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Kohima is a city scattered with a series of forested ridges, hilltops and known as the capital of Nagaland. Here, you’ll explore the best hill stations of India, and it is one such wonderful place to stay and the Christmas week is the best time to delight over here when you are planning a tour for Northeast.

Kohima Nagaland valley gives you a scenic beauty of lilies, white and pink rhododendrons in the spring season. Various tourist attraction points are there in the city where one can visit the Catholic Cathedral in Aradurah Hill and the World War II Memorial to the brave Naga soldiers and the War Cemetery designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. If you are fond of shopping; a supermarket is there to buy shawls and jewellery. State Museum portrays the traditional culture of the Kohima Nagaland’s life.

Places to visit in Kohima

Kohima Museum

There is no doubt in the fact that Nagaland is an amalgamation of various tribes and that is what exactly the Kohima Museum portrays. It rightfully depicts the culture and the traditions of the tribes present in the state. This museum holds some of the most unique artefacts which are related to the different tribes of the region.

Kohima Zoo

The Kohima Zoo has a great variety of fauna and flora. Moreover, it also has the state bird which is the rare Tragopan bird along with the wild buffalo. This zoo has been created quite beautifully and offers a vista of some of the most amazing landscapes.


Mokokchung is the place where you will be finding the Ao Naga tribe. It is located at a distance of around 150 km from Kohima. This place is also known as the “capital of the nagas.” Read more...

Also Read: This town is often referred to as the ‘Queen of Chotanagpur’ as its a plateau and is covered with thick dense forests everywhere

Things to do in Kohima

Khonoma Village

If you really want to explore and experience the amazing serenity of being in a village then visiting Khonoma village will be one of the best options which you can consider travelling to with your loved ones.

Shilloi Lake

The Shilloi Lake is an amazing travel destination in all its might. This picturesque destination is the kind of place which offers you with some of the amazing sets of delightful natural wonders.

Kohima Cathedral

There is no question that Kohima has got an unfortunate past. And this cathedral is the right example of it. The Kohima Cathedral represents hope and peace for the people.

Events and festivals in & around Kohima

Festival of Zemi

It is the Zemi tribe in Kohima which celebrates the Sankarni festival with joy and merriment. This is a festival which offers an immense amount of happiness to the people attending this festival. During this festival, an entire week is gone in celebration.

Festival of Chang

This is another tribal festival which is particularly celebrated in Kohima. This tribe celebrates different kinds of festivals throughout the year.

Festival of Angami

It is celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm. Like any other festival this festival also fundamentally represents joy and happiness.

Best time to visit Kohima

The month of October to May is the best time to visit Kohima. During this time, the overall temperature is quite pleasant and is just right for travelling.

How to reach Kohima?

By Air - Kohima doesn’t have an airport. The nearest airport is situated in Dimapur which around 74 km away from Kohima. Being a major airport it is quite well connected to the major cities.

By Road - Kohima has good connectivity via roads. So, if you are planning to visit this place then, travelling through roads can also prove to be a convenient option.

By Train - Kohima doesn’t have any railway station. The nearest railway station is situated in Dimapur which is located at a distance of around 74 km.

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