valley of eternal charm with its emerald green rolling hills,
interspersed by gentle flowing stream, is tucked away at an
altitude of 2,438.4 metres. It is about 30 km south of Kohima.
It is a trekkerís delight. Though DzŁkou is known for its
bio-diversity the predominant plant is the tough bamboo brush.
likes a fully mown lawn from afar.
village which is 41 km from Kohima is chosen by the Tourism
Department for the promotion of the common Angami Sekrenyi
festival celebration during February 25-27 every year. Sekrenyi
is a festival of purification and revolves around rituals and
ceremonies of cleansing the village well. It is believed that
the purified water washes away the diseases and misfortunes.
the celebration of the festival, which includes singing, dancing
and feasting throughout the day. The village has a conserved
area where one can trek and get an exhilarating experience.
went through dark days during the Second World War when the
allied forces fought a bloody but victorious battle against the
Japanese in 1944. A war cemetery has been built in the heart of
the city where the battle took place, in order to honour the
memories of the British and Indian soldiers.
Village lies 20 km west of Kohima . The beautiful terraces which
are carved out of the hill slopes surrounding the village are a
sight to behold. These terraces grow over 40 types of paddy at
different elevation. The Khonoma people fought a series of
battles with the British intruders and finally in the famous
battle of Khonama in 1879 thier resistance fell and they made
peace with the British. The Blyth's Tragopan, an endangered
pheseant of the state is protected by the Khonoma Nature
Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary. This sanctuary which
covers an area of over 30 sq,km, now comes under Khonama Green
Village Project.The village has many paying guest accommodation
and "Home Stays" which are reasonably priced.
Hornbill Festival is a major event that take place within
the confines of this heritage village that is about 12 km from Kohima .
It is a yearly feature held from 1 to 7 December, where a
visitor gets an opportunity to get a ring side view of the
richness and uniqueness of the Naga heritage, Its people and
culture. Hornbill and Kisama are gradually transcending to
be a showcase of the rich culture of the entire northeastern
region of India and a cultural bridge with the rest of Southeast
(Bos Frontalis) or Bison has been the witness of the Naga
Culture and civilization over the centuries. From embellishing
headdresses to house walls, from being domesticated to being
hunted, these magnificent animals have found their way to being
dubbed as the state animal of Nagaland. The hilly terrain of
Dzulekie, located 40 km west of Kohima at a height of 2133.6 m,
is dotted with these animals peacefully grazing on the wayside
and the fields. These stream that cuts through this terrain
provides habitat to a rare species of Rainbow Trout.
is the second highest peak in Nagaland and stands 3048 metres
above sea level. It is about 15 kms south of Kohima. The best
seasons for climbing this mountain are from November to March.
In the Japfu range, one can find the tallest Rhododendron tree,
which is featured in the Guinness Book of world records. It is
over 109 ft tall and the girth at the best measure more than 11
ft. it is a thrill to experience the sunrise from the hump of
Japfu peak in November.
town, which is the ancient migration route of many Naga tribes
heading northwards looking for new settlements and cultivation
grounds, is the home of the Rengmas. Oldl sites of abandoned
villages with the remains of graveyards, gravestones, broken
pottery etc still tell the ancient tales of the people that
inhabited this town over the centuries. This offer perfect sites
for archaeological tourism and preservation, but time is short
for such activities because every cycle of Jhum (Terrace)
cultivation exterminates a slice of this ancient heritage.