Nagaland Tour Guide

Nagaland Travel Information & Travel Guide

Nagaland is a small state in the extreme Northeastern segment of India. According to the population of the state, it holds the 24th rank among all the states in India. Situated in the northeastern territory of the country, Nagaland is a state which houses 16 tribes and various sub-tribes. The capital of the state is Kohima and the biggest city is Dimapur. It is a hilly state and houses an abundant range of flora and fauna. Nagaland draws both domestic and foreign visitors alike. It is dubbed as the “falcon capital of the world”.

Geographical location of Nagaland

The state of Nagaland is particularly located between 25.67° North latitude and 94.12° East longitude. Nagaland shares its borders with a section of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in the north, Assam in the west, Manipur in the south and Myanmar (Burma) in the east.

Some interesting facts and figures about Nagaland

  • Area: 16,579 km2 (6,401 sq miles).
  • Elevation: The tallest point in Nagaland is Mount Saramati with an altitude of 3841 meters or 12,601.70 feet. The elevation is 1,495 meters from sea surface.
  • Climate: The state of Nagaland features a mostly rainy weather and the extent of moisture is quite significant. The average amount of rainfall every year is approximately 1,800–2,500 mm or 70–100 inches, mostly occurring in the months of May to September. During this time, the temperature varies from 21°C (70°F) to 40°C (104°F). During the winter months, the mercury does not typically dip under 4°C (39°F). However, freezing is a regular feature at high altitudes. The weather of Nagaland is healthy. The smallest season is the summer which spans for just 1-2 months. The temperature in the summer months ranges between 61°F (16°C) to 88°F (31°C). Winter comes to Nagaland soon and arid climate with biting chill hits particular areas in the state. During the winter months, the highest average temperature documented is 75°F (24°C). Powerful northwesters run throughout the state in February and March.
  • Largest city: Dimapur
  • Capital city: Kohima
  • Population: 1,980,602 (2011)
  • Chief Minister: T.R. Zeliang
  • Languages spoken: English, Hindi and Nagamese.
  • Best season to visit: From October to May.

State symbols

  • Animal: Mithun (semi domesticated gaur)
  • Bird: Tragopan blythii
  • Tree: Alder (Alnus nepalensis)
  • Flower: Rhododendron

The major places of interest in the state of Nagaland

Nagaland is regarded as a popular tourist spot in India. Of late, the tourism sector of the state has experienced considerable growth. Nagaland is mostly famous for its tribal culture, its Hornbill festival, Dzukou Valley, Touphema Tourist Village, woven handicrafts, earthenware, woodcraft, beadwork, ornaments and metalwork. Both international and domestic visitors come to Nagaland every year and it is often depicted as the “Switzerland of Asia” due to its scenic features. The major rivers of the state are Doyang, Dhansiri, Milak, Dikhu, Tizu and Zungki. The most popular tourist attractions in Nagaland are as follows: Read More….

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How to Reach Nagaland

By Air: The distance of Dimapur Airport from Kohima is 43.5 miles or 70.0 km. At the same time, the distance from Dimapur is 4.3 miles or 7 km. Dimapur Airport is the only airport in the state which offers listed commercial flights to Dibrugarh in Assam and Kolkata in West Bengal. The length of the blacktop runway of this airfield is 7,513 feet, with an altitude of 487 feet. Read More….

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