The capital of Nagaland, Kohima is located in a valley surrounded by lush green hills. Known as Kewhira, the name was changed to Kohima by the British who found it difficult to pronounce the original name. In today’s day of fast urbanization and modernization, the people of Kohima have still maintained their cultural ethnicity while adopting to the modern world around them. Although the majority of the city’s population comprises of the Rengma and Angami Naga tribes, Kohima has people from other parts of the country living there as well. The second largest village in Asia, Bara Basti is in Kohima. With a sub tropical climate round the year, the city is a pleasant place to visit. The highlight of the year is the Hornbill Festival, a cultural show vibrant with Naga dance, music and artisans displaying their craft. The last day of the festival witnesses a Rock concert that is a rage all over the Northeast.