Day 12: Kohima
After breakfast full day visit to Kohima including world war cemetery, Kohima village. Overnight in Kohima.
The well maintained memorial commemorates brave soldiers and warriors who laid their lives fighting the Japanese during the World War II. It is embellished by two tall crosses against the backdrop of seasonal roses & lush grass. The base of the lower cross, is engraved with touching lines:
“When you go home, tell them of us & say;
For your tomorrow, we gave our today”
Nagaland state Museum: it is housed in ancestral weaponry & provides an insight into the Naga culture, traditions & history. The exquisitely carved gateposts, status pillars, statues & traditional Naga costumes & jewellery are the main exhibits of the museum.
Kohima village: The village is said to be the biggest & most populous in entire Asia. According to Naga legend, the present day Kohima was founded here. At the entrance are exquisitely carved ceremonial gates, with the scimitar of horns of mithun (Bos Frontalis), symbolizing bravery & valor.
The Catholic Cathedral at Aradura Hill in Kohima, is one of the biggest cathedrals in North-east India. Its splendid architecture makes it one of the important landmarks of Kohima. The unique design created by blending the traditional with the orthodox developed into an architectural marvel. A must-visit place in Kohima