Kohima

A HISTORICAL TOWN WITH STORIES OF VALOUR IN WORLD WAR II

KOHIMA

Tourism in Nagaland is on growing stage with its glorious past and rich heritage and culture. The location of the region and its richness in biodiversity has become a place of attraction for tourism industry. Encompassing hills, mountains, plains and plateau, the region has many cultural groups and communities with varied cultural background and biodiversity hotspot where it lies which can easily attract tourists from the world over.

For the adventurous and the intrepid, Nagaland is an ideal place for trekking, rock climbing, jungle camping and offers limitless exploration possibilities in its lush and verdant sub-tropical rain forests which are also a treasure trove of a plethora of medicinal plants. 

Nagaland is a cultural mosaic of diverse multi-ethnicity sprung up by the several tribes that inhibit the State. Each community celebrates its myriad festivals revolving around the agrarian calendar that makes Nagaland by default, a land of festivals.

Hornbill Festival, the Festival of Festivals, encompasses through collective celebration, the colour and vibrant elements of all the tribal festivities and gives a glimpse of Naga life. It is held annually in the month of December in the heritage village of Kisama. It draws all tribes and sub-tribes of Nagaland and plays host to a weeklong medley of cultural performances, indigenous games, craft bazaar, music events, fashion, cycling, motor sporting and a series of competitions. 

 

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS

Kohima is known for its untouched beauty, this place has mesmerised people for generations. Kohima is an anglicised name given by the British who could not pronounce the original name Kewhima or Kewhira, which comes from the Kewhi flowers that are to be found all around in the mountains. 

HOW TO GET HERE?

AIR

Kohima does not have an airport. Dimapur Airport, 70 kms away, is the closest airport, with daily flights to Kolkata and Guwahati.

RAIL

The nearest railway station is in Dimapur, 74 km away from Kohima. Daily trains to major cities in the country are available from here.

ROAD

Kohima is well connected by road network to major cities of India.

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