A land engulfed in mystery, inhabited by vibrant and indigenous tribes zealously guarding their culture – dancers, warriors, headhunters, mountains, valleys, forests – all these forms the portrait of Nagaland the moment the word is uttered.
The tribes here celebrate with gusto and infectious zest. Spirits, social bonding, and purification are the key elements that form the essence of Naga festivals – the custom that each tribe follows translates into a festival. The Hornbill Festival, a yearly event taking place from 1st-10th December is a modern day cultural extravaganza of all the Naga tribes. It is the only festival, conceptualized by the government of Nagaland, where one can experience the culture and diversity of all the 16 Naga tribes at one place.
Named after the revered and respected Hornbill bird, the festival is celebrated in the beautiful heritage village of Kisama. The festival is a unique experience where all the Naga tribes gather for cultural performances and celebrations, displaying ethnic crafts, food, fairs, and games. A few highlights are – traditional Mornings (where children used to learn from elders) of all the Naga tribes, food stalls, flower shows, arts and crafts exhibitions, traditional archery, wrestling, musical concerts, folks songs, folk dances and much more.
Stay: Accommodation in clean & hygeinic hotel/home stay on twin sharing
Meals: All Meal During The Trip
Activities: Rafting, Rural Living