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Kohima Tourism


Kohima Town, Nagaland

Cloaked in sheer beauty, Kohima is the capital town of Nagaland. Nature has blessed this town with lush green surroundings which is a treat to eyes and soul. It is located at an altitude of 1444.12 meters above sea level. Offering great views of the wonderful Naga Hills, Kohima provides shelter to several tribes of Nagaland such as Angami tribe, Rengma tribe, Kuki tribe and Zeliang tribe. This hill station holds sheer historic importance as it is the place where the World War II was fought in April 1944.


Places Of Tourist Interest In Kohima:


War Cemetery:
This cemetery was built in the memory of the officers and men who sacrificed their lives in the World War II. Each grave has a bronze plaque which reads “ When you go home/Tell them of us and say/ For your tomorrow/ We gave our today.”


Zoological Park:
Perched on a beautiful hill slope, the Zoological Park of Kohima houses several species of birds and animals.


The Catholic Cathedral:
It is one of the famous places of Kohima. Located at Aradura Hill, the Catholic Cathedral is one of the biggest Cathedral in the entire North East.


Kohima Village (Bara Basti):
It is believed to be the second largest and the most populous village in Asia. Its foundation was laid by the Angami tribe of Nagaland. The entrance of the village has a huge traditional wooden gate. Its carvings are dedicated to the theme – war.


Museum:
Reflecting the rich heritage of the tribes of Nagaland, the museum showcases the rare artefacts belonging to the different Naga tribes.


The Market:
A wide variety of products are available in the markets of Kohima. Raw materials obtained from farm, field and forest are used in making these products.


How To Reach:

Air: The nearest airport is at Dimapur.

Rail: The nearest railway station is at Dimapur which in turn is connected to Guwahati.

Road: Regular buses run from Dimapur to Kohima.

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