State : In the state of Nagaland, in the north eastern region of India.
Best time for Kohima Tourism :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.
Kohima Tourism and Travel in Nagaland
Kohima, the capital city 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 that makes it a hot holiday travel destination among all other places in North East India. 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.
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.
Railhead : 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.
Road Transport : 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 to stay.
Sightseeing in Kohima, Nagaland
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 our today."
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 attractions in Kohima tourism. 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 architecture.
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 great ancestors.
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 Nagaland 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 products.
Some Important Destination near Kohima, Nagaland
Travel to 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 Imphal.