The uncontested ‘Wild East’ of India, Nagaland is probably one of the reasons you come to the Northeast in the first place. A place of primeval beauty, Nagaland’s dazzling hills and valleys – right on the edge of the India–Myanmar border – are an otherworldly place where, until very recently, some 16-odd headhunting Naga tribes valiantly fought off any intruders. Come spend a week here in a typical Naga village, understanding local culture and the ways of local life and become one with the Angamis of Nagaland.
- DAY1:Kigwema: Arrive at Dimapur and drive to Kigwema, an Angami village. Warm welcome at Homestay
- DAY2:Kohima and Khonoma: Visit Khonoma and Kohima villages.
- DAY3:Kigwema and Kisama: Spend a day in traditional Naga style, also visit the Kisama village, where the Hornbill festival is held every year.
- DAY4:Pfutsero: Visit Pfutsero, a beautiful hill station in Nagaland.
- DAY5:Kigwema: Do some local sightseeing in Pfutsero, and we do an evening drive to Kigwema.
- Day 6: Dimapur: Drive down to Dimpaur and settle into homestay. Enjoy the warmth and beauty of the graced up homestay.
- Day 7: Departure: Drive down to the airport and departure.
- 4 nights at a local homestay at village Kigwema
- 1 night at Pfutsero
- 1 night at Dimapur(Longchen Homestay)
Room with Breakfast and Lunch/Dinner
SUV/ Alto depending on group size
DAY 1: A WARM ANGAMI WELCOME
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 AND KHONOMA VILLAGE VISIT
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.
Drive to Khonoma village. 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 eco-village 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 AND KISAMA
Learn the traditional Angami way of life, see the Morungs and local homes. Learn basket weaving and shawl weaving. Spend your afternoon walking the fields and have an exotic lunch in the fields savoring locally brewed wine.
Also visit the Kisama, a heritage village of Nagaland, which aims at preserving the ethnic heritage and culture.
DAY 4: PFUTSERO
Today we drive to Pfutsero, which is the coldest inhabited place in Nagaland. An adventurous drive from Kigwema to Pfutsero is all it takes to get you to love the place. Pfutsero with its lush and greens can revive your soul. Get to Pfutsero and settle into the local homestay. You can take walks around the homestay and meet people belonging to Chakhesang Tribe, which dominates the region.
DAY 5: PFUTSERO SIGHTSEEING, EVENING DRIVE TO KIGWEMA
Today we do Pfutsero sightseeing. You can visit places like the Glory peak, which is a kilometer away from the town. This is a flat plateau that gives the best view of the highest mountain in the world, which is Mount Everest. Also visit the Japanese World War II cave, which is three kilometres away from Pfutsero. This is a historic place which witnessed a battle between the British and Japan during World War II. You can also visit the Pfutseromi Village and Miracle Caves.
In the evening, drive back to Kigwema and settle into homestay.
DAY 6: DRIVE TO DIMAPUR
Today we drive from KIgwema to Dimapur and settle into a beautiful homestay. Enjoy talking walks around the serene greens around the place.
DAY 7: ADIEU NAGALAND, UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN!
Since all good things have an end, we part today , with cherishing memories!