Nagaland in the northeast is a state that probably best manifests the diversity of India. Here frog is most sought after as meat and grasshopper is a revered snack! The mountainous statestands shouldering borders with Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, and Myanmar. It is home to the largest church in Asia, let Global Connection share this info with you.
The diversity of people and tribes, each with their own culture and heritage, creates a year-long atmosphere of celebrations and thus Nagaland is known as the land of festivals.
The state is home to 16 aboriginal tribes ~ Angami, Ao, Chakhesang, Chang, Kachari, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Kuki, Lotha, Phom, Pochury, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Yimchunger, and Zeme-Liangmai. Each of these tribeshas unique customs, language, and dress. Some of them, when in their traditional best, barely wear cloths. But when it comes to meeting the outer world, their western outfits will give a run for money to those hailing from the metro cities, Global Connection will vouch for that.
About one-sixth of Nagaland is covered by evergreen forests ~ including palms, bamboo, rattan as well as timber and mahogany trees. Animal species like dholes, pangolins, porcupines, elephants, leopards, bears, many species of monkeys, deer, and buffaloes thrive across the state's forests.
The great Indian hornbill is one of the most famous birds found in the state. Nagaland is known as the "falcon capital of the world” because of the numerous bird species that are spotted in the state. It is the natural habitat for more than 1,000tragopans. The state is also home to 396 species of orchids, of which 54 have medicinal values.
Non-Naga people need to obtain inner line permit to visit all the places in Nagaland, other than Dimapur.