- Date of Formation: 1st December. 1963
- Area: 16, 579 Sq. Km.
- Capital: Kohima.
- Population: 19, 88, 636
- Neighboring States: Assam, Arunachal Pradesh & Manipur.
- Neighboring Country: Myanmar.
- Chief Minister: Neiphiu Rio
There are many ways in which one can reach Nagaland via Air, Rail and Road. The two main cities are Kohima and Dimapur. Dimapur is the main entry point whereas Kohima being the capital is a two hour drive from Dimapur.
With the Entry Permit for non-Indians (the ‘Protected Area Permit’) being lifted by the Government of India on the 1st of January 2011, entry into Nagaland has indeed become much more accessible. For the first time since 1958, this Permit has been lifted which makes entry into Nagaland as easy as entry into any part of India.
Dimapur is the commercial city of Nagaland, sharing its borders with Assam. It has the only airport in Nagaland at the moment. Direct flights connect this airport to Guwahati and Kolkata and connections can be made from all other airports across India.It has a railway station on the main line of the North East Frontier Railway. It is well connected with Guwahati, with a number of trains that shuttle between the two stations everyday. Guwahati on the other hand has direct train lines with most major Indian cities.