Dimapur is the ancient capital of the Kachari tribe, whole rule existed before the 13th century AD. Reminiscences of the glory of this kingdom can be found on the ruins that are scattered in and around the town. Often referred to as the gateway of Nagaland and Manipur, Dimapur is the only town in the state with excellent road, rail and air links with various parts of the country.
Dimapur is the gateway to Nagaland and is one of the fatest growing cities in the North east region of India. The Dhansiri river flows past the city. The word Dimapur is derived from the Dimasa word, ‘Di’ meaning water, ‘ma’ signifying big or great and ‘pur’ meaning city. Thus, Dimapur means the city by the great river.
Dimapur is connected with Kolkata and Guwahati.
Dimapur is on the North East Frontier Railway and has rail connections with Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati and Tinsukia.
Dimapur is connected by motorable roads with Guwahati 292 Km ; Imphal 216 Km ; Kaziranga 172 Km ; Kohima 70 km ; Mokokchung via Mariani 217 Km. ; Shillong 348 Km.
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