Located in extreme north-east of
India, the borders of Nagaland touch with
and Assam to
the north, Manipur
to its south, Assam
to its west and Myanmar to its east.
Climate condition :
Nagaland has somewhat monsoonal climate, and
have high humidity levels. From the month of June to October, temperature
varies around 16º C - 32º C, while from October to February it is
4º C - 24º C.
Best time to visit :
October - May
Thing to do
Plenty of hills, peaks and streams of Nagaland still boast of their
virginity. The heavy rainfall causes immense growth of vegetation, and are
covered with hundreds of species of orchids, and white and red rhododendron.
Involving oneself into nature walk, wildlife viewing in parks
and sanctuaries, and trekking in its valley like Dzukou Valley constitute a
perfect Eco vacation far from the multitude.
Places of Interests
Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, is surrounded
by the beautiful hills. Kohima war cemetery and state museum, beyond the
natural view of the beautiful peaks, are two of the the most popular
Dzukou valley :
Carpet of wild flowers spreading
throughout the Dzukou valley and many of its peaks and natural caves are
quite inviting for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts like trekkers.
Japfu Peak :
15 km south of Nagaland, Japfu peak is the
second highest peak of Nagaland. Famous for its natural beauty, the peak
gives trekkers the best possible trekking terrain to cherish. Exploring this
snow capped peaks are a great joy.
Intaki Wildlife Sanctuary :
Discovering the untouched
jungle of Intaki wildlife sanctuary and its wild inhabitants like Elephant,
Mithun, Sambhar, Barking Deer, Flying Squirrel, Tiger, Wild Dog, Sloth Bear
are full of wildlife wonder. Besides, the park is sole home to Hoolock
Baboon, the only Gibbon in India.
Eco attraction/Eco excursion
Still not very popular among tourist, Nagaland in its beautiful snowy hills
and peaks gives tourists a splendid escape from the clamour of the city. The
plenty of peaks and valleys like Japfu peak and Dzukou valley are heaven for
nature lovers. Pervading wild flowers everywhere serves as a sumptuous feast
to one's eye.
For adventurous enthusiasts willing to set out to try something exciting,
Dzukou valley and Japfu peaks offer them a not to be missed opportunity of
trekking. The snow capped Himalayan peaks are like paradise here at Dzukou
and Japfu. Besides, a walk into the famous wildlife sanctuary, Intaki
wildlife sanctuary open a diverse and immense wild world before wildlife
lovers. The sanctuary being the single home to hoolock baboon, the only
gibbon in India, also has wild animals like Elephant, Mithun, Sambhar,
Barking Deer, Flying Squirrel, Tiger, Wild Dog, Sloth Bears are its prme
As the state is inhabited by 16 Naga tribes and four non-Naga tribes living
mostly in villages, each of them has their own festivals. Witnessing the
diverse colour of their tradition, culture and lifestyle while being at
Nagaland is one of the most striking activities that will fascinate an avid
By Air :
Dimapur is the only airport, 74 km from Kohima,
which takes approx 3-4 hours drive. Dimapur is connected to Delhi and
Kolkata airport, where international as well as domestic tourists can land
off, and can catch flight for Dimapur. From Dimapur, one can either hire
taxi or can take bus to reach Kohima.
By Rail :
Dimapur, on the main line of north-eastern
frontier railway is the main railhead of Nagaland. From Dimapur, one can
reach easily to Kohima by taking 3-4 hours drive.
By Road :
By taking national highway 39 from Dimapur,
one can reach to Kohima. Hiring a taxi at Dimapur for Kohima could cost
between Rs. 400-500.
Japfu Ashok P.R Hills, Kohima (Nagaland), Ph: 91-370-222721-23
Tourist Lodge (Govt. Of Nagaland) New Minister's hill, Kohima, Ph:
Hotel Tragopan Dimapur Nagaland Circular Road, Dimapur (Nagaland)
Hotel City Tower Circular road, Dimapur (Nagaland)
Important Tourist Information Centre
Directorate Of Tourism Kohima (Nagaland), Ph: 91-370-222214, 2243124,