Foreign tourists can enter Nagaland freely (without any permits) – however, they need to register with the Foreigner’s Registration Officer (FRO) of the district they visit or the nearest Police Station within 24 hours of their arrival.
Indian tourists should obtain the Inner Line Permit (ILP) from any one of the authorities mentioned below:
The Deputy Residential Commissioner, Nagaland House New Delhi
( +91 11 23012296 / 23793673
The Deputy Residential Commissioner, Nagaland House Kolkata
( +91 3322825247 / 26
Deputy Residential Commissioner, Guwahati
( +91 361 2332158; Fax: +91 361 2333859
The Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur
( +91 36862 226530; Fax: +91 3682 230613
The Deputy Commissioner, Kohima
( +91 370 2290666; Fax: +91 370 229035
The Deputy Commissioner, Mokokchung
( +91 369 2226231; Fax: +91 369 2226055
How to go
Dimapur is the only airport in Nagaland – direct flights connect this airport to Kolkata and connections can be made from all other airports in India including Delhi.
Dimapur has a railway station on the main line of the North East Frontier Railway. It is well connected to Guwahati which has direct train lines with most major Indian cities.
A number of taxis ply from Dimapur to Kohima. Night buses connect Dimapur and Kohima to Guwahati and Shillong (Meghalaya). A very convenient way for reaching Kohima is to take the train or flight to Dimapur and then a taxi to Kohima. The Dimapur taxi stand is adjacent to the Railway Station. Yellow Taxis can be hired with other passengers (shared taxis) or exclusively (full taxis) – a ‘full taxi’ can cost anything between ` 1500 - ` 2000 for a one-way trip to Kohima. Travellers can also opt to rent a car from Guwahati (through tour operators) and drive all the way to Kohima. This pleasant drive, lasting about 8–9 hours, takes the tourist past beautiful stretches of forests, greenery and hills – one should try to start and end the journey before nightfall.