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Hornbill Festival Tour (Nagaland) : Dimapur |Kohima | Touphema | Mokukchung

Highlights of Tour

hornbill festival, garrison hill walk, boat cruise

8 Days Package

Day to Day Program of Hornbill Festival Tour.

Travel Destination

dimapur, kohima, touphema, mokukchung

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Hornbill is the most glamorous cultural festival celebrated in one of the most remote part of the world. The festival is named to signify the Nagas’ devotion to the hornbill bird, which has historically been a part of their folklore. The festival provides a glimpse into the kaleidoscopic cultures and ethnicities of Nagaland and other states of North East India

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PACKAGE DETAILS

DAY 1 - ARRIVE DIMAPUR

Arrive Dimapur and drive to Kohima (80kms/3hrs). Overnight at Hotel Cimorb or similar. 

DIMAPUR, the “city of the river people”, 80kms northwest of Kohima, is Nagaland’s largest and most industrialized town. It bears little resemblance or affinity to the rest of Nagaland and functions for visitors primarily as a gateway to the state. Standing on the riverside edge of town, Dimapur’s mushroom-like monuments – fertility symbols dating back to the Kachari Kingdom – are the main points of interest. It used to be the capital of the Kachari rulers and one can still see the remains of the ancient Kingdom in the heart of the old town. The ruins date back to the Ahom invasions of the 13th Century.

Kohima, now the state capital of Nagaland, is situated at an altitude of 1495 mtrs. above sea level. This hill station, with a panoramic view of the rugged Naga Hills was witness to a fifty-day and night non-stop fighting during the 2nd World War. A garrison of 3500 made a stand against a besieging army of 15,000! Visit and discover this “Battle of Tennis Court!” Have a close experience of Angami tribal village.

DAY 2 - AT KOHIMA

At Kohima – go for a walk around the Garrison Hill area to revisit the Battle of Kohima – hear about the stories of the war as it happened then. The tour culminates at the 2nd World War Cemetery where the famous battle of tennis court took place.

The cathedral in Aradurah Spur is an important landmark of Kohima. The crucifix inside the cathedral carved out from the wood is the largest in India. The inscriptions were presented by the Japanese War veterans of World War II. Here, they say that, prayers are being offered everyday for those killed during the war at the battle of Kohima.

The beautiful Angami village of KHONOMA, 20kms northwest from Kohima, holds a special place in Naga history as the place where Angami warriors made their final stand against the British in 1879. Magnificent rice terracing surrounds the village, irrigated by a complex system of bamboo water pipes, and twenty different types of rice are grown here, each specifically suited to the elevation, soil and aspect of the terraces. A flight of steps, approached through a traditional carved gate, leads up to the highest point of the village from where excellent views take in the hills and the neighbouring villages

Option to go shopping and select some souvenirs that one can take back home as lasting reminder of their visit to this region.

DAY 3 - KOHIMA at the Hornbill Festival

THE HORNBILL FESTIVAL of Nagaland, which is a yearly feature in the first week of December, is a cultural extravaganza worth a watch. One can see a mélange of Naga cultures on display in one place. A tourist with a keen interest in people, their customs, food habits, sports, dances and songs, will be more than satisfied. This festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 Km from Kohima and is permanently created for celebration of this festival. Here, typical Naga boys’ dormitories (morungs) of each tribe are constructed in their respective tribal architectural designs to simulate a real village scene. Naga boys dormitories (morungs) are places where impressionable boys learn to socialize and live in a community, where values of survival are taught against the backdrop of head hunting and constant fear of the enemy and animals. It is also a school where they learn the lessons of life such as bravery, loyalty, honesty and arts and crafts. Here they also learn the oral traditions of their people, their stories, myths and legends and pass it down through the generations.  Hornbill Festival is the mother of all Naga Festivals, first celebrated in 2000. All Festivals of the 16 odd Naga tribes, normally celebrated over different seasons in a year, are condensed into seven-day festival, 1st to 7th December, every year. It is not, However, a reproduction of the ‘real thing’ but a window to the culture of the Nagas. The Festival highlights every aspect of Naga culture and tradition. Hornbill Festival offers a kaleidoscopic view of Naga culture expressed in the form of Folk dances, Arts, Architecture, Food, Traditional attires, fashion and of course, Music. Enjoy the, often superlatively expressed, hospitality and friendliness of the Nagas.

