Home to a plethora of tourists attractions, Nagaland is a natural bounty, where you can not only unite with your inner self but also, become one with nature. Here are the best budget-friendly winter places to visit around Kohima, which is ideal for a fun-filled and memorable vacation.
Lose yourself in the exquisite beauty of the rolling hills shrouded in the alluring clouds and thick forest of Mokokchung. Be it the waterfalls, the pools, the flourishing greenery or the scenic view of the mountains, this natural haven is sure to amaze explorers. Moreover, Mokokchung is one of the most impressive districts of Nagaland owing to the vibrant traditions and celebrations, and entertainment of the spirited Ao tribe who calls this place their abode.
Tuensang boasts of a vivid tradition of the Nagas, and it offers an insightful journey in the artistic heritage and lifestyle of the local tribe. A place of ancient beauty, Tuensang delights visitors with enthralling flora & fauna, valleys and hills. On your educational trip to winter places near Kohima, visit the Chilise and Changsangonko, the living jewels of Tuensang, Tsadanf, Longtrok, and Noklak which make Tuensang a must-visit autumn destination in the northeast.
Also known as the Land of Anghs, Mon is controlled by the tribe Konyak Nagas. Visit Mon to endure the excellent culture and traditions of the KonyakNagas or travel back in time as the Anghs, who still hold firm control, exhibit power and glory. You can spot human and animal skulls on the porch that is sure to intimidate you but if you want to know the culture ensure to enjoy the place from ground zero. Nearby tourist attractions such as Shangnyu, Longwa village and Veda Peak make Mon one of the most attractive autumn destinations to visit on your cultural trip.
Far-famed as the Green Village of India, Khonoma is one of the most impressive winter destinations around Kohima owing to its dense forests. Khonoma Village is bound to impress history lovers as the village is living proof of the struggle of the brave Angami tribes which fought to safeguard their region from British colonization. Enjoy the enchanting rich greenery and hills in Khonoma as the rare flora and fauna in the region promise to please you with its rawness.
Abode to the extensive verdant hills, the picturesque village of Dimapur is sure to win your heart with its abundance of natural charm and old ruins. Dimapur is considered amongst the top Nagaland destinations and offers a much-required retreat for both nature and history lovers. You can visit Kachari, the old ruins of the 10th century that stands in the backdrop of spell-bounding nature.
If your idea of a vacation is to indulge in fun-filled adventure activities, Kiphire is your place! It is host to the highest peak in Nagaland- Saramati. You can spend a day or two trekking in this extraordinary mountain range moving through a lush Rhododendron forest. There are several other popular attractions in and around Kiphire like Sukhayap or Lover's Paradise, Cavers' delight, and Wawade.
Once you arrive at Zunheboto or Zunhebo, you will be introduced to the strong and vibrant culture of Sumi Nagas. They are a powerful tribe that are believed to have introduced martial arts to Indians. Zunhebo has a lot to offer a tourist; from its striking Baptist church (most comprehensive in Asia)and amicable hamlets to sanctuaries, refuge to many endangered species of birds and animals.
Fancy a genuine encounter of the Naga culture by visiting the Touphema! If you are a history and culture connoisseur, visit the serene Tuophema Tourist Village and experience the authentic Naga food and drink the local rice beer. The ethnic trip to this cultural haven is a must-do thing on a trip to Nagaland as you can relish the old-world experience in the picturesque village set against the backdrop of scenic hills.