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Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package – Famous Cultural Festival of Northeast India - Package Overview

Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package – Famous Cultural Festival of Northeast India

Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package: Overview

Nagaland is famous land of festivals which is located at Myanmar Border in northeast India.  It is a home to diverse indigenous tribes with festivals and markets celebrating the different tribal culture.

 Holiday Travel India is one of the best Travel agency brought to you Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package. For Seeing its grand success and achievement at attracting tourists from far and wide from across India and abroad.

 In this package we offer sightseeing with tribes at Hornbill festival and explore famous games, cuisines and dance of tribes. Grab the chance and visit Kohima and explore its rich culture tradition and much more with us at pocket friendly rates.

What is Unique in Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package and Why?

Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package is unique because we provide chance to explore rich culture, tradition, festivals and be a part of Hornbill Festival which is most important festival of Nagaland with proper guideline.  Well arrange hotel/camp with night bornfire and offer to visit other famous excursion of Kohima.

Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package: Highlights

  • One of those rare villages counted as green village of India:  Khonoma Village

  • Eye- catching of Kohima: Japfu Peak

  • Historical landmark dedicated to 10,000 brave soldiers

  • Ancient village of Kohima: Bara Basti

  • Shows fascinating arts and artifacts in Kohima: State Museum

  • Conservation of Several Rare species in kohima: Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary

Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package – Famous Cultural Festival of Northeast India - Package Inclusion

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Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package: Inclusion

  • 03 Nights Accommodation on twin sharing basis

  • Breakfast and dinner

  • Pick up and Drop up from Dimapur airport or railway station

  • Private Ac vehicle for 04 days

  • Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault

  • Inclusive of all taxes

Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package: Exclusion

  • Personal Expense

  • Any airfare, busfare and Railway fare

  • Lunch

  • Any entry charges of function

Hotels in Kohima

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Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package – Famous Cultural Festival of Northeast India - Package Itinerary

Arrive at Dimapur airport or railway station and proceed to Kohima. It is picturesque town is the home of brave and daring Naga tribes.  Upon arrival check in to your pre booked camp/ Hotel and you will be welcomed in the traditional style by the exotic Naga tribes. You may have lunch at same hotel/camp and rest of the day free at your leisure. At Night enjoy your drink sitting by the camp fire and please your taste buds to the delectable dinner and overnight stay at Kohima

Meals: Dinner

Lunch: Served at same Hotel/ camp

After breakfast check out from hotel/camp and be a part of famous Hornbill festival, Proceed Kisama village which is about 12 km from Kohima where hornbill festival get celebrated by Tribes.  The wonderful exhibition of cultures, traditions, customs, handicrafts, paintings, folk music, dance, attires of the people and participants will surely leave you captivated.  One can get immersed with the rich culture and heritage of Nagas displayed by the colourful dances and songs or get entertained with other colourful events.  You may have lunch at well arranged Restaurants/ stalls or food eateries in festival. By the evening you have to spend and experience new games of tribal people, after that you will return back to kohima and overnight stay with dinner at hotel/camp at kohima

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at Festival

After breakfast start your day by visit famous sightseeing of kohima to experience tribal life and culture of Nagaland, there is some most visited places which include Japfu Peak, Dzükou Valley and War Cemetery. After sightseeing g you may have lunch at any nearest tribal eateries. Then you will continue your journey towards Bara basti and State Meuseum, later you will visit Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary which is 37 km away from Kohima or move back towards hotel.  Overnight stay with dinner at Kohima

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Lunch: Served at any nearest food zone

After breakfast checkout from hotel/camp and proceed for Dimapur. Upon arrival you will drop to Dimapur airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory

Meals: Breakfast 

Hornbill Festival of Nagaland Tour Package – Famous Cultural Festival of Northeast India - Package Other Details

About Hornbill Festival

Hornbill Festival is one of the most cherished festivals of Nagaland which held in Kisama Naga Heritage Village. The Hornbill Festival takes place between the 1st December, which happens to be the Nagaland Formation Day, till the 7th of December, annually. The celebrations are attended by all the major tribes of Nagaland who present themselves with various arts, folk songs, dances and games. There are numerous displays of handicrafts, handloom, multi-cuisine local food stalls while a rich amount of rice beer always at hand to indulge in. Evenings are lighted by the thrilling Hornbill National Rock Concert in which bands from all over the country and abroad participate to compete

When and where Hornbill Festival 2017 is celebrated

This festival usually takes place between the 1st and the 7th of December every year in Kohima. Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima. All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival.

How to reach Kohima

By Flight:  The nearest Domestic Airport is Dimapur Airport from Kohima city, roughly 74 Kms from Kohima. Dimapur Airport is well connected to major cities of India like Guwahati, Imphal, Kolkata and Dibrugarh. Tourist buses, taxis and local buses will take you to Kohima from Dimapur airport and the journey time is about 3 hours.

