It is 74 kms from kohima. It was the capital of the kanchari Rulers in the medieval ages. The town is now an important trade and commerccial centre. IT is the gateway to Nagaland.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, from a Kachari word 'Dimasa' after the river which flows through it, is the gateway to Nagaland and its only railhead. The only airport of the state is also here and Indian Airlines operates a daily Fokker Friendship service from Calcutta to Dimapur via Guwahati and back. It is an important trade and commercial Centre on National Highway No. 39, and wears a rather cosmopolitan look. In the medieval ages, it was the capital of the Kachari rulers. In the heart of the town there is an old relic of the Kachari Kingdom which speaks about the once prosperous era. The relics, being preserved by the archaelogical department, are only 1 km from the NST bus station and railway station.Among other places of interest for the tourist are Ruth's and Haralu emporia where one can see women weaving exquisite Naga shawls on traditional looms, and also make purchases of traditional handicrafts. An excursion can be made to Intanki wildlife sanctuary, 37 km from here.
Sightseeing in Dimapur :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.
Best time to Travel : Through out the year.
Weather Conditions : Dimapur Climate is hot and humid in the plains during summer ( reaching a maximum of 36ºC , with humidity upto 93% ) while the winter months are cool and pleasant.The average annual rainfall is 1504.7 mm