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NAGALAND TOUR...

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Tucked away in the far north-east of India, wedged between the borders of Bhutan, Burma and Tibet, Arunachal Pradesh is India’s newest and least-known state. Before the region was elevated to statehood in 1986, Arunachal Pradesh, along with Assam, Nagaland and 4 other states was known as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). Except for occasional forays by administrators and anthropologists during the time of the British, nothing much was known about this area for most of the 20th century. The isolation of the North East Frontier Agency was legally safeguarded by India's own government; before laws permitting limited tourism were passed in 1995, even Indian citizens were not allowed to visit. The North East Frontier Agency lands never belonged to ancient India. They were, and still are, peopled by Mongoloid and Mon-Khmer austere stock, far removed from Aryan-Dravidian blood of the mainstream. The people here are animists (except the area of Tawang where they accepted Buddhism); in the Highlands, wild Burmese tribes enthusiastically practiced indiscriminate headhunting until as late as the fifties. To the north, Mongoloid tribals, bare-bodied in breech-clouts, are today still encountering “civilization". Nagaland is almost entirely inhabited by 16 groups of Tibeto-Burmese tribes. Among them are Angamis, Aos, Konyaks, Kukis, Lothas, Semas and Wanchus. The Nagas, who were once head hunters, have been known for their fierceness and the regular raids they made on Assam and Burma. The warring tribes believed that since the enemy’s animated soul, waha, was to be found at the nape of the neck, it could only be set free once beheaded. However, since the spritual soul, mio, resided in the head and brought good fortune, enemy heads (and those of dead comrades) were prized as they could add to a community’s own store of dead ancestors. The hilltop villages are protected by stone walls. The morung, a meeting house, acts as a boy’s dormitory, and is used for storing weapons and once displayed the prizes of war i.e. the enemy heads. The huge sacred drum, which stands by each morung is hallowed out tree trunk carved to resemble a buffalo head. Day 1 Arrived From kolkatta

  1. Day 1 Arrived From kolkatta to Dibrughar

    Arrived From kolkatta to Dibrughar and drive to sibsager over/ night Hotel Bramaputara

  2. Day 10 Kohiam to Dimapur 70km 3 hrs drive and fly to kolkatta/ delhi / by connected flight

    Kohiam to Dimapur 70km 3 hrs drive and fly to kolkatta/ delhi / by connected flight

  3. Day 2 Sibsager to Mon (By surface approx.160 Kms/06 Hrs)

    Early morning start your drive to Mon for 6 hours. After going through checking formalities at the border of Nagaland, we enter the state.Visit first village at Phuktong village. It has two great Morungs (men’s dormitories). Also visit Angh’s (chief’s) residence. On arrival, check in to the Typical Naga house / or Kalsa Resort

  4. Day 3 witness the colorful tribal area of Konyak tribes

    Full day to witness the colorful tribal area of Konyak tribes who have been head hunters in the recent past. Visit Longwa Village, One of the biggest villages in Mon district, it is an interesting sight to see. As the village straddles an international boundary line, one half of the Angh's house falls within Indian territory, whereas the other half lies under Myanmarese control. However, the whole village is controlled by the Angh and the village Council Chairman. Another interesting feature of this village is that the Angh of the village has 60 wives and his jurisdiction extends up to Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh. Also visit Sangha to see head hunting trophies and houses constructed in the true Konyak tradition with palm leaves roofing and the main pillars jutting out.

  5. Day 4 Mon to Tuensang

    Mon to Tuensang 180 km 6 to 7 hrs Driver enroute visit upper konyak tribal village over/night home stay

  6. Day 5 Tuensang to Khapri 160 5 to 6 hrs drive

    Tuensang to Khapri 160 5 to 6 hrs drive

  7. Day 6 khapri visit Chung Phom and sangtam tribe over/ night local house or circuit house

    khapri visit Chung Phom and sangtam tribe over/ night local house or circuit house

  8. Day 7 khapri to mokokchung 300km 10 hrs Drive

    khapri to mokokchung 300km 10 hrs Drive

  9. Day 8 Mokokchung to Kohima 180 km 6 hrs drive enroute visit lotha tribal Village

    Mokokchung to Kohima 180 km 6 hrs drive enroute visit lotha tribal Village

  10. Day 9 Kohima

    Have breakfast and take an excursion to Khonoma located 20 KMS away from Kohima in the west. Khonoma is village of Angami tribes having the customs of courage &valour. In the history it is written that Khonoma village protected numerous villages in its previous good time. The gate of the village speaks the British access’s story at the hills of Naga. Also visit War Cemetery a memorial of the soldiers during World War II. Take a tour of the Museum which has rare article’s collection of various tribal communities of Nagaland that tells the Naga’s tradition & history. Pay a short visit to local tribal market. If time permits visit Kigwema village also known as Kepfiizha and have lunch at Dimori Cove Guesthouse. You may visit Angami Tribal village at Jakhama and a Village Resort at Touphema this is operated by the community of AngamiNagas.  Later enjoy the cultural appearance done by the folks of village. Stay overnight at the hotel.