DAY 4 - KOHIMA / TOUPHEMA

Visit the State Museum, the handloom and handicraft emporium is a treasure house of traditional weaves along with the souvenir shops. The State Museum showcases some of the most fascinating aspects of Naga tribal life in all its variety and wealth of tradition. It also houses some of the ancestral weaponry, carved gateposts, status pillars that record Feasts of Merit and traditional Naga costumes and jewellery. In short it gives an overview of tribal lifestyles and the history of the Nagas.

Afternoon drive to Touphema village (40kms/2hrs)-a tourist village resort and a unique initiative on community tourism. Experience the heritage and charm of the Angami tribe.

DAY 5 - TOUPHEMA/ MOKUKCHUNG

Early morning drive to Mokokchung (142kms/5hrs) via Wokha. Overnight at Mokokchung Tourist Lodge or similar.

Mokokchung, the district headquarter situated at an altitude of 1325 meters above sea level. This picturesque town is the cultural centre of the AO Nagas. The AO warriors used to wear the beautiful black and red handwoven shawl with its white decorated band to signify their prowess over their enemies.

Wokha region is home to the Lotha tribe. It is located at an altitude of 1314mts. above sea level. Lotha Nagas are well known for their folk songs, colourful dresses and dances.

DAY 6 - MOKUKCHUNG/ JORHAT

After breakfast drive to Jorhat (180kms/5hrs). Overnight at a Tea Bungalow or similar.

Jorhat is another tea hub in the Upper Assam region. It is the headquarters of the Jorhat district and is the gateway to Majuli Island. Many small and big tea estates surround this town which was planted in the British days. The Gymkhana Club still exists actively which was once the centre of the social evenings and sports in the British days. Jorhat also boasts of the Tea Experimental Station at Tocklai where tea scientists continuously endeavour to introduce new and better plantation practices including developing new clones and saplings.

DAY 7 - JORHAT/MAJULI/JORHAT

After breakfast drives to Neematighat (12kms/20mints) and take a boat cruise to Majuli (3hrs upstream boat cruise- the time depends upon the water level of the river) – the largest inhabited river island in the world and famous for the Vaishnavite Satras or monasteries and its culture. Visit the monasteries and interface with tribes in the island. Afternoon cruise back to the mainland. Enroute there is a possibility of sighting flocks of migratory water birds and the Gangetic River Dolphin.

Majuli Island-a World Heritage Site, is located in the Brahmaputra River. The island has long served as a monastic retreat for the Vaishnavite community and is noted for its beautiful rural setting and the traditional Assamese and Mishing tribal architecture. On arrival, you will be transfer by road to a monastery, enroute pass through both Assamese and Mishing Villages – the Mishing houses are typified by being built on stilts and their ‘long house’ style of design. At the monastery you will be given an orientation tour of the monastic cells and temple. These Satras were set up Srimanta Shankerdev, the leader of Vaishnavite revivalism in the 16th Century. These are active and nurture the traditional dance form ‘Satriya’ (which is the 5th nationally recognized dance form other than Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Kathakali and Manipuri), music and crafts (mask- making), besides religious teachings.

DAY 8 - JORHAT / FLY OUT

After breakfast drive to the airport at Jorhat to board flight for onward destination.

Tour Cost Includes:

  • Assistance on arrival
  • 7 Nights accommodation
  • Daily Buffet Breakfast
  • All Taxes
  • Guide Charges
  • A/C Vehicle throughout the trip

Tour Cost does not includes:

  • Any Major Meals
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Any Flight Charges
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above.

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