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INFORMATION ABOUT DIMAPUR

The ancient capital of 13th century Kachari rulers, Dimapur in Nagaland is an importanat commercial town of Nagaland in extreme North East India. Dimapur is an axis around which the economic and developmental activities of the district are centred. The town is named after the Dimasa river, that irrigates it. Dimapur in Nagaland is one of the fastest growing townships in the North-Eastern region of India. The town is also a gateway to Nagaland and Manipur. It is a major railhead and the only airport in Nagaland and is also well connected with the neighbouring states of Manipur, Tripura and Mizoram by National Highway 39. Dimapur town is distinct in its character where all the different communities have congregated into a mini India.

DIMAPUR HISTORY

The ruins of Medieval Kachari Kingdom The ancient Kachari capital Dimapur is one of the major sites of megalithic culture. Most of the ruins seems to be the associated with the Kachari civilisation, established before the Abom invasion in the 13th century A.D. You may find evidence of a touch of Hindu influence on most of them, though these are predominantly non-Aryan, with detailed rituals and the cult of fertility. Apart from the Monolith, the ancient Kachari capital Dimapur portrays other ruins of temples, embankment and tanks. The entrance gateway has been intricately executed and is preserved well till the present time. The blocks of stone and brick pieces with various designs are found scattered here.

DIMAPUR TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Chumukedima : It is situated at a distance of about 14 Km from Dimapur on NH 39. Chumukedima served as the first headquarters of the then Naga Hills District of Assam State during the time of British rule in early period of the 19th centure. The Department of Tourism is constructing a Tourist Village on top of a hill. From this spot one can capture a view of the whole of Dimapur and other parts of Karbi-Anlong of Assam. The Tourist Village is at a distance of 8 Km from the National Highway. One can also come across few waterfalls located in this area which are under exploration and assessment for easy access.
  • Ruzaphema:Just 5 km away, on the Dimapur-Kohima road is Ruzaphema, a place ideally suited for leisure and recreation with its colorful bazaars and a plethora of tribal handicrafts that are exclusive in their style, and unusually beautiful in their own way.
  • Triple Falls:As the name suggests, the fall in Seithekima village of Dimapur district is a three tier waterfall. It is beautiful destination for the trekkers.
  • Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary:The Sanctuary lies about 37 Km away from Dimapur. The Sanctuary is under the preservation of the Forest Wildlife Department. It is home to various animals including some rare species of birds.
  • Nagaland Handloom and Handicrafts:While in Nagaland, one should not forget to visit the centre were you can buy the beautifully woven Naga Shawls and Handicraft items.
  • Some Important Destinations near to Dimapur:Kohima, the capital of Nagaland is about 74 km from Dimapur. Guwahati, the commercial capital of Assam and a major city of north east India is about 292 km from Dimapur. Imphal, the capital of Manipur is around 216 km from Dimapur.


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