Khonoma Green Village
Khonoma Green Village

Khonoma Green Village

This village of the Angami tribe (one of the 16 tribes in Nagaland), has emerged as a “Green Village”, setting itself as an example to be followed by the rest of Nagaland, when it comes to protecting its ecological heritage.

Faced with widespread deforestation, the environmentally-conscious people of the village decided to put a total ban on logging and hunting in 1998, a first of this kind in Nagaland. The villagers also are to conserve an endangered pheasant of the state, and rich flora and fauna resources. The village believes in community driven eco-tourism, and hosts tourists, showcasing its rich natural and cultural heritage, offering home stays.