Map of Nagaland, Republic of India

Nagaland is one of the northeastern states of India. It is bordered by Manipur in the south, Assam in the west and north, Arunachal Pradesh in the northeast, and Myanmar (Burma) in the east.


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There are 16 different tribes in Nagaland:
1. Angami 5. Kachari 9. Lotha 13.Sangtam
2. Ao 6. Khiamniungan 10.Phom 14. Sumi
3.Chakhesang 7.Konyak 11.Pochury 15.Yimchunger
4.Chang 8. Kuki 12.Rengma 16.Zeliangrong

Get in

Fly into Dimapur or take the fast train from Guwahati which leaves daily at 0630; connect to a share taxi in front of the Dimapur railway station (₹200) and reach Kohima by lunchtime. Direct buses also run daily between Guwahati and Kohima.

Entry formalities

Foreign nationals no longer need a Restricted Area Permit. If flying in, you should register with police at the airport, but even this is not strictly required.

Get around



A typical Naga table consists of a meat dish, a boiled vegetable dish or two, rice and a chutney (Tathu). Nagas tend to prefer boiled edible organic leaves. Some common dishes are:

Naga food tends to be spicy (chillies). There are different varieties of chillies in Nagaland, the strongest being bhut jolokia, the world's hottest chilli until 2011. The ginger used in the Naga cuisine is spicy, aromatic and is different from the common ginger. The garlic and ginger leaves are also used in cooking with meat.

Another popular dish is a soupy dish which is had with cold rice, made mostly when one feels under the weather or has a migraine, called by different name by the different Naga tribes.


Consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the state.

Stay safe

As of 4 August, 2015, two of the three organizations that have been fighting for an independent and enlarged Nagaland have made peace with the Indian government. However, a third guerrilla organization continues to fight, and was responsible for an attack in Manipur in June, 2015 that killed 18 Indian soldiers. Check for current conditions before travelling to or within Nagaland.

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