Dimapur is the commercial hub of Nagaland bounded by Kohima district on the south and east, Karbi Anglong district of Assam on the west, the Karbi Anglong and stretch of Golaghat District of Assam, in the west and the north. Dimapur is the magnet around which the economic and developmental activities of the state are centred. An important commercial centre for the region, it is also a gateway to Nagaland and Manipur. The National Highway 39 that connects Kohima, Imphal and the Myanmar border at Moreh runs through Dimapur.Due to increase of population and rise of number of cars in the city, there is a lot of traffic jams in and arround the Commercial areas Dimapur is also an important military center, with the headquarters of the BRO Sewak located here. Dimapur is the only city in Nagaland which is connected by rail and air. Unlike other places in the state, this city has a heterogeneous mix of people from all over India, and for which it is also known as "mini India." Besides the dominant Naga tribes who comprise about 50% of the city's population, other prominent groups include Dimasas, Bengalis, Assamese, Oriyas, Nepalese, Biharis, Marwaris, Punjabis and also Tamils and Keralites. In the last two decades Tibetan traders have also settled in the city.
Dimapur, from a Kachari word 'Dimasa' after the river which flows through it, is the gateway to Nagaland and its only railhead. The city also has the only functional airport. Maintained by the Airports Authority of India, it now operates flights to Kolkata and Guwahati. It is an important trade and commercial centre on National Highway No. 39, and wears a rather cosmopolitan look. In the Middle 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. Dimapur is the 115th most populous city in the country. 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.
Chumukedima Village is an ancient village famous for its various waterfalls. The town of Medziphema, surrounded by villages like Aoyimkum, Aoyimti and Darogarjan, 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. Apart from these, Diphupar, Nichuguard, Sukhajan, Kuki Dolong Village and Seithekima Village are visited. Ruzaphema is famous for various bazaars from where tourists can purchase beautiful handicrafts.
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