Know Your Nagaland – Kohima District

A brief description of Kohima District

Kohima District is a bumpy area of India’s North Eastern State of Nagaland, imparting its fringes to Assam State and Dimapur District int the west. One of the very first among the twelve districts of the state, Kohima is the principal seat of present day Nagaland. When Nagaland turned into a full fledged state on 1st December, 1963, Kohima was dedicated as the capital of the state. From that point forward, portions of Kohima locale have been cut out threefold namely Phek, Dimapur and Peren Districts.


The name Kohima is supposed in light of the fact that the British couldn’t articulate its unique name “KEWHIRA” which is the name of the town where Kohima town is found. Kohima Village, additionally called ‘Bara Basti’ which is the second largest village in Asia shapes the North-Eastern piece of Kohima Urban region today.


Night View


As indicated by the 2011 statistics, Kohima region has a population of 267,988, of which 121,088 or 45% live in urban regions. This gives it a positioning of 576th in India (out of an aggregate of 640). Kohima has a sex proportion of 928 females for each 1000 guys, and a literary rate of 85%.


The Kohima District is controlled by a delegate official, who has some extra agent magistrates and sub-division officials (SDOs) with obligations regarding every one of the regulatory circles. There exists additionally a District Urban Development Agency for Kohima.
Kohima area is partitioned into the eight authoritative circles of Tseminyu, Tsogin, Chiephobozou, Botsa, Kezocha, Jakhama, Kohima Sadar and Sechu-Zubza. These regulatory circles are assembled four Rural Development Blocks, which are Kohima (for Kohima Sadar and Sechu-Zubza), Chiephobozou (for Chiephobozou, Botsa and some of Kezocha), Jakhama (for Jakhama and the remainder of Kezocha) and (Tseminyu and Tsogin).

Kohima City

It is the capital city of Nagaland. Kohima’s relaxed pace of life pulls in voyagers who need to escape from the hurly-brawny city life.

city of kohima
The first occupants of the spot are the Angami Nagas and Rengma Nagas. Be that as it may, as of late, individuals from different areas and states have likewise settled here.
The area comprises of 16 Major Tribes who structure the Naga Tribes. They have semantic and provincial varieties. This captivating state with characteristic magnificence and ethnic assorted variety is administered by the warriors of the Naga clans.
The City is named after a wild blossoming plant called Kewhi, found in the mountains.

Battle of Kohima and War Cemetery

Kohima battle
British troops advancing to open the Imphal-Kohima road.

The British created Kohima as a watch post for the eastern district. The town has been an observer to the grisly World War II fights between the Allies and Japan. The Commonwealth War Cemetery (Kohima War Cemetery) is committed to 10,000 Allied fighters who lost their lives during the Japanese intrusion during World War II.
The Battle of Kohima went on for about a quarter of a year and the daring officers battling for the Allied powers did a commendable undertaking of obstructing the Japanese attack at the fringe of India. Allies endured losses to 17,857 British and Indian soldiers. Before leaving Kohima the British fabricated this remembrance in memory of their fallen companions with the well known lines (Kohima Epitaph) composed on the entrance: “When you go home, tell them of us, and say: For your tomorrow, we gave our today.”

kohima war cemetery
War Cemetery

See also

Places to visit in Kohima


Seasons in Kohima


Kohima has cool winters starting from December to February. Most extreme temperatures settle beneath 20°C, while least temperatures are recorded underneath 10°C.


Kohima witnesses a muggy subtropical atmosphere. Summer season begins from the end of March till May. Normal greatest temperatures during this time settle in the low 20s, while least temperature settle somewhere in the range of 14°C and 16°C.


This season endures from June to September, during which the District witnesses substantial to overwhelming precipitation. The normal precipitation for Kohima is in excess of 1400 mm.

How to Reach Kohima

how to reach kohima
Kohima-Dimapur Highway

Being the capital of Nagaland, Kohima is all around associated with different parts of the nation. Here is the way you can reach Kohima.

By Air

The closest Domestic Airport is Dimapur Airport, approximately 74 Kms from Kohima. Dimapur Airport is very much associated with significant urban cities of India like Delhi, Guwahati and Kolkata.

By Rail

The closest Railway station is situated in Dimapur, around 74 Kms from Kohima. It is all around associated with Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, Chennai, Jorhat and Dibrugarh.

By Road

There transports run by the Nagaland State Road Transport which ply from Dimapur to Kohima. Aside from the state run transports there are additionally private extravagance transports and Taxis linking Guwahati, Shillong and practically all the District Headquarters of the state.

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