Kohima - the capital city of Nagaland, is a beautiful hill-station with panoramic views of a city in the hills and lots of beautiful villages in the vicinity. Apart from exploring the beautiful landscapes, Kohima is famous for exploring cultures and heritage of Naga tribes, and learning about the history and contribution of Naga tribe in the World War.
Within the city of Kohima, the places like the Kohima War Cemetery (which is a memorial dedicated to soldiers of Allied Forces who died in the Second World War at Kohima), the Cathedral of Kohima, and Kohima museum are worth visiting. The villages in the outskirts of the city have some of the breathtaking landscapes. The Khonoma village has picturesque views of step farming, similar to those seen in Indonesia and Bali. To recognise the decade-long efforts of the villagers for turning their ancient hunting-based ecosystem in to a nature and farm based ecosystem, the village is also dubbed as India’s first green village. The Kisama village (or Naga Heritage Village) is the home of Hornbill festival celebrated every year in the month of December. Jakhama and Viswema are two villages located in the mountainous region, from where you can start for the trekking for Dzukou valley.
If you wish to spend your holidays in Kohima, the best time to visit would be during the autumn and winter. It is worth noting that the Hornbill festival is organized every first ten days of December.
Kohima War Cemetery
Step farming in Khonoma Village
Kohima is 65 kilometers away from Dimapur airport, the only airport in Nagaland.
Distance between Kohima and IMphal is nearly 140 kilometers.
Hornbill Festival is celebrated in between 1st of December to 10th of December.
Khonoma Village is known as India's first green village.
Dzukou Valley is nearly 25 kilometers away from Kohima.
Step farming is popular in the villages in the outskirts of Kohima. Khonoma village, the first green village of India, has lot of step farming paddy fields.
Khonoma VIllage, also known as the first green village of India, is famous for turning their hunting based community in to a farming and conservation community.