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Bara Basti in Kohima

 Summer: 20°C to 35°C
 Winter: 5°C to 30°C
 Monsoon: July to October

Best time to visit:  October to May

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Bara Basti is an ancient village in Kohima. The village is amongst the most populated and the second largest one in Asia. Its population is around 100,000. The entire village is separated into four Khels or localities called - Lhisemia, Tsütuonuomia, Dapfütsumia and Pfüchatsumia. For the sake of convenience, they are known as L, T, D, and P Khels. The Angami ancestors of Nagaland built this place which holds a very important historical significance among the Naga tribes.

The wooden gate at the doorway of the village is decorated with weapons and the skull of an Ox known locally as “Mithun” that symbolises prosperity. Many houses in the village have Naga stones placed in front of them which serve as memorials that mark the heroic deeds of their ancestors.

House-owners indicate their respective social status by adorning the top of their houses with crossed horns and carved Ox heads. In addition a huge basket of grains and a trough that is used to make rice beer is placed in the outer areas of the houses. For those interested in tribal tours, Bara Basti is a must visit place.

Road: Located less than 1 km. away from Kohima city centre.

Railway: Dimapur Railway Station (about 74 km. away).

Airway: Dimapur Airport (about 69 km. away)