Dimapur District was upgraded from Sub-division to full fledged
District in December 1997. The district consist of Dimapur and Niuland
sub-divisions, bifurcated from Kohima. The proposed headquarters
for the District is at Chumukedima. At present, the headquarter
is situated at Dimapur town. The District is bounded by Kohima district
on the south and east, Karbi Anglong district of Assam on the West.
The DAB (Disputed Area Belt) in the north borders Golaghat district
The ruins of Medieval Kachari Kingdom
The ancient Kachari capital Dimapur is one of the important sites
of megalithic culture. Most of the ruins appear to be contemporaries
with the Kachari civilisation, established before the Abom invasion
in the 13th Century A.D. There are evidence of a touch of Hindu
influence on most of them, though these are predominantly non-Aryan,
with elaborate rituals and the cult of fertility. Besides the Monolith,
the ancient Kachari capital Dimapur contains other ruins of temples,
embankment and tanks. The entrance gateway has been beautifully
executed and is in good preservation till the present time. There
are still scattered blocks of stone and brick pieces with various
North East Zone Cultural Centre
The N.E.Z.C.C. Head Office established few years ago is about 3
Km from the Railway Station and 1/2 Km from the Airport. Here you
can find various cultural heritage preservation of the North-East
in the small well maintained Museum. Cultural Festivals are also
being organised in many parts of the State.
It is situated just about 14 Km from Dimapur on National Highway
39. This place served as the first headquarters of the then Naga
Hills District of Assam State during the time of British rule in
early 19th centure. The Department of Tourism is constructing a
Tourist Village on top of a hill. From this spot one can view the
whole of Dimapur and other parts of Karbi-Anlong of Assam. The Tourist
Village is at a distance of 8 Km from the National Highway. Few
waterfalls are also located in this area which are under exploration
and assessment for easy approach.
Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary
The Sanctuary lies at a distance of 37 Km from Dimapur. The Sanctuary
is under the preservation of the Forest Wildlife Department. Habitat
of various animals including some rare species of birds.
Dimapur is the only Airport in Nagaland. Indian Airlines, NEPC Airlines
Boeing, Vayudoot Services are operating everyday both from Delhi
The National Highway 39 is passing through the heart of the town.
Kohima is just 74 km distant from Dimapur which one can cover in
just 2 hours. State Transport Services, Private Buses and Taxis
are also available at any time. Many Private Night Super Tourist
Buses are also plying from Dimpaur to various important cities and
Towns in the North-East.
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