NE/21 : 05 Days Kohima and the Angami tribal heartland

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A short tour visiting the Angami tribal villages combined with a local tour of Kohima. You get to explore Angami tribal villages of Khonoma, Touphema, and Jakama for gaining insight into Naga lifestyles and agricultural practices.Stay with local community, and interact with the locals.

At Kohima visit the fascinating local bazaar, and the handicraft emporium. A highlight is the Second world war cemetery and the historical tennis court; where the Japanese invasion of India was halted in a bloody battle during World War 2.

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Day 01 : Dimapur to Khonoma

Arrival at Dimapur Airport. Met by guide/ escort. Drive to Kohima (74km/ 2hrs 30mins). Continue to Khonoma Angami Tribal Village 16 Kms. Overnight village homestay.

Day 02 : Khonoma – Village Exploration Nature & Culture walk

   

After breakfast explore the village and take a Nature & Culture walk with picnic lunch.

A chance to peep into local agricultural methods. The village is well known for fallow management of its Alder trees.
See the beautiful terraces carved out of the hill slopes. growing over 40 varieties of paddy at different elevations.

Also visit the Khonoma Nature conservation and Trogopan sanctuary (KNCTS), managed by the Village as a community conserved area. This project aims to conserve the Blyth’s Trogopan- an endangered pheasant of the state, as also many other endemic, endangered, vulnerable and rare species of plants and animals.

In the evening join your hosts for a cultural gathering. Try the Local brews.

Day 03 : Khonoma – Kohima – Touphema Village

     

After breakfast drive to Touphema village (57kms 2.30 hrs drive). This is a village resort managed by the village community.

After lunch take a tour of both the old Touphema village and the new. Visit the village museum and we go on a nature walk through the forest. Return by dusk. In the evening enjoy traditional folk songs and dancing followed by dinner.

Day 04 : Touphema Village – Kohima sightseeing – Jekhama village exploration

After breakfast drive back to Kohima ( 41 Kms in 1.30 hrs)
Kohima the capital city, located at an altitude of 1444 m, has an amazing diversity in dress, Customs, language and traditions of 15 major tribes.

The state museum provides an over view of tribal lifestyles, The handloom and handicraft emporium has a fine collection of saleable tribal shawls, hand bags, wood carvings, sarongs, cane and bamboo handicrafts, and ready wear garments of traditional weaves designed for modern tastes.

The rare Blyth’s Trogopan, and other fauna., are on view at the Zoological Park.Take a local tour visiting local market where many insects and variety of food products that the Nagas call ‘delicacies’ are sold.

Later visit the Second World War Cemetery and memorial where the famous ‘Tennis Court’ battle took place, which many historians have called the ‘ bloodiest battle’. It was here that the Japanese invasion of India was halted. Also visit the handicraft emporium.

After lunch, continue 04 kms to the gate of Jekhema village. Take the 02-03 hrs long village walk to gain further insight into Angami Naga Lifestyles. Drive back to overnight at homestay in Pherima, on the outskirts of Kohima / or hotel at Kohima.

Day 05 : Kohima – Dimapur

After early breakfast, drive to airport 74 Kms in 2-3 hrs to board your departure flight.
TOUR ENDS.

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