About Nagaland:

Nagaland shares its borders with Myanmar in the east, Assam in its Northern and western part, the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh in the north east and Manipur in the south. It is a land of picture postcard landscape, lush green valleys and blue hued mountains. Nagas, belonging to the Indo-Mongoloid stock, were primarily head hunters split into 16 major tribes, the most common ones being the Angami, Sema, Konyok, Ao and Rengma. Though they were animist by tradition, almost 98% of the population embraced Christianity under the influence of English missionaries. The Nagas were also exposed to western culture when the English recruited them as labour corps to serve in France during the Second worldwar. The Nagas have had a reputation of being great warriors and were highly commended for their loyalty and bravery. They still believe in community living and have the system of age groups taking up the social responsibilities and duties of the village. The most interesting feature is the tradition of the Morung a dormitory exclusively for the bachelors of every house having the duty to guard the village. Most villages are engaged in weaving and making handicrafts products like the Naga shawl is a very famous products.

 

The practice of Jum cultivation is very commendable it is community based firewood cultivation practical for years and will last for many more years to come giving them abundant supply of firewood. The state animal of Nagaland is the Mithun (Cow). Nagaland is a rich fashion centre of the North East. The traditional ceremonial attire of each tribe is an interesting sight to see. The multicolored spears and daos decorated with dyed goats hair, the headgear made of finely woven bamboo interlocked with orchid stems, adorned with boars teeth and hornbill feathers, ivory armlets. In the olden days the warrior had to prove their valour by wearing each of these items. Nagaland is blessed with a salubrious climate throughout the year and one can visit anytime.