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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-Dimapur
Arrive at Dimapur, transfer to the Drive to kohima (the capital of Nagaland). Checked in hotel
Day 2 : Kohima-Khonoma-Kohima
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.and Visit Kigwema village also known as Kepfiizha and have lunch at Dimori Cove Guest. And back to Hotel
Day 3 : Kohima to Mokokchung
Enroute visit Lotha Tribal Village afternoon visit Longkhom Village / Umgma Village
Day 4 : Mokokchung to Tuensang
Early Morning visit Local Market and handicraft centre. visit Chuchyimlang Village, also known as friendship village & Mopunchyukit Village to visit the oldest church in North East India and Drive to Tuensang 4 hrs Drive. enroute visit LONGKHIM Village of Sangtam tribe - local Sangtam house and a small walk in the village. Later on arrival check-in at the Circuit house./Home stay
Day 5 : Tuensang to Mon
After an early breakfast drive (160 km) to reach Mon via Tobu.enroute visit TUENSANG Village of Chang Tribe, and explore around to see some of the traditional huts. And Drive to Mon route visit upper Konyak Villge over/ night Helsa cottage
Day 6 : Drive 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.
Day 7 : Mon to Dibrugarh
Morning after breakfast, drive to Shivasager after noon visit t Rang Ghar (This amphitheatre was built by King Parramatta Singha. This two storeyed oval shaped pavilion is one of the largest of its kind) and Karengh Ghar & Talatal Ghar (These historical monuments were built by King Rudra Singha during 1696-1714 AD was the military station of the Ahom Kings. It is a seven storied palace having three storeys underground- known as Talatal Ghar and the the upper storey’s known as Kareng Ghar. It contains two underground pathways to Dikhow river and Garden palace) and the Shivsagar Temple. If time permits, we will also take you to Gargaon Palace (The principal town of the Ahom Kings, constructed by the 15th Ahom King Suklemnung in 1540. The palace lays 13 kvms east of Sibsagar. The present seven storied palace was built by King Rajeshwar Singha in about 1762. All the underground stories and passages were blocked by the East India Company. The magazine made of bricks is within the palace compound and further eastward are two old stone bridges constructed by King Gadadhar
Day 8 : Shivasager to Airport 9okm 3 hrs Drive
In time, transfer to the airport to board a flight to Kolkata/delhi/ Mumbai
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