Kohima is the capital of Nagaland in north east India.
Kohima, The Capital of Nagaland.
Nagaland also known as the Switzerland of Asia is a breath-taking beautiful place. The people are very friendly and warm hearted.
 Get in
 By plane
- Dimapur Airport. 74 km from Kohima and a 2 hour drive.
 By train
Kohima is not connected by train. Dimapur, on the Guwahati-Dibrugarh is the closest railway station with direct rail connections to Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, and Chennai.
 By car
- National Highway 39 connects Kohima to Dimapur. The drive to Dimapur takes about 2 hours (74km).
 By bus
By bus Kohima is connected to Imphal, Dimapur, Guwahati, Tinsukia and other major cities of North Eastern India. The bus journey from Kohima to Dimapur is 2.5 to 4 hours (depending on the bus).
 Get around
Walking is the best way to feel the pulse of the capital.
- Motorcycle ride - Kickstart Adventures- an adventure tourism firm, has pioneered motorcycle tours in Nagaland. This adventure motorbike tour covers not only popular places but also rural parts of Nagaland to experience first-hand of tribal cultures and traditions. Tours are conducted all round the year (season/off-season)
- Kohima Zoo. You can see the rare Tragopan bird, which is alo the state bird of Nagaland. And the Mithun, the state animal.
- Kohima Museum. Some rare Naga artifacts.
- Catholic Church on Aradhurah Hill, near the Little Flower School. This is the biggest church of it's kind in the pre-dominantly Christian region north-eastern region of India. The view of the town from this church is outstanding.
- Bara Basti. Supposedly the second largest village in Asia. See the traditional Angami way of life.
- Naga Bazaar. You can find nearly anything that is living and moving here on sale. Nagas have a wide-ranging cuisine encompassing the entire spectrum of living things.
- Dimapur Ao Baptist Church, the largest church in Asia.
- The Deputy Commissioners Bungalow. For over a month, Japanese troops battled British and Indian troops at this small bungalow in Kohima. The battle, known as the Battle of the Tennis Court, was the turning point in the fight against Japan and the bungalow still stands in this state capital. The Tennis Courts are now a part of the Kohima War Cemetery.
- Kohima War Cemetery on Garrison Hill. The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission.
- Trek to the beautiful Dzukuo Valley.
- Trek to the top of Japfu peak, the 2nd highest in Nagaland. And also Pulebadze Peak overlooking the suburb of Jotsoma. The views from atop these peaks are out of the world.
- Handknitting the famous Naga shawls from Naga women. One can find many women knitting these shawls in their verandahs. Just ask them to teach you and they would be most helpful in doing so. Nagas are among the most helpful people towards visitors.
handicrafts, ethnic shawls, vests, artifacts from emporiums
People in Nagaland have a very westernised way of eating. Pork, beef, mutton, chicken and also lots of jungle animals are eaten. People are 100 percent non-vegetarian.
Try the local rice beer (preferably home brewed) called zouthou, and if you love pork you should definitely try pork cooked with (fermented) bamboo shoot in naga style and if you love spicy food you should try the naga chutney made with (hot/spicy) green chillies.
- Dream Cafe, located close to the War Memorial. It has some of the best coffee in Nagaland which unfortunately isn't saying much.
- Hotel Japfu Ashok at P.R. Hills. It is a three star hotel and the facilities are good and the staff friendly.
 Stay safe
There are no such tensions in Nagaland. The people are very friendly, but advised not to make enemies with anyone.
 Get out
- Drive down to Dimapur. And fly out or catch a train from there.