The Land of the Head Hunters & Tattooed Warriors
A Journey To India’S Forgotten Frontier
Day 01: Guwahati–Dimapur (290 Km / 7 Hours)
Altitude: Dimapur-145 meters
Arrive at our office in Ganeshguri (Guwahati) early morning at about 8 am. We will give you a road map of the itinerary and a brief description of does and don’ts. After finishing all the necessary formalities collect your motorcycles and throttle down to Dimapur, The entry point of “NAGALAND” and the largest city of the state. Reach Dimapur and check into Hotel / Guest House. Evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight at Dimapur.
Day 02: Dimapur–Kohima (80 Km / 3 Hours)
Altitude: Kohima-1444 meters
Post breakfast ride to Kohima. Originally known as Kewhira , The state capital and the second largest city of Nagaland. Kohima is the land of the Angami Naga tribe. It is situated in the foothills of Japfu range. Kohima was originally known as Kewhira. The name, Kohima, was officially given by the British as they could not pronounce the Angami name of Kewhira (Tenyidie for “the land where the flower Kewhi grows”). It is called after the wild flowering plant Kewhi, found in the mountains. Most local people prefer to use ‘Kewhira’.
Reach the beautiful hill city of Kohima and check into Hotel / Guest House. After refreshment visit the famous Kohima World War II Cemetery . Kohima War Memorial-this war cemetery was constructed in memory of the officers and men who made supreme sacrifices during World War II. Also visit Kigwema Village, Jakhama and Kisema Village. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Kohima.
Day 03: Kohima–Khonoma–Touphema (20 + 41 Km / 3 Hour)
Altitude: Touphema – 1400 meteres
Post breakfast ride to Khonoma Village “The first Green Village” Khonoma village is located about 20 km from the state capital, Kohima. The village, referred to as Khwunoria (named after the Angami term for a local plant, Glouthera fragrantisima), is estimated to be around 700 years.
Khonoma is famous for its forests and a unique form of agriculture, including some of the oldest terraced cultivation in the region. The terrain of the village is hilly, ranging from gentle slopes to steep and rugged hillsides. The hills are covered with lush forestland, rich in various species of flora and fauna.
Later ride to Touphema Tourist Village( 41 Km / 1 ½ Hour) Situated on a gentle hillock with panoramic views of the surrounding valleys at a distance of 41 km north of Nagaland capital Kohima, the Tuophema tourist village offers exquisite traditional Naga life in the lap of nature. It is set up to showcase the traditional Naga lifestyle and culture and educate visitors about their history, myths and the importance of preserving this ancient culture.
The resort offer all the modern comforts with an ethnic setting. The interiors of the resort provides fascinating insight into the history, tradition and ancient myths of the Naga people.
Visitors are offered warm Naga hospitality which include guided walk to nearby peaks or rice fields, hunting trips, cultural expeditions and visits to local homes.
As part of the Naga hospitality, tourists are also offered local dishes with homemade rice beer. A recently refurbished Museum inside the village offers an extensive ethnographic collection including wood carvings, musical instruments, textiles, handicrafts traditional artifacts, jewelry and archaeological finds.
Dinner and overnight at Touphema Tourist Huts / Guest House
Day 04: Touphema–Mokokchung (120 Km / 4 To 5 Hours)
Altitude: Mokokchung-1325 meters
Post breakfast ride to Mokokchung .This picturesque town is the cultural center of the Ao tribes. The Ao Nagas is famous for their colourful dances. After chec k into Guest House ,visit Ungma village.
Ungma is a historic village situated 10 km south of the heart of Mokokchung town in India. Ungma is one of the most ancient Ao villages and of great tourist interest to view the folklore, customs and traditions of Ao Naga. Ungma is one of the more developed villages in Nagaland. According to legend, the early Aos settled here first after coming from Chungliyimti. An old log drum in the village is worth visiting. Overnight at Mokokchung.
Day 05: Mokokchung–Mon (200 Km / 8 Hours)
Altitude: Mon- 897.64 meters
Mon district is the northernmost district of Nagaland. It is bounded by the state of Arunachal Pradesh to its north, Assam to its west, Myanmar to its east. is the home of the Konyak Nagas and it is interesting to see tattooed faces wearing feathers. Konyaks are adept artisans and skilled craftsmen. Here you can find excellent wood carvings, daos (machetes), guns, gunpowder, head brushes, headgear, necklaces, etc. made by these artisans and craftsmen.
Reach Mon and check into Guset House / Homestay. Dinner and overnight at Mon.
Day 06: Mon
Today explore the Mon District. Visit nearby Konyak Villages , Chief’s House.
