General Information

Location

Approximately lies between 256' and 274' latitude, North of Equator and between the longitudinal lines 9320'E and 9515'E.

Area

16.527 Sq.Km.

Population

12,09,546 (According to 1991 census).

Capital

Kohima, (1,444.12 metres above sea-level).

Districts

Kohima, Mokokchung, Mon, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, Zunheboto and Dimapur.

Tribes

Angami, Ao, Sema, Lotha, Rengma, Chakhesang, Sangtam, Konyak, Phom, Chang, Yimchunger, Khiamungan, Zeliang, Kuki and Pochury.

Density of Population

73 persons per Sq. Km.

Climate

Summer (June - Sept.)

Mean Max : 31C

Mean Min : 16C

Winter (Oct-Feb)

Mean Max : 24C

Mena Min : 4C

Best Season

October to May

Clothing Required

Summer : Cotton Tropical

Winter : Heavy Woolens

Average Rainfall

2000 mm to 2500 mm

Main Rivers

Dhansiri, Doyang, Dikhu, Milak, Zungki and Tizu.

Highest Peak

Saramati (3,841 metres above sea-level)

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Nagamese and local dialects

Religions

Christianity, Hinduism and Islam

Tribal Festivals

District Tribe Festival Period

Kohima

Angami

Sekrenyi

February

Kohima

Rengma

Ngada

November last week

Kohima

Zeliang

Nga-Ngai

December last week

Kohima

Kuki

Mimkut

January 3rd week

Phek

Chakhesang

Tsukhenyi

March/April

Phek

Pochury

Nazu

July/August

Mokokchung

Ao

Moatsu

May 1st week

Mon

Konyak

Aoling

April 1st week

Tuensang

Phom

Monyu

- do -

Tuensang

Khiamngan

Miu

May 2nd week

Tuensang

Chang

Nkanyulum

July 2nd week

Tuensang

Yimchunger

Metemneo

August 2nd week

Tuensang

Sangtam

Amongmong

September 1st week

Wokha

Lotha

Tokhuemong

November 1st week

Zunheboto

Sema

Tuluni

July

 

 

Air

Dimapur, the only airport in Nagaland, is connected by air to Delhi and Calcutta and rest of the country.

 

Rail

Dimapur, the important Railhead in Nagaland, is on the main line of North-Eastern Frontier Railway.

 

Raods

All important towns and villages in the State are connected by the Nagaland State Transport Services. N.S.T. also operates a Night Deluxe service from Dimapur to Guwahati, Shillong, Mokokchung.

Routes with Distances Kms

Dimapur

Kohima

74

Dimapur

Wokha via Kohima

154

Dimapur

Imphal (Manipur State)

216

Dimapur

Mariani - Mokokchung

208

Dimapur

Mon via Jorhat Namtola

280

Dimapur

Amguri

178

Dimapur

Peren

84

Dimapur

Meluri

170

Kohima

Phek

145

Kohima

Zunheboto

150

Kohima

Tuensang via Wokha Mokokchung

269

Kohima

Mokokchung

162

Dimapur

Guwahati

292

Dimapur

Zunheboto via Chazouba

224

Kohima

Imphal

142

Kohima

Itanagar

534

Kohima

Shillong

427

Kohima

Guwahati

364

Entry Formalities

Domestic tourists visiting Nagaland require to obtain Inner Line Permits issued by the Deputy Resident Commissioner at Nagaland House, Delhi, Calcutta and Assistant Resident Commissioner, Shillong; Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur; Deputy Commissioner, Kohima and Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung. A permit fee os Rs. 5.00 is realised from each applicant. Detailed information can be had from the Directorate of Tourism, Nagaland, Kohima. Phone 21607/22214/21945. All foreign tourist desiring to visit Nagaland require Restricted Area Permits from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, South Block, New Delhi.

Reservation Rules

25% of the rent for accommodation in the Tourist Lodges is required to be paid in advance either in Cash or by Money Order at the time of booking. Booking without payment of advance may however be allowed in cases of bookings by reputed firms and recognised Travel Agents.

Package and Conducted Tours

The Department conducts package and conducted tours to the tourist centres within and outside the State. Trekking and camping equipment are also given on loan to adventure lovers on nominal payment.

Chartering of Tourist Bus

Interested parties can charter either the 31 seater or the 25 seater bus belonging to the Department of Tourism, Nagaland at a rate of 40 paise per seat per kilometer, subject to full bus booking. The additional charge of Rs. 100/- is made for overnight haltage, and Rs. 500/- per night for 2 or more nights outing. The fares may be subject to change without prior notice.