THRILLING NAGALAND

 
Nagalandor Wild East isa land engulfed in mystery,occupied by vibrant people zealously guarding their culture-dancers,warriors,head-hunters; mountains,valleys,forests-all these form the portrait of Nagaland the moment the word is uttered. Kohima is the land of the Angami Naga tribe;it’sthe hilly capital of India’s northeastern border state of Nagaland. The great Indian Hornbill is one of the most famous birds found in the state. Each of the 16 odd tribes and sub-tribes that dwell in this exotic hill State can easily be distinguished by the colourful and intricately designed costumes,jewellery and beads that they adorn. The present generation of Nagas have ventured into fashion designing in a big way,reproducing fabrics that represent the ancestral motifs blended with modern appeal. Indeed, it is a beautiful mix of the past with the present,a paradise for those who are into fashion designing. The world famous Hornbill Festival is celebrated here at the month of December. This is an affluent fashion station of the East. If one is looking for a quiet gateway,from the hustle and bustle of city life, it provides the right ambience; as life here is laidback and slow – providing a tension free life.
The major attractions here are:Hornbill Festival near Kohima, Wokha,Mokokchung, Tensang,Phek,Zunheboto, Dzukou Valley Trek etc.

Hornbill Festival

 

Hornbill Festival drawstons of tourists from all over the world each year to showcase its unique tribal culture, with its traditions and extravagance. Named after the beautiful hornbill, a globally respected bird that shows up in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes. This festival aims at sustaining, reviving, and protecting the richness of the Naga culture and heritage. This will definitely make all tourists feel right to be lost in the right direction as this festival brings together all the elements that make up Nagaland and its people. Events during the ten day festival, handicrafts bazaar, art & crafts exhibitions, music competitions, traditional & adventure sports, fashion extravaganzas, carnivals and night markets amongst dozens of other events.

 

Dzukou Valley

 

The rolling hills of Dzukou Valley,on the border of Nagaland and Manipur; are one of the highlights of India’s Northeast. It sits amongst the clouds,straddling the border of Nagaland and Manipur states in northeast India. The Valley is most famous for its multicolored carpets of flowers that bloom in summer, most notably the Dzukou Lily which is found only in the Valley. The Dzukou Valley Trek is by far the best-known trekking route in Nagaland. After completing the fascinating trek, above the valley remains a huge mountain hut – almost like a shed! . Behind the hut, there is a small cluster of oak and rhododendron forest. Beyond this, there are some steep hills – which really tempts one to climb for a better view. Half way up and any signs of tracks disappear and one is just left with fighting endless bamboo thickets.

 

Wokha

 

Wild rustic,and ecstatic, Wokha in the mid part in Nagaland is home ground to the largest tribes in Nagaland – The Lothas. A district of river and hills like Mount Tiyi and Totsu Cliff,evidently it remains thronged with trekkers from different corners of the world. Wokha is mainly filled with beautiful mountain ranges and rivers and is known for their vibrant dances and folk songs. Some major amazing attractions to visit are like Liphanyan Governor’s camp, Water pool, Tehurang Valley, Baghty Valley and Vankhosung town etc.