It is a canvas of various tribes, natural beauty and colorful lifestyle. It is inhabited by the major 16 tribes which have different languages but follow similar dress codes and laws. Naga people are very much respectful to the mother nature and take in pride in their identity and cultural laws. These tribal warriors are widely known for their hand skills, head-hunting rituals and loyalty towards their society. Travellers will find the male natives in their traditional attire of colorful shawls and head gears made of feathers and wild boar’s canine teeth.
Kohima is well developed capital of Nagaland and famed for the Hornbill festival that takes place in December. Other than Kohima, Dimapur (commercial centre), Wokha and Tuensang are some cities where you will find cultural centers, markets and many options of entertainment. Nagaland seems unimaginable through the mountains of Japfu, Dzukou Valley, Shilloi Lake, small huts of Touphema Village, World War II Museum and many more. The climate here is generally pleasant but it is advised to avoid travel during monsoons from May to September. The food of Nagas is primarily non-vegetarian and wild with dogs, beef, chicken, elephants, cats, snails and even spiders. The tattooed hunters ravish whatever the nature offers and turn it into a delicious cuisine.
Festival spirit of the Hornbill festival brings all the communities together for ten days and hosts number of competitions like Naga Wrestling, Naga king chilli eating contests, archery and musical concerts. People also sell their artistic works done on metals, woods and also herbal medicines. Nagaland is a place of year round festivals like Christmas, New Year, Moatsu Festival and many other.
These jolly souls and vibrant cultures of Nagaland attract tourists from all over the world which peaks up the tourism and retains the old cultures. So what are you waiting for? Plan your itinerary now and experience the best of wilderness in Nagaland.