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History and Cultural Tour 12N & 13D

Overview

Nagaland, the sixteen state of Nagaland is a small but diverse state with more that 17 tribes and many other sub-tribes. Culturally, Nagaland is a rich state with all of the tribes have unique cultures and traditions

Itinerary

Day 1: Dibrugarh - Namphake. (77 km/2 hrs)

Meet your guide and car at Dibrugarh Airport, surface transfer to Namphake village, depending on the time of arrival explore the village.

Overnight Home Stay

Day 2: Namphake- Mon (120 km/5-6 hrs)

Today after breakfast with packed lunch we shall drive from the plain to the hills. Mon, the home town of the Konyak Nagas who are known for their tattoo culture, wood carving skills, gun-making, etc. The land of the Konyak Nagas (Mon) is also regarded as the “Land of Anhg”. Enroute visit Mon village, where we can have a basic idea of the Konyak Naga world!


Overnight Mon. Paying Guest huose/ Resort

Day 3: Mon. (Packed Lunch)

Today we shall visit Longwa village which borders with Burma as the international boundary runs through the Anhg’s house. The Angh eat in Nagaland and sleeps in Burma! As we get into the village we shall visit the Angh’s house where one can see the massive wood carvings and also the size of the house which in itself is a magnificent sight. Meet the local people (they are reserved by nature). Lunch. Post lunch drive to Shangkhachingnyu village where we will see local craftsmen and war trophies.

Overnight at Mon Guest house/ Resort

Day 4: Mon

Today we shall drive to Chenmoho village where we will see people with tatooed faces, explore the village, meet the locals and interact with them. Next proceed to Chui village where one can see the ethnic Konyak way of constructing their houses with thatch roof and one peculiar feature of their houses is the main pillars jutting out of the roof. One may also expect to see local weavers/craftsmen.


Overnight at Mon Guest house/ Resort

Day 5: Mon- Mokokchung (180km/8-9 hrs)

Today after breakfast we shall drive to the Ao Naga country. Enroute we shall halt over at Lenden to see the bamboo mat making by the locals. Next stop will be at Chuchuyimlung village. Further drive to Mokokchung, the home town of the Ao Nagas.


Overnight at Mokokchung Hotel

Day 6: Mokokchung

Today we shall explore some Ao Naga villages. We shall visit the Museum at Impur village which display machines and tools that were used by the early Christian Missionaries. Next visit Moponchuket village where you will understand the legend of 'life cycle' believed by the Ao’s which are depicted on wooden pillars.

Lunch: Post lunch drive to Aliba village where we will see, perhaps one of the biggest and largest log drum in Nagaland. Next we proceed to Chungtia village, a village that bears witness of the Ao Naga tradition having a Machang - a seating platform which is predominantly made of bamboo.

Overnight Mokokchung. Hotel

Day 7: Mokokchung - Tuophema (120km)

After breakfast, we shall drive to Tuophema village. Enroute we shall visit one of the oldest Ao Naga village - Ungma. Legend tells that many present Ao villages migrated from this village. The brief visit will introduce you to the local weavers and meet old peoples. Next we shall proceed to Longkhum village which has being regarded as the vanguard village of the Ao region during head-hunting days. Longkhum is not just a village with past glories but even today the village acts as a model in bio-diversity conservation. Next, we shall have a glimpse of a Lotha Naga village called Longsa, and also Tseminyu village of Rengma tribe.


Overnight Tuophema. Community Cottage

Day 8: Tuophema

Tuophema happens to be the first village in Nagaland having a successful story in community based tourism.

Morning, we shall walk around the village where we'll see smiling faces with welcoming attitude. The village has about 12 cottages and all these are contributed and constructed by the community. In the walk we shall come across community hall, ceremonial gate, etc.

Lunch at Gariphema village. Post lunch explore Gariphema village and drive back to Tuophema.

In the evening Cultural programme at Tuophema


Overnight Tuophema

Day 9: Tuophema - Kohima (45km)

Today we drive to Kohima the Capital city of Nagaland. On our way we will visit the State Museum. While exploring Kohima village where we can see remains of Second World War, ceremonial gates. Lunch. Check into your Hotel. Post lunch visit World War II cemetery.

Overnight Kohima. Hotel

Day 10: Kohima

Morning we shall drive to Jakhama village (16km away from Kohima) and explore the village where we will see some rich men’s houses. We shall also explore the traditional lifestyle of the Angami Nagas in a nutshell. Next visit Kigwema village and Kisama the Heritage complex where the annual Hornbill festival takes place. Lunch at Kohima. Post Lunch visit sales emporium/souvenir shops and local market where you'll get to see local vegetables, insects and worms, etc for food by the Naga people.

Overnight at Kohima. Hotel

Day 11: Kohima - Khonoma (20kms/1hour)

Morning, after breakfast drive to Khonoma village (20km). Khonoma village has been declared as the first “Green village" in India because of the initiative taken by the village to stop hunting, logging and forest fire. The village has taken an odd step by declaring 27 sq kms of its territory as "Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sacntuary" (KNCTS). At Khonoma you will find Culture, History and Nature intact together. As we go through the village we will see ceremonial gates, morung, cairn circles, forts, historical sites, age group house, meet local craftsmen weaving shawls and cane basket. Lunch. Post lunch, we shall get down to see the terrace fields and see how terrace cultivation is being done. Towards the evening we shall witness some indigenous games which will be demonstrated by the local youth and thereafter we shall try the locally prepared brew.

Overnight Khonoma Home stay

Day 12: Khonoma- Mezoma- Khonoma (7kms)

Today we start with a ‘Nature Walk’ towards the area where the local people practice jhum cultivation also known as shifting cultivation. Shifting cultivation is a system which has long been practiced by our forefathers since times immemorial and it was recently realized by the local people that it is the most sustainable and scientific way of cultivation along with Alder trees which has some nitrogen fixation properties on the tip of its roots which regenerate the soil. We shall also see the majestic Bos Frontalis (Mithun) the state animal of Nagaland.

Next we shall drive for 7km to Mezoma village, followed by a traditional lunch, post lunch explore the village. OPTION - drive back to Khonoma/Stay overnight at Mezoma


Overnight Khonoma/Mezoma Home Stay

Day 13: Khonoma/Mezoma - Dimapur - Flyout (87kms)

We shall drive to Dimapur. Enroute visit Secuma village. Proceed to Dimapur airport to connect flight for onward destination



Tour Ends

Cost Inclusions and Exclusions

COST INCLUSIONS:

  • Transportation

  • Accommodation

  • All Major Meals

  • English Speaking Guide

  • Entry fees

  • Parking fees

  • Sealed Water for drinking

  • GST

COST EXCLUSION:

  • Personal drinks & beverages.

  • Camera fees

  • Train/Flight Tickets

  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) for Indian Tourists)

  • Any other personal expenses which are not mentioned in the “Cost Inclusion” shall be extra payable

Highlights

  • Explore tribal villages of the Konyaks, Ao and Angami Naga Tribes

  • Local Cuisine and Culture

  • Photography

  • Visit the Chief house in Mon, who eats in India and Sleeps in Myanmar

  • Meet and Interact with the tattooed tribes

  • Explore the first green village in India

  • Visit the Second World War Cemetery

  • Get a chance to see the State animal of Nagaland

Tour Price

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