Barra Basti

Kohima village, also known as Barra Basti is said to be one of the largest and populous villages in Asia with about 4000 households. It is divided into four Khels, a distinct Naga institution that brings together several clans within the village community. Membership of a khel is either decided by birth or inheritance. Kohima Village is an admixture of the past and present. The huge entrance gate to the village is engraved with traditional Naga art and adorned with buffalo horns at the top. There are stones of varying sizes and shapes implanted within the compound and the skulls of buffaloes and Mithuns adorn the porticos, reminding visitors of the past, where the Nagas would have performed grand feasts of merit.