Places of interest 

Dimapur: The gateway to Nagaland where the airport and railway station is situated. Flights come in from Delhi, Kolkata and Guwahati.

Kohima: The capital of Nagaland located at a height of 1495 mtrs, 74 kms from Dimapur. The main attraction of this place is the world war 2nd memorial, a cemetery constructed in memory of the officers and men who made sacrifices during world war 2nd. The famous inscriptions is : WHEN YOU GO HOME TELL THEM OF US AND SAY, FOR YOUR TOMORROW WE GAVE OUR TODAY. Other places to visit are the government sales emporium, the state musem and the cathedral.

Khonama: An Angami village located 20 kms west of Kohima supports a predominantly agrasian population of about 3000 people.Extensive rice terraces have been carved out of the hill slopes surrounding the village. Over 20 varieties of paddy are grown at different elevations on these terraces. Khonama is known for the follow management of its older trees, that provides much of the fuels woods needs of the people. It has a nitrogen fixing element in its roots and balances nature in the surrounding areas. The Khonoma people fought a series of battles with the British introduce and finally in the famous battle of Khonoma in 1879 their resistance fell and made peace with the British. In 1998 the ecological conscious people of khonoma set up the Khonoma nature conservation and Tragopan sanctuary to protect the Blyths Tragopan- an endangered pheasant of the state.

Tuophema village:- This village which is 41 km from Kohima and is known for its model village development board, for its effective execution of the village development programmes. This village has been chosen by the tourism Department for the promotion of the common Angami Sekrenyi festival celebrated during February 25-27 every year. Sekrenyi is a festival of purification and revolves around rituals and ceremonies of cleansing the village well. It starts with all men – young and old - going to the village well for bathing in the morning. At night the well is cleaned by two youths and to ensure that no one takes water from the cleansed well, a night vigil is kept by the youths of the village. The next morning according to the demands of the ritual, all men rise early and bathe in the well. It is believed that the purified water washes away the diseases and misfortunes. Thereafter begins the festivities of the celebration, which includes singing, dancing and feasting throughout the day.

A Tourist village here has been developed and maintained by the village community. In this tourist village, you will get all modern amenities in an ethnic setting. You will also have the experience of living in the village with the rural people. The village is open to tourism throughout the year.

Makokchung:- 160 km from Kohima at an altitude of 1325 mtr is one of great centre of Ao Naga tradition. The nearby village of Mapungchuket is the permanent mission centre of Ao Boptist Arogo mungdang, making attempts to revue the ancient Ao culture by carving the time pillar and preserving the artifacts in the village museum. Other villages around worth visiting are longkhum village- a vanguard village of the Aos in the days of headhunting and Ungma- the biggest Ao village, many centuries old rich in Ao folklores, customs and traditions.

Sema Nagas at Zunabotu: Located 150 kms from Kohima and 70 Kms from Mokokchung, Zonubotu is the home of the Semas- the martial tribe with ceremonial war costumes.Satoi Range with its virgin forests, and Rhododendrons is ideal for camping and trekking.Ghosu bird sanctuary is an example of community preservation. Maintained by the village community. The sanctuary is home to 20 species of endangered birds and migratory birds.

Tuensang – Changs, Yimchungers, Khiamungans, Sangtams, Sema and Phom tribes:  Located 269 Kms from Kohima the tribes of this area have a rich cultural heritage, colourful attire and heart warming song and dance. Saramati Peak, 3841 meters- the highest peak of Nagaland is located in the district. Two days of trekking from Pungro village is required to reach the peak. Longtrok village offers lovely panoramic views.

Phek & Pfotsero - Chakasang habitat

145 Kms for Kohima, Phek is the center of Chakasang culture. Home of colourful orchids and the rare Blythe’s Tragopan, Pfutsero, is coldest township in Nagaland located at 2133 meters elevation. Grows apples. Believed to be the originating place for the southern tribes.

Mon – home of the Konyaks

Located 357 Kms from Kohima it is better approached from Dibrugarh in Assam. Konyaks are distinctive with tattooed faces, feathered head gear and traditional dresses. The tribals are adept artisans and skilled craftsmen. Wood carvings, machetes called daos, guns, gun powder, heir brushes, necklaces and more.

A Restricted Area Permit is mandatory. Contact us 04 weeks in advance, after obtaining India visa, to arrange for the permits.

Suggested itinerary

Day 01: Dimapur- Khnoma village

Arrive Dimapur by air from Guwahati or Kolkota. Drive 62 kms to Kohima, 1444 m. Continue 20 kms to Khonoma, 1400 m.. This Angami tribal village, is famous for its valour and the resistance to the British expedition in 1879. Overnight stay, in village guest house.

Day 02:  Khonoma Village

Explore Khonoma,  and peep into local lifestyles. Your local host will take you around the village, explain traditions and customs, show you traditional attires, demonstrate cooking styles, show how they practice agro- forestry. 20 types of paddy is grown at different altitudes along with Alder trees, which provide ecological balance.

Day 03: Khonoma - Touphema Tourist Village

Drive to Touphema Tourist Village, 60 kms. 1200 m.  Set up by the  village council under the model village development programme, it combines modern comforts with an ethnic setting. Visit old and new Angami tribal village, museum, and participate in a cultural programme. Overnight in Naga Cottage.

Day 04: Touphema - Longkhum Village

Drive to Longkhum Village, 1600 m via Wokha 57 Kms, 1300m. Explore Lotha tribal village.  Longkhum was famous as a headhunting village of the Ao tribe.Explore village, visit museum, and interact with Ao tribals. Stay overnight at village guest house.

Day 05: Longkhum Village- Mopungchukit village

Drive 30 Kms to Mopungchukit, , another Ao village, which is the centre for revival of ancient Ao culture.   another Ao village, which is the centre for revival of ancient Ao culture.  Enroute visit Ugma Village - The centuries old village to get a glimpse of lifestyles, Ao folklore, customs and traditions. Upon arrival at Mopungchukit, explore the village, visit community collection museum, Time-pillar, and Morungs (youth dormitories). Overnight stay at Village Guest House.

Day 06: Mopungchukit - Satakha village

Visit Ao Baptist Mission Center, at Impur, and drive 90 kms to Satakha village via Zonheboto, the headquaters of the Sema tribe. Upon arrival explore  Seema tribal habitat. Overnight at Village Guest House, 1800 m..

Day 07: Satakha - Kohima

Drive 130 Kms back to Kohima. Enroute visit Chakhesang tribal villages. Peep into Chakhesang tribal culture at the Cultural research centre at Cheteba town. At Kohima stay at Hotel Japfu.

Day 08: Kohima

Kohima local tour: Visit the State Museum for an overview of tribal lifestyle. At the Handloom and Handicraft sales emporium we can do some shopping. There is a fine collection of traditional and contemporary handloom and other craft. Latter we visit the famous World War II Cemetery. This is the site where the Japanese invasion of India was defeated. Overnight stay at Hotel Japfu.

Day 09: Kohima - Dimapur

Drive to Dimapur to board your departure flight