This year has been an industrious one, to say the least. There has been turbulence, events that will go down in history and more. The weather across the globe and the country have been quite unpredictable. From hailstorms in Rajasthan to the Victoria Falls in Zambia drying up, global warming has shown its true colours.
So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that all of Nagaland woke up to snowfall this winter. Call it a Christmas miracle or just weird meteorological conditions, but the northeastern state received snowfall after a gap of 37 years.
It’s only been a month or so since Himachal Pradesh turned into a winter wonderland as the temperature dropped down to -14.9 degrees celsius and hill stations froze over. But now the spotlight is on Nagaland as temperatures went down to -3 degrees celsius. Tuensang, Kiphire, Zunheboto, Phek, Kohima and Peren received snowfall. Even parts of Manipur, especially the Dzükou/Dzüko Valley received their share of snowfall because of the low temperate conditions.
People have been sharing images of the snow-covered locales as they enjoy snow after what seems like a lifetime. And some are going as far as to compare it to Switzerland. They aren’t wrong though for the natural beauty of Nagaland combined with all the snowfall has given it a really ethereal look. According to reports, Nagaland hasn’t seen snowfall since the Indian Meteorological Department was set up in the state.
If you want to start your New Year on a snowy note then heading to Nagaland right about now would be a good idea. and even if the snowfall ceases, you are bound to fall in love with the flora and fauna of Nagaland. Home to a lot of indigenous tribes, Nagaland has a very rich history and culture which is always a delight to explore.