Kohima, the capital town of Nagaland in the north eastern part
of India is a picturesque town, situated amidst lush green wealth
of the nature. Kohima in Nagaland, a typical Naga town is a pretty
hill station, with panoramic views of the rugged Naga hills, displaying
the exotic tribal culture of the northeast. The home of the brave
and daring, yet simple and innocent, Naga tribes, Kohima Nagaland
is unspoilt and replete with some attractive sites to see and do.
Sheltered in the eastern frontiers of the Himalayan mountain range,
Kohima in Nagaland is noted for its unhurried pace of life, calm
and serene environs and fresh, unpolluted air, which make a welcome
change for a exhausted city sniffers.
A symbolic memorial erected as citation for the supreme sacrifices
made by the officers and men during the World War II. Each grave
is supported by a bronze plaque with a moving epitaph -" When
you go home / Tell them of us and say / For your tomorrow / We gave
Book a tour to Kohima.
The zoo at Kohima is built on a lovely hill-slope. You will find
a glimpse of the animal and bird kingdom of Nagaland in the Zoological
Park at Kohima. You can see some rare species of animals and birds
especially the rare golden langurs, Blythe's Tragopan.
The Catholic Cathedral
The Catholic Cathedral at Aradura Hill is a major landmark at Kohima.
It is one of the biggest Cathedral in the whole North East and has
a very amiable atmosphere for praying. This place is worth a visit,
for its blend of endemic
Kohima Village (Bara Basti)
Naga legend has it that, this is the second largest and the most
populous village in Asia. The Big Village is a reminder of the grandeur
of the Angami ancestors, who built it. At the entrance of the village
you will find a large traditional wooden gate, elaborately carved
with warriors and weapons and the skull of the mithun, a symbol
of prosperity. Naga stones raised here and there in front of the
houses are memorial symbols of the grand feasts organised by their
The State Museum treasures rare collection of articles of different
tribes which speak about the history and traditions of the Nagas.
Grocery shopping in Kohima is a treat; visit the wholesale market
for the a visual feast of the Naga village women wearing their splendid
tribal costumes and gathering to sell farm, field, forest and stream
Some Important Destination near Kohima,
The capital town of Kohima is at a distance of 339 km from Guwahati
(Assam), 145 km from Imphal (capital of Manipur) and 74 km from
Dimapur. The National Highway 39 connects it to both Dimapur and
By Airport : The nearest airport
is at Dimapur. Indian Airlines operates Boeing services from both
Calcutta and Delhi every alternate day. Guwahati and Imphal are
also connected to Dimapur by air.
By Rail : The nearest railhead
too is Dimapur, and the Northeast Frontier Railway runs a number
of trains from Dimapur to Guwahati. Guwahati is in turn well connected
to the rest of the country.
By Road : Nagaland State Transport
runs buses from Dimapur to Kohima and the journey takes around 4
hours. From Guwahati, one can find a number of luxury private buses.
Taxis and mini-coaches are also available, albeit at slightly exorbitant
rates, from Dimapur.
Staying in Kohima, Nagaland
Kohima offers very few choices as far as lodges are concerned. A
few good private hotels and the Tourist Lodge are the few places
Best time to Travel : Through out
the year, though best is between November to March.
Location : Situated in the southwest
part of the northeastern state of Nagaland, Kohima is a hill station
perched at an altitude of 1500 meters above sea level.
Weather Conditions : The summers
are tropical, winters are dry and bitterly cold. Kohima experiences
around 250 cm of annual rainfall.
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