Inheriting its name from the Kachari word 'Dimasa' after the river which flows through it, Dimapur is a burgeoning urban town. The remnants of its alluring historical past are part of the city's intriguing cultural heritage. Ruins of temples, reservoirs and tanks from the Karachi dynasty offer a peak into the architecture of the bygone era. The archaic village of Chumukedima is highly popular for its plethora of scenic waterfalls. In close proximity to Dimapur, is the highly visited and popular town of Medziphema, which is surrounded by villages like Aoyimti, Darogarjan and Aoyimkum.