The Department of Tourism came into as a fully-fledged Directorate of Tourism about three decades back in the year 1981.
Office of the Tourist Officer, Dimapur and Tourist Lodge was established in 1989and is located within Tourist lodge premises. The office is walking distance from NST bus station, railway station and east police station. Tourist lodge, Dimapur has been catering to the needs of the foreign Tourist and the local tourist alike since its inception. It was closed down for renovation and upgradation in the year 2010. The Renovation and upgradation work was funded by NEC and Tourist Lodge Dimapur was relaunched on 1st Dec 2015.
Tourist office and Tourist Lodge, Dimapur was established with the aim to focus on the development of Tourism in the district. Dimapur being the commercial hub in the state and being linked by Air, Rail and Road is the first entry point for all tourist visiting the state. Moreover,with the lifting of the Protected area permit (PAP) by the Home ministry, Government of India in the last two years which has been again extended for another year, the number of Tourist have started showing remarkable increase. Foreign Tourist can enter Nagaland freely without any permits, however they need to register with the Foreigner’s Registration Officer (FRO) of the district they visit within 24 hours of their arrival. Indian Tourist can obtain the inner line permit (ILP) from the Deputy Residential Commissioner, Nagaland House (New Delhi, Kolkata, Guwahati) and the Deputy Commissioner’s Office (Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung).
Office address :
Tourist Office/ Tourist Lodge, Dimapur
Near Railway station, Next to old NST bus Stand
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Tourist Officer is the Administrative head, assisted by Caretaker, Tourist Assistant and other ministerial staff such as U.D.A, L.D.A, typist and various categories of grade IV staff.
Officials with contact number :
|1||SHRI. LICHUMO KIKON||Tourist Officer||7005984559|
|2||SMTI. VILIKA ZHIMOMI||Tourist Officer, Airport||8415900160|
|3||SHRI. RUVISIE POJI||Caretaker||8787321844|
|4||SMTI. KEHOLENO KENNAO||Tourist Assistant||8731971784|
Communitization and privatization act. :
Under communitization and privatization act the Department is earning a revenue from the following projects which are on lease to private parties:
|1||Amenity Center 4th mile-NAIPA (Agri Expo)|
|2||Way side Amenity (Patkai Bridge)|
|3||Way side Amenity (Pherima)|
|4||Mid way resort (Tsiepama)|
|5||Convention Hall (Agri Expo site)|
|6||Catering rent (Tourist Lodge, Dimapur)|
FUNCTION AND ACTIVITIES OF THE DEPARTMENT:
- Providing information to the Tourist:
The department is operating tourist information counter (TIC) inside the airport terminal, where one Tourist Officer is being assigned to facilitate and disseminate first-hand information to the tourist on their arrival, we also keep record of the data’s of international tourist arrival to the State. Department is also operating (TIC) at tourist lodge, Dimapur for the tourist who are coming to Nagaland by road or rail.
- Monitoring the progress of field project:
Different Tourism project which has been introduced in Dimapur district during the last ten years. Tourist Officer, Dimapur is assigned for time to time site inspection of the Developmental works of the Department.
The various ongoing projects are as follows:
- Institute of Hotel Management started in the year 2008 (completed 80%)
- Akito project started in 2010 (completed 80%)
- Lave Lake started in 2011 (completed 20%)
- Hotel Mega project (Agri expo) started in 2012 (completed 40%)
- Running the existing Tourist Lodge:
The department had re-launched tourist lodge, Dimapur on Dec. 1st 2015 with 20 rooms (A.C and Non A.C. rooms), along with catering facility/ restaurant which is on lease to a private party.