20 Best Tourist Places in Nagaland - 2020 (2300+ Reviews & Photos)

Tourist places in Nagaland includes Nagaland Zoological Park, Mon, Nagaland State Museum, Mokokchung, Shilloi Lake, Dzudu Lake, Dzukou Valley, Doyang River and many more.

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Nagaland has a lot in store for adventure enthusiasts as well with activities such as trekking and camping in Dzukou Valley.

The region promises to enchant art lovers and history buffs on a cultural trip to Nagaland. It is the warmth of the people of Nagaland that will overwhelm you and make you want to visit the place again and again! 

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Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima

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Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima

The Kohima War Cemetery was built in 1944 to commemorate and pay homage to those brave hearts who were martyred in the World War II. Trek on the Garrison Hills to reach the War Cemetery, a memorial dedicated to British and Japanese soldiers who lost their lives for the Burma attack.

If you are a history buff, the Kohima War Memorial will keep you hooked with its yesteryear tales. The best way to reach the War Memorial is by trekking, especially during the winters, as the thick forests along the trail set the stage for pleasant surroundings making it one of the best attractions in north east India.

Location: The War Cemetery is located at Garrison Hills on NH 39 in Kohima.

Timings: It is open from sunrise to sunset. The War Cemetery remains closed on Sundays.

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Nagaland Zoological Park, Dimapur

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Nagaland Zoological Park, Dimapur

Sprawling over a large area of 176 ha, the park serves as a conservation area for the flora and fauna of the northeast India. The low-lying area of the park is a suitable topography for aquatic birds, and there are almost 500 bird species in the region which include Patridges, Parrotbill, Laughingthrush, Nuttatch and Fulvetta.

The park aims to promote awareness, educate and provide recreation for the people of Nagaland.

Location: Rangapahar, 6 m away from the township in Dimapur.

Timings: 8 AM to 4 PM (Closed on Mondays)

Entry fees: INR 10 for adults and INR 5 for children.

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Nagaland State Museum, Kohima

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Nagaland State Museum, Kohima

The Nagaland State Museum speaks volumes of the history of the state, which is culturally rich and praiseworthy. The 16 Naga tribes inhabiting the state contribute largely to the culture and customs of the place. The museum houses and preserves precious artefacts including sculptures, jewelries, traditional dresses, inscriptions, musical instruments and much more. 

Visit the art gallery which exhibits paintings from local artists. These artefacts will allow you to understand the evolution of the tribes and their culture, making it one of most engaging places to visit in Nagaland, especially if you are an inquisitive person.

Location: Nagaland State Museum is located on Upper Bayavu Hill in Kohima.

Timings: 9:30 AM to 3 PM (Closed on Mondays)

Entry fees: INR 5 per person

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Phek

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Phek

Phek is a district with the most number of Nagaland tourist places, thus attracting tourists with its spellbinding beauty in the form of surreal landscape. Dotted with lakes, rivers and other water bodies, Phek is your one-stop shop to experience solitude and tranquillity in the lap of nature.

The district also houses a heritage village, Khezakeno, which can be visited for a cultural and ethnic trip to unfold the history of the region. Indulge in activities like birdwatching, hiking and trekking on your visit to Phek as the less explored land leaves you with a lot to contemplate.

Location: Southeastern part of Nagaland.

Timings: N/A

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Japfu Peak, Kohima

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Japfu Peak, Kohima

Hike to the second-highest point of Nagaland, the impeccable Japfu Peak, perched atop a whopping height of 3084 metres above the sea level. Japfu Peak is one of the best places to visit in Nagaland as it offers spellbinding panoramic vistas of the lush green Dzukou Valley against the backdrop of snow-clad Himalayas.

Satisfy the adventure junkie within by scaling this mighty peak. The trek is also a popular trail, dotted with rhododendrons, for bird-watching and enchanting flora and fauna all along. Also known as the “Valley of Flowers” of the northeast, the Japfu Peak is every nature lover’s dream destination during their Nagaland trip.

Location: The Japfu Peak is located at a distance of 25 km from Kohima.

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees
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Dzukou Valley, Kohima

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Dzukou Valley, Kohima

Conquer the mighty altitude of 2462 metres by trekking in the Dzukou Valley in Kohima. While exotic lilies impress nature lovers, the enchanting views of the green valley are unmissable! Located on the border of Nagaland and Manipur states, the valley is popular for its rolling hills formulation which attracts many tourists, making it one of the most visited Nagaland tourist places.

Indulge in adventurous activities such as trekking and camping to satisfy the adventure enthusiast in you. If you are a photography enthusiast, you are certain to get the most fascinating frames of your lifetime at Dzukou Valley.

