Frequently Asked Questions
1. How to travel to Nagaland ?
Air : Dimapur is the only airport in Nagaland – direct flights connect this airport to Kolkata and connections can be made from all other airports in India including Delhi.
Rail : Dimapur has a railway station on the main line of the North East Frontier Railway. It is well connected to Guwahati which has direct train lines with most major Indian cities.
Road: A number of taxis ply from Dimapur to Kohima. Night buses connect Dimapur and Kohima to Guwahati and Shillong (Meghalaya). A very convenient way for reaching Kohima is to take the train or flight to Dimapur and then a taxi to Kohima. The Dimapur taxi stand is adjacent to the Railway Station. Yellow Taxis can be hired with other passengers (shared taxis) or exclusively (full taxis) – a ‘full taxi’ can cost anything between `1500 – `2000 for a one-way trip to Kohima. Travellers can also opt to rent a car from Guwahati (through tour operators) and drive all the way to Kohima. This pleasant drive, lasting about 8–9 hours, takes the tourist past beautiful stretches of forests, greenery and hills – one should try to start and end the journey before nightfall.
2. How many Districts are there in Nagaland?
There are 12 Districts in Nagaland. Kindly refer to About Nagaland – Districts section for more details.
3. What is the best time to visit Nagaland?
The best months to visit Nagaland are between October and May, when the landscape wears a green carpet and the flowers light up the skies with their bright hue. Rhododendrons and Orchids cover the landscape of Nagaland and one cannot miss them even as he is driving or trekking the challenging terrain. The rare Blyth’s tragopan (Tragopan blythii) is a resident of Nagaland and can be observed in plenty.
4. Where can I view important functionaries of the Government of Nagaland?
Kindly refer to the Government Section in this Portal for more information.
5. Do I need any special permit to visit Nagaland?
Foreign tourists can enter Nagaland freely (without any permits) – however, they need to register with the Foreigner’s Registration Officer (FRO) of the district they visit or the nearest Police Station within 24 hours of their arrival.
Indian tourists can now obtain the Inner Line Permit (ILP) Online from https://ilp.nagaland.gov.in. Also, you can visit https://tourism.nagaland.gov.in/entry-permits for more information.
6. Where can I find contact details of Departments?
Please refer to the Governement – Departments section in the State Portal.
7. Where can I download Datasets of the Government?
The Government of Nagaland is providing datasets under the Open Government Data (OGD) Policy. Please refer to the Services – Open Government Data (OGD) for more information or visit https://data.gov.in
8. Are there any restrictions on travel due to Covid-19 ?
Presently Travel Restrictions due to Covid-19 has been relaxed. However, all visitors are required to submit a Self Declaration Online at https://covid19.nagaland.gov.in / self-declaration and also require to carry a Covid-19 Negative Test Result from RT-PCR Test not older than 72 hrs from the date of arrival OR a Fully Covid-19 Vaccinated Certificate (both doses) and should have completed 2 weeks from the date of 2nd Dose at the time of entry in Nagaland.
9. Where can I find the latest Statistics, SOPs, Guidelines pertaining to Covid-19 ?
Please visit the State Covid-19 Dashboard at https://covid19.nagaland.gov.in for information and other guidelines. Alternately, you can also download the Nagaland Covid-19 Information Mobile App from the respective App Stores.
10. Are non ST’s of Nagaland eligible for Scholarship issued by the State ?
There are various Scholarship Schemes being provided by the Government of Nagaland. Primarily, these schemes are for Scheduled Tribe (ST) applicants of the State, however, non ST can apply for STATE MERIT SCHOLARSHIP if they are studying in Nagaland.