Industrial Visit to one of the most colorful tribal state will be interesting, the main industrial attraction of Nagaland are Nagaland Pulp and Paper Company Limited, Mokokchung district, Pineapple Fibre Plant, Wokha, Citronella Oil Industries Mokokchung, Nagaland Sugar Mill Company Limited, Fruit and Vegetable Processing Plant and Mechanized Brick Plant ,Dimapur
The state is bounded by Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Assam in the North, Manipur is the South, Myanmar on the East and Assam in the West. Nagaland is a vibrant hill state that offers an incomparably rich traditional and cultural heritage. Nagaland is inhabited by 16 major tribes along with sub-tribes. Each of the 16 tribes and sub-tribes hasits own languages, customs and traditions. Nagaland is largely a mountainous, rich in flora and fauna. Very little is known of Naga history before the Burmese invasion of 1816 and the area’s inclusion into East India Company’s dominion.
Sights to See
Kohima,located at an altitude 1,444.12 m, is the state capital of Nagaland. Kohima is the land of the Angami Naga tribe and is so called because the British could not pronounce “kewhira” (the name of the village) which means “the land where all travellers are welcome”. Kohima was the first seat of modern administration as the headquarters of Naga Hills District (then under Assam) in 1879. The Battle of Kohimaduring World War II was a turning point in the Burma Campaign, when the Japanese failed to gain a foothold against the Allies in South-East Asia.
Japfu Peak ( 3048 m) is the second largest peak of Nagaland and is located 15 km from Kohima, boasts of having the tallest rhododendron measuring over 109fthigh and around 11 ft wide at the base. The tree is featured in the Guinness Book of World Records.Enroute to Japfü and Dzükou, for a true off the beaten track experience, one can take a look into some Southern Angami villages such as Jakhama, Kigwema, Viswema, and Phesama to get a taste of Naga culture. Also, the terrace fields carved out of the hills while passing through the National Highway 39 will make every trip worth the visit.
Khonoma Village, located 20 kms from Kohima, in the Dzuku Valley, is known for the valour, courage and the fighting ability of its people in the past.The Khonoma Nature Conservation TragopanSanctuary, spread over 25 sq km, conserves a large variety of rare species of plants and animal.
Dzukou Valley (30 km from Kohima), located at at an elevation of 2,483 m, provides a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape, and is trekkers paradise. It is believed that around 360 varieties of orchids grow on the hillsides and also rhododendrons and a good number of wild flowers, herbs and plants adorn the valley during the monsoon.
Dimapur, altitude 260 m, is the commercial hub of Nagaland. The town is connected by air, rail and National Highway No. 39 passes through the heart of the town. It is the ancient capital of the Kachari Kingdom, whose rule existed before 13th century AD.
North East Zone Cultural Centre Museum is an interesting place for tourists desiring to know the various cultural heritages of the North eastern people.Chumukedima, the first headquarters of the then Naga Hills district of Assam during the British rule.
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ItangkiWillife Sanctuary is around 37 km from Dimapur where one can see of some of the endangered species of birds and animals. Accommodation at Dimapur: Tourist Lodge, Tel: 03862 226355, Hotel Saramati, Tel: 03862234761
Other attarcations in the district: The villages, caves, stones and geysers of Mimi and Salumi, Sukhayap Cliff, Wawade Waterfall, Yimgphi Village, Stone monolith of Siphi, Mihki, the river of Salt, Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary and International Trade Centre at Mimi.
MOKOKCHUNG, altitude 1325.08 m,is home of the Ao tribes and is located at 162 km from Kohima, 102 km from Mariani (Assam) and accessible from all the points by bus and taxi. Place to see in Mokokchung are
Langpangkong Cave where the Ahom king is believed to have taken shelter when he fled from Sibsagar (Assam),
Wokha, altitude 1,313.69,located mid-way between Kohima and Mokongchung (80 km), is inhabited by the Lotha Tribes who are known for their colourful dances and songs. Places to see in and around Wohkha include:
Mount Tiyi believed by all Nagas of being the abode of the departed souls and Liphanyan Governor’s Camp, an ideal places for river rafting and angling. Accommodation: contact the tour operators or Nagaland Tourism for booking.
Naganimora and Veda Peak.
Tuensang, altitude 1,371.60 mts, located at 269 km from Kohima, is inhabited by six different tribes of the state namely the Changs,Yimchungers, Khiamniungans, Sangtams, Phoms and Semas. Longtrokand
Kiphere are places of worth visiting.
Zunheboto,altitude 1,874.22, located 150 km from Kohima and 70 km from Mokokchung, is home to the Serna tribe of Nagaland. Places to see and around the district are the Satoi Range and the Ghosu Bird Sanctuary.
Phek, altitude 1,524 m, is located at 145 km from Kohima, is inhabited by the Chakhesang and the Pochury tribes. Places of tourist interest are Khezakenoma Village,
Shilloi Lake in the shape of a foot print, and Pfutsero/Glory Peak, with an altitude of 2,600 m in Paktai range, is popularly known for the view it provides of Mount Everest in the west and the highest mountain in Nagaland Mount Saramati in the east. Dzuku Lake and Zanbu peak for trekkers and nature lovers. Accommodation: contact the tour operators or Nagaland Tourism for booking.