(Last Updated on : 22/01/2009)
The Naga hills are located in India extending into Mayanmar. It forms a divide between India and Mayanmar. The hills are 3825 meters high, extending northerly they are known as `Arakan Yoma` which is 12,552 feet. The Naga hills join the sub-Himalayan ranges in the north. The capital of the state Nagaland
The second highest peak is the Japfu peak situated at a height of 3048 mts. above sea level after Mt. Saramati. Rivers namely Doyang and Dikku are in the north, the Barak river in the southwest and the Chindwin river(Mayanmar) in the southeast divide the state.
The hills are not very large in its span and have very few rivers, which are very small in length and breadth till when they are within their local territory. The rivers are not navigable in any season, deep valley navigation is impossible due to the rocky terrain. It is shocking that that are no lakes or waterfalls in these hills, though there are few but they dry up in short time.
The birds that usually can be noticed in the Naga hills are Black partridge, Spotted dove, Hoopoe White vulture, Common peafowl, Grey Partridge, Malabar pied hornbill, Blue rock pigeon etc. Among the animals the most common are: wild boar, barking deer, Himalayan black bear, Pangolins,porcupines, wild goat, jackal, jungle cat, royal Bengal tiger, wolf, leopard, Among the animals the most common are: wild boar, barking deer, Himalayan black bear, wild goat, jackal, jungle cat, royal Bengal tiger, wild dog, python, stag, elephant, wolf, leopard, land tortoise and other snakes.
The vegetation of the Naga hills are basically tropical, sub-tropical evergreen forests. Main produce from the forests include palm, mahogany, bamboo and timber.The society is basically agrarian. Rice, corn, millets, pulses etc apart from oilseeds, Arums, yams, maize, sugarcane, potatoes are produced.
The Naga hills have a cultural tradition that is rich and interesting. With its different festivals and traditions these hills have a lot to offer.