Nagaland or the land of festivals is also the State which observes a rich heritage of diverse cultures and tribes. This North-Eastern State of India borders Myanmar and Kohima is the capital of the State. One of the main reasons behind the rich history of this place is because of the battles this region saw during the Second World War. In the year 1963, the State received a formal Statehood from the government of India and since then it has been one of the preferred destinations due to its rich flora and fauna.
Language and Culture:
The diverse range of tribes means that they practice their rituals which lead to a diverse culture in the State. While English is the official language of this State, there is a significant population that is comfortable in the Assamese and they also use the Nagamese language among some people. While the culture varies from one part of the State to another, the folk music and dance are popularly known for Nagaland. Zeliang Dance, Fly Dance, and Cock Dance are some of the special dancing skills that are displayed by the Nagaland style of dancing. The State has a unique cuisine which is marked by some rare food such as fermented dry fish, bamboo shoots, and Aikibeye.
Popular Attractions in the State:
If it is possible, try to schedule your visit in time for the famous Hornbill festival in Nagaland which is usually held in December. This is mostly held in the villages of Kisama and Khonama and this is the best reflection of the 16 tribes that are majorly found in Nagaland. You can experience the panoramic beauty of the Triple Falls and the mountainous terrain of the State make for some breath-taking views in the course of your travel. People also pay a visit to the Kachari ruins and those interested in history do not miss out on the Nagaland State museum. Tourists have also taken a keen interest to visit the Ntangki National Park during their travel. The Dzukou Valley Trek and the Shilloi Lake are some of the other major attractions in the State. For the religious and spiritual traveler, there are plenty of beautiful churches in Nagaland with Mary Help of Christians Cathedral in Kohima being one of the most famous ones. For some of the most amazing things to get from Nagaland, get the items such as jewelry, baskets, shawl, beadwork, etc.
The State of Nagaland enjoys good connectivity by air, rail, and bus services. The airport is located around 68km from Kohima and the distance of the railway station at Dimapur is 74km. One could also fly to Imphal and then reach Kohima in about 4 hours. Good roads make bus services potent as well.
Best Time to Visit:
It is best to avoid the monsoon season since the monsoon season in Nagaland is marked by heavy rainfall. Even the summer months are pleasant in Nagaland due to the altitude and the winter months are the favorite time for the tourists to visit this place.
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