By bus:  Kohima is connected to Imphal (123 km) and Guwahati (400 km) by road. driving up to Kohima from Guwahati can be very tiring due to the distance and the state of the roads, not to mention dangerous because of the insurgency. It is best to travel Kohima by flight

By Train: The nearest railhead is Dimapur, 74 km from Kohima. There are trains that connect Guwahati to Dimapur. It is well connected to Kolkata. If you can reach Kohima then you will able to reach easily by Kolkata.

Best time to visit Kohima/ When to visit Nagaland

The best time to visit Kohima is from October to May when the weather is pleasant enough to enjoy sightseeing and outdoor activities.  The winters offering an ideal chilly vacation, The summers are characterized by heavy rainfall which almost turn into a cloudburst during the monsoons,  Along with the pleasant weather, the myriad celebrations and festivities that are hosted year around adds to the excitement of your trip. About Hornbill Festival

Places to visit in Kohima

Catholic Church: Catholic Church is considered as one of the biggest churches in the north-east region of India and is one of its kinds in the entire Kohima. Catholic Church is listed in the biggest churches. It is located on the Aradhurah Hill of Kohima setting an example of fabulous architectural marvel. Just standing at this church, one can witness wonderful views of the surroundings

Tuophema: Tuophema village Located about 40 km from the capital city of Kohima is the Touphema Village. It is a cultural village where you get to know the traditional life of the Nagas in an intimate manner.  Built by the local community in partnership with the Tourism Department of Nagaland, Touphema village is a collection of small huts build in Naga design and decorated like a traditional Naga household intending on giving the tourists the feel of living in a Naga tribal house

Kohima Museum: The museum acquaints the tourists about the rich history of the state. One of the prominent attractions of the museum is the unique artifacts of the sixteen tribes that live in the state. There are many tribes that inhabit in Nagaland. The Kohima Museum was primarily established to present the world about the diverse lifestyle, habitat and culture of the tribal people. The museum preserves various things belonging to tribal community like the colorful traditional clothes, clan motifs, precious stones (carnelian, tourmaline and coral) and so on Tourists visiting the museum can also study Nagamese, which is a pidgin language invented by the Nagas, with the help of local dialects and Assamese. Apart from this, this museum also preserves the sixteenth tribal group of the Nagaland tribes.

Ruzaphema: Ruzaphema, located 5 km away from Kohima on the Dimapur-Kohima Road, is a popular shopping area. This area is known for its colourful bazaars, where visitors can shop for unique and beautiful handicrafts that are made by the tribal women of Nagaland.  Ruzaphema has a total population of 2,396 peoples. There are about 327 houses in Ruzaphema village. Medziphema Town is nearest town to Ruzaphema which is approximately 17km away.

Dzukou Valley: The Dzukou Valley is a valley located at the border of the Indian states of Nagaland and Manipur . It can be reached in five hours of trek from Mt. This valley is well known for its natural beauty, seasonal flowers and the overall flora and fauna. The valley is famous for its wide range of flower in every season. But the most famous one is the dzuko lily. There is two another way of reaching the valley. One is from the foothills of Viswema Village and another one is from foothills of Jakhma Village both in Nagaland. Trek from the former route is about 17 km and takes longer and is less challenging,

Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary: Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary conserves several rare species of plants, birds and animals like barking deer, flying squirrel, mithun (gayal), wild dog, sloth bear, tiger etc.  Total area of the park is 202.02 Km2. It was declared as a National Park in the year of 1993. The park is also unique place for camping, trekking and sightseeing. Mountains, cliffs and valleys within the park present good opportunities.

War Cemetery: War Cemetry in Kohima is a significant historical landmark dedicated to as many as 10,000 brave soldiers of the 2nd British Division of Allied Forces who gave up their lives in World War II at Kohima during the year 1944. The cemetery is designed in a series of terraces where stone steps lead to the way. Beautifully covered with grass and roses, the plots of the cemetery looks like a colourful blanket sculpted with stories of brave hearts who laid down their lives for the nation. As around 17,000 soldiers including British and Indian were reportedly killed, missing and wounded, the British before leaving India decided to erect such a memorial in the memories of the valiant comrades.

Nagaland places to visit

Nagaland, the hilly region in the northeast of India which makes Seeing its grand success and achievement at attracting tourists from far and wide from across India and abroad. There are planet of villages and places to visit and extend your holiday on famous festive land.

Kohima: Kohima is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Burma. Kohima was founded alongside the large Angami village known as Kohima Village. It has earned its name in history as the place where the Japanese tide during World War II was halted.

