One among the seven sisters states in North-east India, Nagaland presents amazing natural retreats to make you enjoy your vacation in a splendid way. Like most of the northeastern states of India, Nagaland is also a place where tribal communities thrive. The state is a home to as many as 16 tribes. There are several virgin lands of Nagaland that are still left for exploring which might have some more tribal groups to add up with the existing figure. Visit to any Naga city will open before your eyes the wonderful vistas that nature can offer you. The spellbound sceneries become more charming as you meet the benign and hospitable native people on the streets. Staying amidst such a lavish natural atmosphere is worth for those who want to take a break from their mundane tasks of life.
The largest and the most industrialized city of Nagaland is Dimapur. The name of the city is derived from a Naga term meaning, “city located near Great River”. Dimapur offers great shopping centers for handicrafts at marvelous spots for sightseeing at Chumukedima, Itankagi wildlife sanctuary and Governor’s camp, which is delightful for picnic, rafting, angling and camping.
The capital city of Nagaland Kohima is yet another beautiful city that is a famous tourist spot. Tourists, both national and international, will be amazed by the historical spectacles like monuments, museums and amazing villages. The city has gained special importance after the Second World War. Tourists can make their leisurely trip educational by visiting the war cemeteries, monuments at this city. The city also has State Museum, The Cathedral of Reconciliation and Zoological Park. Dzukou valley in Kohima is aesthetically high as it harbors some of the great cliffs, hills, brooks that offer a rewarding sight. The valley of Dzukou reaches the summit of its beauty in spring as scent of freshly blossomed flowers waft through the air. Other cities like Kiphire is attractive fro tourist and especially trekkers as they get clear view of Saramati Peak and can explore Cave at Mimi. The cities of Longleng and Peren have great tourist villages and mountain peaks.
Adventure is Nagaland never stops as the place is still covered with lot of forested trails unlike the rest of the places in India, where the booming industrialization is eroding away vegetation. The teeming flora and fauna at Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary and Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary are adventure lover’s delight. The archetypal hills and mountains of Nagaland offer great trekking routes and traveling through these tracks is a sheer fun for the trekkers. Japfu Peak and Dzukou Valley in Kohima are two great trekking routes in Nagaland.