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Nagaland is bound by Arunachal Pradesh and parts of Assam in the North; Manipur in the South; Myanmar (Burma) on the East and Assam in the West. The 16 major tribes along with other sub-tribes inhabit the State. Each of the sixteen odd tribes and sub-tribes have their own languages, customs and traditions and they can easily be distinguished by their colourful dresses, ornaments and beads that they wear. The traditional ceremonial attire of each tribe is very colourful and attractive.

Nagaland is blessed with a salubrious climate throughout the year. The temperature from June to September is between 16 to 31 deg Celsius and from October to February it is between 4 & 24 degree Celsius.

The main rivers of the state are the Dhansiri, Doyang, Dikhu, Milak, Zungki and Tizu and the highest peak is Saramati, which are approximately 3841 metres above sea level. The land, flora, fauna, the people and their warm hospitality all combine to make Nagaland and ideal destinations for the tourists.

Every year, the Department of Tourism, Government of Nagaland organizes The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland in Kohima during first week of December. Almost all tribes of Nagaland dressed in their traditional and colourful attire including spears and daos etc. participate in this festival. On sale at the festival ground are handloom and handicrafts items, flowers and plants, ornaments, beads, jewellery etc.

Tuensang is about 269 km from Kohima via Wohkha and Mokokchung and 235 km via Zunheboto. Six different tribes of the state namely the Changs, Yimchungers, Khiamniungans, Sangtams, Phoms and Semas, inhabit the district. Having inhabited by different tribes, the district is rich in cultural heritage and their traditional dresses are very colourful.

Zunheboto is 150 km from Kohima via Chazouba and 70 km from Mokokchung. The district is home to the Sema tribe of Nagaland. The Semas are a martial tribe and are known for their fighting skills. Their main festival is Tuluni, which is celebrated during the second week of July.


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