This Cosy Kohima Guest House Lets You Bring Your Pets Along


    Central Guest House is in the middle of the town, close to the best trekking trails and a WW II memorial.

    What Is It?

    Central Guest House is a cosy budget stay in Kohima that will let you take your pets along on a holiday. It’s located below new NST in Kohima. They also have a cash machine, and babysitting services.

    Who Is It For?

    For backpackers and budget travellers, this is a great place to stay. It is near the main bus stand in Kohima so access to transport is always available. They get an eclectic mix of people from India and all over the world, so expect interesting conversations!

    They have veg and non veg options in food — you must ask for the local Naga preparations like pork with bamboo shoots, or something more adventurous! And they bake a lot — cakes, muffins, cookies etc are served fresh off the oven with your coffee or tea.

    The room rates are really low — around INR 700 per night for two and single rooms are for INR 400 {the rate may change according to season}.

    What Can I Do There?

    There’s a lot to do here. If you like to trek and hike, there are many trails around. If you have some time, you can trek to the beautiful Dzukuo Valley or to the top of Japfu peak, the second highest in Nagaland.

    The Kohima Museum houses some interesting tribal artifacts including traditional dresses, kitchen equipment and local stones like carnelian, tourmaline and coral. You absolutely must check out the Kohima War Cemetery on Garrison Hill  — the memorial dedicated to soldiers of the 2nd British Division of the Allied Forces who died in the Second World War at Kohima. The Japanese advance into India was halted at Kohima in April 1944 and Garrison Hill, a long wooded spur on a high ridge west of the village, was the scene of perhaps the most bitter fighting of the whole Burma campaign when a small Commonwealth force held out against repeated attacks by a Japanese Division.

    The cemetery is maintained by the Commonwealth Graves Commission. Read more about it here.

    The guest house has free WiFi so you can stay connected to work or your family and friends. Or just shut off the world with a book and some zutho, the local rice beer of Nagaland.

    How Do I Get There?

    You can take a flight to Dimapur airport which is about two hours from Kohima {about 74 km}. Kohima is not connected by train — the nearest station is Dimapur with rail connections from Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati, and Chennai.

    You can drive down from Dimapur in a hired vehicle — the National Highway 39 connects Kohima to Dimapur. Or take a bus from Imphal, Dimapur, Guwahati, Tinsukia and other major cities in the northeast.

    Anything Else?

    You have to show a photo ID when you check in, and they may ask for a credit card. Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions. Call Call 094028 00057 to book. Check out their Facebook page here.