Kohima Tourism
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Kohima Tourism

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Satya Prakash
  • Satya Prakash
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Amazing Kohima - Loved Japfu"

  • Posted 1 year ago
Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland lies smugly shrouded at the eastern frontiers of the mighty Himalayas. The warriors of the Naga Tribes rule this mesmerizing state which is blessed with enchanting combination of natural beauty and ethnic....... More
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Sinmoy Lahkar
  • Sinmoy Lahkar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 2 Reviews

"The misty little town of Nagaland"

  • Posted 2 years ago
Recommended for individual who love nature, warm hospitality and history. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: NA Activities & things to do: Walk around the town, climb up the nearby cliffs and try and mix up with the locals....visit the....... More
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Luv Dhingra
  • Luv Dhingra
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  • Lives in Delhi
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"Kohima(Nagaland)"

  • Posted 2 years ago
Nice and a peaceful place i liked this stay, we had a nice time loved this stay, room was great it was spacious too, we had a 24hrs water facility in this stay, worth the money, Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food was in good quality, all....... More
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Anand
  • Anand
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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Kohima"

  • Posted 3 years ago
Nagaland if filled with picturesque landscapes. However, it offers very little options to stay. Vegetarians will find it very difficult to survive here given the immense love of Nagas for read meat. Plan your stay well ahead in advance........ More
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Gopa Dasgupta
  • Gopa Dasgupta
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  • Lives in Kolkata
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"The Hill Queen"

  • Posted 3 years ago
Kohima is a small hill station about two hours\' drive from Dimapur and five hours\' drive from Jorhat, Assam. The road is excellent. You will see pineapple trees and many unknown orchids on the way. Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food in....... More
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  • State: Nagaland
  • Famous for/as: Hill
The capital city of the north-eastern state of Nagaland, Kohima is a scenic town with breath taking natural beauty. It is located in the Kohima district and is at the southern part of the state at an elevation of 1500 meters above sea level. Connect by the National Highway 39, Kohima is at a distance of 74 km from Dimapur which is another important town in Nagaland. Kohima is at a distance of 145 km from the Imphal and around 339 km from Guwahati which is the gateway city to the north-east.
 
Known earlier as Thigoma, Kohima got its name from the wild flowering plant called Kew Hi which is found in the mountains of Nagaland. The original inhabitants of the place were the Angami Nagas and the Rengma tribes, but in recent times people from other parts of the region and country have come and settled here.
 
Kohima is known for its virgin beauty and the amazing views of the Naga Hills. The place holds historical importance as the site of the battle between the British and Japanese troops during the World War II. There is a War Cemetery which has a memorial in honour of all the brave soldiers who have laid down their lives during World War II. The cemetery is beautifully maintained, and is adorned by two crucifix and stone markers with the names of the brave soldiers.
 
The Catholic Cathedral at Aradura Hill is a beautiful and important cathedral in the town. It is one of the most well known and the largest cathedrals in the north eastern part of the country. The Nagaland State Museum houses a range of artefacts, sculptures, statues, jewellery, etc which present the culture and lifestyle of the Naga tribes. The Zoological Park located in a picturesque hill slope is another site worth visiting in Kohima.
 
There are also quite a few scenic places that tourists can visit in and around Kohima. The Kohima Village, locally known as the Barra Basti epitomises the Naga tribal way of life and has a beautiful ceremonial gate which is peculiar to all Naga villages. About 15 km from Kohima is the Japhu Peak which is the second highest peak in Nagaland. The Dzukou Valley and the Dzulekie stream near Kohima are known for their natural beauty.
 
Kohima has a moderate subtropical climate and remains fairly comfortable throughout the year. However during the peak of winter, it does get quite chilly. The best time to visit Kohima is during the spring and autumn seasons when the weather is comfortable and the place looks beautiful all around.


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