Destination Covered : Dibrugarh, Kolkata, Dimapur, Kohima, Sibsagar, Hemkund Sahib
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Tucked away in the far north-east of India, wedged between the borders of Bhutan, Burma and Tibet, Arunachal Pradesh is India’s newest and least-known state. Before the region was elevated to statehood in 1986, Arunachal Pradesh, along with Assam, Nagaland and 4 other states was known as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). Except for occasional forays by administrators and anthropologists during the time of the British, nothing much was known about this area for most of the 20th century. The isolation of the North East Frontier Agency was legally safeguarded by India's own government; before laws permitting limited tourism were passed in 1995, even Indian citizens were not allowed to visit.
The North East Frontier Agency lands never belonged to ancient India. They were, and still are, peopled by Mongoloid and Mon-Khmer austere stock, far removed from Aryan-Dravidian blood of the mainstream. The people here are animists (except the area of Tawang where they accepted Buddhism); in the Highlands, wild Burmese tribes enthusiastically practiced indiscriminate headhunting until as late as the fifties. To the north, Mongoloid tribals, bare-bodied in breech-clouts, are today still encountering “civilization".
Nagaland is almost entirely inhabited by 16 groups of Tibeto-Burmese tribes. Among them are Angamis, Aos, Konyaks, Kukis, Lothas, Semas and Wanchus.
The Nagas, who were once head hunters, have been known for their fierceness and the regular raids they made on Assam and Burma. The warring tribes believed that since the enemy’s animated soul, waha, was to be found at the nape of the neck, it could only be set free once beheaded. However, since the spritual soul, mio, resided in the head and brought good fortune, enemy heads (and those of dead comrades) were prized as they could add to a community’s own store of dead ancestors.
The hilltop villages are protected by stone walls. The morung, a meeting house, acts as a boy’s dormitory, and is used for storing weapons and once displayed the prizes of war i.e. the enemy heads. The huge sacred drum, which stands by each morung is hallowed out tree trunk carved to resemble a buffalo head.
Day 1: Kolkata
Arrived From kolkatta to Dibrughar and drive to sibsager over/ night Hotel Bramaputara
Day 2: Sibsager to Mon (By surface approx.160 Kms/06 Hrs)
Early morning start your drive to Mon for 6 hours. After going through checking formalities at the border of Nagaland, we enter the state.Visit first village at Phuktong village. It has two great Morungs (men’s dormitories). Also visit Angh’s (chief’s) residence. On arrival, check in to HELSA COTTAGE
Day 3: Konyak Tribes
Full day to witness the colorful tribal area of Konyak tribes who have been head hunters in the recent past. Visit Longwa Village, One of the biggest villages in Mon district, it is an interesting sight to see. As the village straddles an international boundary line, one half of the Angh's house falls within Indian territory, whereas the other half lies under Myanmarese control. However, the whole village is controlled by the Angh and the village Council Chairman. Another interesting feature of this village is that the Angh of the village has 60 wives and his jurisdiction extends up to Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh.
Also visit Sangha to see head hunting trophies and houses constructed in the true Konyak tradition with palm leaves roofing and the main pillars jutting out.
Day 4: Mon to Mokokchnug 200km 7 hrs Drive NIGHT STAY at Hotel /home stay
Take a tour to the camp of Governor at Liphanyan and Tiyi. Later depart for Ao Tribe’s home Mokokchung. It is a picturesque place and a hill station in Nagaland. Mokokchung is one of the oldest cities of Nagaland and is the major cultural hub of Ao Tribal Nagas. It also has colonial touch left by British Raj. The major festival of Ao Nagas are in the first of May Moatsu and in August
Tsungremmong. These festivals give us the complete experience of Naga’s culture and their life style.
Day 5: Mokokchung too Kohima 180 km 6 hrs Drive Over night Stay at hotel /home stay
Enroute Visit Lotha tribal village over/ Night/ Hotel / Home stay
Day 6: Kohima-Khonoma
Have breakfast and take an excursion to Khonoma located 20 KMS away from Kohima in the west. Khonoma is village of Angami tribes having the customs of courage &valour. In the history it is written that Khonoma village protected numerous villages in its previous good time. The gate of the village speaks the British access’s story at the hills of Naga. Also visit War Cemetery a memorial of the soldiers during World War II. Take a tour of the Museum which has rare article’s collection of various tribal communities of Nagaland that tells the Naga’s tradition & history. Pay a short visit to local tribal market. If time permits visit Kigwema village also known as Kepfiizha and have lunch at Dimori Cove Guesthouse. You may visit Angami Tribal village at Jakhama and a Village Resort at Touphema this is operated by the community of AngamiNagas. Stay overnight at Home stay
Day 7: Kohima to Dimapur 75 3 hrs Drive over/night Stay at HOTEL ACACIA /DE Oriental Dream
Morning early Breakfast Drive to Jakhama village and khikhoma Village and visit to HORNBILL FESTIVAL HARRITTAGE VILLAGE and visit southern Angamai village and drive Back to dimapur evening visit Local market night stay Dimapur
Day 8: Departure
Kohima to Dimapur airport
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Hotel Hotel Brahmaputra
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Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.