Located at the northeast of India, Nagaland is a beautiful place which offers unending possibilities to explore nature varying from heritage villages to wildlife sanctuaries. The place is often referred to as the Switzerland of the East for its exquisitely picturesque landscapes, the vibrantly colorful sunrise and sunset, lush and verdant flora that moulds the beautiful nature into a breathtaking experience.
Nagaland treasures an overabundance of wild flora and fauna including some medicinal plants amid the lush and verdant sub-tropical and sub-alpine climate. Tourists are always fascinated by the awestruck natural beauty and the hospitality of the Nagas there.
Historically, the Nagas have always been brave warriors and they consider safety of their guests as utmost importance. There are 16 official Naga tribes and all of them are different in culture and traditions. These customs and traditions are further translated into festivals which revolve around their agricultural cycle. Songs and dances form the soul of these festivals through which their oral history has been passed down the generations.
The best time to visit Nagaland is between October and February, though it has pleasurable climate throughout the year. Nagaland can be visited as a holiday destination to witness unique heritage sites, rich wildlife, local festivals, delicious cuisines, beautiful handicrafts, cultural shopping, attractive places, attractions and more.
The must-visit places of Nagaland are few of the most exotic hill stations like Mokokchung, Mon, Kohima, Wokha, Tuensang to name a few. Pulie Badze Wildlife Sanctuary in Kohima is home to some rare and endangered species in Nagaland like Blyth’s Tragopan and Dark-Rumped Swift while National Parks like Ntangki National Park and Nagaland Zoological Park also exhibit a huge wildlife. Pulie Badze Wildlife Sanctuary has two important features i.e. Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak located side to side.
Historical sites like Mary Help of Christians Cathedral, Kachari Ruins, Langpangkong Caves, Totsu Cliff, Longwa Village, Twin Stones are few of the places of must-visit. Apart from wildlife destinations, another good reason to visit Nagaland is for its museums. They store age-old cultural legacy and a number of artifacts and remains of the times.