The Hornbill Festival is an annual festival celebrated from 1 to 10 of December in the Northeastern Indian state of Nagaland. The festival represents all ethnic groups of Nagaland for which it is also called the Festival of Festivals.
The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions. For visitors it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland, and an opportunity to experience the food, songs, dances and customs of Nagaland.
The festival was first organized in the year 2000 by the Government of Nagaland to encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland. The festival is named after the Indian bird Hornbill, which is a large and colorful forest bird displayed in the folklore of most of the state's tribes.
Hornbill Festival Visit. Evening Visit Phesama Village
HOrnbill Festival Visit. Evening Visit Kigwema Village
Khonoma Green Village Day Excursion
Kohima to Dimapur Transfer. Drop at Dimapur
Arrival at Dimapur & Transfer to Kohima
Pickup and Transfer to Kohima. Enroute stop at roadside market. You can have a cup of tea.
On reaching Kohima you may visit some souvenir shops.
Evening at leisure.
Hornbill Festival Visit & Evening Visit Phesama Village
Morning after breakfast we shall begin our day by visiting the Local Market, drive to Kisama to spend the rest of the day at Hornbill Festival. Visit the Morungs where you can witness all the 16 tribes of Nagas and other neighboring states in their best traditional attire, gearing up for the festival.
Be amused by the performances of various tribes depicting their culture and traditions through their presentations. After the formal program is over Between 2:30 to 3 pm we shall Visit Phesama Village.
Night we shall visit Night Bazaar at Kohima.
Hornbill Festival Visit & Evening Visit Kigwema Village
Visit Cemetery, Cathedral and drive to Kisama for more of Hornbill Festival. Witness more of cultural activities, visit the Bamboo Pavilion, Museum and other various stalls at the venue and experience some local cuisines of Nagas.
After the program is over, we shall visit Kigwema village. You may Visit Night Bazaar again at night.
Kohima to Khonoma & Return to Kohima
Today we shall have a detailed tour of Khonoma “The First Green Village in the Country”. On reaching Khonoma, start exploring the village by visiting Morungs, traditional gates, Forts, and local people as you unearth the traditions and cultural lifestyle of the local people.
Lunch at Morung orTerrace field or Khonoma Nature Conservation or Tragopan Sanctuary. After day -long excursion, drive back to Kohima and overnight stay.
Kohima to Dimapur Transfer. Drop at Dimapur
Morning after breakfast we shall drive to Dimapur & Drop.
2.00 PM Pickup from Dimapur Railway Station
2.30 PM pick up from Dimapur Airport
Accommodation in Standard Hotel in Kohima
English Speaking Guide Local exploration and Hornbill Festival
Breakfast (Day 2 - Day 5)
All necessary permits and entry fees
Lunch & Dinner
Any Kind of personal expenses
Medical and Travel Insurance
Tips, Laundry, Phone Calls, Camera and entry fee any other place other than mentioned in Itinerary
Flight Tickets from your place to Dimapur & Back
Anything not specifically mentioned under the section, Inclusion.
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Alternatively, a registered participant may transfer his/her registration to a friend without any cancellation fee 2 weeks before the trip only.
In case of cancellation of the hornbill festival due to any political issues an alternate Trip will be provided in Nagaland for the same dates and no refund for that.
In case of cancellation of the program due to any gov restrictions due to COVID/ Weather, an alternate date will be provided for the same trip and no refund for that.
In case you are not able to join the trip on the new dates, either you can send a replacement ( Without any additional cost) / You can opt for Wallet transfer,
What is Wallet Transfer?: The amount will move to LGFC Wallet and you can use that for any other trip. ( 3% fee will be deducted as movement charges) . Strictly there won’t be any refund to a bank account.
Wallet transfer is applicable only for the case when a participant won’t be able to join the new date on a postponed trip due to Pandemic / Weather situations
The wallet transfer offer will only be one time when the new date is announced. Further changes will be counted as normal cancellations and will be as per cancellation policy.
Installments are to be paid before the due dates.
In case when installments are pending after the due date, the order will be auto-canceled.
There will be no refund in case of auto cancellation due to nonpayment of installments.
Please book the trip only after reading the important notes
During the festival days we can expect Traffic blocks Kohima and Kisama village.
Vehicle used for the entire trip will be Non AC Innova ( 3 numbers )
Total participants for the trip will be 15+ 1 cordinator + Local Guide
Hotels rooms will be 2/3 sharing.
No room heaters available. There is no lift / escalator in the hotel. Only stairs
Hotel is in the center of Main Kohima market, so participants can walk for shoping and night Bazaar.
HOW TO REACH DIMAPUR
By Rail :
Direct Trains To Dimapur From South India run on 3 days of the week. Book tickets that arrive on the day of arrival / 1 day before.
Train details will be shared in the whatsapp group for registrants once irctc opens the booking.
Also daily trains are available to Dimapur from Guwahathi. You can reach Guwahati via Train / Flight and then proceed to Dimapur in train. 6 hours of Travel.
Dimapur has daily flights connecting Guwahati and Kolkata. Flight search can be done via flights.google.com
By Road :
Dimapur can be reached from Guwahati via Road. Either by share taxis or overnight buses. Check redbus.in for bus bookings
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