Kohima

Kohima is the hilly capital city of India's north eastern state of Nagaland. This picturesque town is the home of the brave and daring, yet simple and innocent, Naga tribes. Lapped in the eastern frontiers of the Himalayan mountain range, Kohima is marked by an unhurried pace of life, calm and serene environs and fresh, unpolluted air, which make a welcome change for a jaded city dweller. A typical Naga town, it depicts the exotic tribal culture of the northeast and offers a panoramic view of the neighboring hills.

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Within the city limit of Kohima is the Catholic Church which is considered as one of the biggest churches in the north-east region of India and one of its kind in Kohima. Located on the Aradhurah Hill, this church is also known for its architecture, which reflects the blend of indigenous and creative art.

The architecture of the cathedral blends into the hill on which it is situated. The construction of the cathedral was mostly funded by Japanese people who wished to construct a monument to the Japanese soldiers who died in the Battle of Kohima during the Second World War. Its arch...

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World War I and World War II left many bad scars to the world with the loss of huge number of soldiers and eminent personalities. With a great respect towards the brave soldiers,a war cemetery was built in the Kohima of Nagaland. The Commonwealth World War II cemetery is located in 1. 6 kilometers North from Kohima.

This Kohima War Cemetery is a memorial to the 2nd British Division of the Allied Forces who sacrificed their lives in the Second World War at Kohima in April 1944. These soldiers died on the battleground of Garrison Hill in the Tennis court area of the then Deputy Commiss...

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Dzokou Valley
30 kms from Kohima city limits
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The Dzükou Valley is a valley located at the border of the states of Nagaland and Manipur. This valley is well known for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna. It is situated at an altitude of 2452 m above sea level, behind the Japfü Peak located in Nagaland. The rare Dzükou Lily is found only in this valley. The valley is famous for its wide range of flower in every season, the most famous being the Dzükou lily. Dzükou Valley is located at a distance of 30 kms from Kohima.

According to the Nagas, the word Dzükou is originally derived from the Viswema dialec...

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G H Damant Tomb Monument, Kohima
20 kms from Kohima city limits
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Located 20 kms west of the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland, Kohima is Khonoma village houses the G H Damant Tomb Monument, a war memorial in Khonoma.

Reputed for their courage and valor, the Kohima is the village of A. Z Phizo, Father of Naga Nationalist Movement. It has its own share of brushes with history. It was here that the Naga warriors made their last stand against the British in 1879. A simple white pillar commemorates G H Damant, major C R Crook, lieutenant H H Forbes and Sub-major Nurbir Sai, who died fighting the Nagas in Khonoma. A memor...

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Japfu Peak
25 kms from Kohima city limits
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The Japfu Peak is one of the most important tourist attractions in Nagaland and is part of the landscape, which has given Nagaland the name 'Switzerland of the East'. The peak is located at a distance of 25 Kms from Kohima. Japfu Peak can be reached directly from the nearest transit points via local transportation means like cabs.

Flaunting itself as the second highest peak of Nagaland, Japfu Peak in Kohima is no doubt an eye catching site. It is standing tall at a height of around 3048 meters above sea level. It provides a beautiful view of the Dzukou Valley that is affluent with ...

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Ketsiezou Watch Tower
Within Kohima city limits
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Ketsiezou watch tower is located in Tssituonuomia Khel in Kohima which is 3. 7 kilometers North of the city Kohima in Nagaland and it takes around 15 minutes to reach by any public transport facility to here.

According to locals, it is known that this tower built before Independence of India in the year 1944. This location offers a good view of whole Kohima town from a height and the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders and the Royal Scots Memorial which are located here. The members from this regiments took part in heavy fighting in this Kohima land back in 1945. There are some motivat...

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Khonoma Village
20 kms from Kohima city limits
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Khonoma, The Green Village of Nagaland, is an Angami Naga village located 20 Kms west of Kohima. Situated at an altitude of around 5,320 feet above sea-level; Khonoma is located in Dzukou Valley. The village is a famous one for its courage and valor. The Khonoma village has its own share of story in the pages of Naga history. Khonoma Village is nestled inconspicuously amidst verdant green hills and terraced ochre coloured rice fields.

The village, referred to as Khwunoria (named after the Angami term for a local plant, Glouthera fragrantisima), is estimated to be around 700 years o...

