Frolic in the Frontiers – Nagaland
Unravel one of India’s frontier states, Nagaland, a diverse landscape that exudes just as much variety as the rest of the nation but is a tad bit harder to get to. The Hornbill Festival presents the best opportunity to see Nagaland, its people and its culture. The festival takes its name from the native bird, the Great Indian Hornbill, which is ubiquitous in the folklore of all the tribes of Nagaland. Nagaland is home to some of the last remaining headhunting tribes in India. The warring tribes have since reconciled and as a gesture of fraternity come together for ten days every year over a grand celebration. This is their opportunity to show off their best and hence the capital city, Kohima erupts in fun and frolic amidst music, dances, parades, ceremonies, food and traditional rural sports. Their colorful and vibrant displays immerse one in an out-of-this-world experience, difficult to describe unless one sees it.
The journey begins and ends in Kolkata. You will fly from Kolkata to Dimapur in Nagaland, and drive from there to Kohima which is 74 km. In Kohima, you will experience the Hornbill Festival is by staying at The Ultimate Travelling Camp’s Kohima Camp. The camp is an oasis of luxury amidst a vale of forested mountains.
- The celebratory ambience of the The Hornbill Festival, with its chilli-eating contests, exotic food, music and dance performances
- The unique village of Kohonoma, the residents of which are known for the most environmentally sustainable lifestyles
- The heritage village of Kigwema and its singular traditions of storytelling called Morung
Date of Hornbill Festival
1st December 2016 to 10th December 2016
Brochure coming soon