The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript tour diary of W.G. Archer, S.D.O. Mokokchung 1947

caption: visit to Khonoma
caption: fortress and gates
medium: tours
location: Khonoma
date: 31.12.1946
person: Archer/ W.G.
date: 31.12.1946-14.2.1947
text: Just above the stones the path comes out at a great roofed block-house which marks the village entrance. There is a large carved gate nearby and the village is reached through lanes of tall stone walls. Since the village covers the top and sides of a spur, it is virtually a series of banked up terraces. Every slope is set with stone and walls go up and down between the houses. Strung out through the three khels is a series of lofty look out posts and at six of the entrances massive gates carved to a single standard model are installed.