Blessed with a salubrious climate, famous for its
distinctive cultural pattern and its evergreen scenic beauty, extend the tourists a cordial invitation to visit Manipur. Relatively new to tourism, the people
are curious, warm, informal and open to visitors. One willnever feel alone when visiting villages in Nagaland. There are there are Home Stay, tourist lodges,
cultural programs, adventure activities and other attractions in almost every location in the state. However, what really placed Nagaland on the tourist map
is the fascinating tribal Hornbill Festival (first week of December) and Moatsu Festival (first week of May). The undulating state of Nagaland is extremely
charming and lovingly beautiful. As many as sixteen major tribes with their own festivals are habitant of the state. The major tribes of the state are Angami,
Ao, Chakhesang, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchunger, Kuki, Chang, Dimasa Kachari, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Lotha, and Zeliang. The Konyaks, Angamis,
Aos, Lothas, and Sumis are the largest Naga tribes; there are several smaller tribes as well.
If you are the victim of momotonous lifestyle then Nagaland tour is for you. Major rivers of the state are Dhansiri, Doyang, Dikhu, Milak, Zungki and Tizu. For tourist one requires entry formalities which includes Inner line permit for Indian visitors and Restricted Area Permit for Foreigners.Mt. Pauna Tourist Village and Mt. Pauna (the third highest peak of Nagaland) are special attraction for the tourist.Festivals of Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Zemi, Sumi and the fanmous Hornbill are the major attraction of the state.The state has two wildlife sanctuary Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary and Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary.
Nagaland hills are archetypal ones where trekking and campaigning will be absolute fun. One can enjoy trekking from the month of November to March Japfu Peak & Dzukou Valley is a trekkers delight. Wildflowers and rhododendrons are other attraction among the flora and fauna of the state. The state capital is Kohima and the largest city is Dimapur. Nagaland is bordered by the state of Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam to the north, Burma to the east and Manipur to the south. The state is mostly mountainous except those areas bordering Assam valley. Mount Saramati is the highest peak with a height of 3840 metres and its range forms a natural barrier between Nagaland and Burma. Major rivers are Doyang, Diphu and Barak. The major urban areas of Nagaland are Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Wokha, Mon, Zunheboto, Longleng and Kiphire.The state is known in India as the land of festivals.Diversity of people and tribes, each with their own culture and heritage, creates a yearlong atmosphere of celebrations. State celebrates all the Christian festivities and traditional tribe-related festivals.
Only Hornbill Festival includes Traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition and sale of arts and crafts, food stalls, herbal medicine stalls, shows and sales, cultural medley – songs and dances, fashion shows, beauty contest, traditional archery, naga wrestling, indigenous games and musical concerts. Additional attractions include the Konyak fire eating demonstration, pork-fat eating competitions, Hornbill Literature Festival (including the Hutton Lectures), Hornbill Global Film Fest, Hornbill Ball, Choral Panorama, North East India Drum Ensemble, Naga king chilli eating competition, Hornbill National Rock Contest, Hornbill International Motor Rally and WW-II Vintage Car Rally.
Airways - Dimapur airport (DMU) is nearly 8 kilometers from Dimapur and 70 kilometers from Kohima. It is the only
airport in Nagaland and is liked by flight with services to Kolkata, West Bengal and Dibrugarh, Assam. Dimapur airport (DMU), is 7 kilometres from Dimapur and
70 kilometers from Kohima. It is the lone airport in Nagaland with scheduled commercial services to Kolkata and Dibrugarh.
Railways - The important railhead in Nagaland India is Dimapur on the North Eastern Railway Track. National Highway Number 61 connects Kohima, Wokha, Tseminyu, Wokha, Mokokchung, Changtongya, Tuli. National Highway Number 29 connects Dimapur - Kohima - Mao - Imphal, National Highway Number 36 connects Dimapur - Doboka - Nagaon and National Highway Number 150 connects Kohima - Jessami via Chakhabama - Pfutsero and National Highway Number 155 connects Mokukchung - Jessami via Tuesang - Kiphire.
Roadways – The towns and villages of Nagaland India are connected by the Nagaland State Transport Association. You can travel by buses which are frequent from Dimapur to Guwahati, Shillong, Mokokchung. Road is the backbone of Nagaland's transportation network. The state also has over 15,000 kilometers of surfaced roads.