Nagaland Tourism – Top Attractions In Nagaland

Nagaland Tourism – Top Attractions In Nagaland

By Saoli

Nagaland, the mountainous state of north-eastern India, is laden with scenic beauty and natural attractions. The best tourist time here would be from October to May and wherever you go, it is sure to bring an association to the rich cultural heritage and traditional legacy of the history of Nagaland. Here are some sought-after tourist places of Nagaland.

  • Dzukou Valley – If you love nature, there is bounty of it over here. Located at a height of 2438 meters, this valley offers a breathtaking view of the picturesque topography of Nagaland.


  • The Japfu Peak – A paradise for adventure sports lovers, there is plenty of scope for indulging in activities like scaling and trekking. The neighboring Tuli town, located in the district of Mokokchung, is another major attraction, known for its unique natural splendor.

  • Naganimora – Another place equally popular for adventure sports and seamless natural beauty; this serene village is located by Dikhu River and is home to the Kongans.


  • Changtongya – This small town in Mokokchung district of Nagaland is a divine destination for bird lovers. This is a no-hunting zone, a reserve forest of the region. Get glimpses of Falcons. Come anytime between October and the end of November; it is a delight to be around here.

  • Fakim Sanctuary – This beautiful wildlife sanctuary is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The best of it can be seen from November to February. The surrounding hills, winding brooks, and narrow valleys make this a charming destination. It offers shelter to some wildlife species like tiger, Hoolock gibbons, panther, wild boar, jungle cats, bisons, Slender Loris, Himalayan Bear, Sambar, Barking Deer, and so on. Some rare species of birds like Indian Horn Bill, Grey Pheasant, Tragopan Pheasant, Green Pigeon, Jungle Fowl, and Doves can be seen as well.


Other Nagaland Attractions


Apart, there are some aspects of Nagaland tourism that would keep you awestruck and you just cannot miss capturing them behind your lens. Here are some of the prized possessions of the state.


Bamboo Furniture - Popular all over the world, Nagaland’s bamboo furniture has a distinct demand and it is rising rapidly. The main reason behind their popularity is - they are eco friendly, stylish and durable. You can choose from a wide variety of picture frames, tables, curtains, windows, window shades, chairs, blinds, wall hangings, room dividers, floor covering, coffee tables, and cabinets. They make great souvenirs.


Cane Furniture – While shopping in Nagaland, you will come across a variety of cane stuff like utensils and kitchen wares with multi-hued motifs and designs. Well crafted couches and tables, made of cane, are very commonly seen and now they are fused with western designs too. Several cane accessories and ornaments are sold as well.


Other than these, tourists also enjoy visiting the markets of handloom weaving where they can be a first-hand witness to the colorful and high textured cloth production and manufacturing. The districts of Mokokchung, Tuensang, Wokha, Zunheboto, Phek, Mon and Kohima are the ideal places to catch glimpses of the popular handloom industry of Nagaland. Some more destinations to add on to your list are Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary, Khonoma Gate, Meluri, Nagaland Museums, Pulie Badze Sanctuary, and so on.