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Kohima is the hilly capital of Nagaland, which is one of the seven sister states of India. ‘Kohima’ is the anglicized name given by the British, the original name being 'Kewhira' derived from the Kewhi flowers found in the region. Famous for its ethereal environment and untouched beauty, it is a land of folklore passed down through the ages. Situated at a height of 1500 metres above the sea level, it is endowed with quaint hills, emerald forests and a picturesque landscape. It is the go-to place for all you adventure enthusiasts as it is ideal for trekking, camping and hiking.
Kohima was built by the British and is home to the Naga and Kulkis tribe who can amaze one with their independence and a mystical and colourful culture that surrounds them. Kohima finds its place in history as the site of an intense fight with the Japanese, a part of a 64 day long battle during the World War II. One of the most popular sits here include the Commonwealth War Cemetery which homes thousands of soldiers of the World War II. Other than that, the city has a lot more to offer to its visitors - a museum, zoo, sanctuary, valleys, self governing villages and much more.
Characterised by beautiful peaks, misty winds, tearing clouds, rivers flowing through it, and abundance of flora and fauna.
People already living in hilly areas like Himachal or Dehradun will not find anything outstanding here.
The place is for a family vacation and also for couples. Elders and kids both can enjoy this place. This is an ideal place for a vacation for people living in nearby metro cities.
Dimapur is the closest Airport as well as Railway station. It is a 2 hours drive from Kohima. Kohima is also connected to nearby cities like Imphal, Dimapur, Guwahati, etc. by the bus service. (Read More)