Kohima

Khonoma Village

Nagaland is blessed with great valleys, high mountains, meandering streams and a rich variety of flora and fauna. Each wildlife sanctuary is different from the other in terms of variety and scenic beauty. There are rare species like tigers and Hoolock Gibbons as well as a wide variety of birdlife. Nagaland is known for its beautiful Galliformes like the Blyth’s tragopan. This endangered pheasant of the state is protected by the Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary. The sanctuary, spread over 30 sq. km under the Khonoma Green Village Project is a bird watcher’s delight.

Tuophema Tourist Village

Tuophema and tourism are synonymous to each other. Tuophema, a tiny hamlet in Nagaland draws no less tourists in season and out of season fetching huge revenue to the north eastern state. 41 km far from the madding crowd of Kohima, the hills station is known for the unique tradition and culture of the Angami people to be showcased at a government-sponsored festival to promote tourism. Known as Angami Sekrenyi, the annual festival takes place on February 25 where the countrymen launch a cleanliness drive to keep the village clean. This is the principal part of the event of purification.

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