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Kohima, located at an altitude of about 1500 meters, is a hill city and the capital of the north eastern state Nagaland. Its original name was Kewhira, the land of Kewhi flowers, but the British renamed it as Kohima, which is easier to pronounce. Kohima is gifted with picturesque hills, green forests and beautiful landscapes and is an ideal place for adventure enthusiasts for trekking and camping. It is the land of Angami Nagas and has a significant place in the history for its intense battle with Japan during the Second World War. There is a famous site in Kohima known as Commonwealth War Cemetery, which houses thousands of martyrs of World War II. The city of scenic beauty has several attractions like museum, Zoo, Wildlife sanctuary, valleys, churches, and festivals that make it a must-visit destination.
Who should visit the city?
Best time to visit (months)
Season-1 : October - Jan | Season-2 : March - June
Kohima is well connected by road with the neighboring cities like Imphal, Guwahati, Dimapur, Shillong, etc., by National Highways NH 37 and NH 39.
Dimapur is the nearest railway station at a distance of 70 km from Kohima with daily trains from Guwahati, New Delhi, Kolkata and other major cities.
Dimapur is the nearest airport at about 70 km which operates flights to Guwahati and Kolkata. Those who come to Kohima by flight should get down at Kolkata or Guwahati and then catch direct flight to Dimapur.
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Best fair, festivals and attractions
Some of the best places to visit in Kohima include Kohima Zoo, State Museum, Japfu Peak, Dzukou Valley, Cathedral of Reconciliation, Bara Basti village, Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary, Konhima’s Catholic Church, Shilloi Lake, War Cemetery, and many other churches and villages. Hornbill Festival is the most popular festival of Kohima. Other festivals include Yemshe festival, Sekrenyi festival, Nazu festival and Amongmong festival.