Nagaland’s capital is a pleasant town surrounded by hills which are dotted by villages. Kohima was the scene of one of the most important, and fiercest, battles during WW2, but is now a busy but friendly city with interesting markets and shops. Kohima’s bazaar is a good place to encounter the Naga people in their colourful woven shawls, who come from surrounding villages to sell their produce. The main sights are the War Cemetery at the centre of the town, and the State Museum.

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