Foreign Tourists no longer need Protected Area Permit (PAP) to visit Nagaland since January 2011.
However; they are 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.
Domestic tourists should obtain the Inner Line Permit issued by the authorities mentioned below.
- Entry permits for Indian Nationals (ILP)
The Deputy Residential Commissioner,Nagaland House New Delhi
Phone: +9111 23012296/23793673.
The Deputy Residential Commissioner,Nagaland House Kolkatta
Deputy Residential Commissioner,Guwahati
Phone: +91 361 2332158. Fax: +91 361 2333859
The Deputy Commissioner Dimapur
Phone: +91 36862 226530. Fax: +91 3682 230613
The Deputy Commissioner Kohima
Phone: +91 370 2290666. Fax: +91 370 229035. And
Mokokchung Phone:+91 369 2226231; Fax:91 369 2226055
Dimapur is 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 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, on the other hand, 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’ could cost anything between Rs.1500 to Rs. 2000 for a one way trip to Kohima.
A traveler can also opt to rent a car from Guwahati (through tour operators) and drive all the way to Kohima.
This is a very pleasant drive, lasting about 8-9 hours and taking the tourist past beautiful stretches of forests, greenery and hills;
but one should try to start and end the journey before nightfall.