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Nagaland

In Nagaland you can encounter as many as sixteen major tribes. Each attired in awe-inspiring ceremonial regalia in vibrant colours with emblazoned ancestral motifs. The Nagas have a fancy for costumes which shows itself in the mushrooming of fashion designing organizations which blend the traditional with the modern. Customs, festivals, folklore, music and robust dances create a vibrant atmosphere.

General Information

  • Latitudes : 25°6' and 27°4' North
  • Longitudes : 93°20' E and 95°15' E.
  • Area : 16,579 square kilometers 
  • Capital : Kohima
  • Temperature : 21° to 40° C in summer & below 4° C in winter
  • Rainfall : 250 centimeter and above
  • ISO abbreviation : IN NL
  • Districts : 11
  • Population : 1,988,636 
  • Density : 120 /  square kilometers
  • Official Language : English
  • Sex Ratio : 978 Females per ‘000 Males
  • Female Population : 934659
  • Literacy Rate : 56.94%
  • Nearest Railway Station : Dimapur
  • Nearest Airport : Dimapur, Guwahati
  • Major Towns : Dimapur,  Mokokchung, Tuensang, Wokha, Mon, Zunheboto
  • Rivers : Doyang, Dhiku, Barak and Chindwin
  • Snow Fall : Frost at higher altitude
  • Major Crops : rice, millets, pulses, tobacco, oilseeds,  sugarcane, potatoes, corn,  and fibres
  • Major Peaks : Mount Saramati (3,840 meters / 12599 feet)
  • Major Minerals : Lime Stone, Marble & Decorative Stone, Petroleum & Natural Gas, Nickle, Cobalt, Chromium, Basalt, Chert, Dunite, Gabbro, Granodiorite, Serpentine, Spilite, Pyroxenite, Quartzite
  • Major Tribes : Sumi, Lothas, Angami, Ao, Kuki, Chakhesang , Chang, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Phom, Pochury, Rongmei, Rengma, Sangtam, Yimchungru, Zeliang

Places to See in Nagaland

  • Dimapur
  • Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland
  • Kiphire
  • Longleng
  • Peren
  • NAGA Heritage Village (kisama) Kohima
  • Mokochung
  • Mon
  • Phek

Adventure Activities in Nagaland

  • Trekking: Dzukou Valley - Mokokchung - Pungro - Mount Tiyi - Satoi Range - Mount Totsu - Japfu Peak

Festivals and Fairs of Nagaland

  • Sekrenyi Festival (February)
  • The Aoleang Monyu festival (April)
  • Moatsu Festival (May)
  • Tuluni Festival (July)
  • Yemshe Festival (October)
  • Hornbill Festival (December)

Wildlife of Nagaland

  • Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary (Near Mayanmar border)
  • Itanki Wildlife Sanctuary (Peren)

Pilgrimage / Places of worship in Nagaland

  • Catholic Cathedral (Kohima)

Heritage in Nagaland

  • Dimapur Ruins (Dimapur)
  • Memorials of Mr. G.H. Damout, Major Cook and Subedar Nurbir Sahi (Khonoma)
  • Stone Cairn to the memory of Mr. Damut (Kohima)
  • Lt. H.Forbe's Grave (Suchima)

Art and Craft of Nagaland

  • Bamboo Work
  • Wood Carving
  • Pottery
  • Blacksmith Spinning

Dance and Music of Nagaland

  • Zeliang Dance
  • Zemis Dance
  • Heliamelu
  • Hekialeu

Cuisine of Nagaland

  • Fish Fried Rice
  • Dal and Eggs
  • Poak
  • Galho
  • Hornet Bee
  • Noodles soup

Connectivity of Nagaland

  • By Air: The state has its airport in Dimapur, which is regularly serviced by major airlines.
  • By Rail: The major railhead in the state is Dimapur, which is linked to Guwahati, the gateway to the northeastern India.
  • By Road: A good road network covers the state. The state capital Kohima is linked to Shillong and Guwahati, which are important cities in north-eastern India.

Important Information

STD Code: Dimapur 03862, Kohima 0370, Mon 03869, Tuensang 03861, Mokochang - 0364, Pher - 03865

Summer: March to may
Monsoon: June to September
Winter: October to February

Main Languages : Naga, Nagamese, English, Ao, Tenyidie

Address

G-0315, City Centre, Uttorayon
P.O. Matigara, Siliguri, Darjeeling
West Bengal, India - 734010

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