Welcome to Kohima
Scattered across a series of forested ridges and hilltops, Nagaland's capital might on first appearance seem drab and uninspiring, but on closer acquaintance you'll find it's a relatively prosperous place with warm and helpful people, and without the excessive crowds and noise of many other cities. You'll also find that almost everyone has a working knowledge of English, thanks to it being the language of instruction in Nagaland schools. The festive Christmas week is a particularly beautiful time to be in Kohima. On Sundays nearly all businesses and many sights are shut, but it's a delightfully tranquil day to wander round town.