The Hornbill Festival in Nagaland is held once a year. So you can book this unique trip only at dates of the festival which is held every year between 1 and 5 December in Kohima. The festival is intended to keep the Naga Heritage intact and preserve its richness. Nagaland has 16 major tribes and a lot of sub-tribes. All the tribes have colorful and intricately designed costumes, jewelry. They also have their own rituals and ceremonies. The Naga tribes are also well known for their songs and folk dances to praise the warriors and heroes.
In Nagaland, 85% of the population lives off agriculture. They live in villages on the hilltops overlooking the green valleys.
Join Mundooz on this unique occasion to witness some unique cultures hidden in the north-east of India, close to the border of Myanmar.
Day 1: Dimapur – Kohima (74 KMS/2.5 HRS)
Meet and greet at Dimapur airport/ Railway station. Welcome to the land of the Naga Tribes. From Dimapur, we take you to Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. Check into Hotel and if time permits we’ll have a city tour to War cemetery, a Private museum at Kohima and the state museum. Overnight at Kohima Hotel
Day 2: Kisama(1.3 KM) – Kigwema
Morning Check-out at Kohima hotel and Check-in at the Hornbill Eco- Camp at Kigwema and Visit the Hornbill festival. Overnight Hornbill Eco-Camp.
Day 3: Kisama(1.3 KM) – Kigwema
Today we visit the Kisama Heritage Village for the cultural summit of all Naga tribes in Hornbill festival up to 2.00 pm. After lunch, we take you for a village walk at a typical Angami village of Kigwema, and a Jakhama traditional home, granary, rice pounding style and also a traditional village kitchen.
Optional: homemade Typical village dinner (not included in standard package).Overnight Hornbill Eco-Camp. Drive back to Kigwema (eco-camp ) for overnight stay
Day 4: Kohima – Khonoma (20 KMS / 1 HR)
Visit of the first Green village in India, followed by a visit to the British memorial, some ancient houses, forts, ceremonial gates. Maybe we get a chance to see the state animal of Nagaland and the Jhum cultivation with alder trees. In the afternoon we afternoon Dzuleke.
Overnight at Khonoma Homestay./ Alternatively back to eco- camp.
Day 5: Khonoma – Wokha – Mukokchung
After an early breakfast, we drive to Mukokchung, the abode of Aao Nagas. On the way, we stop to visit Wokha (75 KMs).
Overnight at a Homestay. You can order a typical Aao Dishes at Dinner / alternatively Indian food.
Day 6: Ungma – Mokokchungket – Longkhom
After a leisurely breakfast, we take the whole day for exploring culturally rich villages like Ungma, Mokokchungket and Longkhom. All local people are ancient warriors, but now they are Christians and expert in hand-loom and making artifacts of bamboo and cane.
Overnight at Homestay.
Day 7: Mon
Early breakfast before we drive to Mon, the place of the Kanyak Nagas. The Kanyak Nagas are traditionally known as head hunters.In ancient times they were the most territorial tribe rigidly striving for their area. If other tribes entered their area, this would lead to fights and result in headhunting. Nowadays the Kanyak Nagas are no more into head hunting, but you can still see the trophies from the past.
Overnight at / Homestay / Guesthouse
Day 8: Mon
Explore Mon the whole Day, the Kanyak Naga Villages and their primitive culture not yet influenced by modern civilization.
Overnight at Mon.
Day 9: Dibrugarh
Early morning drive to Dibrugarh. It’s a 5-hour drive to the green capital of Assam. We will enjoy the tea gardens and watch the tea leaf plucking. If possible, we will visit a tea factory.
Day 10: Dibrugarh – Delhi
Drive to the airport for onward destination.
Accommodation in the Hotel /Tent /Homestay as per best in the Locality and itinerary
Meal with breakfast and Dinner
A/C Innova or similar luxury car (4 persons per vehicle)
All toll tax
Water: 2 bottles per person per day.
Insurance: we firmly advise taking a travel insurance
Any monument park entree fee, camera fee, tips
Any alcoholic beverages
Any extra stops and costs due to strike and natural disaster
Anything not specified in the inclusive list
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Visa and entry formalities
To visit the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland, you only need a valid visa for India.