In this post I will recommend you the places to visit in Nagaland after the Coronavirus Pandemic is over.
Nagaland is a place of abundant beauty evident in its mystifying hills and valleys spread everywhere. These along with the distinct culture of Nagaland and its people give it an other-worldly look and feel.
Places to visit in Nagaland
Here are the 5 places to visit in Nagaland that you should consider visiting after the pandemic is over.
1. Ntangki National Park
Located 40 km from the town of Peren and about 37 km from Dimapur is the Ntangki National Park also known as the Intanki by many. Spread over a distance of 200 sq km, this park was established by the British administrators in the year 1923. Considered one of the best National Parks in the North East, it has thick rain forests which creates natural habitat for many birds, reptiles and mammals. Mountains, cliffs and dense forests make it a great place for camping and other adventurous activities. Here in this National Park you can see Wild Buffaloes (Mithun) and Hoolock Gibbon which is found only in Nagaland. Apart from this the park also boasts of Tigers, Sloth Bear, Wild Dogs and Flying Squirrels, making it a must visit spot for any tourist coming to this district. The virgin nature of the park adds a lot to its beauty.
2. Dzukou Valley and Japfu Peak
Located some 25 km south of Kohima, Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak offer one of the most breathtaking landscapes of the continent. Nagaland is called the ‘Switzerland of the East’ and Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak provide solid proof to that moniker. Dzukou valley and Japfu Peak trek is an absolute must for all trekking enthusiasts and it surely is one of the places to visit in Nagaland.
The Japfu Peak standing tall at 3048 meters is the second highest peak in Nagaland and provides the perfect vantage point for admiring the heavenly beauty of the Dzukou Valley. Dzukou valley is also known as the “Valley of Flowers of the east” and is quite a sight to behold, when in full bloom. Dzukou Valley is considered to be the base of the crater of an old volcano and seems like covered with a carpet of the most exquisite species of grass and flowers. The highest point in the Dzukou valley is at 2600 meters and provides a wide and panoramic view of the enchanting valley in the front. Sitting atop the hill you are just overwhelmed by the sheer beauty and magnificence of the sight in front of you.
3. Ghosu Bird Sanctuary
Located about 9 kilometres from the district headquarters of Zunheboto, Ghosu Bird Sanctuary houses a wide range of avifauna. It is a home to many species and hosts more than 20 endangered bird species within the sanctuary’s boundaries making it the one of the places to visit in Nagaland. Few of the commonly spotted birds of Ghosu Bird Sanctuary are little Bunting, Cuckoo, Himalayan Black Bulbul, Grey-Hooded Warbler, Oriental Magpie Robin, Great-Eared Nightjar and much more. Many orinthologists and bird lovers visit this tourist attraction every year.
4. Shilloi Lake
Shilloi Lake is located in Lütsam Village of Phokhungri area under the Meluri sub-division in Phek district.There are many legends associated with the lake. One of them being that a baby was found floating in the middle of the lake and two hands were seen bobbing the baby. It is said that the baby is the reigning queen of the lake and that the spirits of the Shilloi lake are its protector. It is therefore believed that no one can drown in the lake. In fact, there have been no reported deaths by drowning in the lake. It is landlocked between pine trees.
Shilloi is known for its fishing spots. The best season to fish is between June and September. Being a haven for migratory birds like Siberian Cranes, the lake is the best place for birdwatching in the state.You can reside at the guest house and mix with the friendly localities. You can also spend time rowing boats. Or else, you can spend your time relaxing in the guest house. The lake plays an important role in advancing tourism in Nagaland.
5. Doyang Hydro Project
Doyang river is one of the most important river in the district. It is the biggest and longest rivers which run near the state’s southern boundary. The Angami people in whose area it rises calls it Dzu or Dzulu. It first flows almost due north, slightly turn towards east when it received an addition of Saju, an eastward parallel tributary. The river then enters Zunheboto district still flowing north westwardly. It later on forms a boundary line between Sema and Lotha areas. In the west of Litami it makes westward bend and emerged in the western Lotha area in Wokha district, and proceeds to the southern border of the district, it suddenly turns westward and then debouches the hills for the plains west of Koro village and then finally falls in the Dhansiri river of Assam valleys.
Kindly note that this list about the places to visit in is not based on popularity. I’m not stating the fact that these are the best places. But they are a unique tourist spots.