A beautiful town gifted with stunning natural beauty, Kohima is the capital city of the north-east Indian state of Nagaland. The city lies contentedly shrouded at the eastern frontiers of the magnificent Himalayas. A trip to Kohima is incomplete without experiencing its rich heritage and natural beauty. This modern city of Kohima was constructed by the British to enjoy the serenity of eastern region. The town is the second largest urban area of Nagaland (after Dimapur-Chumukedima) and 'Kohima Village', is called as 'Bara Basti' or 'large village', - the second largest village in Asia. This is the place, where the World War-II battle took place and thousands of soldiers sacrificed their lives. The majority of Kukis and Nagas reside in this region and protect their respective unique identity and culture. In fact, the colorful costumes of the local people, joyous and familiar behavior makes it a great experience to visit this city. Also, the interesting tourist attractions are very engaging and unique. So, plan a Kohima vacation now and book any of the Kohima holiday packages available on EaseMyTrip.in to have a memorable holiday!
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Nagaland State Museum:
The state museum exhibits the evolution of Naga culture, is known as one of the major attractions in Kohima as well as Nagaland. Here, tourists can see the tribal habitats that are pre-dominant in the eastern territories of India. One of the major attractions of this museum is the collection of rare artefacts from all of the 16 tribes that inhabit the state. The artefacts exhibited are clan motifs, necklaces, precious stones, inscriptions and traditional attires.
War Cemetery is a historic site, which reminds of the brave warriors, who died during the Japanese Invasion at the time of World War II. This cemetery comprises around 1420 commonwealth funerals, which have stone markers on them. It preserves two prominent crosses at its highest and lowest points.
Catholic Church is known as one of the biggest churches in the north-east region of India and is one of its kinds in the entire Kohima.
Dzukou Valley is famous for its trekking trails and is frequented by adventure seekers who are visiting Kohima. The valley is located at an altitude of 2, 438 metres above sea level.
Situated at an elevation of 3048 metres from the mean sea level, it is the second highest peak in Nagaland. The popular rhododendron tree that is around 130 ft tall with an 11 ft girth is located at this peak. The tree is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Located 5 KM away from Kohima on the Dimapur-Kohima Road, Ruzaphema is a popular shopping area. This place is known for housing colourful bazaars, from where visitors can shop for unique and beautiful handicrafts, which are made by the tribal women of Nagaland.
Naga Bazzar is counted amongst one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kohima. This place is famous for the trading of livestock, which attracts many visitors. Trading of livestock means that it is the market where all living things area available including the black dog, which is an integral part of Naga Cuisine. Also, dressed in the traditional Naga outfit, women of the Naga tribes can be seen selling variety of handicrafts, fishery and poultry in this market.
Ngada Festival, Moatsu, Hornbill Festival and Zeling are the major festivals in Kohima.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Tuophema and Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the other important tourist attractions of the city.