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Vibrant Traditions - The Land of Festivals

Land of myths and festivals, brave warriors and tribal richness, Nagaland with its capital Kohima lures the adventurous of heart. A delightful combination of colourful people, great verdant landscapes and cultural diversity promises a memorable holiday experience. Sharing borders with Assam, Myanmar, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, Nagaland was formally enrolled as the 16th state of the Indian Union in 1963.

Three great mountain ranges running parallel to each other in a jagged line from north to south comprise the backbone of Nagaland. These are the Patkai, Barail and Naga ranges from which flow numerous rivers, the most significant being the Dikhu and the Doyang. The rugged mountainous terrain is highest in Saramati in the Tuesang district which lies 3,840 metres above sea level. At 3,014 metres, Japfu Peak is the highest in Kohima district.

The dazzling array of ethnic lifestyles in Nagaland opens a window of insight onto a state bestowed with prism-like beauty. Each facet is honed to a bright finish that charms and intrigues the visitor to delve deeper into its culture. Nagaland's turbulent history, song and dance, indigenous crafts, costumes and jewellery and myths and legends are all intrinsic parts of the warp and weft of its traditions.

The multi-hued tapestry of Nagaland is as bright as its festivals, as strong as its tempestuous rivers and as rich and varied as its flora and fauna.