I remember the childhood holiday visits to Nagaland. The journey by train across India for three nights – sometimes longer if the train was delayed by some event made very interesting experiences for a 12 year old. It conveyed a sense of the distance of the place and added to the mystery for a youngster.
With 16 tribes, and each with their own unique identities, customs, cuisines and folk tales this hill state has interesting sights, sounds and experiences to offer the intrepid traveller something unique.
Overlooking Kohima, the capital of Nagaland.
My visits to Kohima always took place around the long Christmas school holiday and there was always a huge celebration of food, singing and family events. The thing that struck me was the sense of community, sense of place in your clan, tribe and land. That sense of mystery was turned to appreciation for the family, land and love of nature in me.
Exploring the local markets in Kohima.
There is a refreshing stubborness in Nagaland to resist aspects of globalization that demand changes in the pace of life, ceremony – keeping the door open for those who wander in to explore and get a sense of the customs and experiences that are largely intact.
This site serves as a way to access tours and experiences in Nagaland. We look forward to seeing you Wander Nagaland.