Welcome to a trip that takes you through one of the smallest states of India. But don't let size and census fool you, despite its dimensions, Nagaland has a lot to offer tourists who are looking for a quiet getaway amongst nature, picturesque mountains and breathe taking spectacles of nature. Unravel, in the serene and tranquil environment; and take advantage of the friendly and hospitable nature of the locals. Truly a tour one wouldn't want to miss!
Dimapur, Kohima, Wokha, Mokokchung, Tuensang, Mon, Dibrugarh
Day 01: Kolkata - Dimapur - Kohima
On arrival at Dimapur, we drive 74km to Kohima, which roughly takes about 3 hours. We stay the night at a hotel in Kohima.
Day 02: Kohima - Dzulakie - Khonoma - Kohima
Today, we have an entire day to explore Dzulakie and Khonoma village, which are around 40km and 20km away respectively. Lunch is packed. Dzulakie is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Nagaland. Khonoma village, on the other hand has a tradition of valor and courage for which it is well known. For the night we head back to Kohima and stay in the hotel.
Day 03: Kohima - Wokha
We drive to Wokha, about 80km away which would take 4 hours. Wokha literally means census. There are small villages set atop the hills which pique any visitor's interest. We can also see the Longzu, or monoliths that were erected by the wealthy ancestors as status symbols. We spend the night at a tourist lodge or tent in Wokha.
Day 04: Wokha - Mokokchung
We travel to Mokokchung, a village which is many centuries old and home to the Naga. It is ideal to visit for those who want a peek into the local folklore, customs and traditions. We can also visit Longkhum around 17km away, a lead village in the olden days of head hunting. It is situated at an altitude of 1846m!
Day 05: Mokokchung
We spend the day exploring the nearby tribal villages to get an insight into their culture and tradition. We spend the night at Mokokchung.
Day 06: Mokokchung - Tuensang
We leave early for Tuensang, around 115km away, or a 7 hour drive. It is the homeland of Changs, Yimchungers, Khiamungans, Sangtams, Semas and Phoms Nagas. We spend the night at Tuensang.
Day 07: Tuensang - Mon
Today, we drive about 8 hours to Mon, around 150km away, which is the headquarters of the Konyak tribe. The tribals commonly tattoo their faces and wear feathered headgear with their traditional dresses. The Konyaks are skilled artisans and craftsmen, experts in wood carving, doas or machete guns, gun powder, hair brushes, necklaces, et cetera. We spend the night in Mon.
Day 08: Mon
We spend the day visiting the villages of the Konyak to learn about their way of life. We return to Mon for the night.
Day 09: Mon - Dibrugarh - Jorhat (Assam)
We drive to Dibrugarh and then to Jorhat, in Assam. We spend the night either in Dibrugarh or in Jorhat.
Day 10: Dibrugarh - Jorhat - Delhi - Kolkata - Mumbai
From Jorhat catch your flight to Kolkata or Delhi.
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