Nagaland In India 10 Top Places To Visit

The top 10 places to visit in Nagaland are Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Khonoma, Dzukou valley, Dzuleke, Wokha, Mon district, Doyang River, and Shilloi Lake. Nagaland is the northeast state in India. Nagaland has a total of 15 districts. The state capital of Nagaland is Kohima.

Nagaland is sharing the border with Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Myanmar. It is the land of tribe, festival, and culture. Nagaland is famous because of its natural beauty, different tribes, festivals, traditions, and rituals. Nagaland is also called the Switzerland of the East.

Top Places To Visit In Nagaland

Dimapur – Largest City in Nagaland of India

Dimapur is the district place and largest city in the Nagaland state of India. It is the commercial center of Nagaland located at an elevation of 145 meters from sea level. Dimapur is situated on the banks of River Dhanasiri. Dimapur is famous for its craftwork.  It is also known as the “City of River People”. It is the ancient capital of the Kachari tribe. The places to visit in Dimapur are Kachari Ruine, Nagaland Zoological Park, and Green Park.  The weather/ temperature of Dimapur is 24 Degree Celsius. The nearest railway station is Dimapur itself on Lumding – Dibrugarh route.  Dimapur has an airport. The distance between Dimapur and   Kohima is around 70 km. There are many direct and connecting flights from Mumbai to Dimapur.

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Kohima – Capital City Of Nagaland

Kohima is the capital city of Nagaland state of India. It is a district place located at an elevation of 144 meters from sea level on the Naga Hills. It is the second-largest city in Nagaland. Kohima is famous for Commonwealth War Cemetery –  the final resting place of soldiers who devoted their lives during world war II.  Kohima is the Land Of Angami Naga Tribes. It is also called “Kewhira” which means the land of Kewhi flowers. The distance between Dimapur and Kohima is 48 km. The nearest airport to Kohima is Dimapur airport at a distance of 74 km. The temperature of Kohima is 22 Degree Celsius and the humidity is 65 %.

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Mokokchung – The Land of Pioneers

Mokokchung is a Municipality and district in the Nagaland state of India. Mokokchung is famous for the art and culture of Nagaland. Mokokchung is known as the Intellectual and Cultural capital of Nagaland. It is located at 1325 meters from sea level. It is land od AO Nagas. The meaning of Mokokchung is an unwilling group of people. The distance between Mokokchung and Kohima is 148 km. The temperature of Mokokchung is 21 Degree Celsius. The best places to visit in Mokokchung are Longkhum, Ungma Village, Langpangkong caves, Baptist Mother Church, Town Park, Dikhu River, and Molung Village.

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Khonoma – India’s First Green Village

Khonoma is a village in Nagaland state of India located at a distance of 20 km from Kohima. It is India’s first green village. Kohima is famous for its forest and unique form of agriculture. It has terraced cultivation on the slopes to the steep rugged hillside. It is the land of the Anagami Naga Tribes. It is located at an elevation of 1621 meters. It is one of the most beautiful villages in India. The distance between Khonoma and Dzuleke Is 21 km. The Khonoma Gate is a wooden gate constructed in 1950. The circular tribal symbol on the Khonoma Gate is considered as guarding eyes. The Kohima fort is an attraction for tourists in Kohima.

Dzukou Valley – Trekker’s Paradise 

Dzukou valley is a valley located at the borders of Nagaland and Manipur states of India. The valley is a paradise for trekkers and wanderers. It is located at an elevation of 2452 meters from sea level. The valley is famous for its variety of flowers in all seasons. The most famous Dzuko Lily is found in this valley only. The best time to visit Dzuko valley is July to September as flowers are in bloom. To reach the Dzukou valley you have to complete the trek of 6 km from sheikakie to Dzukou valley. The time requires to cover this distance is 3 to 4 hours by foot. The distance between Dzukou valley and Kohima is 24 km. There is heavy snowfall during the winter season.

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Dzuleke – Hidden Beauty of Nagaland

Dzuleke is village in Kohima district of Nagaland, India. The village is named after the River Dzuleke. It is the hidden beauty of Nagaland. The total population of Dzuleke village is 156. The village is located 10 km from Khonoma and 40 km from Kohima. Dzuleke is an ideal place for camping. The majority of the tourist prefers to stay in camp while in Dzuleke.

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Wokha – Village of Folk Dance and Songs

Wokha is a town in the Nagaland state of India. It is a district place located at an elevation of 1313 meters. The distance between Wokha and Kohima is 75 km. Wokha is inhabited by the Lotha Naga.  Wokha is famous for handmade shawls. The tourist attractions in Wokha are Mount Tiyi, Totsu Cliff, and Doyang River.  The temperature of Wokha is 25 Degree Celsius. It is famous for beautiful mountains, flowing rivers, and local folk dances and songs. The total geographical area of Wokha is 1628 square meters.

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Mon District

Mon is a district place in Nagaland of India. Mon district is home of Konyak Nagas. They celebrate the colorful festivals of Aoling in the month of April every year. The distance of Mon from Dimapur is 267 km by road. The total area of the Mon district is 1786 km square.

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Doyang River

Doyang River is a river in the northeast state of Nagaland in India. It originated from the Japfu range of hills near Mao in Manipur state and runs towards the Kohima district. It is one of the largest rivers in Nagaland. The length of the Doyang river is nearly 167 km. The Doyang dam was built on the river in 2000 for a hydroelectric project. 

Shilloi Lake

Shilloi lake is a natural lake in Lutsam village of Phek district of Nagaland state of India. It is one of the largest lakes in Nagaland. It is a natural lake surrounded by pine forests and interesting landscapes. The actual name of the Shilloi lake is Lutsam Lake. The length of the lake is 450 meters and the depth is 4 meters. The best time to visit Shilloi lake is from November to April. The shape of the lake is like a human footprint. The Shilloi Lake story is that baby was found floating in the middle of the lake with pair of hands bobbing it slowly.

I hope this article will be useful to you for planning a trip to Nagaland.

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