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THE ANCIENT NOK CULTURE
The Nok Settlement is located in Jabi Local Government Area of the State. The settlement is within a rock-shelter where remains of granaries are still noticeable. The Nook settlement was where the first famous terracotta figurine tagged "Nok Terracotta" was found. This gave rise to the Nok Culture which is over 2,500 years old and one of the most significant and best known cultures in Black African region today. It is well known that Nok finds have been made in as far as Katsina-Ala in the
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South East as well as in Kagara. This is thus, a reflection of early civilization and also an indication of a wide spread of people in the central region. The Nok site was actually brought to lime light by the untiring effort made by a British Archaeologist, Benard Fagg who was employed by the Nigerian Government in the 1940s. Fagg lived at the Nok site where he carried out sporadic exploration of these artefacts. Remain of his house, which is well preserved till today and also serves as a tourist attraction.
KAGORO HILLS
Situated in Kagoro town near Kafanchan in the southern part of the State, the hills form a long range, with tall trees and rocky places at the base. On one part of the hill, there are hill top settlements with the following facilities and infrastructures: Clinic, School, Churches, etc. The Hills influence the weather of the area making the area to enjoy temperate climate similar to that of the Jos Plateau. The area is good for rock climbing, hunting safaris, mountaineering and has very beautiful  
sceneries for picnics and relaxation. The scenery of Kagoro Hills is indeed one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Kaduna State.
KAMUKU NATIONAL PARK
The park is located north-west of Kaduna near Birnin Gwari in central-western Nigeria. The terrain is largely flat, rising gradually eastwards to the Birnin Gwari Ridge, which forms part of the eastern boundary. The vegetation is Guinea Savanna with, in places, some transitional Sudan Savanna elements. Dominant tree species of the park include Isoberlinia doka, Terminalia avicennioides and Detarium macrocarpum. Also common are Danellia oliveri, Nauclea latifolia, Acacia
spp., Lophira lanceolata,Parkia biglobosa, Prosopis africana and Isoberlinia tomentosa. Elaeis guineensis is common in riparian forests that line small, seasonal rivers. Together with the Forest Reserves in this area the park represents one of the best remaining blocks of Sudan-Guinea Savanna vegetation in the country's protected-area system.
FIFTH CHUKKER POLO RESORT
The fifth chukker resort blends seamlessly with its natural surroundings set on 130 hectares of land, it also offers world-class sports entertainment in a casually elegant environmnent. Fifth chukker is undoubtedly one of the finest facilities in the country to play and observe the dramatic and artistic sport of polo.
KADUNA NATIONAL MUSEUM AND MONUMENT
This magnificent edifice is where artefacts from all parts of the country are kept depicting Nigeria's artistry. The museum is located along Ali Akilu Road in Ungawan Sarki, Kaduna. The museum has in its collections both Archaeological and Ethnographic materials ranging from terracotta figurines of human and animals from the famous Nok culture area dated to about 2,500 years ago, as well as arts works and crafts of both prehistoric and contemporary societies. Also found in the

KUFENA HILL
KAJURU CASTLE
RIVER KADUNA
GAMJI HOUSE

YULA FARM RESORT

TRAPPCO RANCH AND RESORT
THE LEGENDARY KASUGU WELL
HOILDAY RESORT ZARIA DAM
HOLIDAY RESORT KANGIMI DAM

HOILDAY RESORT ZARIA DAM
KANGIMI DAM RESORT
YULA FARM RESORT

MATSIRGA WATERFALLS
Fifth Chukker Polo Resort
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Hamdala Hotel
Hamdala Hotel
Hamdala Hotel offers accommodation in Single Rooms, Double Rooms, VIP Suites and Presidential Suites. The hotel is reasonably clean and comfortable.
Adriel Hotel
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Adriel Hotel
Located off Ahmadu Bello Way, Adriel Hotel is a clean first class hotel, with rooms equipped with ensuite bathrooms and internet acces, execellent restaurant and bar. The Hotel also has very nice gardens with exotic plants.
NAF Club Hotel
A well kept hotel with clean and spacious rooms. NAF Club Hotel provides not only good accommodation for all their guests, they also provide incomparable security with excellent restaurants and menus.
QUEEN AMINA OF ZARIA'S KINGDOM
Queen Amina of (Zazzau) Zaria  (15th Century Warrior Queen) expanded the territory of the Hausa people of North Africa to the largest borders in History. More than 400 years later, the legend of her persona became the model for a television series about a fictitious warrior princess called Xena. The conqueror of the Sahel lived on a beautiful natural heritage mountain. Ideal for hiking and discoveries, her throne carved in stone, remnants of her room plus lots more to explore. Her kingdom is in Turunku, Zaria in Kaduna State.
Queen Amina of Zaria Kingdom
KADUNA STATE

Kaduna State occupies part of the central position of the Northern part of Nigeria. Kaduna, which is the plural of Kada, got its name from the reptile crocodile, which abounded in the River Kaduna in the early days. Kaduna State is historically the home of Queen Amina of Zazzau who was noted for stepping where men dared not. As the ruler of Zauzzau she made conquest and waged battles against her neighbours.

The southern part of the state is home of our ancient civilization known as the Nok culture which dates back to between 90BC-500AD. This is an archelogical discovery around Nok town in Jaba local government area of the state and one of the most significant and best known culture in the black African region today.

