NORTH EAST INDIA - NAGALAND
There are *Eight states* in Northeast:
Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Nagaland.
There are nearly *220 languages* spoken in the Northeast, It is a mix of Tibetan, South-east Asian and East Indian Cultures.
Northeast is the only part of India that the *Mughal Empire could not conquer
The *Ahom Dynasty*, which ruled the Northeast for 600 years, is the longest unbroken Dynasty in Indian history.
The world's largest river island, the *Majuli* and the world's smallest river island, *Umananda* both are in the Northeast.
Seven prominent National Parks* of India are located in Northeast.
*Shillong* is considered as the Rock Capital of India.
*Mawsynram* in Meghalaya holds the Guinness World Record for being the Wettest Place on Earth.
*Sualkuchi* in Assam is one of the World's largest weaving villages where the entire population is engaged in weaving Silk Fabrics.
*Mugs*, the Golden Silk of Assam, is not produced anywhere else in the World.
It is the cleanest region in India. *Mawlynnong* in Meghalaya is the cleanest village in *entire Asia*.
70% of the country's *Orchids* are found in Northeast.
Mizoram and Tripura are among the states with the highest *Literacy* rate in India.
There is *no Dowry* culture in entire Northeast.
The land of festivals
Nagaland is a state in the far north-eastern part of India. It borders the state of Assam to the west,Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam to the north, Myanmar to the east and Manipur to the south. The state capital is Kohima, and the largest city is Dimapur. It has an area of 16,579 km2 with a population of 1,980,602 as per the2011 census, making it one of the smallest states of India.
Population (2011): 1,978,502
Principal language: English, Angami, Ao, Chang, Konyak, Lotha, Sangtam etc
Per Capita Income: Rs.5863
By Air: DIMAPUR has the only Airport in Nagaland at the moment. Direct flights connect the airport to Guwahati and Kolkota and connections can be made from all other airports in India.
By Rail: Dimapur has a railway station on the main line of the North east Frontier Railway. It is well connected to Guwahati, with a number of trains that shuttle between the two stations every day. Guwahati, on the other hand, has direct train lines with most major Indian cities.
By Road: A number of taxis ply from Dimapur to Kohima. Night buses connect Dimapur and Kohima to Guwahati and Shillong (Meghalaya). A very convenient way for reaching Kohima is to take the train or flight to Dimapur and then rent a taxi to Kohima. The Dimapur taxi stand is adjacent to the Railway Station. Yellow taxis can be hired with other passengers (shared taxi) or exclusive (full taxi). A full taxi could cost anything between USD $14 to USD $18 for a one way trip to Kohima. A traveler can also opt to rent a car from Guwahati (through tour operators) and drive all the way to Kohima. This is a very pleasant drive, lasting about 6-7 hours and taking the tourist past beautiful stretches of forests, greenery and hills; but one should try to start and end the journey before nightfall.
- Kohima War Cemetery
- Naga Heritage Village
- Kisama Heritage Village
- Khonoma Village
- Catholic Church
- HORNBILL FESTIVAL