Home to around 16 tribes, the north-eastern state of Nagaland exudes old world charm. Until recently, these dauntless tribes practised head hunting - cutting off the heads of intruders and displaying them outside their houses.
The Hornbill Festival (Festival of Festivals) is held in the first week of December, which makes it an ideal time to experience the vibrant culture of this exotic land. From craft bazaar to indigenous games to music events, it promises a week-long celebration. Due to its picturesque landscapes - activities like jungle camping, trekking and rock climbing are quite popular in this place.
1. Dzukou Valley, a paradise full of breathtaking flora and fauna
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2. Hornbill bird - spirit of unity in diversity
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3. Khonoma village, India’s first Green Village
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4. Girls dressed in wrap around, Aoyimti village
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5. Mushroom doomed pillars, Kachari ruins of Dimapur
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6. Doyang Lake, an eco-tourism spot known for Amur falcons (travelling raptors)
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7. Tribal dance during the Hornbill Festival
8. Momos and tea - foodgasm guaranteed
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9. Member of the indigenous tribe
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How to reach Nagaland
By flight: Nearest Airport, Dimapur
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Author : Vijaylaxmi Thakur