State Museum


This well-presented government museum, 2km north of Kohima’s centre, has galleries on two floors featuring tribal costumes, weapons, musical instruments, sports and jewellery. It's a good place to acquaint yourself with the diverse customs, cultures and crafts of the different Naga tribes – but a map of who's where would be helpful.

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1. Central Market

0.82 MILES

This small but fascinating market outside the Kohima Local Ground stadium, off Razhü Junction, is a compendium of exotic Naga tribal foods with such…

2. Kohima War Cemetery


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3. WWII Museum

4.77 MILES

Located within Kisama Heritage Village, 10km south of Kohima, this well-kept museum exhibits war memorabilia from the WWII battles fought in and around…

4. Naga Heritage Village


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5. Rajbari Park

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