In this travel blog, I am sharing my 12 best Khonoma pictures that will conclude your trip to Khonoma without personally travelling. Also, in the end, I will suggest how to travel from Kohima to Khonoma. But before that, a little introduction…
Khonoma Pictures: A Photo Blog
Rural Nagaland is beautiful and friendly. The only problem is, it doesn’t have the infrastructure for tourists — a prominent reason why many people visiting Nagaland return home without visiting anything beyond Kohima and other popular big towns like Mon and Mokokchung. This is where Khonoma makes a distinction. You will see below Khonoma pictures of how it has developed its tourist infrastructure.
Despite a small world charm and a village culture, Khonoma offers all facilities to a tourist. The town has its own tourist centre, almost every local family is eager to entertain tourists, and the many sustainable tourism efforts like the availability of dustbins and public toilets at people’s disposal moreover add to the experience.
Talking about things to do in Khonoma, the town offers experiences like birdwatching, trekking or simply rejuvenating oneself amidst a setting where the chirping of birds and crickets and the burble of torrents dominate the soundscape. And if something is still missing, you always have the local Angami tribe to learn more about. Explore their achievements in moving ahead from their own traditions and creating a more conserved and sustainable ecosystem.
Get a glimpse of their lifestyle (which you can do in below Khonoma photos too) and understand how the Angami Tribe which was once known for largely depending on nature for their food and hunt on a mass level, gave up on their centuries-old practices and ended up being eco-activists.
So let’s start with…
Khonoma Photos and Images
As seen from the other side of the valley, the village of Khonoma is surrounded by a thick canopy of a natural green
As a part of the Green Village Project, all the roofs were painted green a few years ago, but now the paint has slowly peeled off giving all roofs a rustic and a more traditional appearance
Most village houses here are made of mud flooring and bamboo walls — with small fencing made of stones surrounding them. A unique thing about the Angami tribe living in Khonoma is that they bury their dead relatives just outside of their house
The Morung (or the traditional community house) photo at Khonoma Village. Acting as an educational institution, a Morung is where young boys and girls would gain their first few lessons of cultural & traditional knowledge through folk music, dance, folk tales and oral traditions. During the time of war, they were also used as guard-houses
Some rare artefacts that are now restored in the Morung in Khonoma
Terrace paddy fields in Khonoma — setting a juxtaposition with the surrounding jungle
It’s lovely to see how Khonoma has been carefully designed & looked after. With a bit of available space being covered in a careful green, walking in Khonoma makes it for a memorable experience
One of the many properly installed walkways in Khonoma
With zero non-degradable waste, finding a forgotten piece of plastic anywhere (even if it’s a dump yard) is a rarity here
Local families in Khonoma are always welcoming tourists. With all due respect, feel free to peek into a house, share smiles and freeze some kids in action
A fresh morning in Khonoma with expansive views of the natural forest from every terrace
The beautiful people of Khonoma, always ready to smile and strike up a (though often confusing) conversation
Kohima to Khonoma
Located only 20 km from the popular town of Kohima, Khonoma is easily accessible by taxi. You can catch a taxi from pretty much anywhere in Kohima for about 700 Rupees per trip.
It is even possible to take a shared taxi from Kohima to Khonoma for about 200 Rupees.
If you want to travel on a bus from Kohima to Khonoma, get on any bus from Kohima to Dimapur and get off at Halinoma Fillers’Service Station. You can also ask the driver to stop at Khonoma road for you. From there, you can only either take a taxi or hitchhike.