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Nagaland - Kohima
Kohima, the ancient city is the capital of Nagaland, situated at an altitude of 1495 meters. Kohima is attracting tourists from different corners of India and abroad for its captivating natural vicinity. Kohima is well known for the freedom fight of Indian National Army, formed by Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Kohima symmetry, one of the imperative attractions of Kohima, houses mausoleums of 1421 soldiers who had lost their lives in the battle field.
The burial ground, on the premise of Deputy Commissioner’s bungalow, was a tennis court previously. Take a walk to the nearby Kohima market for an afternoon shopping. One storied wooden homes, situated at both the sides of the road, look really astonishing. Naga, Bengali, Punjabi, and Manipuri are doing business in the shops of Nagaland. Naga communities are the firm believers of the western culture. Naga communities love rice beer and honey. Mushroom is their favorite food. Mugs and dolls made by bamboo were popular handicraft items earlier. Naga shawls are also very popular to the tourists.
“Nagaland Sales Emporium” is the best shop where from you can buy some trademark items of Nagaland. If you like to enjoy the Naga dance forms then visit Cultural Centre of Nagaland.
Schools, colleges, university and clubs are there in Nagaland. The indoor club has a very good facility of organizing indoor games. People from different parts of India are working in Nagaland.
Different species of colorful flowers bloom by the roadside. The temperate weather of Kohima and its scenic beauty attract a large number of nature lovers.
The city is covering an area of 8 km and the tour of Kohima can be concluded on the same day. City buses, autos, and taxis are available for the tour of Kohima.
Watch the ruins of the Kohima War Symmetry where mausoleums of the deceased British Soldiers are located. British Commonwealth has taken the responsibilities to reconstruct and rejuvenate the symmetry now.
State museum, about one and half km from the city, was adorned by the artists of Krishnanagar, West Bengal. The museum depicts the ancient Indian culture along with the historical stories, currency coins, animals, antique idols and social lifestyles.
City dwellers can walk in and around the petite city to enjoy the other attractive destinations of Kohima. Kohima village is the ancient and very densely populated place where the chief inhabitants are Ongami Naga communities. The village has a big entrance which portrays the cultures of Nagaland. The zoo of Kohima will not take a top rank if you list down the imperative attractions of Kohima but Mithun and golden Langur are the popular and interesting denizens of the zoo.
The Catholic Cathedral, located atop the Aradura hills, is the largest cathedral of north- east India and looks really fascinating with its red roof top. Although they are fond of western attires but they also follow their own culture intensely.
Get back to your hotel or home before it gets dark because the state is still disturbed with its political uproar.
Japfu peak, about 15 km towards the southern side of Kohima, situated at an elevation of 3943 meters, offers tourists a captivating vista of the Kohima city and ice-capped Himalayan range. Dzukoo valley, located at the back end of Japfu, looks astounding in springs when the valley looks colorful with Lily and Rhododendron flowers. Ardent and fervent travelers can trek to Tragopan Sanctuary along with a guide.
Stay and relax at Dimori Cove in Japfur for one or two days.
If you are interested to get to know the cultural elegance of Aao Naga community then Mokokchung, situated at a distance of 154 km from Kohima, is a must visit destination for you. Mokokchung, the picturesque hillock, is located at the foothills of Jina and Itiben hills. Most of the (1, 50, 000) residents of Mokokchung follow Christian religion. The riveting hill station is spreading over an area of 1615 square km in which the bus stand is nestled.
Ungma is the first village which belongs to Aao Naga community. The village can be accessed by bus from Mokokchung.
Langkham, located at an elevation of 1846 meters, in the shades of Rhododendrons and American Baptist Mission of Molunga are other coveted destinations.
Mokokchung is very well connected to Kohima by road.
Tourist Lodge, Madras Hotel, Grace Hotel, Magnet Hotel and Secret Inn are some of the notable places where you can stay overnight.
Wokha, the district headquarter of Lotha, situated at an elevation of 1314 meters, is covering an area of 1628 square km and about 80 km away from Kohima. Seven Chakhu and Tokhu Emong are the festivals which displays beautiful dance forms of Lotha. If you visit Wokha then don’t forget to buy colorful shawls. Longzu, the holly rock, depicts the cultural richness of the city dwellers.
Zunheboto, situated at an altitude of 1874 meters, is spreading over an area of 1255 square km and located at a distance of 150 km from Kohima. The beautiful city is located on different adjoining small tila. The indwellers of the city are fighters and are experts in their ethnic dance forms. Tuluni, the festival organized during the month of July, is the prime and chief occasion of Zunheboto.
There is a circuit house in Zunheboto where you can stay overnight.
Turensang is 103 km away from Mokokchung and is connected to Mokokchung by road. The district headquarter, Tuensang is located at an elevation of 1372 meters. Different Naga communities are the natural inhabitants of the place.
Tourist Lodge, Circuit House, and PWD Rest House are the hotels where you can stay overnight.
The destination, about 65 km off Kohima, situated at an altitude of 898 meters, is well known for the cultural modishness of the Koniak community, the indwellers of Mon. The way they communicate with each other, their colorful ear wearing and bright caps depict their customs.
Drought of hotels is the disadvantage for the tourism business here. But Circuit house and PWD Rest House are two available options for you if you want a night stay there.
Covering 2026 square km of lands, Phek, situated at an elevation of 1534 km, is just 134 km away from Kohima. 102156 Chakachong Naga community people are the habitants of Phek. Aoling festival, celebrated during the month of April, looks even more fascinating when the colorful species of orchids flourish on the landscapes.
Tourists, who have a lot of energy and courage, can visit Ffutsero, the hillock hidden in the lash green shades, located at a height of 2134 meters. The valley gleams with the apple groves under the clear blue sky.
Circuit house and PWD Rest House can help you to find a shade when it gets dark.
Naga dance is a prime cultural attraction of Phek. Nagaland is famous for its multicolored occasions through out the year. The fiesta of fate, Sekrency, is an occasion celebrated by Ongami Naga community and the festival continues for 10 days in the month of February. Besides Sekrency, Tuluni, Tsungrem Mong, Tokhu Emong, Hornbill and Moatsu are the other foremost festivals of tourist interests.
Summer and autumn festivities organized by the state tourism authority demonstrates the splendor of the place to the tourists of Nagaland. Flowers and orchids exhibitions along with the other leading celebrations of Nagaland fascinate the tourists.
Tourist Lodge, Yatri Niwas, VIP Guest House, Hotel Ambassador, Hotel Amba, Hotel Capital and Regal Hotel are the noteworthy hotels in Phek. Refer to our hotel booking links below: