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Kohima

Kohima

Weather

Kohima experiences moderate climatic conditions all through the year. The summer season from March to June is best suited for tourism as the climate is pleasant with maximum temperature in the range of 24 to 25 degrees Celsius. The rainy monsoon season runs from June to September accompanied by heavy downpour and high velocity winds enhancing the scenic landscape of the region including the beautiful waterfalls, Winter season in Kohima from November to February attracts a lot of honeymoon travelers with temperatures dropping to as low as 2 degrees Celsius. Winter season is also accompanied by fog and mist and is best avoided for trekkers and general tourists.

How To Reach

By Road:

Reaching Kohima by road is a very convenient option as the city is located on the National Highway 40. The national highway is an all-weather road, connecting Kohima with Guwahati offering good connectivity with buses and cabs available at regular intervals. The distance from Kolkata to Kohima is 1324 km while Imphal is located at a distance of 147 Kms.


By Air:

Kohima does not have a domestic airport facility and the closest airport is the one located at Dimapur at a distance of 74 Kms. Dimapur airport is well connected to major Indian cities and towns with regular flights from Kolkata, Guwahati and New Delhi. Local cab and bus services are easily available outside the Dimapur airport to reach Kohima.



By Rail:

There are no rail lines in Kohima and the nearest railway station is Guwahati located at a distance of 307 km. Guwahati railway station is well connected to all major cities and towns offering regular train connectivity from Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkata. Taxis are available freely at Guwahati railway station to reach Kohima.


Overview

Kohima, the capital of the North Eastern state of Nagaland is one of the most beautiful cities in India. Located at a distance of 1500 meters above sea level, Kohima gets its name from the wild flowering plant called Kew Hi found in the mountains regions of Nagaland. Known for its virgin beauty and the amazing views of the Naga Hills, Kohima offers a perfect blend of combination of natural beauty and ethnic simplicity. Home to various tribes of the Naga community, Kohima offers nature at its best with magnificent mountain ranges and orchids.

 

Kohima is blessed with moderate climate all through the year making it a perfect holiday destination. The Kohima war cemetery and Dzukou Valley are by far the most popular attractions of Kohima although the city is a hotbed of traditional culture with various museums and abundant handicraft markets. Shopping in Kohima can be a wonderful experience with unforgettable products including handicrafts made out of bamboo and wood.

 

Various old markets of Kohima like Naga Bazaar offer lovely Naga artifacts, honey, bamboo pickle and unique souvenirs for the travelers. Due to its close cultural and geographical vicinity with the Eastern Himalayan region, Kohima offers a good blend of Chinese and Tibetan Food. While there are no up market restaurants in the city, local shacks and small eateries in the main markets offer a wide ranging of gourmet options with a touch of Naga tribal ethic food delights.

 

The Hornbill Festival held in the first week of December is the most important festival of the Naga region attracting a large number of tourists and art lovers alike. The festival dedicated to the various ethnic Naga tribes offers a unique blend of ethnic culture of the region. From its serene natural surroundings to the historic war cemetery and Naga tribal handicrafts, Kohima offers the real essence of the North eastern region of India.