Khonoma Village: Delving into the stories and ways of the Angami

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Khonoma Village: Delving into the stories and ways of the Angami
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Just 20 kilometers away from the bustling capital of Nagaland, Kohima, lies the quaint but famed Angami village of Khonoma. Known for its rich history, this village offers a lot for those who are culturally curious and love nature.

In this short escape, join us as we wander the ancient paths of the village with our local expert, unraveling tales of the fort’s storied past and architectural marvels. Together, let’s discover the traditions, homes, and unique ways of the Angami community.

While here, we will also delve into the heart of Khonoma’s identity as the “First Green Village in Asia,” meeting local farmers amidst their verdant fields, and even in their homes (hopefully for a meal with those very veggies from the field).

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to Khonoma Fort and heritage sites
  • Traditional Angami lunch with local hosts
  • Eco-friendly tour of local farms and community forest
  • All transportation within Khonoma
Things to carry
  • Comfortable Footwear
  • Re-Usable Water Bottle and Light Snacks
  • Sun Protection: sunscreen, sunglasses, hat/cap
  • Insect Repellent
  • Camera or Smartphone
  • Personal Medication
  • Cash


  • Welcome and Introduction: Arrive in Khonoma and meet your local guide. Get acquainted with the village’s history and cultural significance.
  • Fort and Heritage Walk: Begin your day with a guided exploration of Khonoma Fort and heritage sites. Dive into the village’s rich history and architecture while walking through its ancient pathways.


  • Lunch with Locals: Enjoy a traditional Angami meal with local hosts, fostering cultural exchange and conversation.


  • Green Village Experience: Venture into Khonoma’s verdant countryside for an eco-friendly experience with local farmers. Explore the fields and community forest, learning about sustainable practices and environmental initiatives.


  • Reflection and Farewell: Take a leisurely walk around the fields and community forest, soaking in the tranquility and natural beauty of Khonoma. Gather for a reflective session, sharing insights and highlights from the day. Bid farewell to your guide and the village, expressing gratitude for the enriching experience.

This experience has been crafted for the culturally curious traveller and the nature lover (or both). If you are interested in local history and unique cultural heritage (including architecture, ways of life, and food), this is one experience that you would not want to miss when in Nagaland.

  • Immersive cultural experience within the ancient, storied environment of Khonoma village
  • Unique opportunity to learn about and participate in sustainable living practices firsthand
  • Chance to engage with local residents, providing authentic insight into the daily life and traditions of the Angami people
  • Scenic beauty and tranquil environment offering a peaceful retreat from the bustling city life
  • Delicious local cuisine, offering a taste of traditional Angami dishes made from fresh, local ingredients
Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel to Khonoma Village?

Yes, Khonoma Village is considered safe for tourists. However, like any destination, it’s essential to exercise common sense, respect local customs and traditions, and follow any guidelines provided by authorities for an enjoyable experience.

Can I buy souvenirs in Khonoma Village?

Yes, visitors can purchase locally-made handicrafts, traditional Naga attire, and other souvenirs from shops or directly from artisans in Khonoma Village, supporting the local economy.

Are there any trekking opportunities in Khonoma Village?

Yes, Khonoma Village offers several trekking trails that allow visitors to explore the surrounding hills, forests, and wildlife. The trails vary in difficulty, catering to both beginners and experienced trekkers.

What are the must-visit attractions in Khonoma Village?

Some of the must-visit attractions in Khonoma Village include the Khonoma Heritage Complex, Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary, traditional Angami Naga houses, and scenic viewpoints.

Are there accommodations available in Khonoma Village?

Yes, Khonoma Village offers homestay accommodations where visitors can experience the warmth of Naga hospitality and immerse themselves in the local way of life.

How can I reach Khonoma Village from Kohima?

Khonoma Village is located approximately 20 kilometers from Kohima, and you can reach there by hiring a taxi or a private vehicle. The journey takes around 45 minutes to an hour, depending on road conditions. However, if you book a trip through us, we will take care of everything.

What is the best time to visit Khonoma Village?

The best time to visit Khonoma Village is during the winter months from November to February when the weather is pleasant and ideal for outdoor activities and wildlife spotting.

Are there any entry fees to visit Khonoma Village?

There are no entry fees to enter Khonoma Village itself, but there might be nominal charges for specific attractions or activities within the village, such as guided tours or visits to cultural sites.

Is Khonoma Village open to tourists?

Yes, Khonoma Village warmly welcomes tourists who are interested in exploring its rich cultural heritage, wildlife, and natural beauty.

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