Nagaland, a vibrant hill state is located on the extreme northeastern end of India. The state is bounded by Myanmar in east, Assam in west, Arunanchal Pradesh and some parts of Assam in north and Manipur in south. Kohima is the capital and Dimapur is the largest city of Nagaland. Sprawling across the area of 16,579 km≤, the state is one of the smallest states of India. Born on 1st December 1963, the state is divided into 11 districts. Nagaland is a mountainous state with agriculture is the main occupation of the people of Nagaland. Mount Saramati is the highest peak of the state. Doyang and Diphu in the north, Barak in the southwest and Chindwin in the southeast are the major rivers of the state. Christianity is the main religion of Nagaland and about 90% people follow this religion. People of Nagaland speak 60 different dialects belonging to the Sino- Tibetan family of languages. Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Khiamniungan, Kuki etc are the main tribes of Nagaland. The state has a rich flora and fauna and about one sixth of the state is covered with forests. The state has largely monsoon climate with high humidity levels. Summers are not very scorching while the winters are chilly. One can visit any time at this beautiful state of India. So plan a trip to Nagaland where the peoples are lovers of fun and the life is a one long festival.
Places of Interest in Nagaland :
Nagaland sums up steep hills, rolling slopes of green carpeted valleys, fun loving exotic tribes, rich flora and fauna, palaces, churches and monasteries. There is so much to see on a trip to Nagaland. Some of the major tourist attractions of Nagaland are:
World War II Cemetery
Treasures of Nagaland:
One of the biggest tourist attraction in Ngaland is its tribes. There different customs, folklores and festivals re the main treasure of this state. There are 16 tribes that live in Ngaland and have their own unique customs, traditions and cultural heritage.
How to Reach Nagaland
By Air: Nagaland has its own domestic Airport at Dimpur, which is regularly serviced by major Airlines. Nagaland is linked with other major cities like Guwahati and Kolkata by air. Important destinations of Nagaland are also accessible from Dimapur.
By Rail: The railway network in the state is minimal. The major railhead in Nagaland is at Dimapur which is linked with Guwahati. Guwahati is a gateway that linked it to the other major north eastern states of India.
By Road: A good network of roads cover the state. The state capital is linked to Shilong and Guwahati which is the important cities in northeastern India. Other major cities of Nagaland are linked to Kohima by road.
Best time to visit Nagaland:The main thing that attract visitors towards Nagaland is its pleasant climate that remains there throughout the year. The best time to visit the state is from October to May. So plan a trip one can visit Nagaland throughout the year.
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