October to May tends to be the best time to visit Kohima, the winters offering an ideal chilly vacation. The summers are characterised by heavy rainfall which almost turns into a cloudburst during the monsoons.
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Celebrated by the Pachuri tribe, the Yemshe festival is done in the hope of a good harvest after a year of hard work. The Big Yemshe, is when people bond and get to know each other and young couples get engaged. During Small Yemshe, the ritual purification feast is performed. A unique event, one must experience it to see the real diversity of India.