Location: The Dzukou Valley is located at the border of Nagaland and Manipur, behind the Japfu Peak in Nagaland.

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Kachari Ruins, Dimapur

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Kachari Ruins, Dimapur

The Kachari Ruins, also known as DimasaKachari Ruins, is a series of mushroom domed pillars, housing the mysterious remnants which are believed to be erected by the DimasaKachari Kingdoms during the 13th century. The Kachari Ruins is an offbeat travel destination which will definitely impress art lovers and history lovers with its monoliths. 

The ruins are scattered pillars surrounded by overgrown grass and unkempt vegetation. The ruins and rumbles will engage you in the mystery as the reason behind their erection remains unknown till date. Unfold the mystery and explore the past of Nagaland on your visit to this offbeat destination in Dimapur.

Location: Dimapur

Timings: Sunrise to Sunset (closed on Sundays)

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Chumukedima Village, Dimapur

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Chumukedima Village, Dimapur

Chumukedima is a quaint hill town giving a bird’s eye view of the hubbub filled Dimapur district. Enjoy the enthralling views from the top as the cool breeze allows you to experience solitude. The district is surrounded by several gushing waterfalls, which offer a tranquil experience to visitors. 

Visit the Triple Falls, which is one of the most popular places to visit in Nagaland. The Triple Falls are an ideal tourist place which will rejuvenate your body, mind and soul as you find yourself in the lap of nature, surrounded by lush greenery.

Location: It is located at a distance of 14 km from Dimapur on NH 39.

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Khonoma Village

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Khonoma Village
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Spread over an area of 123 sq. km and known as the Green Village of India, Khonoma is one of the most beautiful tourist destinations in Nagaland owing to its thick forests. You can also visit the oldest terraced cultivation in the region in Khonoma.

The place is bound to interest history lovers as the village is a living testament of the struggle of the valiant Angami tribes which fought to safeguard their territory from the British. Enjoy the enchanting lush greenery and slopes in Khonoma as the flora and fauna in the region promise to delight you with its rawness.

Location: The village is located at a distance of 20 km from state capital Kohima

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Mount Tiyi, Wokha

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Mount Tiyi, Wokha

Notching a top altitude of 1969 meters, the Mount Tiyi in Wokha district is a popular tourist destination for the breathtaking views of Nagaland. Do not miss out on a never-seen-before views of the River Doyang from the top of the mountain. Mount Tiyi is a place of cultural importance for the Nagas as they believe that the departed souls live here. 

Satisfy your adventure enthusiast soul by trekking to the mighty Mount Tiyi while it offers you green surroundings all along the trail. With many folklore associated with the mountain, uncover the mysteries as you trek to the unconquerable.

Location: Wokha district, Nagaland

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Mokokchung

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Mokokchung

The home of Ao Naga, Mokokchung is an integral and populous part of the state of Nagaland. It also houses popular Nagaland tourist places like the District Museum, which is a popular choice for history and art lovers owing to the preserved artefacts; Town Main Park and the oldest and largest Unman Village.

You can also ride to Longkhum or Langpangkong Caves on your visit to Mokokchung. Visit the mystifying caves and set off on a journey of self-discovery in this village which is an ideal blend of the old-world charm and contemporary world. Witness the grand celebration during the festivals celebrated on sowing and harvesting seasons to get a cultural insight of the region.

Location: It is located in the beauty of the Langpangkong Mountain Ranges in Mokokchung

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Shilloi Lake, Meluri

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Shilloi Lake, Meluri

Sight of the beautiful, foot-shaped ShilloiLake set midst the backdrop of the mighty Matkai Range is sure to take your breath away.The residents of the nearby Latsum village consider this lake important as they believe that the spirit of the holy child rests in the bottom of the lake, making it holy. 

The lake is not used Owing to the calmness and the natural beauty of the region, the pristine lakewaters will allow you to experience tranquillity near the lake, making it the one of the most serene Nagaland tourist places. The lake is a must-visit place for wildlife enthusiasts as a number of exotic species of birds flock the region.

Location: The lake is located in the easternmost region of Nagaland in Meluri.

Timings: Leave early for the lake and spend the entire day there to return by evening.

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Naga Heritage Village

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Naga Heritage Village

The Naga Heritage Village, also known as Kisama Heritage Village, is a testament of the rich culture and tradition of the Nagas. The objective of the Heritage Village is to protect the essence of ethnicities of the Naga tribes in its true form. 

If you are an art lover or a history enthusiast, visit the village during the Hornbill Festival held every December to exhibit the distinctness and uniqueness of the 16 Naga tribes, all brought under one roof for the festival. Witness the colourful life, culture, get entertained by the folk songs and other performances on your visit to the Naga Heritage Village.

