Kohima, the land of the Angami Naga tribe, is the capital of Nagaland. It is situated about 74 km from Dimapurin the foothills of Japfuat an average elevation of 4,137 feet.
Kohima was originally known as Kewhira named after the wild flowering plant Kewhi.The British assigned it the name Kohimaas they could not pronounce original name. The palatial villas that line up on either side of the hilly streets are a sight to behold, especially in the Minister Hill area, let Global Connection tell you.
The major attraction here is the Kohima War Cemetery, which is a memorial dedicated to soldiers of the Allied Forces who died in battles in the hill city in 1944 during World War-II. There are 1,420 Commonwealth, and a memorial to an additional 917 Hindu and Sikh soldiers who were cremated here on the premises of the cemetery.