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State of India - Nagaland
 
QUICK FACTS Climate (Degree C.): Summer - Max: 31, Min: 16, Winter - Max: 24, Min: 4 | Best Season: October - May Languages Spoken:Nagamese, Local dialects, Hindi, English | Capital: Kohima

Overview:
High mountains, deep gorges, green valleys, twisty streams and exotic flora and fauna found in Nagaland give an idea about the physical features of the place. As far as tourist destinations are concerned, Nagaland is yet to be explored, Nagaland is entirely a remote terrain and the mesmerizing sceneries surrounding it makes Nagaland, an ideal destination for trekking, rock climbing and jungle camping.

Geography of Nagaland:
Lying at the extreme northeastern region of India, Nagaland shares its boundaries with Myanmar in the east, state of Assam in the west; Arunachal Pradesh and a part of Assam in the north and with Manipur in the south. This predominantly tribal state is blessed with great valleys, meandering streams, high mountains, deep gorges and a rich variety of flora and fauna.

History of Nagaland:
Not much is known about the present day Nagaland, including the origin of several large sandstone pillars at Dimapur. The history of Nagaland can be traced back to the year 1816, when Myanmar invaded Nagaland along with Assam. This rule continued till 1826 when British East India Company took control of Assam, they steadily expanded their domain over modern Nagaland. By 1892, all of modern Nagaland except the Tuensang area in the northeast was governed by the British. After the independence of India in 1947, the area remained a part of the province of Assam. But in the year 1957, the Naga Hills district of Assam and the Tuensang frontier were united in a single political entity that became a Union territory. In 1963, the Indian government agreed to make Nagaland a self-governing state within India.

Tourist Places of Nagaland:
Far away from the hustle and bustle of city life it is a world of natural wealth. The breathtaking beauty of the pristine land may at times leave you exhausted. The most important tourist places of Nagaland include Kohima. Dimapur & the Dzukou Valley - this picturesque valley bursts into a valley of flowers in the months of June and September. The tourist attractions not to be missed in Nagaland include World War II Cemetery, State Museum, the Catholic Cathedral, Japfu Peak and tribal villages of Nagas known for its traditions and cultural heritage as well as folklores and festivals.

Fairs & Festivals of Nagaland:
The Naga tribes are generally full of folklore. Nagaland is the home of some of the most colorful festivals. Singing, dancing and drinking of locally prepared rice beer mark the Naga festivals. Sekrenyi is a festival signifies the end of the agricultural cycle and lasts for 10 days. Konyak Aoling is another festival that denotes the coming of the New Year. This festival is celebrated in the month of April. Moreover, there are the festivals like Ao Moatsu and the non-traditional tourism festival of May and October that draw good crowds. The other prominent festivals are Kuki Mimkut, Angami Sekrenyi, Phom Monyu, Konyak Aoling, Rengma Ngada and Zeliang Nga-Ngai.

Cuisine in Nagaland:
Rice is the staple food of the people of Nagaland. Fish is the most beloved dish of the people here. Mustard oil is preferred by the people for cooking purpose. Mostly in this state the people eat the animals which ever are available. Bamboo Shoot Fry, Koat Pitha, Fish Stew, Laksa Stock, Misa Mach Poora, Panch Phoron Taarkari, Poora Mach are the few of the specialities cherished by the people of Nagaland. Poora Haah is simply a roasted duck which is the most special food of the people of Nagaland. Thukpa noodles soup is another special dish most popular among the non vegetarians prepared with the meat as well as vegetables.

Shopping in Nagaland:
Nagaland known for rich tradition of art and crafts provides a wonderful shopping experience to the visitors. Nagaland's handloom and handicrafts own a reputation for their quality. The beautifully hand woven tribal shawls of various tribes, Naga mekhelas (Sarongs), Naga hand bags, which are exquisitely and intricately designed, have won worldwide appreciation. They also have handicrafts like beads, cearlands & baskets, made of cane & bamboo.
 
 
 
 
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