Nagaland - The Mystery Trail
It’s a real mystery when we meet people who still doesn’t want to enter the age of Ipad or iphones, or even any technology. Nagaland is known for its still continuing King ruler ship and traditional lifestyle. The visit to Konyak -the land of Anagh tribe will be interesting considering our modern living. They still live in the past happy without modern systems. Konyak shares the border to Myanmar which is another significance. Entry restrictions are still prevalent in many areas and hence, it is important to plan your tour in advance so that our team can assist you with papers ready.
Day 01 - Arrival Kolkata & Local Sightseeing
Welcome on arrival at Kolkata and transfer to Hotel. Kolkata is the city of Joy, contrast and culture. Once the capital of British India - now the capital of West Bengal. A visit to Kolkata will bring visitors in touch with a combination of a rich 400 years old heritage, vibrant modern life and different cultures. Afternoon visit the St. Paul’s Cathedral, the first 'Episcopal Cathedral Church' in an oriental country, and the Victoria Memorial also referred to as the Taj of the Raj. This splendid white marble structure was built in memory of Queen Victoria between 1906 and 1921 and was formally inaugurated by the Prince of Wales, who later became King Edward VIII of England. Overnight at Hotel
Day 02 – Kolkata
Full day to explore Kolkata. Visit the Mother House – the headquarters of the Missionaries of Charity and the interesting Kalighat Kali Temple – one of the 52 Shakti Peethas in India, devotees from all over the country come to visit this holy temple. In between you can also enjoy a short Tram Ride in the crowded streets of Kolkata. Later visit Howrah Bridge. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03 – Kolkata – Dibrugarh (By Air)
Today after breakfast drive to Kolkata airport for onward journey to Dibrugarh. On arrival at Dibrugarh airport, transfer to check into a Heritage Chang Bungalow on arrival. Evening at leisure.
Day 04 – Dibrugarh – Mon
Today we will be heading towards the hills in the home of the Nagas. We will drive to Mon – the land of the Anghs – the Konyaks which is one of the most traditional tribe in Nagaland and still follows the Kingship system.
Day 05 – Mon – Day Trip to Longwa Village
After an early breakfast we will drive to Longwa village with packed lunch. True tradition is seen here where people are still not touched by modern ways. Meet village folk, see their way of life. This is one of the big Konyak villages and on the border ridge between India and Myanmar (Burma). The Angh (king) of Longwa commands about 50 villages from both the side. Return to Mon. Dinner and overnight.
Day 06 – Mon – Day Trip to Chui and Hongphui villages
Today we will visit nearby Chui, Hongphui and nearby villages. True tradition is seen here where people are still not touched by modern ways. Meet village folk, see their way of life. Dinner and overnight.
Day 07 – Mon – Mokokchung (255 kms / 7 Hrs)
After breakfast drive to Mokokchung in the north-central Nagaland. This district is inhabited by the AO Tribe. On reaching Mokokchung we will check into a hotel. Overnight.
Day 08 – Mokokchung
After breakfast we drive to visit Mopunchuket and Ugma village, which are well known for its handicraft and wood carving and textile of the AO tribe.
Day 09 – Mokokchung – Touphema (120 km / 5 Hrs)
After breakfast we check out from hotel and then drive to Touphema. Enroute we will go through the Rengma villages at Tsemenyiu and the Lotha Naga tribes in Wokha district. On arrival check into neatly appointed huts built in the Angami Naga style. Dinner and Overnight.
Day 10 – Touphema – Kohima (41 km / 2 Hrs)
After breakfast, visit Touphema Bawe – meaning old village. Later drive on to Kohima. Check into hotel on arrival. Later visit State Museum (closed on Mondays) and local market and emporium for souvenirs and ethnic crafts.
Day 11 – Kohima – Day trip to Khonoma village
After breakfast, drive to Khonoma village (20 kms/1 hr), a place renowned for its valor and courage. The Khonoma gate tells the story of British infiltration into Naga Hills. Drive back to Kohima and visit the famous war cemetery, a symbolic memorial raised as citation for the supreme sacrifice made by the officers and men of the Allied forces during World War II. Evening at leisure.
Day 12 – Kohima – Dimapur (2½ Hrs) – Kolkata (By Air)-Departure
Today morning after breakfast we check out from hotel. Drive to Dimapur airport for your onward journey to Kolkata. On arrival, check into a hotel. On arrival check into hotel in Kolkata. You may opt for short walks in the streets of Kolkata. Later transfer to NSCB Airport to connect your flight home.
Price for the Tour may be furnished on request as we wish to offer a clear customized tour on this.
Some inclusions may change to match the logistic changes from time to time.
Entry formalities (for foreign nationals)
Nagaland: The entry formalities/travel restrictions have been relaxed for foreigners to the states of Nagaland, but with strict conditions. This can be changed at any time without further notice. However, all foreigners visiting these States will have to register themselves with the Foreigners Registration Officer (FRO) of the District they visit within 24 hours of their arrival.
We will keep you posted in case anything changes in the entry formalities.
Entry formalities (for Indian nationals)
Nagaland: Please note that all Indian nationals need Inner Line Permit (ILP) to visit Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.
The following documents are required for the permit and we need at least 3–4 working days to process the same after we receive these documents:
1) Full name, age and address
2) 4 passport size photographs
3) Photo Identity proof (Passport/driving license)
4) Police Station
5) Post Office
The driving duration mentioned in the itinerary may not be precise; it is the time that can be expected when strictly driving, depending on the present road conditions. Otherwise, the journey is conducted in such a way that we always stop midway for visiting villages, markets, photography, major landmarks of importance or interest depending on the client’s interest.
The sector/places of Nagaland in the itinerary are some of the least visited areas of India. And as such, the choices of facilities are very limited. We use the best available hotels / guest houses that provide relatively good services in the area, however will be basic in nature.
Please note that some of the sights/itinerary may change due to time limit, weather, national holidays, and special events. We maintain the rights to alter the itinerary since tours are made in advance and unforeseen circumstances that mandate change may arise. Itinerary changes are made to improve your overall travel experience.