The Tribes of Nagaland Tour

Explore the lesser visited state of Nagaland on a guided private tour.

Unlike much of India, most of Assam and Nagaland have remained off the busy trail of mainstream tourism. For years, access to the area was restricted for political and security reasons, but now after the situation has relaxed, we are delighted to guide you around this little-known, stunning part of India. The major highlights of this trip includes seeing the One Horn Rhino and the different tribes of Nagaland and a chance to interact with the locals.

Duration: 17 Days
Places: Kolkata, Kaziranga, Touphema, Kohima, Mokukchung, Tuensang, Mon

Highlights: 
  • Explore the ‘City of Joy’ Kolkata
  • Experience early morning rush at Flower Market of Kolkata
  • Enjoy Jeep Safaris inside the Kaziranga to see One horned Rhinos
  • Visit the villages of head hunters in lesser known towns of Nagaland

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive Kolkata

On arrival in Kolkata, you’ll be met by your Indus Bound Representative and transferred to your hotel, where you’ll be staying for two nights. Spend the remainder of the day recovering from your journey.


Day 02 - In Kolkata

A full day is spent exploring Kolkata starting off with an early morning visit to the colourful flower market followed by a boat ride on the Hooghly River. The afternoon's sightseeing includes the Victoria Memorial, St Paul's Cathedral and the Indian Museum.

[Optional : an insightful visit to the Potter's Colony]


Day 03 - Fly to Guwahati & Drive to Kaziranga National Park

Morning fly to Guwahati and then drive to Kaziranga National Park (04-05 Hrs) where you will be spotting the One Horn Rhinos. Relax this afternoon in your lodge - it's common to spot birds right on your private sit-out.


Day 04 - In Kaziranga National Park

Today take two jeep safaris to Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. One to the Central Range and the other to the less-visited Eastern Range, both which offer excellent opportunities to view some rare and majestic creatures. This magnificent park is home to the largest population of one-horned rhinos in the world with over 1,000 of these endangered animals currently living here. Other species found at Kaziranga include the Bengal tiger, elephant, water buffalo and bison as well an abundance of birdlife.


Day 05 - Drive to Touphema

After breakfast, drive to Touphema. (05-06 Hrs). Stay at the resort run by the village community today. 


Day 06 - In Touphema

Full Day visit to the villages of Angami tribal community. Enjoy cultural show in the evening and visit the local museum.


Day 07 - Drive to Kohima

Drive to Kohima today (02-03 Hrs). Afternoon visit the World War II memorial & State Museum. Second World War Cemetery is a reminder of the Allied soldiers who died during the Battle of Kohima in 1944. This famous battle, fought by British and Indian troops, was the turning point of the Japanese offensive in India and is often referred to as the ‘Stalingrad of the East’.


Day 08 - In Kohima

This morning visit the villages of Jakhama and Kigwema which are inhabited by the Angami tribe. Located south of Kohima, both villages are encircled by terraced paddy fields each with a traditional entrance gate and the customary Angami houses. Afterwards, continue onto the village of Khonoma. It was here that the Naga warriors made their last stand against the British in 1879.


Day 09 - Drive to Mokokchung

This morning the drive to Mokokchung (03-04 Hrs) includes a visit to  Wokha to see a tribal village and a stop at Longkhim.


Day 10 - In Mokokchung

This morning visit the tribal villages of Mopungchukit and Chuchuyimlang—both of which are inhabited by the Ao Nagas and are known for their festivals which take place at the start of May. After lunch, end the day at Longkhum. A vanguard village of the Ao's in the days of head hunting, Longkhum is today best known for the exquisite handcraft and handloom items that the villagers produce. The Ao's have a belief that Longkhum is the resting place of the spirits of the dead on their onward journey to paradise.


Day 11 - Drive to Tuensang

This morning, the scenic drive from Mokokchung to Tuensang (06-07 Hrs) with some comfort stops on route.


Day 12 - In Tuensang

Time to get your camera ready today for a fascinating excursion as you explore Tuensang, the largest district in Nagaland which borders Myanmar. Spectacular rolling hills, high ridges, deep gorges and narrow valleys are the staple terrain of the area. You will also explore nearby villages with fine examples of traditional huts. There will be a chance to indulge in a little retail therapy as many of the women of the region are renowned weavers and jewellery makers, and sell their produce in local markets and from their homes.

Day 13 - Drive to Mon

This morning, enjoy a long but scenic drive (06-07 Hrs) to Mon, the home of Konyak tribes. On the way, there is a stop at Hakchang village.


Day 14 - In Mon

This morning drive to Longwa village. One of the largest villages in Mon district, Longwa straddles the international boundary between India and Myanmar with half of the Angh's houses falling within India and the remainder in Burma.


Day 15 - Drive to Dibrugarh

Today leave Mon and drive to Dibrugarh stopping en-route to visit the village of Chui. Dibrugarh is the starting point for all visits to the 'hidden land' of Arunachal Pradesh.


Day 16 - Fly to Kolkata

At time, fly to Kolkata. Rest of the day at leisure, or may be shop for souvenirs.


Day 17 - Departure Transfer

At time, transferred to Kolkata International Airport for your flight back home or continue your journey with us

Quick Enquiry

Starting from USD 1490 Per Person

Price is based on double occupancy, and is subject to change based on hotels & dates of travel. Price includes daily breakfast, sightseeing, monument entrance fees, private guides, domestic flights, Jeep Safaris in the Park, transfers, chauffeur driven air-conditioned SUV car & All Taxes.

When to Travel?

Kaziranga & Nagaland is best visited between October and November or February and April, when temperatures are comfortable throughout the day, dipping slightly at night when a light jumper should suffice if you're outdoors.

Nagaland Best time to Visit India

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