The capital Kaduna served as the capital of colonial master, Fredrick Luggard when he moved from Zungeru , capital of Northern Nigeria , North central state and now Kaduna. The entire land structure consists of an undulating Plateau with major rivers in the State including river Kaduna, river wonderful in Kafanchan, River Kagom, river Gurara and Galma. The State is mostly populated by the Hausas, Gwari Katab and Bajjuu ethnic communities, with other up to 36 indigenous ethnic groups found in different parts of the State.

About 80% percent of the State population is engaged in peasant farming both food and cash crops. The crops produced in the State include, Cotton, Groundnut, Tobacco, Maize, Yam, Beans, Guinea corn, Millet, Ginger, Rice, Cassava, Sugarcane, Shea nuts, Cowpea, Mango, Kenaf, Cocoyam, Timber, Palm kennel, Banana, Soyabean, Corn, Onions, Sorghum and Potatoes. Another important aspect of agriculture engaged by the people is the rearing of cattles, Sheep, Goats, Pigs and Poultry Farming. Since the late 1950s, kaduna has become a major industrial, commercial and financial centre of the Northern States of Nigeria. It has a branch of the Nigeria Stock Exchange.

Kaduna state is blessed with minerals which include clay, serpentine, asbestos, amethyst, kyannite, gold, graphite and siltimanite graphite, which is found in Sabon Birnin Gwari, in the Birnin Gwari local government. This is an important raw material used in the manufacture of pencils, crucibles, electrodes, generator brushes and other sundry parts.

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museum are building structures constructed with the Hausa traditional architecture of mud and thatch. The museum is a fascinating building recommended to Tourists.
AREWA HOUSE
This house was a residence of Sir Ahmadu Bello, Sardauna of Sokoto and the former premier of the Northern Region, and the first Chancellor of ABU, Zaria. The house is located on Rabbah Road off Ali Akilu Road, Kaduna. After the assassination of the premier following a coup d'etat in 1966, the house was then taken over by Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 and was transformed to a centre for Historical Documentation and Research. The centre has a well-equipped Research Library,
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GAMJI PARK
Gen. Hassan Usman Park is situated at the end of Swimming Pool Road, Kabala-East, Kaduna. The entrance point to the park is from Kofar Gamji, which is the main gate of the park. The park was used as a garden during the periods of colonial and Northern Administrations. The park occupies an area of about 7,000 meters. It has a natural setting of trees, mangrove, orchard and dotted small islands from river Kaduna that flows majestically beside it. A mixture of modern and traditional  
an Archive and Exhibition Galleries. Also found in the centre is a magnificent Hall for Conferences, Seminars, Workshops etc. Above all, a well-preserved history of northern Nigeria can be found in the centre recommended for visiting research students and workers.
architectural designs and sculptures further enhances the beauty of the landscape with assorted fine flowers and palm trees. The park has been given a face-lift and has been developed into a tourist’s relaxation and leisure area.
LORD LUGARD HALL
Lugard Hall was named after Sir, Lord Fredrick Lugard - the first Governor General of Northern Protectorate (1900 - 1908). The building was used as the House of Assembly and House of Chiefs during the First Republic. During the second Republic (from 1979 - 1983), the hall still retained its administrative status where it was also used as the House of Legislature. In the current administration, the Lugard Hall is still used as the Kaduna State house of Assembly Chambers. The building is a
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ZARIA CITY WALLS
These walls circumnavigate Zaria City and are between 14 and 16 kilometres long with eight beautiful and magnificent gates leading into the city. The walls were built with mud and with the sole aim of providing security to the growing invading forces, which were frequent in the area during pre-colonial period. The story of the Zaria City walls is actually a little obscure, but what is locally believed and accepted is the fact that the original Zaria City walls were named after Amina, the 
older daughter of Bakwa Turunku who was the 22nd ruler of Zaria. The Zaria City walls remain one of the most impressive monuments among the cities of Northern Nigeria and a good tourist attraction.
EMIR OF ZAZZAU'S PALACE
This Palace is situated inside the ancient city of Zazzau. It was built of mud also with traditional expertise typical of Hausa architectural design. The Palace is surrounded with high walls with beautifully constructed gates. One of the gates is the main entrance gate while the other gate separates the residential area of the Emir and his family from his emirate offices. The Palace, with such beautiful Habe Traditional Architectural Design, projects a sheer grandeur of beauty and elegance of
the traditional Hausa culture of the Zazzagawa. The palace is simply fascinating and irresistible to witness.
Kaduna State Festival of Art &
Culture (KADFEST)

November/December   [5 days]   
By State Ministry of Culture & Tourism 

Eid-El-Fitr & Eid-El-Kabir Festival
According to Islamic Calendar, 1st Shawal & 10th Dhul Hajj   3 days each   By Muslims Worldwide

Afan Cultural Festival
1st January 2 days by sons & daughters of Kagoro land [Fadan Kagoro], Kaura L.G. • Zaria Dam

Tuk-Ham Cultural Festival April/May 2 days by sons & daughters of Jaba land [Kwoi], Jaba L.G. 

Baranzan Cultural Festival
2nd January 2 days by sons & daughters of Bajju land [Zonkwa], Zangon Kataf L.G.  
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