Nagaland with Kohima
A region of ample stunning natural beauty and steeped in rich tribal culture is spread over the villages. The capital Kohima has a lot to offer in terms of sightseeing. The War Cemetery, State Museum with its various artefacts and hunted skulls, the Central Market, Kisama Heritage Village is a part of our Kohima sightseeing. The Angami tribesmen stay in the beautiful village of Khonoma. We travel to the Mon area and visit a few villages here, the most notable of which is the Lungwa village. We also visit a few nearby Konyak villages such as Hongphoi, Wangla, and Old Mon.
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Vacation Style Holiday TypeCustomized Packages
Activity Level Soft
Group Size Medium Group
- Visit the Kohima War Cemetery
- Visit the Kisama Heritage village
- Visit the tribal villages in Mon.
- Type of Tour: Road Trip
- Grade: Soft
- Tour Duration: 09 Nights
- Best Season: – Apr.
- Ex-Destination : Starts – Dimapur; Ends – Dibrugarh
- Reporting Time & Venue : 14:00 hrs at Dimapur Airport.
- Dispersal Time & Venue : 09:00 hrs at Dibrugarh Airport.
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel/Lodge/Homestay/Clubhouse – 09
- Food Plan : Breakfast, lunch & dinner basis.
- Travel & Transport: Transfers and sightseeing in SUV/MUV.
Arrival in Dimapur; Drive to Dzuleke
After arriving at Dimapur airport, proceed to Dzuleke (4 hrs), a village of the Angami tribe. Dzuleke is a remote idyllic village surrounded by pine forests and streams. A community-based ecotourism project exists and is run by the village council. Rest of the day will be free at leisure to enjoy amidst the greenery of the Naga Hills. Enjoy your rural stay with an Angami family. Your stay will be in a village homestay with basic amenities. Dinner and overnight in homestay at Dzuleke.
Dzuleke – Excursion to Benrue & back
Go on a day trip to Benreu (2 hrs), the village of Zeliangrong tribe. It is located at an elevation of 1900m at the base of Mt. Pauna where travellers can go on short hikes. Explore the village and visit the Morung (dormitory) at Benreu, considered as the oldest structure in Nagaland. Zeliangrong tribe comprises of three clans namely Zeme, Liangme and Rongme. Few Zeliangrong tribesmen continue to practice their old beliefs and animist religion. One can also try the interesting bitter honey of Benreu, which is made from the hive Teliane bee and has medicinal properties. Return to Dzuleke by dusk. Dinner and overnight in homestay at Dzuleke.
Dzuleke Sightseeing; Drive to Kohima
Explore Dzuleke village, walk through the terraced rice fields, and observe the traditional lifestyle and culture of the Angami people. Also visit Khonoma village nearby, well known for its initiatives of forest conservation and the ban on hunting. One can also see the historic spots where the natives fought against the British colonists. Later, drive for 2 hrs to Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. The evening will be free to explore local markets and try ethnic cuisine. Your stay will be at Razhu Pru or Classic Aradura with standard amenities. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Kohima.
Enjoy local sightseeing of Kohima. Visit the World War II Memorial, the main landmark of the town and commemorates the sacrifices of the British and Indian troops resisting Japanese invasion. Visit the Reconciliation Cathedral, the largest church in India. It is noted for its beautiful architecture, mural paintings and the view of the town from Aradura hilltop. The State Museum is another interesting attraction which exhibits a rare collection of tribal artefacts of different tribes which portrays their history and indigenous culture. Also visit Kisama Heritage Village, venue of the famous Hornbill Festival. It also showcases Naga tribal architecture and has a World War II Museum within the complex. If time permits, visit Bara Basti, which was once the old settlement of Kohima. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Kohima.
Kohima - Mokokchung
Travel to the town of Mokokchung (8 hrs), which is one of the most important towns of Nagaland. Historically, Mokokchung was the first town established by the British in the Naga Hills, it is also the home of the Ao tribe, who are famous for their arts and folklore. After a long journey, rest in a clean and comfortable hotel for your night stay. Your stay will be at Whispering Winds or Hotel Metsuben with basic amenities. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Mokokchung.
