Nagaland, the land of the hospitable and warm
Nagas, lies in the corner of India’s North-East-bordering
Myanmar. It has always evoked a sense of awe and wonder in the
minds of people including the visitors. Although most of the
Nagas have now become Christians, they still preserve the
remnants of their early animist culture and ancient traditions.
Historically, the Nagas have always been
brave warriors. They consider the safety and security of their
guests as an honour and prestige and will never allow any harm
to be done to any of their guests/visitors.
Topographically, Nagaland is mostly a hilly
region with a pleasant and salubrious climate throughout the
year, except for a small region in the foothills.
Nagas are by race of the Mongoloid stock and
speak Tibeto-Burman group of languages. But English and Hindi
are widely spoken and language is no problem in Nagaland.
Colourful life and culture are an integral
part of the 16 officially recognized Naga tribes of Nagaland.
These 16 tribes are different and unique in their customs and
traditions. These customs and traditions are further translated
into festivals which revolve around their agricultural cycle.
Songs and dances form the soul of these festivals through which
their oral history has been passed down the generations. Nature
has been kind to the Nagas and their land. Though by virtue of
her natural beauty, the whole of Nagaland is a tourist hotspot,
yet certain exceptionally charming places have been identified
and developed by the Government to promote tourism in the state,
some of which are highlighted in the website.
This focused approach helps in providing easy
access to travelers of all categories-tourists, researchers,
backpackers, ecologists etc. Since this little explored state is
still developing and many more places remain ‘un-marked’-making
them even more exclusive and fascinating to explore……