Naga Hills, Kohima, Nagaland - Informative & researched article on Naga Hills, Kohima, Nagaland
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesGeography of India


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
History of India|Indian Temples|Indian Museums|Indian Literature|Geography of India|Flora & Fauna|Indian Purans|Indian Philosophy|Indian Administration|Indian Languages|Education
Home > Reference > Geography of India > Indian Mountains > Himalaya Mountains > Naga Hills
Naga Hills, Kohima, Nagaland
The Naga hills are located in India extending into Mayanmar having the second highest peak Japfu.
 
 Naga Hills, Kohima, NagalandThe 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 is Kohima.

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.

(Last Updated on : 31/07/2013)
More Articles in Himalaya Mountains  (41)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Recently Updated Articles in Geography of India
Haathi Parvat
Haathi Parvat or Elephant Peak is a mountain in the Garhwal Himalayas, Uttarakhand. There are two huge rocks on the mountain known as Kaaka and Garuda.
Changabang Peak
Changabang is a granite mountain peak, which is a part of the Himalaya in the Garhwal division.
Kapilash Peak
Kapilash Peak is one of the Indian mountain peaks, located in Dhenkanal district of Odhisa.
Rajrambha Peak
Rajrambha Peak is a part of the Himalayan mountain ranges, which lie in the Kumaon region.
Shamirpet Lake
Shamirpet Lake in Hyderabad one of the prime tourist attraction spot, allures both local and migratory birds.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on Geography of India
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Reference
 
 
Naga Hills, Kohima, Nagaland - Informative & researched article on Naga Hills, Kohima, Nagaland
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.