Travel to Kohima

Kohima Tourism

Kohima is the capital of Nagaland and shares its borders with Myanmar. The city of Kohima is located in the Kohima district and sits on top of a high ridge with the town snaking along the tops of the mountains.

Kohima got its name from the Angami name "Kewhira" (which means "the land where the flower Kewhri grows"), thought "Kohima" was the name given by the British, since they could not pronounce the Angami name.

Kohima Travel Guide helps you will the details about the city that will be helpful in case you planning a trip to Kohima.

Best Time to Visit Kohima

The best time to visit Kohima is from October to May.

How to Reach Kohima

Being the capital of Nagaland, Kohima is quite well connected to other parts of the country. Here is how you can reach Kohima.

By Rail

The nearest railway station to Kohima is at Dimapur, which is located at a distance of 74 km. Dimapur is connected to Kolkata and Guwahati. The other closest railway station to Kohima is at Guwahati, which is located at a distance of 307 km.

By Road

There are buses by the Nagaland State Road Transport which play between Dimapur and Kohima. Apart from the government run buses there are also private luxury buses too. Kohima is well connected by road to the neighbouring states of Meghalaya, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur and Mizoram by National Highway 39.

By Air

The nearest airport to Kohima is at Dimapur, which is 74 km away. Dimapur is connected by air to Guwahati and Kolkata. One can hire a taxi from Dimapur to reach Kohima.

Shopping in Kohima

Kohima is a shopper's delight and some popular items one can buy here are colourful Naga shawls, hand woven shoulder bags, bamboo and wood carved items.

A popular shopping destination in Kohima is the Naga Bazaar, which is famous for trading live stock. This market is a great place to buy some interesting items and also chat with the locals and discover more about Naga culture. Other places are mentioned below:

Restaurants in Kohima

Kohima has many nice restaurants where one can enjoy traditional Naga food as well as Chinese and Continental food. Here are a few restaurants in Kohima:

Kohima Cusine

Naga food mainly comprises of meat and fish, most of which is dried and fermented. People in this region are very fond of pork and beef, something which is not usually consumed in other parts of the country. Naga food also uses generous amounts of ginger, bamboo shoots and their famous Raja Mircha (King Chilly), which provides the food with a unique flavour and aroma. Nagas enjoy their vegetables boiled and use a lot of green leafy organic vegetables in their cooking. A typical Naga meal would comprise of a meat dish (beef or pork), boiled vegetables, rice and chutney (Thatu).

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