Dimapur: Dimapur serves as the main entry point into Nagaland.  While nature lovers are enthralled by the scenic landscape of the place, history lovers are attracted to the 10th century Kachari ruins found here.

Mokokchung:  Mokokchung, considered the cultural and intellectual capital of Nagaland, is one of the most important districts in the state. Though most of the Aos, the tribes, have converted to Christianity, they retain the essence of their tribal features. Here are some leading destinations in Mokokchung.

Mon: Mon is one of the most mystic places in Nagaland that boasts of rich tribal heritage.  The place is nature lovers’ delight as the landscapes are spectacular. One of the best views is the Assam plains viewed from here

Nagaland culture

Indian tribal people play a key part in constructing the cultural heritage of India. They occupy a major part in the history of India as they are considered as the true habitants of India. The tribal people are scattered in different parts of India and they form a considerable number of the population of India. There are 20 major tribes and a number of sub-tribes domesticating the land of Arunachal Pradesh in India. Most of these communities are culturally identical, having derived from an original common stock but their geographical separation from each other has brought within them certain distinct characteristics in language, dress and customs.

This people express their cultural identity and distinctiveness in their social organization, language, rituals and festivals and also in their dress, ornamentation, art and craft. The men folk are engaged in activities like agriculture, hunting and fishing to earn a living

Famous festival of Nagaland

Gan Ngai Festivals of Naga Tribe, Nagaland Celebrations of the festivals of Naga tribes are social and cultural in nature and symbolize the feeling of the whole community. The rich and exclusive traditional heritage here gives way to a number of fairs and festivals in Nagaland that add a rejuvenating touch to the already beautiful and fresh mountain air of Nagaland. These tribal festivals of Nagaland are celebrated throughout the year.

Gan Ngai: Gan Ngai is the greatest festival. Earlier it used to be celebrated for seven days but now it is celebrated for five days. It is a post harvesting festival which is celebrated in the month of December January every year.  The people of the tribes place 3 cuisine stones close to the fireplace so that they can accomplish the tribe’s health, good harvest and prosperity.

Tuluni Festival: Tuluni Festival is most significant festival celebrated by the Sumi Naga tribe of Nagaland.  During the Tuluni Festival there are prayers and offerings that are given to Litsaba, who is the deity of fruitfulness who gives life and protection to the crops.

Nazu Festival: One of the most enjoyable and colorful festivals of Nagaland, celebrated by the Pochury Tribe there is the Nazu Festival. The whole outlook of the festival is les of rituals and more of pure entertainment and competition. There are dances and music performed by the tribal folks.

Hornbill Festival: Hornbill Festival is one of the most cherished festivals of Nagaland which held in Kisama Naga Heritage Village. The Hornbill Festival takes place at 1st December which happens to be the Nagaland Formation Day till the 7th of December.

Dimapur to Kohima taxi fare

Dimapur to Kohima is about 68 km and it takes 3 Hours to reach by Taxi or Cab, charges became Rs.3000/- One way Trip

Tribes of Nagaland

There are several significant types of tribes in history, each is very different and it is helpful to understand both the similarities and unique features of these types of tribes which is mention below.

Foraging Tribes: Foraging Tribes is a combination of smaller kin or non-kin communities linked by a common culture that usually act as one.  Who practice hunting and gathering and share a common culture. These tribes were often female-centric, and their gods were fertility goddesses and earth goddesses who provided bounty of food

Nomadic Tribes:  Horticultural Tribes:  Nomadic Tribes hunted and gathered, but also pillaged in order to survive and prosper. Nomadic Tribes were usually dominated by males and often practiced plural marriages

Agrarian Tribes (communities): An agrarian system is the dynamic set of economic and technological factors that affect agricultural practices. It is premised on the idea that different systems have developed depending on the natural and social conditions specific to a particular region. They have been the most common form of socio-economic organization for most of recorded human history.

Industrial Tribes: Industrial Tribes were built around career which connected them, for economic opportunities in the cities and suburbs.  The more capital you could get invested, the better your tribe fared (at least for a while) versus other tribes. Your tribes probably included a community fundraiser club, donors to the post office Christmas food drive, PTA or home school co-op (or both), church committees, car pool group, racquetball partners, biking team, local theatre, the kids’ choir, lunch with your friends, Cubs or Yankees fans, and the list goes on and on and on.

Food of Nagaland

A typical Naga meal consists of a meat dish, a boiled vegetable dish or two, rice and a chutney (Tathu). Nagas tend to prefer boiled edible organic leaves. Some common dishes are "fermented bamboo shoot" (made from the tender shoot of the Bamboo tree) with fish and pork.