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Introduction

Kohima is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Burma. Kohima occuppies a prominent place in the pages of history as important battles of world II were fought on this side of India with British forces defeating the Japanese troops here. Kohima is situated in the eastern parts of the Himalayas and have a temperate climate all year round. The city splendor can be viewed from as far as 16 kms from the city and provides some breathtaking view on its way. Kohima exhibits a calm and quite pace of life with people enjoying what they are doing and with a smooth and a calm environment to keep up with. Kohima is home to people from various tribes of Nagaland that have come and settled in these parts to earn their bread and butter.

Area 20 sq km
Altitude 1440 m above sea level
Temperature Summer-Min.-16.0C,Max.-31.0 C Winter,Min.-4.0C,Max.-20.0C
Language Nagamese, Hindi, English, Angami, local dialects
STD Code 03866
Rainfall 250 cm cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to April.

Kohima MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Dimapur (74 km) is nearest airport which is air linked with Calcutta.
  2. Rail:-Dimapur also serves as the nearest railhead, and is connected with some major cities of India.
  3. Road:- By road, Kohima is accessed by National Highway 39. Kohima is well connected by this road from Dimarpur.

Places to Visit

War Cemetery State Museum Sales Emporium Cathedral

Excursion

Kohima Village Dzukou Valley Dzulekie Japfu Peak
Tuophema Village      

Shopping

Nagaland has a rich handloom tradition. Each of the items are handwoven by women, maintaining sensitive Naga traditional motifs and designs.Handicraft is a traditional art being perfected to modern needs by Naga craftsmen.

Accommodation

Hotel Ambassador Hotel Japhu Hotel Happy Valley Hotel Capital
Hotel Meyasen Hotel Pine