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NAGALAND - a land of UNTOUCHED beauty !!

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  1. Sudha Kailas

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    My <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Holiday</st1:place> in Nagaland

    I am sure you all had a lovely time travelling with me virtually through Assam, so let us proceed to Nagaland……….the untouched virgin state of the Naga tribes !!

    We left in the wee hours on 25<SUP>th</SUP> October from Majuli Kamalabari Ghaat by ferry to reach Jorhat Nimatighaat which is an upstream ride of one and half hours and journeyed towards Nagaland. You need to get border pass duly signed from the Government of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">India</st1:country-region></st1:place> and show it to the border police in TULI….the border village for JORHAT and NAGALAND.

     
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    THE SIGN BOARD THAT IMPRESSED ME AT THE BORDER !!

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    We reached MOKOKCHUNG on 25<SUP>th</SUP> October afternoon after passing through some smooth roads, some bumpy roads, the first town in Nagaland. The place is so rich in greenery. Here the AO TRIBE live.

    THE LONG WINDING ROAD LEADING US TO MOKOKCHUNG

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    ONE THING WE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NAGALAND IS THAT IS THIS STATE HAS VARIOUS TRIBES WHO ARE DIFFERENT FROM ONE ANOTHER AND THEIR SHAWLS PLAYS A MAJOR ROLE IN IDENTIFYING THE TRIBE !! THERE ARE VARIOUS TRIBES LIKE THE AO, CHANG, SANGTAN, SUMI, POCHARI, REGNMA, PHOM, LOTHA, KHIMNUINGAN, KONYAK, ANGAMI, CHAKHESONG, ZELLANG, YIMCHIUNGRU.

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    BOTH THE MEN AND THE WOMEN FOLK WEAR BEAUTIFUL HEAD GEARS,BEADED GIRDLES, COLOURFUL SHAWLS AND NECKLACES.
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    Hi sudha,

    thanks a lot for sharing your experiences,,its lovely
     
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    We reached MOKOKCHUNG around mid afternoon and had great difficulty enroute getting vegetarian food. Being a Vegetarian myself had a tough time !! They look at you strangely when you ask them for curds/yoghurt/dahi/buttermilk !!
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    Our first view of this small town was from the tower when the SUN was ready to disappear for the day !! What a beauty !!

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    Panoramic View of the Sunset !!

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    Sudha dear glad I am the first to give the fb. I think you are still posting . My leg ispaining . So will come back later and read it. Nice to know about Nagaland and the people there. Though I might not get a chance to go there its nice to read and I felt I also travelled with you.
     
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    I must tell you here….. the shops open by 10ish and close by 3.30ish since the SUN sets early. By 5.30, the town is almost in darkness and nobody ventures out due to thugging or fear for being mugged.

    We enjoyed the scenic beauty of this town and celebrated DIWALI EVE in our rooms with HALDIRAM’S SONPAPDI !!
    The next day we proceeded in the jeep towards WOKHA another town.
    We passed through UNGMA village comprising the AO TRIBE where the old man of the village (the only person who spoke Hindi / English) directed us to 3 MONUMENTS that has statues of Naga warriors, the MORONG HOUSE.
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    Their houses are so unique ie, the roof is shaped like a NAGA (snake’s) hood !!
    One has to compliment the State of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:State w:st="on">Nagaland</st1:State></st1:place> and the tribal villages for maintaining a clean habitat. It is a hilly country where water and electricity is so precious but our NAGA friends definitely need a standing applause for maintaining this. The below picture depicts it !!
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    This is a dustbin !! The crafter in me prompted me to click this too !!

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    Dear Sudha
    Its my first time reading your posts/snaps/narrative, .... indeed class apart!!! You took me along with you to experience everything from the nature, sunset, food and their style of life! What an Idea Sirji (mamji).
    Mega
     
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    Very nice!!! Thanks dear for sharing this with us!
     

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