Places to Visit in Kohima Nagaland

  • Kohima is famous in the world history for it is the city where the British and Japanese troops fought during World War II in 1944. The cemetery has around 1420 commonwealth funerals from different countries, on each of which an inscribed bronze plate is placed.
  • It is one of the biggest churches in the North-East region and one of its own kinds in Kohima. After 1948, when sisters of missionaries came to Kohima to facilitate services at one of the civil centres, they spread the message of Christianity due to which, in the course of time, the states of Manipur and Nagaland were created. Located at Aradhurah Hills, this church houses some unique blend of indigenous and creative art in its architecture.
  • One of the prominent tourist destinations of Kohima, Zoological Park is also known as the Kohima Zoo. Some of the very rare species of animals and birds are found in this zoo like tragopan bird, which is the state bird of Nagaland, golden langur, wild buffalo, etc. It is also a famous picnic spot and an excellent place for bird watchers.
  • One of the ancient villages of Kohima, Tuophema is a famous tourist destination for its preservation of ancient culture of Kohima. Surrounded by beautiful Himalayas, this village offers all the age old customs and special Naga cuisine.
  • Located at about 3000 meters above sea level, this peak is famous for its trekking trails, and is the second highest peak of Nagaland. it is also famous for a giant, 130 ft tall, rhododendron tree situated the peak of this hill, and is recorded in the Guinness Book of World Record for the same. The peak of this hill gives an amazing view of the Kohima City.
  • It is another most favourite tourist attraction of Kohima, housing the cultural and tribal artefacts of Nagaland. Nagaland State Museum has collection of rare artefacts and some which are of the foremost tribes that inhabited in Nagaland. Located at the Bayavu Hills, this museum has an art gallery depicting tribal architectural patterns.
  • Located 25 kms away from Kohima and about 2500 meters above from sea level, Dzukou Valley is ornamented with lilies, aconitum, euphorbia and multi-coloured rhododendrons. It is one of famous trekking destinations in the North-East among the trekkers.
  • Spread over an area of 200 sq. km., this sanctuary is home to the rarest specie of Apes, Hoolak Gibbon, which is only one of its kinds in India. Surrounded by thick cover of green forest and many hills, it is a paradise for the bird watchers with birds like, hornbill, common pheasant, khaleej, etc.
  • Surrounded by sub-tropical forests, Dzulekie is a beautiful picnic spot around 40 kms from Kohima. Situated at 2133 meters above the sea level, this place is home to various rare species of flora and fauna.
  • Situated 20 kms from Kohima, this city was the base of the Naga Warriors who rebelled against the British Empire. The village have carved terraces that are used for rice cultivation.

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