Nagaland Tourist Places Or Places to Visit in Nagaland
Nagaland, the vibrant land of blue-hued mountains and emerald expanses is predominantly inhabited by the Naga tribals. The intriguing world of Nagas is soaked in ancient rituals and ceremonies; their passion for music, dance and pageantry is legendary. They also have a rich tradition of arts and crafts. The lush jungles of the State are home to a rich variety of flora and fauna. Nagaland is well situated for various adventure sports.
This historical hill station nestles at a height of about 1500 metres ad is one of the prettiest places in the North East. During the World War II, the rampaging Japanese troops were halted here and forced to retreat.
The memorial commemorates brave soldiers and warriors who laid their lives fighting the Japanese during the World War II. It is embellished by two tall crosses against the backdrop of seasonal roses and lush grass.
Nagaland State Museum
It is housed in ancestral weaponry and provides an insight into the Naga culture, traditions and history. The exquisitely carved gateposts, status pillars, statues and Naga costumes and jewellery are main exhibits.
It is located at the Aradura hill and is one of the biggest cathedrals of the North-East and houses the biggest wooden cross in the country.
Rare animals, birds and flora of Nagaland can be seen here. The main attraction is the endangered Blythe’s Tragopan pheasant and the golden langurs.
It is said to be the second biggest village in entire Asia. According to a Naga Legend, the present day Kohima was founded here. At the entrance are exquisitely carved ceremonial gates, with the scimitar of horns of mithun (Bos Frontalis), symbolising bravery and valour.
Nagaland Tourist Places
Khonoma Village (20km)
The village endowed with splendid scenic beauty and ecological diversity was earlier known for its fighting prowess. On the way to the village are memorial stones commemorating ‘Feasts of Merit’ and the intricate system of bamboo pipes, through which water is supplied. Traditionally carved ceremonial gate of the village relates the story of British infiltration into Naga Hills. The Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS) were established to conserve the endangered Blyth’s Tragopan pheasant and other wildlife and rare species of plants in its natural habitat.