The hills, due to their complexity and position form a barrier between India and the former Burma. Extending northerly this rock formation and frontier known as 'Arakan Yoma' reaches 12,552 feet.
Naga, derives from the ancient Assamian God of Rainfall (Colitawobiao Naggsi). The ancient Myanmarian people decorated their livestock, such as pigs, with colorful tassles and skirt-like decorations. At such times, village elders would spin on one leg and chant for rain.
In 1963, the area became known as Nagaland in-line with its position within India.