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
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.
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,
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
made of wood.
Around 10 kms. from
, 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
One of the best trekking spots in
the north-east region is the
, 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
. It is the second highest
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.
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
, 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
. Just 5 kms away, on the
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.
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
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
The best time to visit :- The best time to visit
Kohima is between March -May & Sept -October .
||How To Get
||Nearest Airport is at Dimapur 74 Km .
||Dimapur is the nearest Rail head for
by road to the major Town in the area