Central Market

Market in Kohima

In this fascinating market that supplies the bulk of Kohima's kitchen supplies, tribal people buy and sell local delicacies such as borol (wriggling hornet grubs), tadpoles, bullfrogs, silkworms, exotic condiments such as dried and fermented bamboo shoots, fiery Raja chili peppers, jabrang (hill peppercorns), fermented soybeans and a mind-boggling range of meat and vegetables. Ask for permission before taking photos, although if you buy something, vendors will usually let you snap pictures of their stalls.