Khonoma is a 700-year-old village inhabited by the Angami tribe whose men are renowned for their bravery and martial acumen. The Angamis etched their names into the history of Indian resistance by bravely defending their territory against advancing British troops from the 1830s to 1880, when a peace was brokered.
The village is known for its forests and for having some of the oldest terraced paddy fields in the region. The lush forests are home to a wide variety of plants, trees, birds and animals including many rare and endangered species.
A close bond with nature is a part of the local way of life. Faced with widespread deforestation, the residents banned hunting and logging in their forests. Today, the cobbled streets of Khonoma stand as a reminder of a time when man and nature flourished in peaceful coexistence.
The Land of the Nagas