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
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
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 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:
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
The closest Railway station is located in Dimapur (around 74 KM away). It is well
connected to Kolkata and Guwahati.
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.