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NAGALAND: The north-eastern corner of the country, having Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur on its domestic borders, while Myanmar shares with it, an international boundary on the east. The Naga Hills run through this small state, which has Saramati as its highest peak at a height of 12,600 ft. The main rivers that flow through Nagaland are Dhansiri, Doyang, Dikhu and Jhanji. Administered earlier by the President, Nagaland was made a state in 1963.


Capital: Situated at the southern tip of the state, overlooking the valley, is the mountainous capital, Kohima. The capital of Nagaland has the following places as must see: The Second World War Cemetery, State Museum and Zoo. Excursions from Kohima lead to Khonoma village, Japfu peak, Dzakou Valley and Mokokchung. The Intaki sanctuary, at a distance from Kohima, is the home of the hoolok baboon, the only gibbon in India.


Bara Bash : Perched on a hill above kohima was the original settlement of the Nagas. 


THE PEOPLE: High cheek bones, almond eyes, sparkling teeth and bronzed skin-NAGAS. The Nagas are a handsome and friendly people. In colourful tribal outfits, with bamboo shields sheathed in bear skin and decorated spears, the Nagas are simple people, almost entirely tribal. There are 16 tribes, each having its own dialect, customs and traditional costumes, with the common link being their passion for music, dance and pageantry. The social position of a Naga is borne out by the number of bone necklaces he wears.

ART: The traditional art handed down through generations in Nagaland, is Weaving. Each of the major tribes has its own unique designs and colours. Warm and colourful Naga shawls, handwoven shoulder bags, decorative spears, table mats, wood carvings and bamboo works make magnificent souveniers.

DANCES & FESTIVALS : Tribal dances of the Nagas give us an insight into the inborn reticence of these people. War dances and dances belonging to distinctive tribes, form the major art form in Nagaland. In colourful costumes and jewellery, the dancers go through amazing mock war motions, that could prove very dangerous, if one were to be a little careless. Festivals, marriages, harvests, or just the joy of the moment - are occasions for the Nagas to burst into dance. Some of the important festivals are Sekrenyi, Moatsu, Tuluni and Tokhu Emong.



town, administrative headquarters of Zonheboto district, Nagaland state, northeastern India. Formerly in the Mokokchung subdivision, it is situated 41 mi (66 km) northeast of Kohima town. The town has some cottage industries.

district (about 500 sq mi [1,300 sq km]) was separated from Mokokchung district in 1973 and is located in the central part of the state. It is bounded by Mokokchung district on the north, Tuensang district on the east, Phek district on the south, and Kohima and Wokha districts on the west. The region is crisscrossed by several faults and is subject to earthquakes. It is hilly and rugged, with an average elevation of from 2,000 ft (600 m) to 3,000 ft. The hills are covered with dense forests of oak, chestnut, birch, and bamboo. The Laniye and the Dikhu, the major rivers, are aligned in a north–south direction and flow through narrow valleys. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy; shifting cultivation is practiced, and crops include rice, ginger, yams, cotton, corn (maize), potatoes, fruits, sesame, and sugarcane.



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