eulogising ancestors, the brave deeds of warriors and traditional heroes; poetic love songs immortalising ancient tragic love stories. Occupied by humble people with a majority of them being agriculturists, it is a land renowned for many beautiful things ranging from its lovely nature to interesting history and rich flora and fauna to the wonderful culture followed by the lovely locals.
Nagaland, a land of folklore passed down the generations has always been associated with the ghost pepper, locally known as bhut jolokia which was rated as the hottest peppers as per Guinness World Records in 2007. Music and food is an integral part of every Naga village where one can experience one of the rarest cuisines as well as folklores. Over the years, the State has gained popularity and significant number of tourists owing to its 10 days Hornbill festival held every year since 2000.
Our carefully planned Itineraries
Duration: 11 Nights & 12 Days
Places Covered: Dibrugarh – Mon – Mokukchung – Tuophema – Kohima – Khonoma
DAY 1: DIBRUGARH
On arrival our tour representative will pick up from Dibrughar airport and check into your hotel. In the evening go for a walk on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. Overnight stay at a hotel.
DAY 2: DIBRUGARH – MON
Morning after breakfast transfer to a district in Nagaland – Mon is the home town of the Konyak Nagas who were once feared head hunters, but are today known for their facial tattoos, as also for their wood carving and gun making skills. Overnight stay in Mon.
DAY 3: MON
After breakfast today we take you to visit Lungwa village which shares its boundary with Myanmar, the international boundary runs through the Anhg’s(chief)house. It is said that the Angh eats in Nagaland but sleeps in Myanmar. Overnight stay in Mon.
DAY 4: MON
Today we explore Chanmoho and Chulli villages where you can still find people with tattooed faces. The village has a plethora of traditional houses made with bamboo and thatched palm leaves. The locals are famous for their craftsmanship in not only bamboo and wood work but also in gum making. Overnight stay in Mon.
DAY 5: MON – MOKUKCHUNG
Morning after breakfast we drive you to Mokukchung which is the Ao Nagas. The district is dotted with many Ao villages, some of which will be visited. Overnight stay in Mokukchung
DAY 6: MOKUKCHUNG
In the first half of the day visit the village of Mopungchuket considered the cleanest village in all of Nagaland. Meandering thorough the flower laden paths walk to the tower of ‘Eteben’ where you will learn the story of the local Romeo and Juliet. Walk down a bit further to appreciate the brilliant wood carvings by a local artist.
Later in the second half of the day visit Ungma, the largest village of the Ao NAgas. Walking the narrow streets and by-lanes of this village will give you a brilliant opportunity to interact with the locals and observe the vibrant lifestyle of the Ao community. Overnight stay in Mokukchung.
DAY 7: MOKUKCHUNG – TUOPHEMA
Drive to Tuophema village, with en-route stopover at Longsa village where the Rengma tribe reside. In the evening enjoy a cultural show preformed by the Angami Naga. Overnight stay at Tuophema.
DAY 8: TUOPHEMA – KOHIMA
Today we transfer you to Kohima. On reaching the capital city of Nagaland, visit the State Museum which displays artifacts related to all the sixteen tribes.Evening is free for leisure to explore the city and local markets. Overnight stay in Kohima.
DAY 9: KOHIMA
In the morning throw a head around the Kohima market, probably the most interesting fresh market in all of North East. From here proceed to the Kisama Heritage village where one can see the traditional dormitories of the sixteen Naga tribes. Adjacent to the village in the World War II museum where the epic Battle of Kohima has been recreated. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kohima
DAY 10: KOHIMA – KHONOMA
Your first stop would be at the World War II cemetery, built to commemorate all the brave solders who laid down their life in the 1944 battle of Kohima. From here proceed to Khonoma village – the stronghold of the Angami tribe. Walk around this picturesque village to acquaint yourself with its historic past and interact with some of the basket weavers. Overnight stay in Khonoma
DAY 11: KHONOMA
Khonoma was the first village in Nagaland to ban logging and hunting, converting itself into a green village. In 1998 the villagers demarcated 70 sq.kms of the community forest as a reserved forest christening it the Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary. Undertake a trek to the sanctuary, enjoying its rich bird life. Overnight stay in Khonoma.
DAY 12: KHONOMA TO DIMAPUR AIRPORT
After breakfast we transfer you to Dimapur Airport for your onwards journey to your destination.
Duration: 7 Nights & 8 Days
Places Covered: Khonoma – Kohima – Mokokchung
DAY 1: DIMAPUR – DZULEKE
After pick-up from Dimapur Airport, drive to Khonoma Village (2 hours) which is an historic Angami Tribe village famous for two Angami-British wars fought during 1847 and 1879. The village feels very traditional with flowering areas, pomelo trees, squash gourd vines as well as megalith monuments. Overnight will at a village home-stay.
DAY 2: DZULEKE
Khonoma was the first village to ban hunting and logging, and turning into a green village. With the mission of ‘Green Khonoma”, the people of Khonoma have created a model village for eco and rural tourism in Nagaland which they are rightly proud of. A small nature sanctuary (Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary), managed by the village itself, is one of the few places where the Blyth’s Tragopan can be seen, a rare pheasant indigenous to the area. Undertake a trek to this sanctuary for good birdlife and peaceful nature, and trek to nearby villages.
DAY 3: DZULEKE – KOHIMA
After breakfast, leave for Kohima (1-2 hours) at a height of 1,444 meters. Spend the day visiting WW2 War Memorial, museum which display Naga heritage and culture , arts and crafts emporium and local markets. Overnight will be at a clean and comfortable budget hotel.
DAY 4, 5: KOHIMA
You’ll be proceeding to Kisama Heritage village which is the venue of the Hornbill Festival, to participate and witness the festival. In the afternoons, visit nearby tribal villages. Overnight will be at a clean and comfortable budget hotel.
DAY 6: KOHIMA – MOKOKCHUNG
After breakfast, drive to the hill-town of Mokokchung, (6 hours), home to the fascinating tribal Ao Nagas. En-route visit a village belonging to the Rengma Tribe where you’ll get to interact with them and visit their houses. Overnight will be at Mokokchung Tourist Lodge (basic).
DAY 7: MOKOKCHUNG
Spend the morning visiting the villages of Impur, Aliba and Mopungchuket. Witness the everyday life of the Ao Tribe and get to interact with them. Later in the afternoon, visit Ungma, the largest of all Ao Naga villages. Observe the traditional lifestyle of the people. Overnight will be at Mokokchung TourIst Lodge (basic).
DAY 8: MOKOKCHUNG – JORHAT
After early breakfast, drive to Jorhat Airport for a return flight (4-5 hours).