Capital of Nagaland


The capital of Nagaland, Kohima is located in the north-eastern part of the Indian subcontinent. The name 'Kohima' has been derived from the name of a plant called 'Kew Hi', which thrives in the mountainous region. Kohima is a fascinating place, endowed with a lot of natural beauty.

The Nagaland capital can be easily accessed by all the major means of transportation. The nearest airport is located at Dimapur at a distance of 74 kms.

The closest rail head is also situated at Dimapur. If one wants to travel to Kohima by road, then one has to access the National Highway 39. From Dimapur one can easily reach this city via this national highway.

Kohima city is located at a height of about 1,495 m above the mean sea level. The ideal time to visit Kohima city is during the months of September and April.

The local means of transport for traveling around the capital of Nagaland are minibuses, auto rickshaws and cycle rickshaws. One can also avail jeeps for traveling around the Kohima city.

The major places of interest in the city of Kohima are the Polar cemetery, the Dzukou valley, the Japfu peak, Dzulakive, Zoological Park, Khonoma and Pekan, village of Kohima, Government Sales Emporium and War Cemetery.

There are quite a few private hotels as well as a tourist lodge in Kohima city. The Main Bazaar and the place close to the Secretariat building house a number of good restaurants, which serve Chinese, Naga and Tibetan delicacies.

Last Updated on 01/21/2013