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NAGALAND General Information of Nagaland
Nature could not have been kinder to Magellan, some times referred to as the ‘Switzerland of the East’. The exquisitely picturesque landscape, the vibrantly colourful sunrise and sunset, lush and verdant flare, this is a land that represents aberrant beauty, moulded perfectly for a breath-taking experience.
Blessed with salubrious climate throughout the year, it provides the right ambience for a quiet get away from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Life here is one long festival. Apart from the rich, incomparable traditional and cultural heritage that is exclusive, Nagaland offers you a rejuvenating bonus of the cool refreshing mountain air, and the dreamless sleep amidst the roaring sound of silence.
colours and moods
The different Naga groups vary considerably in physique and appearance; the Angamis being tall with regular feature and Semas shorter with more strongly pronounced Mongolian features. Most are a beautiful light brown - the typical Kirata ‘gold’, but differing in shade from tribe to tribe; a light colour is generally admired. There is wavy hair and straight hair and even the Negrito frizzled hair.
ART and CRAFT/
DRESS and DESIGN
They adorn colourful and intricately designed costumes, jewelry and beads. The present generation has ventured into fashion designing in a big way; reproducing fabrics that represent the ancestral motifs blended with modern appeal.
PASSION and RHYTHM
FAIRS and FESTIVALS: Tribal festivals are celebrated seasonally throughout the year. It is during such a time that one gets to see a glimpse of the past animistic traditions of each tribe, being enacted in their robust best. The visitor is welcomed like a family to share their past, for a fleeting moment in time. Who needs an invitation to join such fun