Intending to bring out the exquisite as well as the aesthetic characteristics of the ‘Land of Festivals’ Nagaland, the Hornbill Festival is a showcase of its valuable culture and heritage. This celebration facilitates the participation of the varied tribes belonging to Nagaland and is majorly recognized as a highly thronged occasion accompanied with the visits of the travellers from all across the globe. Held from 1st till 10th December every year, the Hornbill Festival Tour of Nagaland is prevalent to let you attain an opportunity for immersing in a journey to witness each and every single associated with Nagaland’s culture through this weeklong event.Read More
Arrive at Dimapur airport and there you will be meeting our Max Holidays who will be present there to greet you. After that get an assisted transfer to Kohima and then check in at your pre-booked hotel/camp/homestay for an overnight stay.
Have some luscious breakfast at your stay and then head towards the sightseeing of Kohima. Firstly, visit the Kohima War Cemetery and once done, explore the highly unique State Museum. Get back to your hotel once you are done with the day and then stay overnight there.
This day marks the start of your experience in the unbelievable Hornbill festival 2019. Indulge in a drive for reaching Kisama village and being a part of this festival there. Here, you will be witnessing the 16 tribes of Nagaland showcasing the art of their vibrant culture. You shall have abundant sights of paintings, handicrafts, folk music and dance forms, cuisines, attire and other varied elements of this amazing event. You are going to feel awestruck not solely by the music and dance, but also by the unique exhibition of handloom and handicraft too. Apart from this, be a part of a variety of contests such as the chilly eating contests, climbing the greased bamboo pole, wrestling etc. Return back to Kohima for having some luxurious lunch and after that you can either opt to take some rest or go back to the Hornbill festival for enjoying the remaining activities. You can enjoy the bands at night or pass amidst the local bazars and indulge in some shopping of Nagaland’s handicrafts and other stuff. Once done, return back to your hotel for overnight stay.
Once done with the flavourful breakfast, head towards the highly favoured Hornbill festival in Nagaland. Enjoy the enthralling beauty of this celebration and then return to Kohima for some lunch. After that, you can either return to the festival or explore the Kigwema Village. The houses here are made in a highly impressive manner with the help of some wooden pillars and are a great sight to behold. Walk through this village’s lanes and you can also communicate with the locales there while sipping a traditional cup of tea. Later, during evening you can be a part of Kohima’s festivities and then return your stay at Kohima for spending overnight there.
Today is the last day of your Nagaland festival tour. Have some luscious breakfast and then you will be getting an assisted transfer to the Dimapur airport for flying back to your onward destination/home.
Kisama Heritage Village has morangs that showcase the life of the various tribes in Nagaland. Very well organised festival at the in the first week of December. The food, the dances, the songs, their costumes and jewelry are on display
The Hornbill Festival itself is put on for tourists as an attempt to preserve the area's Kisama Heritage Village. Re-enactment of folk stories, folk dancing a riot of colour and singing,
Naga’s in their tribal costumes fantastic opportunity to see them.
Seat of the Hornbill festival
"The annual festival of the Nagas tribes is celebrated In Kisama Village, a place of meeting and coexistence of the tribes that until recently fought with each other.
"In Kisama Village all 16 tribes being present in one place, At least when Hornbill festival takes place. Or less every day fashion is a must to se. I do not like artificial villages, but I have to admit, this one is an exception. "
Tekweuju, Above Japfu Christian College | Kigwema, Kohima 797001, India
New Ministers Hill National Highway 29 | Near Catholic Cathedral, Kohima 797005, India
Naga Village Road | opp Baptist High School, Mission compound, Kohima 797001, India
Themezie, High School Road, Kohima 797001, India
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To book this trip you need to pay only US$100 and balance 45 days prior to the trip. If at any time before this you change your mind your money is safe with Max Holidays and can be transfered to your next trip with us.
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