Kisama, Nagaland

Nagaland, a beautiful hilly state, is situated amidst the appealing natural beauty of the north-eastern part of India. Known for its rich cultural and ethnographic components, it is the homeland of 17 naga tribes namely Konyak, Angami, Sema, Ao, Rengma etc. All these naga tribes have their own cultural heritage with unique identity, life style, believes and tradition.
Kisama heritage village has been designed to showcase the social and architectural representation of the different naga tribes. It spreads over a huge area of land and is almost 10 km away from Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. Although it was especially designed for the annual Hornbill Festival, but it itself is working as a repository of traditions of the 16 officially recognized tribes of Nagaland. The village has a house dedicated to each tribe with their unique architectural designs and the Open air display portrays to be a museum in itself etc. One can enter here any time of a year and can flow away with the marvels of these lesser known tribes possess.

  • a tribal house

  • Tribal house

  • Tribal house

  • Display of tribal house structures

  • A tribal hut

  • tribal house

  • tribal house

  • Display of animal skulls outside a tribal house

  • A tribal house

  • Display of skulls outside a tribal house

  • A tribal house

  • A tribal house

  • Front view of the roof of a tribal house

  • Tribal house with motifs and skulls

  • Wooden base for household use

  • wooden panel structure of a tribal house

  • A tribal house

  • Engraved wooden panel of a tribal hut

  • Types of tribal houses

  • Bachelors dormitory with Log drum and designed wooden panel

  • A door motif of a tribal hut

  • Roof of a tribal hut

  • A tribal house style