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Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Nagaland is one of the many states which have not yet been explored by many tourists. It is one of the most vibrant states in the North East. Nagaland is inhabited by almost sixteen tribes, each with its own cultures and ethos.
There are a couple of cities worth visiting. Among them Dimapur is the largest and the economic hub of the entire state. Another important town is Kohima, known for its green hills and the famous World War 2 Cemetery, which is one of the major tourist attractions in Nagaland.
Tourists can also visit Kiphire, which is home to the Saramati peak, the highest in Nagaland, the Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, caves at Salomi and Mimi and Sukhayap also called as the Lover’s Paradise.
Other vital tourist destinations include Mokokchung, famous for caves of Fusen Kei and Mongsu Kei, Longritzu Lenden and Tangkum Marok which are springs Chuchuyimlang, the festival village of the Ao tribes.
Nagaland is also famous festivals held to showcase its rich and vibrant cultural heritage. Most prominent among these festivals is the Hornbill Festival, the Festival of Ao and the Angami Festival. All these festivals are a tourists’ delight.
Nagaland is an adventure tourists’ delight. There are numerous trekking routes and trekkers can enjoy the nature at its best. Most important trekking routes are the Japfu Peak in Kohima and the Dzukou Valley. Shopping in Nagaland is fun. The indigenous handicraft items, which include bamboo works, wood carvings and pottery, are hugely popular among tourists. 
To reach Nagaland, one has to reach Dimapur which is well connected to Guwahati by road and rail. Dimapur has a wide variety of budget hotels and tourist lodges and accommodation is cheap although Indian citizens require an Inner Line Permit to visit the state. The most suitable period for travelling is between the months of September and April.    

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