Dimapur is a district of Nagaland which derives its name from the Dimasa Kachari dialect. Literally, Dimapur − dima means great river, and pur means city, altogether it means "city of great river" in Dimasa kachari dialect. It was one of the capital of Dimasa Kachari Kingdom. There are various tourist attractions in Dimapur, such as ancient villages, waterfalls, ruins of the Dimasa Kachari Kingdom, and the Kali Temple.
Niuland subdivision and Chumukedima Village is an ancient village famous for its various scenic beauty and waterfalls. The town of Medziphema, Kuhuboto, surrounded by villages like Sakipheto, Alato, Aoyimkum, Darogarjan, and Nihoto are visited by many tourists. The Kachari Ruins is popular for various temples, reservoirs and tanks that belonged to the Dimasa Kachari Kingdom. Noune resort situated near Niuland is an ideal place for boating. Niathu resort is the best resort in Dimapur so far
Attractions In Dimapur:
Ruins of the Kachari Kingdom:
The ruins belonging to the ancient Kachari Kingdom fascinate many tourists coming to Nagaland. The ruins of the monoliths, temples, embankments and tanks belonging to the 13th century can be seen here.
Holding great historic importance, Chumukedima was once the first headquarters of the then Naga Hills District of Assam state during the British Raj. It is located only 14 km from Dimapur. The Department of Tourism has created a Tourist Village atop a hill in Chumukedima. This village offers a bird's eye view of Dimapur.
Dotted with bustling bazaars full of beautiful handicrafts, Ruzaphema is a wonderful place located only 5 km from Dimapur.
This mesmerising waterfall is located in the Seithekima village of Dimapur. It is a three tier waterfall steeped in beauty. It is an ideal place for people inclined towards trekking.
Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary:
Located at a distance of 37 km from Dimapur, Intangki Wildlife Sanctuary is a home to a wide variety of wildlife.
By Road :
The National Highway 39 that connects Kohima, Imphal and the Myanmar border at Moreh runs through Dimapur. NH 36 starts from Dimapur connecting Doboka and later Guwahati via NH 37.
By Rail :
Dimapur is the only city in Nagaland that is connected by both rail and air. There are direct trains to Guwahati, Kolkata, New Delhi, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Dibrugarh and Chennai from Dimapur railway station.
By Airways :
Dimapur Airport is located at 3rd mile (NH 39). It is the only civil airport in the state and has flights to Kolkata and Dibrugarh There are plans for expansion of the airport to meet international norms by buying land at Aoyimti village. Maintained by the Airports Authority of India, it is an important trade and commercial centre on National Highway No. 39.