Naga Heritage Village, Kisama

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Label : Top Attraction

Tags : Village

Timings : 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Entry Fee : INR 20

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Naga Heritage Village, Kohima Overview

A village situated in the outskirts of Kohima, Naga Heritage Village in Kisama seeks to preserve and promote the culture and traditions of the Naga people. The name Kisama itself is an amalgamation of two Naga villages, namely, Kigwema (KI) and Phesama(SA) and MA (Village).

The government constructed the village to imitate the traditional Naga villages and tribal livelihoods and values. The village is opened to the public for a week in December, during the time of the Hornbill festival. The village is like an open-air museum of Naga culture and traditions. It is a concerted effort on part of the Nagaland administration to revive and conserve the erstwhile tribal culture of the Naga people who have lived on these lands for millennia. 

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Best Time To Visit Kisama Heritage Village

The best time to visit Kisama is in the first week of December when the village opens up for the Hornbill festival. The winters in the region do get very cold and good amount of layers of woolens might be needed.

How to reach Naga Heritage Village, Kisama

  • Air: Nearest air head is at Dimapur which is well connected by flights with Kolkata and Guwahati. Kohima is about 74 km from Dimapur and can be reached by hiring a taxi or catching a state bus for Kohima.

  • Rail: Nearest rail head is at Dimapur which is connected to other major cities of North-East and the country. From Dimapur one can easily hire a cab or take a bus till Kohima.

  • Road: Kohima is connected to Dimapur by NH 39 which provides it connectivity to other parts of the country. From Kohima you can easily take a shared Tata Sumo or a taxi till Kisama Village which is just 12 km away.

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