- Historical hill station nestles at a height of about 1,500 metres.
- One of the prettiest places in the North East.
- During the World War II, the rampaging Japanese troops were halted here and forced were halted here and forced to retreat.
MODE OF COMMUNICATION:
- Airport: Dimapur Airport, Dimapur (DMU), 74 kms away from Kohima.
- Rail: Dimapur Railway Station, Dimapur, 73 kms away from Kohima.
- Road: Well connected with NH 39.
SIGHTSEEING AT A GLANCE
Kohima Village Khonoma Village
MUSEUM & AUDITORIUM
Nagaland State Museum
PARK & GARDEN
ATTRACTIONS OF KOHIMA
- War Cemetery:
- Memorial commemorates brave soldiers and warriors who laid their lives fighting the Japanese during the World War II.
- Embellished by two tall crosses against the backdrop of seasonal roses and lush grass.
- Nagaland State Museum:
- Housed in an ancestral weaponry and provides an insight into the Naga culture, traditions and history.
- Exquisitely carved gateposts, status pillars, statues and Naga costumes and jewellery are the main exhibits.
- Catholic Cathedral:
- Located at the Aradura hill.
- One of the biggest cathedrals of the North-East.
- Houses the biggest wooden cross in the country.
- Zoological Park:
- Rare animals, birds and flora of Nagaland can be seen here.
- Main attraction is the endangered Blythe’s Tragopan pheasant and the golden langurs.
- Kohima Village:
- Second biggest village in entire Asia.
- According to a Naga legend, the present day Kohima was founded here.
- The entrance is exquisitely carved ceremonial gates, with the scimitar of horns of mithun (Bos Frontalis), symbolizing bravery and valour.
ATTRACTIONS AROUND KOHIMA
- Khonoma Village:
- Located 20 kms from Kohima.
- Village endowed with splendid scenic beauty.
- Ecological diversity was earlier known for its fighting prowess.
- On the way to the village are memorial stones commemorating ‘Feasts of Merit’.
- The intricate system of bamboo pipes, through which water is supplied.
- Traditionally carved ceremonial gate of the village relates the story of British infiltration in to Naga Hills.
- The Khonoma Nature Conservation and Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS) were established to conserve the endangered Blyth’s.
- Tragopan pheasant and the other wildlife and species of plants in its natural habitat.