Arriving by Air

The state airport is in Dimapur, which is regularly serviced by major airlines (Indigo & Air India). Travellers must then travel by road after reaching Dimapur. Depending on your itinerary, you may, alternatively, fly into Guwahati from any of the major city airports and take an overnight bus to Kohima or train to Dimapur.

Taxi from Dimapur to Kohima

From Dimapur, a shared (Rs. 400) or private (Rs. 4000) taxi may be arranged by Highland Institute staff.

Inner Line Permit (ILP)

Domestic (Indian) visitors: An Inner Line Permit (ILP) is required for Indian (Domestic) visitors’ entry into Nagaland. You may apply here: . If you reside in New Delhi, Kolkata, Shillong or Guwahati where there is a Nagaland House office, you will also be able to obtain an ILP application form and make your application there. If you require any assistance with the process, please email us at

Note: there is some inconsistency in the government websites on ILP requirements. Institute staff have consulted with local state authorities and local tour operators and can confirm that foreign visitors do not require an ILP permit. However, passport information and destination address will be requested upon arrival in Dimapur.