HORNBILL FESTIVAL OF NAGALAND

Nagaland, the land of the hospitable and warm Nagas, lies in the corner of India’s North-East-bordering Myanmar. Although most of the Nagas have now become Christians, they still preserve the remnants of their early animist culture and ancient traditions.

Organised by the State Government, An annual Tourism promotional event to showcase Nagaland Traditional and cultural Heritage in all its ethnicity, diversity and grandeur.

The Hornbill festival is a collaborative celebration of all Naga tribes at one venue and has been coined as “Festival of Festivals”. The Festival is a tribute to the great “Hornbill” which is the most admired and revered bird for the Nagas, for its qualities of alertness and grandeur. The Majestic bird is closely identified with the social and cultural life of the Nagas, as reflected in various tribal folklores, dances and songs. The awe and admiration for the bird is symbolically displayed on almost all tribal traditional headgears worn during the festival and is indicative of the commonness of the Nagas.

The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland is a cultural extravaganza to revive, protect and preserve the richness and uniqueness of the Naga heritage, while for the visitors to this event, its is a means for comprehensive understanding of the Naga People, their land and culture.

Festival Dates Dec 1ST – 7TH

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SUGGESTED SKETCH ITINERARY

Day 01 Arrive Kolkata
Day 02 Kolkata – Dimapur flight & Transfer to Kohima
Day 03 Kohiman (Attend the Hornbill Festival)
Day 04 Kohima – Mokochung
Day 05 Mokokchung – Sibsagar – Dibrugarh
Day 06 Dibrugarh – Kolkata flight
Day 07 Depart Kolkata

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