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Hornbill DanceNagaland, the land of the hospitable and warm Nagas, lies in the corner of India's North-East bordering Myanmar. It has always evoked a sense of awe and wonder in the minds of people including the visitors. Although most of the Nagas have now become Christians, they still preserve the remnants of their early animist culture and ancient traditions.

Tuophema Tourist Village Historically, the Nagas have always been brave warriors. They consider the safety and security of their guests  as an honour and prestige and will never allow any harm to be done to any of their guests/visitors.  Topographically, Nagaland is mostly a hilly region with a pleasant and salubrious climate throughout the year,  except for a small region in the foothills. Nagas are by race, of the Mongoloid stock and speak Tibeto-Burman  group of languages. But English and Hindi are widely spoken and language is no problem in Nagaland.

Shilloi Lake Colourful life and culture are an integral part of the 16 officially  recognized Naga tribes of Nagaland. These 16 tribes are different and  unique in their customs and traditions. These customs and traditions are further translated into festivals which revolve around their agricultural cycle. Songs and dances form the soul of these festivals through which their oral history has been passed down the generations. Nature has been kind to the Nagas and their land. Though by virtue of her natural beauty, the whole of Nagaland is a tourist hotspot, yet certain exceptionally charming places have been identified and developed by the Government to promote tourism in the state, some of which are highlighted in the website-

This focused approach helps in providing easy access to travelers of all categories-tourists, researchers, backpackers, ecologists etc. Since this little explored state is still developing and many more places remain 'un-marked'-making them even more exclusive and fascinating to explore.

Information Source: DIPR-Nagaland Basic Facts 2011 & Department of Tourism
Updated date : 2011-12-17
Updated date: 2014-04-01