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Kohima is capital city of Indian state Nagaland. It is the second largest city of Nagaland. The population of Kohima is around 1Lakh. The original name of the place is KEWHIRA. The Britishers couldn’t pronounce the place’s original name. So, they named it as Kohima.The name Kewhira is derived from the name of the flower Kewhi. Kohima village is the second largest village of Asia.
The place is ruled by the Naga tribe. The main inhabitants of Kohima District are the AngamiNagas and the RengmaNagas. This place is famous for its untouched beauty. This place is a perfect landscape for the nature lovers. The city is located at a height of 1500 meters from the sea level. The place has many picturesque landscapes.
In Kohima all the villages are managed by the village communities. Dzukou Valley, the second highest peak of Nagaland is a biggest tourist attraction in Kohima. Want to know about the Nagaland tradition and culture, then Kohima Museum is the perfect place. There are many artefacts related to different tribes. Kohima zoo, Touphema Village, Shilloi Lake, Japfu peak are some of the major tourist attraction in Kohima.
The climate of Kohima is humid subtropical. The climate of Kohima is pleasant, not too cold in winters and not too hot in summers. To visit Kohima domestic tourists should obtain the Inner Line permit issued by the certain authorities. Previously there were rules for Foreign tourists, like they should travel in a minimum group of four people. They were allowed to visit limited areas and for 10 days only. Now there is no such rules for the Foreigners. The best way to feel the pulse of the place is by walking. One can hire taxis also. This place is best for trekking. The forests are really beautiful here. One can find different types of Orchids here, which is not available anywhere else in the world.
Kohima is an ideal place to visit in the months of October to May.
By Air: The nearest airport to Kohima is at Dimapur, which is 74 km away.
By Train: The nearest Railway station is located in Dimapur, roughly 74 Kms from Kohima. It is well connected to Guwahati and Kolkata.
By Road:Kohima is 67 Kms from Dimapur, 138 Kms from Imphal, 155 Kms from Manipur, 350 Kms from Guwahati, 399 Kms from Tinsukia, 501 Kms from Meghalaya, 535 Kms from Tripura, 560 Kms from Arunachal Pradesh and 656 Kms from Mizoram via Nagaland State Road Transport Corporation (NSRTC) on a regular basis.