If you are looking for a relaxing vacation amidst lush greenery,rolling colourful valleys, pleasant climate and natural beauty, travel to Nagaland, India will ensure you everything. Nagaland is one of the most scenic hill stations with adiverse history, culture and grandeur.
Offbeat Tracks lists down some of the awesome things to do on your Nagaland travel itinerary.
- Witness the Colourful Hornbill Festival
Hornbill festival, also known as the ‘Festival of Festivals’, is incredibly popular and has visitors from all over the world. The 10-day long cultural festival is held every year in December and is celebrated with full vigour and passion by all the Naga tribes. A visit during this festival ensures experiencing the diverse Naga culture with the music, folk dance and delicious cuisines.
- Trek to Dzoukou Valley and Jafpu Peak
Your travel in Nagaland is incomplete if you have not considered trekking at the pictorial Dzoukou Valley and Jafpu Peak.
Dzoukou Valley is perched at a height of 2462meters above the sea level and is very popular among the trekkers and adventure lovers. Tourists flock here to adore the pristine beauty of the valley and to witness some of the rare and exotic species of lilies.
The highest point of Nagaland, Jafpu Peak is perched at a height of 3048 meters. A trek to this peak lets you witness thebreathtaking views of the valley, scenic meadows and enchanting conflux of Dzukou and Japfu rivers.
- Enjoy Camping at the Satoi Range
Located in Zunheboto district, Satoi Range is an ideal spot for trekking and camping. The exhilarating trek is not only adventurous but also eye pleasing. One can spot rhododendrons and Blyth’s Tragopan, a rare bird species found in this region. You can have a gala time here by setting up camp in the ancient caves or under the overhanging rocks.
4. Spot Wildlife at the Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary
A visit to Intanki Wildlife Sanctuaryin the Peren district is a must on your Nagaland travel itinerary. Spread over 200 sq. km., it inhabits rare species of Hornbill, Palm Civets, Hoolock Baboons, Black Stork,Hoolock Gibbon, Golden Langur, Tiger, Monitor Lizard, White-breasted Kingfisher, Barking Deer, Python and Sloth Bear.The sanctuary also provides facilities for recreation and safaris.
- A Walk Through Diezephe Craft Village
Learn about the local arts, craftand culture of Naga people by paying a visit to the Diezephecraft village situated 13 km. from Dimapur. The village exhibits the incredible work of the tribal community through their craftsmanship, artworks, bamboo artifacts, woodcarvings, can work and other forms of handloom and handicrafts products.
- Experience the Naga Lifestyle at Tuphema Village
Located around 41 km from Kohima and standing on a magnificent hilltop, Tuphema village is the epitome of traditional Naga life. It gives you an opportunity to experience the authentic Naga culture and lifestyle. You can spend some time with the locals, learn about their way of living, get to know the history of Nagaland and have famous Naga cuisines while you are in Tuphema.
- Enjoy Bird Watching in Khonoma
Nature lovers can indulge in delightful bird-watching at Khonoma hamlet.Khonoma is a pristine village situated in the Japfu mountain range. This place is designated as one of the birding heavens of the North East India and gives an exceptional sight to behold for birdwatchers.
- Pump Up Your Adrenaline Rush With Mountain Biking
Nagaland serves as an engrossing mountain biking destination with rolling hills, mountains and adventurous terrains. Explore the primitive Naga villages like Sangtam and Angami on the mountain biking tour.
These are just a few of the infinite things that you can do in Nagaland. To book your Nagaland travel package, get in touch with Offbeat Tracks.