Kohima at its best
- Catholic Cathedral : The most prominent
landmark in Kohima, its a place known for it serenity.
- Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary: 111 kms from
Kohima, this place is a must go for Wildlefe Lovers. Filled with
various rare flora and fauna, is is sure to entertain its visitors.
- Kohima Village: This small village is
also an attraction in itself. See the Indian Village Life with your
Where and Why
Kohima is the Capital State of Nagaland. Named after KEW HI; the plant
grown on the hillside, it's a beautiful place to visit.
As there isin't much of a choice of hotels its a good idea to Pre-book
your hotel room in Kohima.
A two hour drive from Dimapur (nearest location to reach Kohima) and I
set my foot in Kohima. You will be welcomed by the hotel staff with a
peeping hot cup of tea and a light breakfast.
Its a martyrs place, so go ahead to see the War Cemetery. Maintained by
Commonwealth War Graves Commission , the War Cemetry has the Graves of
all those who lost their lives during the two world wars. The whole idea
was to create an effect of a serene garden where visitors can feel a
sense of peace; something which you will feel as soon as you enter the
cemetery. The back head stones laid among the green lawns and the
flowery plants next to each headstone made the cemetery look beautiful.
Nearby the cemetery is the red roofed Catholic Cathedral on Aradurah
Hill. A good place for hiking you will find it an interesting building
due to its geometry (everything is perfectly laid down) and its
vastness. Supposed to be the largest Cathedral in the North- East its
worth taking photographs of this bounty.
Walk down the hill, and you will see the Super Market. Hop on to buy
some local stuff; especially the shawls. Few hours here and you might
feel like juggling. Look around at one side of the road you will find a
number of local resturants . Try out one of them if you feel so and
order the serve of soup and noodles mixed with rice. Locally made its a
famous recepie here.
If you are interested in seeing the Nagas and how they live, then take
a tour to a true Naga village. Next thing you will see is a
of the Angamis warrior tribe who put a
stiff resistance to the British Forces in the 19th century. Nothing much
seems to change here even after independence as these tribal people
still like to spend their lives with year old customs. Take some
photographs here. Try to be back to your hotel before 8 pm (The hotels
here close the kitchen by 08:30pm).