Visit Chui village (basti), Shangnyu village and most famous and biggest village of Mon District Longwa village.
Konyaks are the largest tribe among Nagas. They have embraced Christianity and now, Christianity has become the cohesive bond between the Nagas, who, earlier were at constant fight with each other, one who had the maximum skulls of his enemies being considered the mightiest and most powerful. Konyaks still decorate their houses with skulls, hornbill beaks, elephant tusks, horns and wooden statues. The Konyak women are adept in weaving intricate traditional designs and in bead craft. Both men and women wear a lot of traditional bead and brass ornaments.
Konyaks are ruled by hereditary chiefs known as Anghs, and the institution of Anghship is prevalent only among the Konyaks. It is an exciting experience to pay a visit to the Angh’s house .The Angh’s house is the largest in the village, with a display of skulls in the front. The Konyaks have tattoos on their face and body. The older males wear large earrings made of boar horn and wear a loincloth only. Some carry a machete called dao or a gun. The older women wear a short piece of cloth wrapped around their waist only. They carry bamboo baskets on their backs or tie children to their backs with cloth. They weave wonderful designs on their handwoven shawls. During festivals, the males wear colorful shawls and headgear decorated with feathers, and dance with daos or spears and guns chanting/singing rhythmically. They also farm land in the hills by clearing the forests by controlled burning called “Jhum”. They also brew home brewed liquor made out of rice. Konyaks used to be headhunters before Independence. Some younger Konyaks are giving up their traditional way of life and adopting modern customs.
Dinner and overnight at Mon.
Day 07: Mon–Dibrugarh (138 Km / 5 Hours)
Altitude: Dibrugarh- 108 meters
Today you will be leaving the land of 16 warrior tribes and headed towards the plains of Assam. Dibrugarh is well known as the Tea City of India. It is situated on the South bank of river Brahmaputra. It is a major town and trade centre of Upper Assam and also a major tea producing and educational centre. Witness the panoramic view of lush Tea Gardens . Reach Dibrugarh and check into Hotel/Guest House. Evening at leisure.
Dinner and overnight at Dibrugarh.
Day 08: Dibrugarh–Kaziranga (250 Km / 6 Hours)
Altitude: Kaziranga-80 meters
Post breakfast ride to The World Heritage Site “Kaziranga National Park”
Kaziranga National Park:
Covering an area of 430 sq Km, is inhabited by the world’s largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, Wild Asiatic Buffalo as well as many mammals, Kaziranga is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world, and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for conservation of avifaunal species.
In 1985, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment.
Reach Kaziranga and check into hotel / Guest House. After refreshment visit neary by local village and Orchid Park.
Dinner and overnight at Kaziranga.
Day 08: Kaziranga–Guwahati (220 Km / 5 Hours)
Altitude: Guwahati–55 meters
Early morning at about 6 AM enjoy an Elephant Ride and then return to Hotel / Guest House for breakfast. Later enjoy a Jeep Safari inside the National Park and after the jungle activity check out and ride to Guwahati. Reach Guwahati and hand over the Motorcycle at our office.
End of your Adventura Trip.
Single Rider: Rs. 36,000/-
01 Pillion: Rs. 3500/-
Note: A Security Deposit Of Rs.5000/- (Refundable) Is Must. ( Per Motorcycle)
- Royal Enfield Motorcycles for 9 days
- Carrier if Necessary
- Road Map
- First Aid Kit
- Spare Kit
- Tool Kit
- Local Guide Contact Number
- Accommodation on Hotels / Guest House / Home Stay / Tents
- Sightseeing entry fees, guide charge, any up-gradation charges
- Cost for Meals
- Cost for service not mentioned under the “cost includes” heads
- Cost for airfare, train fare or any other internal fare.
- Personal expenses such as laundry, soft drinks, mineral water, porter, tip etc.
- Expenses incurred due to change in oil price, mishaps, landslide, strike, political unrest etc. In such case, extra will be charged as per actual which will be collected directly from the guest.
- Any other expenses not mention in the cost inclusion head.
- In this region there are no relevance between the distance and time travelling as it depends upon the conditions of roads and congestion of traffic.
- Mobile services may not be active in all destinations. Pre-paid roaming and International roaming connection does not work in this region.
- Credit Cards / Traveler’s cheque are not freely accepted.
- For Nagaland tours, all Indian Tourists require ILP (Inner Line Permits).
Note: To Go to Nagaland Indian National requires Inner Line Permit. To issue the permit documents required are Address Proof, Identity proof and 02 copies of Passport size photographs of every person.
Or you can send us the above mentioned documents prior to 02 week from the date of your arrival. And for which we will charge you Rs. 500/- per person for issuing the ILP.