Hornbill Special With Kaziranga

Hornbill Special With Kaziranga

To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima from 01-07 Dec. All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions. The Festival is named after the hornbill, the globally respected bird and which is displayed in folklore in most of the state’s tribes.

Itinerary

(6 nights 7 days)

  • Day 1: Dimapur – Kohima, Nagaland 80 Kms / 2 hrs drive
  • Fly into Dimapur around mid-morning. You'll be greeted at the airport and transferred to the pre-booked hotel at Kohima, Nagaland. Check-in and rest. Night stay in Kohima.

  • Day 2: Kohima – Hornbill Festival
  • Post breakfast we will start our short drive to Kisama Heritage Complex (12 kms / 30 mins) for a full day to observe the different tribes performing and to soak up the atmosphere of this great event. Enjoy Cultural Dances, War Dances, Folk Songs, Indigenous Games, Music (Rock Beat contest in the evening), Fashion Show (Cultural & Modern), Handloom & Handicrafts, Local Cuisine , Local drinks (Zutho, Thutshe) etc.

    The weeklong festival unites one and all in Nagaland and people enjoy the colorful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games and religious ceremonies. Traditional arts which include paintings, wood carvings, and sculptures are also on display. Festival highlights include Traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition and sale of Arts and Crafts, Food Stalls, Herbal Medicine Stalls, Flower shows and sales, Cultural Medley-songs and dances, Fashion shows, Beauty Contest, Traditional Archery, Naga wrestling, Indigenous Games, and Musical Concert.

  • Day 3: Kohima – Hornbill Festival
  • Post breakfast enjoy the Hornbill Festival. In the afternoon we will explore the village of Angami tribe “KHONOMA

    The village, referred to as Khwunoria (named after the Angami term for a local plant, Glouthera fragrantisima), is estimated to be around 700 years old and is spread over an area of 123sq.km. this is famous for its lush green forests and a unique form of agriculture, including some of the oldest terraced cultivation in the region. The terrain of the village is hilly which are rich in various speciaes of fauna & flora. The state bird, BLYTH’s tragopan a pheasant which is endangered found here.

  • Day 4: Kohima – Hornbill Festival
  • Post breakfast enjoy the Hornbill Festival. In the afternoon, we will visit the 2nd World War Cemetery, where the famous battle of tennis court took place, Handloom & Handicraft emporium followed by a quick visit to local market. Overnight at Hotel.

  • Day 5: Kohima to Kaziranga 215Kms / 05hrs drive
  • Post breakfast we start our drive to Kaziranga National Park. Reach there in the afternoon and check in to your pre-booked hotel.

    Kaziranga is a World Heritage Site, where more than 75% of the world’s total population of the great Indian One Horned Rhinoceros can be found. It lies on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River and is one of the oldest parks of Assam. Besides rhinos, the Asiatic Water Buffalo, Elephants, Tigers, Swamp deer, Barking deer and Hog deer can be seen. About 400 species of birds are found in Kaziranga National Park. Swamp Francolin, Great Hornbill, Pallas’s Fish Eagle, Pied Falconets, Greater Adjutant Stork, Long Billed Vulture. There is no telling what one might find in Kaziranga but it is always a great experience. The specialty here is the Blue-Naped Pitta among a host of Raptors and Waterfowl. The adjoining buffer areas are worth a try too, as numerous rare sightings are reported regularly. The park remains open from 1st Nov to 30th April only.

  • Day 6: Kaziranga
  • Early morning go for an elephant safari followed by jeep safari post breakfast. Afternoon go for another jeep safari.

    Jeep Safari

    Forenoon: Entry time between 07:00 to 09:30 Hours. Visiting time till 12:00 Noon

    Afternoon: Entry time between 13:30 to 15:00 Hours. Visiting time till sunset.

  • Day 7: Departure Day
  • After completing check out formalities be ready for transfer to the Guwahati airport for your return flight home taking with you the memorable moments you had during your stay in Nagaland & Assam.
Booking

Features

Start From

Start From

Dimapur

End At

End At

Guwahati

Permits

Permits

Yes - will be taken care of by us though

Minimum People

Minimum People

4

Total Duration

Total Duration

06 Nights / 07 Days

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