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Kohima Village

Kohima Village, also known as Bara Basti (Big village), is one of the largest and densely inhabited tribal villages in Asia. It is located on a high hill, facing the Kohima town. On the entry point, a large ceremonial wooden gate ornamented with scimitar of hornbills and buffalo horns can be seen. It is an exemplary of Naga culture.

In front of the houses, decorated stones can be found embedded in the ground. These are the memorial symbols of the glorious status of the great ancestors Ė Angami Tribe, who used to perform the grand feast of merit. Also, the horn shaped wooden carvings on the rooftop are noteworthy.

Another important attraction is the Zoological Park, where the rare Blytheís Tragopan are reared. The widespread fauna of the park also attracts the tourists.

The nearest airport is at Dimapur. Bus and taxi services are available for local transport.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Kohima
Location: Kohima    


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