Kohima is the capital city of India’s North-Eastern State Nagaland. Kohima was formerly known as Kewhira. It was founded in 1878 by the British while they established their empire’s headquarter of the Naga Hills.
Things To Do In Kohima
There are plenty of things you should do in Kohima, some of them would be visiting heritage villages and attending the specialty festivals.
Khonoma village is known as the first green village of India. The hilly terrain of this village makes it look beautiful. And these hilly areas are covered with lush green forestland. And you will witness the lands filled with rice paddies after the rains.
Dzuleke literally means water flowing underground. There is a river that flows under the ground once it reaches this village. In recent times this place is getting popularity due to Ecotourism and homestays offered here. Travelers are falling in love with this place due to its beauty and serenity.
Kohima War Cemetery
Kohima war cemetery is built in the memory of the soldiers from 2nd British Division who died during the second world war in Kohima. It is located at the center of the Kohima city.
Naga Heritage Village – Kisama
Kisama village is known as Naga heritage village and fondly called a window to Nagaland. This place has gained popularity due to the famous Hornbill festival happening around November – December (for 2019 the dates announced are 1st Dec 2019 – 10th Dec 2019).
Food in Kohima
People in Nagaland and precisely in Kohima are mostly non-vegetarians. A Naga food would include rice, meat (mostly pork), bamboo shoots cuisine, and some veggies. And very famous rice beer Apong is available in Kohima.
There are very few restaurants like JAT, that serve vegetarian food for the tourist. So if you are a vegetarian, it’s better you carry some food and snacks with you. And may visit JAT for some authentic vegetarian food from other Indian parts like Punjab.
Kohima is a treat for a hardcore traveler. A trip to Kohima will remain in your hearts forever.
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