Hornbill

Sample Itinerary

HORNBILL HISTORY

The tribes of Nagaland celebrate their festivals with gusto and fervor. More than 60% of the population of Nagaland depends on agriculture and therefore most of their festivals revolve round agriculture. They consider their festivals sacred and so participation in these festivals is compulsory. Nagaland is known as the land of festivals as each tribe celebrates its own festival with dedication and passion. To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year during the first week of December. 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. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions, showcasing a mélange of cultural displays under one roof.
The Festival is named after the hornbill, the globally respected bird and which is displayed in folklore in most of the state’s tribes. The week long festival unites one and all in Nagaland and people enjoy the colorful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games and ceremonies. Traditional arts which include paintings, wood carvings, and sculptures are also on display. Festival highlights include Traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition and sale of Arts and Crafts, Food Stalls, Herbal Medicine Stalls, Flower shows and sales, Cultural performances, Fashion shows,Traditional Archery, Naga wrestling, Indigenous Games, and Musical concerts.

December 3

Morning:

  • Depart Delhi to Dimapur - A car will meet you upon arrival and take you to your local accommodation in Kohima

Day Highlights:

  • Enjoy cultural performances by different Naga Tribes - World Cinema - Korean Food Festival - Hornbill Literature Festival

Evening Highlights:

  • Charity Ball - Hornbill Night Carnival & Concerts

December 4

Day Highlights:

  • Breakfast and Kigwema guided village walk
  • Enjoy Hornbill Festival cultural performances by different Naga Tribes
  • Naga Wrestling Competition
  • World Cinema Theater Festival
  • Korean Food Festival

Evening Highlights:

  • A traditional dinner and cultural evening with EXSUL partners and local village elders

December 5

Day Highlights:

  • DRIVE TO MON aND exPERINeCE Konyak (head hunting tribe of Nagaland) TRIBAL village and CULTURE BY THE BURMESE BORDER

Evening Highlights:

  • Overnight stay in Mon

December 6

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Drive to Dimapur - Depart for Delhi

ADD ONE DAY: Kaziranga National Park and Elephant Safari - extra fee

 

Includes

Included:

  • Cars/transportation
  • Festival fees and event tickets
  • Airport pick-up and drop-off at your home , office or hotel
  • Staff/guides - guided tours of the festival and specified events/activities
  • Breakfast & Dinner 3 days
  • All hotel and accommodation costs
  • All park, inner-line permits and hiking fees

Not included:

  • RT Airfare Delhi-Dimapur, Lunch & mid-day snacks, hotel incidentals and personal shopping or shipping costs

HORNBILL HISTORY

The tribes of Nagaland celebrate their festivals with gusto and fervor. More than 60% of the population of Nagaland depends on agriculture and therefore most of their festivals revolve round agriculture. They consider their festivals sacred and so participation in these festivals is compulsory. Nagaland is known as the land of festivals as each tribe celebrates its own festival with dedication and passion. To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year during the first week of December. 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. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions, showcasing a mélange of cultural displays under one roof.
The Festival is named after the hornbill, the globally respected bird and which is displayed in folklore in most of the state’s tribes. The week long festival unites one and all in Nagaland and people enjoy the colorful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games and ceremonies. Traditional arts which include paintings, wood carvings, and sculptures are also on display. Festival highlights include Traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition and sale of Arts and Crafts, Food Stalls, Herbal Medicine Stalls, Flower shows and sales, Cultural performances, Fashion shows,Traditional Archery, Naga wrestling, Indigenous Games, and Musical concerts.

December 3

Morning:

  • Depart Delhi to Dimapur - A car will meet you upon arrival and take you to your local accommodation in Kohima

Day Highlights:

  • Enjoy cultural performances by different Naga Tribes - World Cinema - Korean Food Festival - Hornbill Literature Festival

Evening Highlights:

  • Charity Ball - Hornbill Night Carnival & Concerts

December 4

Day Highlights:

  • Breakfast and Kigwema guided village walk
  • Enjoy Hornbill Festival cultural performances by different Naga Tribes
  • Naga Wrestling Competition
  • World Cinema Theater Festival
  • Korean Food Festival

Evening Highlights:

  • A traditional dinner and cultural evening with EXSUL partners and local village elders

December 5

Day Highlights:

  • DRIVE TO MON aND exPERINeCE Konyak (head hunting tribe of Nagaland) TRIBAL village and CULTURE BY THE BURMESE BORDER

Evening Highlights:

  • Overnight stay in Mon

December 6

Morning/Afternoon:

  • Drive to Dimapur - Depart for Delhi

ADD ONE DAY: Kaziranga National Park and Elephant Safari - extra fee