Holiday Trip in Kohima

Exciting vacation with Kohima Holiday Packages

A beautiful town gifted with stunning natural beauty, Kohima is the capital city of the north-east Indian state of Nagaland. The city lies contentedly shrouded at the eastern frontiers of the magnificent Himalayas. A trip to Kohima is incomplete without experiencing its rich heritage and natural beauty. This modern city of Kohima was constructed by the British to enjoy the serenity of eastern region. The town is the second largest urban area of Nagaland (after Dimapur-Chumukedima) and 'Kohima Village', is called as 'Bara Basti' or 'large village', - the second largest village in Asia. This is the place, where the World War-II battle took place and thousands of soldiers sacrificed their lives. The majority of Kukis and Nagas reside in this region and protect their respective unique identity and culture. In fact, the colorful costumes of the local people, joyous and familiar behavior makes it a great experience to visit this city. Also, the interesting tourist attractions are very engaging and unique. So, plan a Kohima vacation now and book any of the Kohima holiday packages available on to have a memorable holiday!
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Best Sightseeing Places in Kohima

Before going for Kohima travel, you should be familiar with the places you must visit during the trip.

Nagaland State Museum:
The state museum exhibits the evolution of Naga culture, is known as one of the major attractions in Kohima as well as Nagaland. Here, tourists can see the tribal habitats that are pre-dominant in the eastern territories of India. One of the major attractions of this museum is the collection of rare artefacts from all of the 16 tribes that inhabit the state. The artefacts exhibited are clan motifs, necklaces, precious stones, inscriptions and traditional attires.
War Cemetery:
War Cemetery is a historic site, which reminds of the brave warriors, who died during the Japanese Invasion at the time of World War II. This cemetery comprises around 1420 commonwealth funerals, which have stone markers on them. It preserves two prominent crosses at its highest and lowest points.
Catholic Church
Catholic Church is known as one of the biggest churches in the north-east region of India and is one of its kinds in the entire Kohima.
Dzukou Valley:
Dzukou Valley is famous for its trekking trails and is frequented by adventure seekers who are visiting Kohima. The valley is located at an altitude of 2, 438 metres above sea level.
Japfu Peak:
Situated at an elevation of 3048 metres from the mean sea level, it is the second highest peak in Nagaland. The popular rhododendron tree that is around 130 ft tall with an 11 ft girth is located at this peak. The tree is registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Located 5 KM away from Kohima on the Dimapur-Kohima Road, Ruzaphema is a popular shopping area. This place is known for housing colourful bazaars, from where visitors can shop for unique and beautiful handicrafts, which are made by the tribal women of Nagaland.
Naga Bazzar:
Naga Bazzar is counted amongst one of the most popular tourist attractions in Kohima. This place is famous for the trading of livestock, which attracts many visitors. Trading of livestock means that it is the market where all living things area available including the black dog, which is an integral part of Naga Cuisine. Also, dressed in the traditional Naga outfit, women of the Naga tribes can be seen selling variety of handicrafts, fishery and poultry in this market.
Ngada Festival, Moatsu, Hornbill Festival and Zeling are the major festivals in Kohima.
Other Tourist Attractions:
Tuophema and Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary are some of the other important tourist attractions of the city.

Best Time for Holidaying in Kohima

The state capital - Kohima experiences moderate subtropical climate and remains fairly comfortable all around the year. However, at the peak of winter it does get quite chilly. Thus, the best time to visit this city is during the spring and autumn seasons, the months of October to May, when the weather is comfortable and the place looks charming all around. At this time, the weather remains pleasant for sightseeing and other tourist activities. So, plan your Kohima trip at this time of the year.

Must Buy Things from Kohima

Shopping in Kohima is a delightful experience. You can buy warm and colourful Naga shawls, decorative spears, hand woven shoulder bags, tablemats, bamboo works and woodcarvings as interesting souvenirs for you and your loved ones back home. In the city, the government handicraft outlet and the shops at the super market sell excellent shawls and other artifacts. In addition, you can stop by at Ruzaphema to shop for some of the other colorful and interesting stuff.

Explore Options to Reach Kohima

Before booking your Kohima holiday packages, you must be aware of the modes of transportation to this city. To know more, read on:
By Air
The nearest Domestic Airport is Dimapur Airport from Kohima city (just 74 KM away). The Airport is well connected to major cities of India such as Guwahati, Kolkata, Imphal and Dibrugarh.
By Rail
The closest Railway station is located in Dimapur (around 74 KM away). It is well connected to Kolkata and Guwahati.
By Road
Kohima is 67 KM from Dimapur and 138 KM from Imphal via Nagaland State Road Transport Corporation (NSRTC) on a regular basis. So, select any of the traveling modes and go for a memorable Kohima tour.
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