After breakfast, explore the nearby villages of Ao tribe. Visit Mopungchuket, famous for the story of Jina and Etiben, the Ao version of Romeo and Juliet. See the beautifully carved time pillar, which depicts the chronological history of the Ao tribe along with its tales of legends, battles and migrations. Visit the sacred lake nearby where rituals and sacrifices were performed before wars. See old churches, log drums, Dzukis (dormitories) and the cultural museum in the village which has an interesting collection of artefacts and rare photographs. Also visit the nearby village of Aliba, where the Aos became the first Naga tribe to be converted into Christianity by the Baptist Missionaries in 1872. After lunch, explore the villages of Longkhnum and Ungma, which is the largest village of the Ao people. One can still see elderly villagers with traditional tattoos. Enjoy the panoramic view of the Doyang dam below from Longkhnum village. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Mokokchung.
Mokokchung - Mon
Leave early for Mon (9 hrs) in the Patkai hills of northern Nagaland. Mon can be considered as one of the most remote regions of eastern India and is the home of the fierce head hunting Konyak Tribe, known for their tattooed faces, wood carving and gun-making skills. The Konyaks can be easily recognized from the other Naga tribes for their tattoos earned from their head-hunting expeditions, which stopped only in the 1960s. Your stay will be in a family run guesthouse Helsa Cottage with basic amenities. Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse in Mon.
Mon – Excursion to Lungwa & back
After breakfast, travel to the remote eastern corner of India to Lungwa Village (2 hrs), half of which falls in Myanmar. Visit the home of the Angh (village chieftain), whose house interestingly is divided by the border. Interact with the chief and other Konyak families to learn about their rich history and culture. See their local crafts and war trophies collected in the Morungs (dormitories), where young children were taught their traditions. The Morungs also have large log drums which are used to alert the villagers. One can also purchase beautiful tribal ornaments and interesting metal crafts souvenirs from the villagers. Explore the countryside, walk down their farms where they practice Jhum cultivation. Dinner and overnight stay at the guesthouse in Mon.
Mon – Dibrugarh
In the morning, visit few nearby Konyak villages such as Hongphoi, Wangla, and Old Mon. A good opportunity to observe the Konyak lifestyle, tribal arts and crafts. In Hongphoi, it is easy to see village elders with tattooed warrior faces. Visit the houses of the chiefs, which are decorated with skulls of wild buffaloes and other hunted animals. Elderly villagers with tattoos can be sometimes seen gathering at the chief’s house or making bamboo crafts in the Morungs nearby. An old world charm exists as the long-houses are very traditional, constructed in the ancient Konyak way of using palm leaves roofing and jutted main pillars. Later, drive downhill to the town of Dibrugarh (7 hrs) in Assam. Arrive by evening. Your stay will be at Gymkhana Clubhouse with modern amenities. Dinner and overnight stay at the clubhouse in Dibrugarh.
Dibrugarh – Final Departure
After breakfast, transfer to airport for departure. Final Departure.
Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel/Lodge/Homestay/Clubhouse – 09
- Accommodation: In village homestays with basic or standard amenities on Twin sharing basis.
- Food: All meals starting from lunch on day 01 to breakfast on day 10.
- Transport: Transfers and sightseeing in SUV/MUV. Airport pickups & drops.
- Complimentary Sack & Cap.
- Local sightseeing as per itinerary.
- Entry fee as per itinerary.
- Local English speaking guide on the tour.
- Inner Line Permits (for Indians)
- Goods & Service Tax as applicable.
- Travel to Dimapur & from Dibrugarh.
- Camera Fees
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
- Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
- Tips to hotel staff, drivers, guides etc.
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
- Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
We can customize a similar tour to suit your requirements or if you are an independent traveller you can check our Fixed Departures.
It’s mandatory that all the participants carry a valid photo id., (Driving License, Voter Id., Passport or Adhar Card) for issuance of permits and 02 passport size photographs.
For accompanying children above 12 yrs (who do not have a Passport or Adhar Card), it’s mandatory to carry the School Id. Card/College Id. Card along with 02 passport size photographs.
The weather can change dramatically causing rain, thunder storm, flash floods, cloud burst and severe drop in temperatures, causing severe physical hardships.
- We don’t offer any guarantees for sightings of wild animals.
- All activities in the National Park and Sanctuaries mentioned are conditional to weather and entry time restrictions.
- In this region there are no relevance between the distance and the time required for travelling, as it depends upon the conditions of roads and congestion of traffic.
- – Mar. Is cold in Nagaland and woollens / fleece is suggested.
Our effort is to give a clear idea about the various aspects of the tour, to avoid any misunderstanding during the tour. We request you to please read the General Information, Booking Conditions, Travel Information for Assam & Nagaland.