Dimapur, the the ancient capital of the Kachari tribe, is the largest city located in Nagaland. This city came into existence after bifurcating from Assam in the year 1963. The original name of Dimapur is Dong-Siri that means a ravine of the peaceful habitation. The region of Dimapur was ruled by the tribals of Dimasa Kachari and today, it stands amid the alluring tourist destinations located in Nagaland.
Entrenched on the banks of the River Dhansiri, Dimapur is elevated 476 feet above the sea level. It spans a gross area of 120 sq. km. A major portion of its land is a craggy plain where the crops like wheat and sugarcane are grown. The climate of Dimapur is classified as moderate. It encounters different temperatures amid the year. During the summers, the median mercury level touches 37°C and during the winters, it falls down at 12°C. It also receives an ample amount of rainfall during the monsoon season.
Dimapur houses a group of Jain temples that were constructed in the same year when India got independence. All the intricate temples are devoted to Lord Mahaveer and hold his idol in different postures in the pious sanctum. The other areas like Niuland & Chumukedima are well-known for their scenic surroundings.