Destination :- Nagaland
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BEFORE YOU BOOK!
This trip may not be for everyone for the following reasons. Please read the following information carefully BEFORE deciding whether or not to book a trip.
We plan to run trips , from November until March to avoid the wettest months of the monsoon , You need to be aware that Nagaland has incredibly high rainfalls even outside of the monsoon season . If you are really unlucky, it could rain for a week without a break. In addition to that when it is not raining, it can be extremely hot. Someone we know suggested “it could rain for eight days in the monsoon and be dry for two or rain for two and dry for eight”. By going between November and March, we hope to avoid heavy rainfall.
How it works
Get yourself to India. It is suggested you aim for Calcutta or Kolkata as it is now known, and then take an internal flight to Dimapur or maybe go and see some of the rest of fabulous India first such as the Taj Mahal or the Maharah's Palace at Mysore then take internal flights to Dimapur.
We operate during the drier months of November until March to try to avoid the monsoon. However, if you do wish to travel outside of these dates, and accept the risk of bad weather, we can still arrange a tour.
What's included in the Price?
All your accommodation and your travelling cost in Nagaland that is mentioned in the itinerary is included . You will need to pay for your food
The people of Nagaland are warm and friendly. Most, and certainly the younger people, speak English.
They will go out of their way to help you and make you feel welcome.
They are well known for their hospitality
BOOK A TOUR FROM AS LITTLE AS TWO DAYS
Because we already have people in Nagaland, you can book a trip with us for literally two days if you wish. However, if you were to book a full week with us, then this is how a typical one week tour would look like although we may need to change the itinerary at short notice due to the weather.
Arrive Dimapur go to the hotel,and then a short tour of Dimapur, Kachari Ruins then a restaurant for a meal, then back to the hotel.
The Chumpo Museum , Zoological Park, Nagaland Bamboo resource centre for lunch, Diezephe Craft Village
Dimapur to Kohima to visit the war cemetery and museum. Stay overnight in Kohima.
Explore Kohima Kisama Tourist Village then back to Dimapur
Dimapur to Mokokchung one way via helicopter (subject to weather and availability) then to Mopungchuket to visit Jina and Etiben's tower (Nagaland's Romeo and Juliet) then to Longkhum village and back to Mokokchung for an overnight stay
Travel back to Dimapur by car from Mokokchung . Stop by in Wokha for a lunch break and then to Kohima and Dimapur
Day 7 Back to Dimapur airport then depart.
1st Dec to 10th Dec
Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, the Hornbill Festival showcases a mélange of cultural displays under one roof. This festival usually takes place between 1st and 10th December every year in Kohima. It is also called the 'Festival of Festivals'.
The Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima. All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.
For visitors it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland, and an opportunity to experience the food, songs, dances and customs of Nagaland
Nagaland is a mountainous state in northeast part of India, bordering Myanmar with its diverse tribal culture. NAGALAND is a land of festivals. All the tribes celebrate their distinct seasonal festivals with a pageantry of colour and a feast of music. It is a narrow strip of mountainous territory with rugged hills, emerald valleys, sparkling streams and a rich variety of flora and fauna, the 16th State of the Indian Union.
Tourism was severely restricted to Nagaland not only for foreigners but also Indian nationals up until April 2018, so Nagaland is not currently that geared up for tourists.
Please read the following notes, and contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
This is an adventure tour, and as such, it is not suitable for everyone, especially severely disabled and very young children. This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users. Facilities for disabled people are difficult, or non-existent.
The roads in Nagaland can be extremely difficult with landslides common, and many roads are nothing more than dirt tracks with huge potholes in them.
And because of this, the government is trying to fix it by expanding the roads so there are major roadworks going on at the moment where all the roads have been dug up which has made the roads dusty and bumpy. They are hoping to get it finished before the end of this year
Disabled access is virtually unknown in Nagaland .If you should suffer from a disability please contact us and we will advise you ,and if possible try to accommodate you.
In most tourist locations in Nagaland, you will be charged for using a camera, but the charges are usually fairly reasonable.
Nagaland is known as the Switzerland of India and has some stunning scenery.
The roads in Nagaland can be a bumpy ride due to potholes, hence it can take quite a long period to go relatively short distances.
As such, the roads can be treacherous, journeys over relatively short distances, dusty and arduous
In the monsoon, it’s even worse, and the torrential rain can cause landslides, and bridges to be washed away, causing roads to be closed. It can also rain for a week at a time, and whilst we have contingency plans for the wet weather, it would have a major impact on the itinerary.
Alcohol free state
Nagaland is officially a dry state, so if you cannot live without a drink, then it is probably not for you.
Nagaland is one of the most Christian places on earth with 90% of the population now identifying as Christian, the majority being Baptists due to the work of American missionaries in the late 19th century.
Flying to Dimapur from outside India.
It is advisable to pack lightly!
Flights to India can often allow up to 46kgs or more per person. It is important to know that if you fly within India you are normally only allowed to take a total of 22kgs,made up of a maximum of 15kgs for checked in baggage, and 7kgs in hand luggage before paying an excess.
IT IS THEREFORE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU TRAVEL INTO INDIA WITH A MAXIMUM OF 15KGS CHECKED IN BAGGAGE AND 7KGS CABIN BAGGAGE PER PERSON.IN ADDITION,THERE IS LIMITED LUGGAGE SPACE WITHIN THE VEHICLES.
The best way to reach Nagaland is via its only airport, which is at Dimapur. On arrival, you will need to go through foreigner registration. Our guide will meet you at the airport once you have cleared foreigner registration. They will check your passport and ask you the purpose of your visit as well as where you are staying, as well as how long you are staying.
Our price includes accommodation and we try to provide you with the best accommodation depending on availability and you booking in advance but please do not expect western style luxury.
Apart from places like Dimapur and Kohima where you can find reasonable hotel accommodation if you book early with air conditioning and hot water, most accommodation is generally very basic in Nagaland often with no air conditioning or hot water and often shared bathrooms.
You may even find that the bathroom has an India toilet (latrine) rather than a western style one. You may find the beds hard, hygiene not what you’re used to, no instant hot water, and journeys difficult.
Please note there may be a shortage of accommodation at various times, such as the Hornbill Festival, so it is advisable to book in advance. If not, you need to be prepared to accept sub-standard accommodation.
Internal flights in India
Luggage allowance on Indian airlines is generally a total of 22kgs .Indian airlines can be somewhat unreliable. However, at the time of writing, and from personal experience, Indigo has proven to be the best.. Internal flights being generally of quite short duration, the menu is often limited to sandwiches, so you are advised to eat before getting on the plane.
Security at Indian airports is extremely tight. It is not uncommon to have to go through security at least twice at certain airports. Electronic items, especially power packs are to be carried in hand luggage and must be put into a tray for inspection as well as any keys, mobile phones, etc. You may be asked to remove shoes.
DO NOT ATTEMPT TO PUT ANY ELETRONIC DEVICES INTO YOUR CHECKED IN BAGGAGE, AS IT WILL BE SPOTTED, AND YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED TO TRAVEL.
No two airports seem to operate the same policy, so this information is for guidance only. You will also be frisked and scanned with a metal detector. Some airports, such as Pune, share the airport with the Indian Air Force, and at such location’s photography is strictly prohibited.
You may be required to undergo iris recognition as well as electronic fingerprint recording when you arrive in India as part of immigration