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INFORMATION ABOUT KOHIMA

Kohima has the advantage of being centrally located - being bounded by the state of Assam on the west, Wokha district on the north, Zunheboto and Phek districts on the east and Manipur state on the south.

Kohima, situated in the south at an altitude of 1444 m above sea level, occupies pride of place as the capital city of Nagaland. One of the eleven districts of the state, Kohima is the first seat of modern administration as the Headquarter of Naga Hills District (then under Assam) with the appointment of G.H. Damant as Political Officer in 1879. When Nagaland became a full fledged state on 1st December 1963, Kohima was christened as the state capital. Since then, parts of Kohima have been carved out twice - once in 1973 to create Phek District and in 1998 when Dimapur was declared as a separate district. The total area of the district is 1041 Sq. kms including Dimapur, as territories are yet to be clearly demarcated.

KOHIMA TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • SALES EMPORIUM : The Government Sales Emporium is in the heart of the town. It has a collection of Naga Handloom and Handicraft items. There are also a number of private shops nearby where one can buy handloom items. There are also a number of Private shops nearby where one can buy handloom items. Some of the more prominent outlets where mementoes can be purchased are GURTEL near the war cemetery and Belho Weavers near Assam Oil Company (AOC). There are many shops dealing with Naga cultural items in the Super Market area as well.


  • CATHEDRAL :The Catholic Cathedral at Aradurah Hill is an important landmark at Kohima. It is the largest Cathedral in the whole North East India and its quiet and serene ambience is conducive for meditation and prayer. It has a blend of indigenous and modern architectural styles.


  • THE HORNBILL FESTIVAL :of Nagaland which is a yearly feature in the first week of December is a cultural extravaganza showcasing Nagaland's traditional and cultural heritage in all its diversity. It is the coming together of all the elements that make up Nagaland and is a collaborative effort of various tribal unions and concerned NGOs/Organisations. The Hornbill Festival is a cultural festival to revive, protect and preserve the richness and uniqueness of the Naga heritage. For the visitors and tourists, this event is a means for closer understanding of the Naga people, their land and culture. You can see a mélange of Naga cultures on display in one place. If you are a tourist with keen interest in people, their customs, food habits, sports, dances and songs, you will be more than satisfied. This festival is a "must see . " This festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima and is permanently created for celebration of this festival. Here, typical Naga boys dormitories (morungs) of each tribe are constructed in their respective tribal architectural designs to simulate a real village scene.


  • Traditional Naga Morungs


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