Nagaland today is in a situation where many other famous tourist
destibations were some decades back. However, the potentials and
diversity it holds are perhaps more than a lot of existing popular
destibations. Over the years, the state has been through a lot of ups
and downs – but this has been a blessing in disguise for it has
preserved the beauty, natural wealth and the overall sanity of the
Today, as india’s Northeast is making rapid
economic progress and carving out a corridor into Southeast Asia,
Nagaland is standing on the threshold of an economic boom. Among all
other industries that the central and state governments are trying to
promote, substantial tourism is gaining the upper hand, for it is the
only way for progress and eco-friendliness to walk hand-in-hand.
If, for the traveler, there are so many spots to
discover ansd so much culture and exoticism to experience, for the
investor there is an imminent ‘gold rush’ waiting to happen with
Nagaland’s tourism potentials; all it needs is a bit of vision on the
part of the entrepreneur, and the Directorate of Tourism is waiting with
open arms to provide all the support to them.
Cultural, ethnic, Adventure, nature, Tourism etc.
are the areas where the Government is working on currently. They also
have plans to develop amusement parks, ropeways, large resorts and
hotels in order to prepare the right infrastructure for all types of
The Govt. of Nagaland has designed a unique model,
whereby villagers generate their ownincome through communitisation of
assets. Under the guidance of the Village Tourism Board, the villagers
sustain their own villages and generate revenue through tourism. The
threefold objectives of this model is to conserve and promote the
natural resources of Nagaland, promote its cultural heritage and promote
eco and adventure tourism. All this is achieved through senimars /
workshops and various human resources development efforts.
Once he enters a village, the tribal code of honour
provides hospitability and protection to the tourist, who by default
turns into a guest and friend of the whole village. Warmth and the
neighbor fraternity ensure that no harm ot hurdle befalls the guest.
Infact, the guest can even participate in the cultural / traditional
activities of the villagers and cooking using local produces, besides
enjoying the culinary skills of the hosts.