Kohima is the hilly capital city of India's north eastern state of Nagaland. Kohima is the land of the Angami Naga tribe. It is situated in the foothills of Japfu range located south of Kohima District and has an average elevation of 1261 metres. The district is well developed and comprises of various institutions, hospitals, schools, hotels and restaurants. Kohima boosts of several tourists attraction, which is why the place is seen with many tourists that visit the place to enjoy the scenic beauty and the unique things that Kohima has to offer. The Hornbill Festival was first initiated and proposed as Winter Carnival 2000 by BASN (Beauty and Aesthetics Society of Nagaland) before it was taken over by the Government of Nagaland who launched it in December 2000 as Hornbill Festival to encourage intertribal interaction and to promote the cultural heritage of the state. Organized by the State Tourism and Art and Culture Departments, Hornbill Festival showcases cultural displays under one roof. The festival takes place between the 1st and the 10th of December every year.
The nearest airport is Dimapur Airport at Dimapur about 74 kilometres (46 miles) away.
Kohima is connected by road with National Highways 2 and 29 passing through the city.
Kohima is not connected with the rail network. The nearest railway station is at Dimapur, Assam (74 kms). An extension of the railway line from Dimapur to Kohima was proposed and surveyed in 2009. Due to a dispute over land acquisition the track was resurveyed and an alternative alignment was proposed in 2013 and is expected to be completed by 2020.