Nagaland is a state in Northeast India. It became the 16th state of India on 1 December 1963. The state capital is Kohima, and the largest city is Dimapur. With a population of over 2 millions, it is one of the smallest states of India.
The state is inhabited by 17 major tribes as well as sub-tribes. Each tribe is unique in character with its own distinct customs, language and dress.
Two threads common to all are language and religion. English is in predominant use. Nagaland is one of three states in India where the population is mostly Christian.
The state has experienced insurgency as well as inter-ethnic conflict since the 1950s. In the last 15 years, the state has seen less violence and annual economic growth rates nearing 10%.
Perched on a rocky spur 1200m above sea level and 20km from the capital Kohima, the village of Khonoma with its discreet inhabitants and its unspoilt environment will charm the traveler in quest of peace and authenticity…