Hornbill Festival Tour – The festival of festivals

The Hornbill Festival is one of biggest events of North eastern states of India , which showcases the entire Naga Culture. It is an annual ten days event that takes place from 1st of December to 10th of December. It is held within the confines of a heritage village called Kisama, this festival is a cultural extravaganza where the government, local communities and various NGOs get a chance to revive, protect and preserve the richness and uniqueness of Naga Heritage. For Tourists it is an incredible opportunity to get a ringside view of this elusive land, its people and culture. During this period, all the Naga activities are featured in the form of traditional dances, folk songs, traditional sports and tribal food and drink go around in plenty. Progress of the modern Nagas in the field of modern music, fashion and handlooms, handicrafts and paintings are also showcased during this event.

The Hornbill festival has become a mega event not for just 16 tribes of Nagaland but also for the remaining seven North East Indian states to showcase the best of their cultural elements. It is a mammoth task for a tourist to cover all the north eastern states at once , hence this festival provides an ideal platform for getting a glimpse of eight sisters of India.

Day 1: Arrival at Dimapur – Transfer to Kohima

Our representative meets you at the Airport . On arrival you are transferred to Kohima . Lunch and dinner will be served inside the hotel . The evening will be spent to explore the interesting night bazaar. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Hornbill Festival

Today we will drive to Kishama heritage village to enjoy the full day at the festival grounds. Later we will visit the interesting traditional Naga baazar .Overnight at Hotel.

Day 3: Hornbill festival – Kohima City Tour

The first half will be spent to see the activities at festival grounds . After lunch we shall proceed to do a city tour Kohima Town which includes the famous war cemetary and the interesting museum. Overnight at hotel

Day 4: Excursion to Heritage Khonoma Village

Today we will take an excursion to the beautiful Khonoma Village , one of the most beautiful village of Nagaland. Return back to hotel in the evening. Optional visit to attend Naga Rock Concert. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5: Dimapur - Departure

On time transfer to Airport to catch flight back to Kolkata. Tour ends

  • A lot of people draws a lot of pickpockets , keep a watch of your pockets.
  • If your rooms have lockers , its advisable to leave your valuables there .
  • Please carry a bottle of Mineral water with you always
  • Avoid places of high crowd density , stay at places where it is free to move about.
  • Please ask before you photograph anyone
  • Smile – its the universal language which everybody understands
  • Hornbill festival draws a lot of tourists from across the globe , so it is advisable to book rooms well in advance
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