Top Attractions in Kohima

  • Kohima

Situated at a height of 1500 m above sea level, Kohima is serene, peaceful and beautiful in every sense.

Places to visit in Kohima:

War Cemetery

All the history lovers wouldn’t want to miss the chance to visit the Kohima war cemetery that was built in the year April 1944. Well-kept with lush greenery, groomed flowers, and lawns, this cemetery is dedicated to the 10,000 Allied soldiers who lost their lives during the invasion of Japanese during World War II.

Kohima Museum

Nagaland is truly an amalgamation of various tribes! The Kohima Museum portrays the traditions and culture of the many tribes of the state. The museum holds many unique artifacts related to different tribes of the region.

Kohima Botanical Garden

The Kohima Botanical Garden is a one-of-a-kind attraction and one of the top Kohima tourist places. Anyone will be mesmerised by the tremendous beauty of the flower garden. You may clear your thoughts, go for a walk, and revel in the wonderful weather. All of these factors combine to make the garden one of Nagaland's greatest leisure destinations. Due to its captivating surroundings, the entire garden appears to be coloured in green.

Khonoma Village

Khonoma Village is well-known as the last stronghold of the Naga warriors, who have consistently defied the British Empire. You can also go to the village's highest point, where you'll be greeted by a typical carved gate. Furthermore, 20 different types of paddy are grown on the terraces of the hills here. The population of this centuries-old community is quite low.

Mary Help of Christians Cathedral

Church of the bishop of the diocese of Kohima, the cathedral stands as the centre of the Catholic Church of Nagaland. The Japanese played a major role in the funding for the cathedral. The church was consecrated in January 1991.

Shilloi Lake

This beautiful lake, located in the heart of the Patkai range, provides visitors with spectacular views. The foot-shaped Shilloi Lake is 4 metres deep and is surrounded on all sides by a lush valley. The people of Latsum village regard this lake as sacred and significant; it is said that the spirit of a holy child resides at the lake's bottom.


After Dimapur and Kohima, Mokokchung is Nagaland's most important metropolitan centre, the home of Ao Naga, and one of the best places to visit in Kohima. The District Museum, the Town main park (placed directly above the Town Center), Unman village (the oldest and largest), and Ao village are all prominent tourist attractions in the area.

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