Kohima Travel Guide


Kohima, Nagaland, War Cemetery, Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary, Kohima Zoo, Kohima Museum, Catholic Church, Dzukou Valley, Japfu Peak, Naga Bazaar, Khonoma Village, Mokokchung, Tuophema
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Kohima Travel Guide

Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland lies smugly wearing a veil at the eastern frontiers of the mighty Himalayas. The combatant of the Naga Tribes rules this compelling state which is blessed with enthralling combination of natural beauty and ethnic simplicity. Kohima comes across as a laid back city with its relaxed pace of life. However, it is this awesome position of the people and the natural blessings spell of rain upon them makes Kohima a superlative place to visit, stay, and enjoy.

The city of Kohima was made in by the British as an observation post for the eastern region. This is the very place where the blood-spattered World War-II battle demolished thousands of soldiers. The Commonwealth War graveyard still memorizes these fearless hearts. The Nagas and Kukis dwell in and co-exist in the region. The tribes have been flourishing protecting their unique culture and identity. These fiercely independent and self prevailing tribes are tremendously warm and friendly. Their joyful nature, colorful costumes and mystic garnishing makes it an amazing thoughtful act to interact and become friends with them.

Places of tourist interest

War Cemetery: This is what the epitaph at the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Kohima reads. This war cemetery fanatical to the 10,000 linked soldiers who lost their lives at some point in the Japanese invasion during the World War-II.

Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary: The Intaki Wildlife asylum is positioned at detachment of 35 km from Dimapur and is home to a multiplicity of species of animals. Elephants, wild buffaloes ('Mithun'), sambhar, rare Hoolok gibbon (the only one in India), growling deer, flying squirrels, tiger, wild dog, sloth bear, hornbill and black storks live and prosper in the protected atmosphere of the Intanki countrywide Park which boasts of a area of 200 sq km.

Kohima Zoo: The state bird of Nagaland is the exceptional Tragopan bird and the state animal is the wild buffalo ('Mithun'). The state bird is a rare variety and can be seen at the Kohima Zoo as can be the state animal.

Kohima Museum: The state of Nagaland has all the time been the epicenter of incorporation of various tribes inhabiting the eastern region of India. The Kohima Museum was set up with an aim to make available the visitors a glance of the diverse tribal habitats and cultures.

Catholic Church: The attempt to increase Christianity by the extensive Church began in 1948, when the Sisters of the Missionaries of Christ Jesus, arrived in Kohima to offer armed forces at newly reputable hospital of Kohima. The Catholic Church fashioned tangible consequences and has witnessed the creation of detached Diocese for the States of Nagaland and Manipur.

Dzukou Valley: Even though called a valley this place actually lies at a height of 2,462 m above sea level and turns out to be a carpet of red and white rhododendron, lilies and wild flora during the end of frost and spring season (October to March to be precise).

Japfu Peak: Japfu peak reputation at a height of 3048 m above sea level is the second uppermost peak in Nagaland. This peak is positioned at 15 km distance towards south of Kohima and is the main magnetism for many trekking parties and enthusiasts.

Naga Bazaar: The Naga bazaar is one place which can be painstaking as the nodal point for all roads to congregate. The market is the main magnetism of the city and is well-known for the dealing of live stock.

Khonoma Village: This village painstaking by many as the last bastion of the Naga warriors in their fight against the British Empire is positioned 20 km to the west of Kohima. Once a Naga stronghold, the town tells hundreds of tales of acts of bravery and heroism in wake of attack on the tribe.

Mokokchung: The AO tribe of the Nagas has made Mokokchung their home. This place is around 150 km from Kohima and is positioned at an altitude of 1350 m above sea level.

Tuophema: The village of Tuophema positioned at a distance of 41 km north of Kohima is being promoted by the state supervision as an ancient heritage village. The village displays the Naga social system and the basic ingredients of this self reliant and governed village.

Best time to visit

Best time to visit is all through the year excluding for freeze winter days and heavy rainy days.

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