Nagaland is connected to the rest of India by rail, bus and air services. The closest railway station is at Dimapur, 74 kms away from Kohima , you can get taxi to Kohima in front of the station. The airport is approximately 68 km to Kohima about 2.5 hours drive away. Almost all trains and buses come through Guwahati to Dimapur while some come through Dibrugarh and Jorhat which is also ideal for visits to northern Nagaland. You can also fly to Imphal in Manipur which is approximately 4 hours away by road from Kohima. Imphal is well connected to both Kolkata and Guwahati. There’s much more detail below about travelling to Nagaland and the different methods of travel.
- travel by air:Travelling by air is by far the quickest way to reach Nagaland and many travellers opt to fly here rather than travelling overland.There are regular flights to and from Dimapur on the border with Assam. Dimapur is the ideal entry point for those travellers who wish to head up to Kohima for the Hornbill festival in December or to visit the area in and around Kohima, perhaps for the WW2 cemetery or the Angami villages of Khonoma, Kigwema and Tuophema.
Alternatively, combining air and rail travel by flying to Guwahati in Assam and onwards by rail to Dimapur is a popular option with many visitors to Nagaland. This journey from Guwahati to Dimapur takes around 5 hours. You will need to book tickets at Indian Railways or buy your ticket locally at the station which can be found at Pan Bazaar, Station Rd, Mawhati, Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781001. Travel by bus is also possible and an overnight journey takes around 10 – 12 hours. Tickets can be bought in advance at Network Travels online or again bought locally at Network Travels, 17, GS Road, Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati, Assam 781008. Network Travels phone number is +91 361 260 5335.