Dimapur, the most progressive city along with Kohima in Nagaland, is also unarguably the most visually stunning. What was once the capital of the Dimasa Kachari tribe rulers in the thirteenth century, is today known as the gateway to Nagaland.
Among all the places here known for their unmarred splendour, the ones that surely deserve a special mention are the Kachari Ruins. The Kachari Ruins or the Brick City are the remnants of the best of Kachari kingdom, from temples to reservoirs and excavated tanks. It’s the perfect place for photo enthusiasts and history lovers. Located by the sacred Mahu River and the Naga hills, it’s the most visually stunning site in Dimapur.
Another great attraction is the Sumi Town Baptist Church, located about a kilometre away from the centre of the city. It attracts a large number of locals and travellers on a daily basis, making it the most-visited religious site in Dimapur.
About 8km from this church, Chumukedima Village is famous for its crystal clear waterfalls. If you wish to have a panoramic view of the exotic city of Dimapur, this is where you must head. English is widely spoken in the village; which makes it very easy to get around here. Other villages you must explore are the Nichuguard Village, Kuki Dolong Village, and Sethekima Village.
For a rich cultural experience, a visit to the Diezephe Craft Village is a must. Generations of weavers and craftsmen churn out handicrafts made of bamboo and cane works. This is the perfect place to go souvenir shopping; everything you buy is locally sourced and authentically made.
The Nagaland Zoological Park is the pride of Dimapur; it’s home to 500 species of resident and migratory birds. The most commonly spotted ones in this park of evergreen and temperate trees are partridges, parrotbill, laughing thrush, fulvetta and nuthatch.