A thriving city with rich historical significance, Dimapur city was once the capital of the Kachari dynasty. Ancient remnants of the Dimasa Kachari Kingdom situated at the heart of city gives a glimpse of that affluent time. The name Dimapur refers to a city by the river i.e. Dhansiri River, which flows through the city rejuvenating every creature comes in its way. The city is fenced by four feet wide and sixteen feet high brick walls thus called Che-din-chi-pen, or "the brick city" by Ahoms (rulers after Kachari). Being the gateway to Nagaland, Dimapur connects Dimapur and Imphal to other states through National Highway 39; the Moreh border with Myanmar also traverse Dimapur.
People visiting Dimapur city must witness the magnificent architectural and cultural era in the ruins of Kachari kingdom. A series of mushroom domes pillars created by the Dimasa Kachari rulers in the 13th century are worth visiting. Though most of them have fully or partially collapsed some still standing majestically. For archaeologists and students, these Kachariruins are a complete world to learn and explore.
When planning to visit, try to book a holiday package to Dimapur during Mongmong festival. It is one of the most popular festivals of Sangtamnagas celebrated in the first week of September. Celebrated to worship and please God, Mongmong festival at Dimapurcontinues for six days, where traditional folk dances, songs, crafts and games can be enjoyed. One of the major Dimapur attractions is Nagaland Zoological Park which is located just 6 kilometers away from the main city. Spread over 176 hectares, Nagaland Zoological Park in Dimapur represents a unified blend of natural landscapes with a variety of flora and fauna and wildlife including species.
After historical and natural destinations, it's time to shop. Diezephe Craft Village is the perfect destination for handicraft and handloom lovers. Here you can find various bamboo work and wood carved objects made by local artisans. After exciting shopping session, sitting by the riverside and having boat rides is the real treat.
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April to May is the best time in summer to visit Dimapur. The average temperature there varies from 27°C to 38°C, so you can enjoy your visit to Dimapur in summers as well.
Heavy to medium rainfall is quite common in monsoon season. This time the year is humid but enjoyable, as the temperature remains 25°C and 35°C with a cool and refreshing breeze.
Winters are the best time to visit Dimapur. In winters the temperature varies between 13°C and 18°C, which makes this place more pleasant with chilling wind and warm sunshine.
Dimapur city has the only airport in Nagaland. Daily flights can be availed easily from major cities of India. To visit the nearby attractions, you can further book a taxi or use state transport buses.
The only railway station of Nagaland is in Dimapur city itself. It is one of the main railway stations of the region. Direct trains from New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Bangalore are available.
Dimapur is connected to all major cities of north-eastern India through NH-39 and NH-36. Regular state transport buses run between Dimapur and neighbouring cities and states. You can conveniently book a cab with us to reach nearby places.
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