Dimapur is a commercial town on the Assam – Nagaland border. It is the commercial capital of Nagaland and one of its largest cities. However most of the towns residential area, market, its airport and the rail station are all on the Assam side.
The word Dimapur has been derived from Kachari language where Di Means water ma means large & pur is a city. Together it means a city of people from the river valley as Dhansiri river flows through Dimapur.
Dimapur is more of a transit point and commercial hub for Nagaland than a tourist destination. Most tourists start their Nagaland tour from here. The Dimapur airport has direct flight connectivity with Kolkata, Guwahati, Delhi, Imphal and Dibrugarh, whereas the Dimapur station connects to the rest of India through Guwahati. Several trains including the Rajdhani express connects Dimapur to the rest of India
The NH 39 connects Kohima, Imphal & the borders of Myanmar through Dimapur.
The Triple Falls, Dimapur - The Triple falls is a scenic spectacle with the amazing view that mesmerizes the tourists. Located in Seithekima village of Dimapur when the three beautiful steams fall from the height of 280 ft into the natural poll its the most beautiful scene. It's approximately 17 Km from Dimapur town.
Kachari Ruins - Kachari Ruins or also known as Dimasa Kachari Ruins is also one of the famous tourist destinations. Approximately 2 Km from Dimapur town the ruins are mushroom-like pillars made during the Dimasa Kachari Kingdoms.
Nagaland Zoological Park, Dimapur - One of the famous tourist spot in Nagaland is this Zoological Park present in Dimapur. This park is famous for various species of birds present.
Other tourists spots in Dimapur are Green park (9 km), Diezephe Craft Village (13 Km away), Nagaland Since the centre (1.7 Km).
Dimapur is in the plains, although the hilly area starts almost immediately after you cross Dimapur. Typical tropical weather can be seen here with temperature varying between 22 to 35 degree Celsius. It's hot & humid in the summers & cold & dry in the winters.
Dimapur to Kohima by road is approximately 71 Km by road which takes around 3.5 hours to reach.