The state of Nagaland, in north east India, is divided into eight districts -- Dimapur, Kohima, Mokokchung, Mon, Phek, Tuensang, Wokha, and Zunheboto.
Whether you venture to the villages just a few hours from Kohima, or to the far-off districts of Mon and Mokokchung, you're sure to be engaged by the fascinating tribal village life in Nagaland. Colorful and unusual, it's not something that travelers are used to seeing!
There are 16 major tribes in untamed Nagaland, which shares a border with Myanmar. Relatively new to tourism, the people are curious, warm, informal -- and open to attracting visitors. You'll never feel alone when visiting villages in Nagaland.
But which villages to visit? There are many different options depending on how much time you have and how much of Nagaland you want to see. The five popular tourist districts of Nagaland listed in this guide will give you some ideas of where to go in Nagaland.
Just don't expect people to be donned in tribal clothes everywhere, because modern life is already catching on in Nagaland! Most towns have concrete buildings -- these days, the traditional Nagaland is only in the villages.
Many people prefer to travel to Nagaland on a tour, such as those offered by Tribal Discovery Tours & Travels and Greener Pastures. Permit requirements for the state were recently relaxed. Find out more about permits for North East India here.