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Naga Bazar, Kohima
Within Kohima city limits
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Naga Bazar or the local market is one of the biggest attractions for any tourist visiting Kohima. It is located at the distance of 1. 4 Kms from Kohima Bus Station. It is located within the city limits of Kohima, Nagaland.

In the capital city of Nagaland, there is a market called Naga Bazar, where you can find and buy all kind of animals. This market is as old as Kohima town itself. It is famous for trading in a wide variety of livestock. Naga cuisine is unique compared to other tribes in the Northeast as it accommodates a variety of living organisms and all that can be found here....

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Naga Heritage Village, Kisama
11 kms from Kohima city limits
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A village situated in the outskirts of Kohima, Kisama heritage village seeks to preserve and promote the cultural and traditions of the Naga people. This is a village and an open museum off the Imphal Road are located on the foothills of evergreen hills, the beauty of this village is increased by the presence of various kinds of floras surrounding it. The Heritage Village is designed in a traditional fashion to keep the Naga Village alive. Nagas lived in tribes and villages during their head hunting days and showed exceptional bonding values within one village or tribe. The Nagas lived in grou...

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Nagaland is known for its fine cultures and arts with various groups of tribes. The magnificent Nagaland State Museum is located only 4. 1 kilometers far from the main center Kohima place of Nagaland. This museum hold a special role in the Nagaland's tourism as it exhibits the best museum to know about the vivid varieties of tribal cultures of Nagaland.

This famous State Museum is filled with unique collection of articles of different tribes which portray the rich traditions of Naga culture. Each picture inside the museum depicts the history of every tribe that has its existence from...

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Pulie Badze is located at a few kilometers away from Kohima near Jotsoma Village. A half an hour trek from the last road head near Jotsoma village is the wildlife sanctuary of Pulie Badze. The short trek from the end of the motor able road to the peak takes you to a height of 2400 meters. This place is known for its legendary story and also popular as a viewing spot for the beautiful scenery surrounding the area through its elevated location. The panorama view of Kohima city is visible atop the hill.

Pulie Badze in Angami means Pulie's seat. The far-eastern region of India specific...

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Razhu Point, Kohima
Within Kohima city limits
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Razhu point is located in the Nagaland's state capital Kohima which is known for its various beautiful places which always make the travelers and history-lovers to find themselves atleast once here in their lifetime. Razhu point is located at 2. 5 kilometers far from the main city Kohima and it is on the Kohima-Mokokchung road. One can find this place with short period like which takes round 10 minutes to reach by any vehicle to this place.

The Razhu point is the midpoint of the city Kohima . So it is the intersection point to the surrounding areas. It is also called as the 'Epicent...

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Sakhrie Park, Kohima
Within Kohima city limits

Kohima hosts a park called Sakhire Park which was once garbage disposal area turned into refreshing park. It is located in the A. G. Colony of Kohima and it is 1. 8 kilometers from the main city Kohima.

This Sakhire Park was made for the young and old, families and friends offering different recreational activities, meditation and to have a quiet time. The park has many such corners with give the people with a pleasant ambience and an alternate oasis to the colony residents and to the travelers also. Even with the view of 'Smart city' which is the most trending scheme by the Governme...

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Shilloi Lake, Kohima
255 kms from Kohima city limits
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Shilloi Lake is the largest natural lake in Nagaland. It is located in Lutsam Village of Phokhungri area under the Meluri sub-division in Phek district. The lake is located at a distance of 255 kilometers from Kohima and 108 kilometers from Meluri town.

Shilloi lake, also known as Latsam lake, is surrounded by lovely hills along the Myanmar border, is a very picturesque destination with verdant valley surrounding it from all sides. Shilloi Lake is shaped in the form of a human foot and is about four meters deep. Shilloi Lake spreads over an area of 0. 25-0. 30 sq km in the south-e...

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Tuophema
41 kms from Kohima city limits
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Touphema Village is a heritage village located 41 kms from Kohima and is well connected by road to both the major cities in Nagaland.

Built by the local community in partnership with the Tourism Department of Nagaland, Touphema village is a collection of small huts build in Naga design and decorated like a traditional Naga household intending on giving the tourists the feel of living in a Naga tribal house. In a beautiful hillock surrounded by amazing beauty and greenery, is situated a wonderful village which seeks to introduce Nagaland to the world. Touphema village is a wonderfu...

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