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Kohima

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The state capital, Kohima is less than 3 hours drive from Dimapur on National Highway No.39. It is a hill station situated at an altitude of 1,495 mtrs above sea level. Known the world War II. The Japanese retreated from Kohima during the Second World War, and the War Cemetery is a   symbolic memorial raised as citation for the supreme sacrifices made by the officers. Each grave is supported by a bronze plaque with a suitable epitaph that makes one reflect on the freedom that we take for granted.

The Nagaland State Museum is a one-stop treasure house where you can get a glimpse into Naga culture through history. The main items exhibited are gateposts, statues, pillars, jewellery, a ceremonial drum which looks like a dug-out war canoes in a separate. shed. The basement of the museum has birds and animals of North-Eastern hill states.

The Catholic Cathedral at Aradura hill is an important landmark is Kohima for it is one of the biggest Cathedrals in the whole North-East and house the biggest cross in India made of wood.

Excursions 

Around 10 kms. from Kohima, is situated the village of Khonoma , that abounds in stories of valour and courage. The terraced fields which produce 20 types of paddy at different elevations, present a beautiful view. The Khonoma gate relates the story of British infiltration into Naga Hills .

One of the best trekking spots in the north-east region is the Dzukou Valley , situated at an altitude of 2,438.4 mtrs. Above sea level, behind Japfu peak and 30 kms. to the south of Kohima. The entire valley is over-shadowed with a type of though bamboo brush which makes the place appear like a mowed lawn. White and yellow lilies and numerous other flowers adorn the valley in summers, while rhododendrons ornament the hills surrounding the valley.

Situated at an altitude of 3,048 mtrs. Above sea level, 15 kms. from Khoima is the Japfu Peak . It is the second highest peak of Khoima and ideally suited for trekking and scaling. The sight of Khoima from here is enchanting. Mokokchung and Zunheboto, situated 160 abd 150 kms. respectively from Kohima are the picturesque towns at high altitudes. Mokokchung is a cultural centre of the Ao Nagas.

DIMAPUR

Situated at  an altitude of 195 mtrs. Above sea level is Dimapur, an important commercial centre of Nagaland. Dimapur is the only Airport in Nagaland and is also well connected with the neighbouring states of Manipur , Assam , Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizroam by National Highway No. 39.

In the heart of the town, you can see the last relics of the Kachari Kingdom . Just 5 kms away, on the Dimapur-Kohima Road is Ruzaphema, a place ideally suited for leisure and recreation with its colourful bazaars and a wide range of tribal handicrafts which are exquisite in their style, not to mention the uniqueness of each of them.

Wild Life

Nagaland is proud of its rich wild life. Each sanctuary is different than the other in terms of variety and scenic beauty. The fakim Sanctuary close to the Myanmar border receives high rainfall and is inhabited by tigers and Hoolock gibbons. Among the birdlife, the tragopan pheasant is a bird watchers delight Ringed in 9 sq. kms. Area the pulie Badze Sanctuary also lies in the proximity of Kohima.  

The best time to visit :- The best time to visit Kohima is between March -May & Sept -October .

How To Get There
By Air  
Nearest Airport is at Dimapur 74 Km .
By Train 
Dimapur is the nearest Rail head for Kohima.
By Road 
Linked by road to the major Town in the area

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