Experiencing the beauty and getting lost in the colorful villages of Nagaland. Away from the hustle bustle of the city life and living in between the dazzling valleys, learning about their unique history is going to be an amazing and memorable trip for you, from the drive to Kigwema with splendid view on both sides and then on living in the calm atmosphere of Khonoma village, getting your own handmade souvenir. It’s all going to be wonderfully offbeat.
- DAY 1: Arrival and welcome at Angami village: Arrive and Angami welcome at Homestay.
- DAY 2: Kohima and Khonoma: Hello Khonoma! Getting to know the awe inspiring history of the village and also their culture. Visit the capital city of Kohima and learn of its rich history. Retire at night by a cosy bonfire.
- DAY 3: Kigwema: Learning different farming techniques and also getting to taste different kinds of food and drinks. Learn and weave one of those super awesome Naga Handicrafts.
- DAY 4: Kigwema farm walks: Trek around the lush countryside and spend time at the fields.
- DAY 5: Departure: Today we depart from Dimapur.
- 4 Nights at Kigwema
Room with Breakfast and Lunch/Dinner
Alto/ SUV depending on group size
DAY 1: ARRIVE AND ANGAMI WELCOME AT HOMESTAY
Fly into Dimapur airport and drive up to village Kigwema. After a warm welcome by your local host family, settle down into your homestay and enjoy a home cooked Naga meal.
DAY 2: KOHIMA & KHONOMA VISIT: THE ANGAMI VILLAGE WITH AN AWE INSPIRING HISTORY!
Learn about the villages unique history, the Angami tribes men, the Morungs and try on some traditional costumes! Learn about the famous siege laid by the Japanese troops here during the Second World War. Retire at night by a cosy bonfire. Visit the capital city of Kohima and marvel at its splendid landscape the famous cathedrals, war cemetery and spend some time at the local market and watch the city go by! Spend the evening at the market purchasing exotic ingredients for your culinary tour experience by night! You must visit the Kohima Museum, The British War Cemetery and the Kohima Cathedral.
A one of its kind project in the country, Khonoma village is a testament to the will power of the tribal groups of Nagaland to protect and conserve their natural habitat. The village is an ecovillage with all forms of hunting admonished for a more sustainable ecosystem.
The reason Khonoma is even more special is that the Naga tribes, who live here are traditionally known to be largely dependent on nature for their food and hunt on a mass level, but the tribes of the Khonoma villagers have given up on this century old practice, to protect their environment An ambitious project of converting a whole tribal village into an eco-friendly, conservation based village whose people have given up on traditional practices which used to harm their own surroundings. Traveling to this village hidden in the base of the mountains of Nagaland one admires their courage, resolve and success. Khonoma Village is worth a visit to see for oneself the success that can be achieved in an alternative form of living.
DAY 3: KIGWEMA VILLAGE VISIT
Learn how Naga baskets are woven, crockery is made out of bamboo and clothes are woven by the locals in the village. Try your hand at weaving your own basket as a souvenir.
You can also learn how to weave one of those super cool Naga shawls that are supported by the locals there!
DAY 4: VILLAGE VISITS
Learn how to sow paddy at the terrace farms and enjoy a lunch of local wine tasting, rice beer and smoked meats.
DAY 5: ADIEU NAGALAND
Depart with a million memories.