Nagaland is a small but vibrant hill state located in the extreme north eastern of India. It is bordered by Myanmar in the East; Assam in the West; Arunachal Pradesh and a part of Assam in the North with Manipur in the south. The state capital is Kohima, and the largest city is Dimapur. It offers the visitors rich incomparable traditional and cultural heritage. Some of the major tribes are Angami, Ao, Sema, Lotha, Yimchunger, Khiamungan, Zeliang, Kuki, Rengma, Chakhesang, Sangtam, Konyak, Phom, Chang and Pochury and the local dialects include English, Hindi and Nagamese. The major rivers of the state are Dhansiri, Doyang, Dikhu, Tizu and Melak and the only lake is known as Lacham. The hills are covered with green forests and the terraced fields are a feast to the eyes. The state bird is Blythe's Tragopan, the state animal is Mithun, the state flower is Rhododendron and the state tree is Alder. Nagaland is known for the home of the hospitable and warm Nagas is situated in the extreme north eastern part of india bordering Myanmar. The visit to the region evokes a sense of wonder in the minds of the visitors. Though most of the Nagas have now converted to Christianity they still preserve the ancient traditions. Nagaland offers the travelers of all categories, researchers, backpackers, trekkers, ecologists etc. The climate with winters marked by a steep fall nearly 5 degrees Centigrade in temperature during December. January is the coldest month. In February, the temperature starts rising gradually. The monsoon lasts for five months from May to September. This un explored state is still developing and many more places remain to be found. Hence it is more exclusive and fascinating to explorer and tourist.
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Kohima : Kohima is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Burma. With a resident population of 267,988 it is the second largest city in the state. Originally known as Kewhira, it was founded in 1878 when the British Empire established its headquarters of the then Naga Hills. It officially became the capital after the state of Nagaland was inaugurated in 1963. Kohima is the land of the Angami Naga tribe. It is situated in the foothills of Japfu range located south of Kohima District and has an average elevation of 1261 metres.
Mon : Mon is a town and a town area committee in Mon district in the Indian state of Nagaland. This district is also known for Headhunting as it was practised in historic times. Now a denoted name is given as "Land of Anghs"
Wokha : Wokha district, declared as 'the land of plenty' by the state government of Nagaland, due to her rich mineral resources, soil fertility and abounding flora and fauna, is located at the latitude of 26°8° North and Longitude of 94°18° East. The district is situated at an economically strategic location sharing borders with Assam in the West and North, Kohima and Dimapur in the South, Zunheboto in the East and Mokokchung in the North East. Wokha literally means "head count" or "census" in Lotha dialect. It has a geographical area of 1628 Square kilometers constituting 9.82 percent of the State geographical area and a population of 1,66,343 with a literacy rate of 87.68 percent. The district is dominantly inhabited by the Lotha tribe. The district has four assembly constituencies and 125 recognized villages. It is further divided into 13 administrative units and 7 rural development blocks. It has three ranges namely, Upper Range covering the Wokha, Wozhuro, Chukitong and Englan circle; Middle range covering the Lotsu, Sanis and Aitepyong circle and lower range covering the Bhandari Circle and Ralan area.
Zunheboto : Zunheboto is also known as Zunhebo in Sumi dialect. It is a town or town area committee in Zunheboto district in the state of Nagaland, India.
Tuensang : Tuensang is a town in Nagaland, India. It is the headquarters of the Tuensang district, the easternmost and the largest district of Nagaland, bordering with Myanmar. The town was founded in 1947 for the purpose of administrating the erstwhile North Eastern Frontier Agency that comprised the present day Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and Kiphire districts. Nowadays, these four districts combined together are also known as Eastern Nagaland.
Dimapur : Dimapur is the largest city in Nagaland, India. The Assam government leased it out for 99 years after Nagaland was carved out of Assam in 1963. It was leased out for its strategic location—it is the only plains tract of hilly Nagaland and had a railway station and airport space for connectivity and economic activity in the new state. In the Middle Ages, it was the capital of the Dimasa Kachari rulers. In the heart of the town there is an old relic of the Dimasa Kachari Kingdom which speaks about the once prosperous era. It is located at 25°54′45″N 93°44′30″E and is bounded by Kohima district on the south and east, Karbi Anglong district of Assam on the west, the Karbi Anglong and stretch of Golaghat District of Assam, in the west and the north. Dimapur, from a Kachari word 'Dimasa' after the river which flows through it, is the gateway to Nagaland and its only railhead. The city also has the only functional airport in the state.
Chumukedima : Chumukedima is a census town and the district headquarters of the Dimapur district, in the state of Nagaland, India. It is at a distance of 14 km from Dimapur on National Highway 39. Located in the foothills of Naga Hills, it served as the first headquarters of the then Naga Hills District of Assam during the time of British rule in early 19th century. The Tourist Village on the top of a hill projects a bird's eye view the whole of Dimapur and other parts of Karbi-Anglong of Assam. Waterfalls are also located in this area.
Mokokchung Village : Mokokchung Village, a village in Mokokchung district is an ancient village in the former Naga Hills, Nagaland, India. According to the folklores, the Ao Nagas emerged from ‘six stones’. These stones symbolise their forefathers and that location is named as ‘Longterok’ which means six stones. These stones are still intact at Chungliyimti in Tuensang district. From this village, the Ao tribe moved towards northern region crossing a river named Tzüla and settled at Soyim, also known as Ungma today. This was the first Ao Village ever known. After a few centuries, a group of people moved further to the north-east of Soyim and settled at a place named as Mokokchung, or today’s Mokokchung village. Many other Ao Naga villages came into being when people migrated out from this village including Ungma in the later part.
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