Best Hill Stations in Nagaland

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Nagaland is a mountaineous state in the North East of India. The State is perfect representation of the rich culture and tradition of the Naga Tribes. The place makes an amazing tourist destination with its majestic hills, the exquisite landscapes and beautiful sunrise and sunsets and also breathtaking valleys. This is a perfect holiday destination for trekking, jungle camping and rock climbing.

 

Kohima:

 

Kohima

 

Kohima is the hilly capital of the State. This is a beautiful hill station located at an elevation of 1,444 m above sea level. It is here where you can see Naga tribes in large numbers. This is one of the most beautiful places in the state and is known for its cultural festivals. The place is famous for Kewhi, a beautiful flower. The entire town of Kohima is centred on the mountains. This is also the land of the brave and daring Angami Naga tribe.

 

The main place to visit here is the Kohima Museum. From here, travellers can understand more about the tribal lifestyle. There are also some rare artefacts about this tribe. Another place to visit is Kohima Zoo inhabiting all species of animals that exist in hilly areas. Catholic Church at the hill point of Aradhurah Hill is also an important place of visit. This is the tallest church of Kohima. The hill top offers spellbind views of the surroundings. Bara Basti is a small village in Kohima. The word ‘Bara Basti’ literally means the ‘big village’. This is believed to be the second largest village in Asia. It is located on a high hill, facing the Kohima town. The village is known for its abundance in natural beauty, traditions, culture and handicrafts. Here you can very well understand the lifestyle of the Nagas.

 

Naga Bazaar is another main place to visit. The market is famous for the trading of live stock. Pork and beef are the famous local food in Kohima. Rice beer, pork marinated with bamboo shoot and green chilly chutney are the other famous dishes in Kohima.

 

Adventure enthusiasts can go for trekking. Trekking to Dzukuo Valley and Japfu peak are the two important trails in Kohima. This is a best place for mountain climbing.

 

The main festival celebrated here is the Hornbill festival. Every year, during December, the Hornbill festival is celebrated every year which attracts tourists from all parts.

 

The best time to visit here is from October to May. The nearest airport and nearest railway station is at Dimapur.

 

Pfutsero:

 

Pfutsero

 

Pfutsero is the highest and coldest town in the state. The hill station is known for its spine-chilling climate. The place is located at a distance of 70km from Kohima and is at a height of 2133 m above sea level. During winters the temperature drops to well below zero degrees Celsius. The place is known for apple farms.

 

The main tourist attractions nearby are Zunheboto, a small hill station, Saramati Mountain, the bird sanctuary at Ghosu and the hill ranges of Satoi. The best time to visit is from October to April which is a festival time here. Every year, the harvest festival of Tsukhenye is celebrated with huge passion from 24th to 27th April. Trekking, bird-watching, nature walks and shopping are the main things to do here.

 

The nearest airport is Dimapur and the nearest railway station is Rangapaphar at about 70 kms.

 

There are many holiday homes in Nagaland such holiday resorts, cottages, homestays, etc which offers comfortable stay for its visitors. They also help us to explore the beauty of the state at its fullest and to know how hospitable the Nagas are.

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Holiday Homes in Nagaland

Niathu Resort, Dimapur

Dimapur, Nagaland

5+ bedrooms, Resort

rupee

3500

/ night
Holiday Stay, Kohima

Kohima, Nagaland

5 bedrooms, Homestay

rupee

2500

/ night
Aradura Inn, Kohima

Kohima, Nagaland

5 bedrooms, Resort

rupee

1500

/ night