Location: 10 km away from Kohima

Timings: N/A

Entry fees: No Entry fees
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Tourist Village Tuophema

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Tourist Village Tuophema

Enjoy an authentic experience of the Naga culture by visiting the Touphema Tourist Village. If you are a culture connoisseur, visit the nonchalant Tuophema Tourist Village and experience the local cuisine (authentic Naga food) and drink the local rice beer.

The ethnic trip to Tuophema is a must-do thing on trip to Nagaland as you can enjoy the old-world experience in the quaint village set against the backdrop of pictorial hills. Stay in the huts made to experience the Angami way of life. Adventure enthusiasts may also choose to trek as the surrounding hills can be explored on foot.

Location: 41 km from Kohima town.

Timings: Always open

Entry fees: No Entry fees

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Mon

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Mon

Known as the Land of Anghs, Mon is the land of captivating KonyakNagas. Visit Mon to experience the exquisite culture and traditions of the KonyakNagas. Time travel into the past as the Anghs, who still hold substantial control, demonstrate power and glory.

The sights of animal and human skulls on the porch will intimidate you as you enjoy the place from ground zero. Nearby tourist attractions such as Longwa village, Shangnyu and Veda Peak make Mon one of the most inviting Nagaland tourist places to visit on your cultural trip.

Location: Mon district, Indian Nagaland

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary

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Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary

Nagaland offers excitement to wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers in the form of Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread over a vast 200 sq km area, the wildlife reserve houses exotic beings such sloth bears, wild dogs, flying squirrels, barking deer and black storks among many more! 

The area is covered in thick greenery and semi tropical trees. Indulge in adventurous activities such as camping, trekking, mountain climbing and hiking on your visit to the green paradise of Nagaland.

Location: 37 km away from Dimapur in Peren, Nagaland.

Timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Doyang River

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Doyang River

Also known as Dzu or Dzulu, the Doyang River is the largest in the region and has several tributaries. Unwind yourself in the nature’s lap as the swiftly moving river brings a sense of entitlement and allows you to experience serenity. Experience self-discovery while spending time at the riverbank.

 The enchanting flora and fauna make the Doyang River a nature’s paradise. Indulge in fishing near the river and spend some alone time or time with family at this beautiful picnic spot for a rejuvenating experience in the lap of nature.

Location: Wokha, Nagaland

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Dzudu Lake

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Dzudu Lake

Nagaland is a region of folklores, and Dzudu Lake, found atop Mt Zanibu, happily contributes as one “special gift” from the Gods. Although treading is prohibited, the Dzudu Lake will send you on a tranquil experience with its sparkling waters perched into thick, mystical forests.

Visit the tallest Bonson tree in India in the surrounding Phalomi forests, which sets the tone right before the greenery breaks into the glistening lake. The lake is an ideal spot for bird-watching and photography. Owing to the exalted word, you cannot use the lake water for drinking or bathing or create nuisance around it.

Location: The lake is located on Mount Zanibu near Thuvopisumi village.

Timings: Open 24 hours

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Tuensang

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Tuensang

Tuensang boasts of a colourful tradition of the Nagas, and it offers an insightful tour in culture heritage and lifestyle of the locals. A place of primeval beauty, Tuensang enchants visitors with fascinating flora & fauna, hills and valleys. 

On your cultural trip to Nagaland, visit the Changsangonko and Chilise, the living stones of Tuensang, Tsadanf, Noklak and Longtrok, which make Tuensang a must-visit place in the northeast. On your trip to Tensang, experience the thrill of doing an excursion near the Indo-Myanmar border. 

The lush greenery in Tuensang will engage the nature lover in you as you explore the popular as well as offbeat destinations in Tuensang.

Location: East Nagaland, on the Indo-Myanmar border

Timings: N/A

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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Caves at Puilwa Village

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Caves at Puilwa Village

Trek to the mysterious caves at the Poilwa Village as the adventure enthusiast will be left wanting for more. The old Poilwa Village, also known as Old Peren, is an offbeat destination to explore on your trip to Nagaland. Discover the cultural and traditional nuances of Nagaland in this secluded, quaint region and witness a virgin side of the state which is never seen before.

Of all the Nagaland tourist places, the caves at Poilwa Village are the most offbeat destination for you to explore on your visit to Nagaland. If your aim is to explore places which reflect the raw beauty of a land, head now to the caves in Poilwa to get enthralled.

Location: Pedi, Peren, Nagaland

Timings: N/A

Entry Fees: No Entry Fees

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