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Spectacular Kohima is the capital of Nagaland. Seven Lakes and seven entrances are the forte of Kohima. The chief residents of Nagaland, Naga community, were fierce and brutal. They wanted a self governing state and were successful in 1963. But the state is still not peaceful.
The state is surrounded by Assam in the north-west, Manipur in the south, and Myanmar in the eastern side. The state is covering an area of 6366 square miles. Most of the parts of Nagaland are located on the undulating surface. The state is delimited by the tall grey mountains. Numerous colorful flowers are in bloom on the banks of the hilly rivers. The groves around the valley look truly marvelous with different species of orchids.
The Naga communities love to wear vibrant clothes and they are the firm believers in western cultures. Even though the tough roads are obstacles for the tourists but the scenic beauty of Nagaland is always an attraction. The beautiful cosmos have everything to gratis you from the worries of mundane daily life. The transport facilities between different districts of the state are not very good but still that should not be a reason to sit quietly at home. The height of Nagaland varies from two thousands feet to ten thousands feet. 1, 50, 000 Naga people are the indwellers of the 8 districts and 860 villages of Nagaland. These villages are dotted on different small tila. All the villagers follow Christian religion and culture. Nagamese is the mother language of the city dwellers whereas they write in roman scripts.
Ongami, Chakachang, Kachari, Jeliyang and Kuki are the sects of Naga community and are habitants of Nagaland. They are different with their cultures, attires and languages. Ongami naga communities are very modern and civilized but they are fond of their national culture and customs. The famous handicrafts materials of Nagaland are with bamboo.
People of Nagaland like to use different kinds of ornaments. All these communities can be identified by their cultures and ornamentations.
The homes of the inhabitants of Nagaland are built by stones. Homes are white colored and surrounded by rocky walls. Most of their homes are garnished by garden of flowers but the entrance is very narrow. Unmarried boys stay at Morung which has a lot of weapons to keep homes safe and secured. Wooden homes are well decorated with big doors. Simple and brave Naga people think independently and are experts in the war front. They gleefully welcome their guests and know how to respect women. Women of Nagaland are very hard working.
Take permission from Deputy Resident Commissioner if you plan to visit Nagaland.
The wild Dhansiri River will be alongside when you will go to Kohima from Dimapur. There are not many plants around the area but the scenery is awesome. Rippling streams are coming down from the hills. Wild and colorful flowers along with orchids are the specialty of Naga residences.
A lot of buses are going to the picturesque Kohima city from Imphal, situated at a distance of 145 km from Kohima. The tract to Kohima is hidden in the shades of riveting woods. Flourishing flowers and beautiful orchids will compel you to visit Kohima again and again. The wild stream of Difu River can be seen from the road.
How to reach:
Dimapur is connected by railways and Airways from Kolkata. Only one or two express trains are available from Kolkata if you want to go to Nagaland directly but if you get down at Guwahati railway station then a number of trains and buses are available to Dimapur and Kohima, Nagaland. The Best way to go is to take a flight. Refer to our flight booking link below for more information.
Where to stay:
There are a lot of hotels in Kohima but Dimapur has not come up with many hotels yet. It is prudent to make a suitable arrangement for the night stay at Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. Refer to our hotel booking links below to book a hotel at Kohima.
Click here for the official site of Nagaland