|Tourism in Nagaland
By virtue of its beautiful mountainous location and local and traditional culture, the state is a wonderful tourists’ destination. There are wide range of attractions in the state including, towns, villages, natural landscapes, local culture and tradition etc. Further, the ‘Hornbill Festival’ promoted by the Nagaland Government in 2000 is not only fascinating but also encouraging. It is commenced with the purpose to encourage inter-tribal interactions. Since 2000, the Hornbill Festival is celebrated in the first week of December month of every year.
Major Tourists’ Attractions
- Kohima: Kohima is the capital of the state and it has many tourists’ points including Kohima World War II Cemetery, Local Market, natural landscapes etc.
- Dimapur: Also popular as ‘Gateway of Nagaland’, it is the largest city of the state. Major tourists’ attractions in the city are three tier waterfalls (located in Seithekima village), Ruzaphema Market (famous for local handicrafts), and the local tribal culture and traditions. The city has also an airport that serves the other regions as well.
- Dzukou Valley: Located in a wonderful landscapes, Dzukou Valley is an important point in the state. Major attractions of this place are caves and rich flora and fauna including rhododendrons, orchids and many more. This place is also popular for the trekking.
- State Museum: This museum has the collection of carved gateposts, status pillars and various lifestyles of Naga tribes. Besides, traditional jewellery is also an important items of the museum.
- Tribal Tourism: Tribal tourism is also becoming popular in the state.