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Hornbill Festival with Luxury Camp


Kohima Camp, Nagaland, offers intriguing insight of the unexplored North east. Situated in the exotic state of Nagaland, the camp showcases the cultural treasures of the Land of the Nagas.

The picturesque state of Nagaland is a part of what are known as the Seven Sisters of Northeast. The beautiful region of India is one of the treasured secrets. Kohima, the capital city of the state is blessed by natural beauty and a rich heritage. It is the land of the Naga people, comprising 16 proud tribes. The fearsome warriors and head hunters who have retained much of their traditional and cultural heritage.

At Kohima Camp, Nagaland, relax in individually designed tents, with en-suite bathrooms, crisp linen and the services of your very own butler. The 5 days itinerary of Hornbill Festival with TUTC Kohima Camp. Participate in celebrations of the unique Hornbill Festival.

Kohima Camp coincides with the ten-day Hornbill Festival, an annual commemoration of cultural displays and heritage from all 16 tribes of Nagaland. Each day brings forth their ‘vibrant’ performances, crafts, sports like archery and wrestling, food fairs, games and religious ceremonies.

Note: This is just a suggested itinerary indicative of what could be possible. We tailor holidays for your specific needs. Contact us if you want modifications so that we could tailor a holiday to suit your need for an unforgettable India tour.

Trip Highlights

  • Pass by the magnificent beauty of Japfu Mountains
  • Luxury camping in picturesque natural beauty.
  • Visit Kisama Village to attend Kohima Festival.
  • Attend the celebrations of the tribal festival.
  • Relish the folk music, dance and cuisines.
  • Explore the quaint Kigwema village of the legendaryAngami tribe.
  • Excursion to Villages of Kohima and Khonoma.

Itinerary Details

Day 1: Arrive at Dimapur Airport and transfer to Kohima Camp

The Kohima Camp itinerary starts with your arrival in the afternoon atDimapur Airport in Nagaland. Here, you will be greeted by our representative and driven to Kohima Camp, Nagaland.

The three hours ride takes you to the camp located at the foothills of the massiveJapfu Mountain.Soakin the peacefulness of the surroundings. At the camp you are accorded the traditional welcome of the tribes of Nagaland. Get assisted to yourexcellent luxury tent while the check-in formalities will be completed by our Guest Relations hostess.

Spend the evening relaxing in the serene environs of the camp. Enjoy a drink by the campfire followed by a feast expertly created by the camp Chef.

Enjoy the premium comforts of your camp during the overnight stay.

Day 2: Visit the spectacular Hornbill Festival

Get up to the call of birds. After a leisurely breakfast, drive to the Kisama village for the spectacular Hornbill Festival.

The Hornbill Festival is a spectacular riot of colors and heritage.Witness all 16 tribes of Nagaland show off the rich fare of diverse cultures and traditional arts that is Nagaland. You can witness the attire, folk music, dance forms, headgear, cuisines, paintings, handicrafts, and other intricacies of the varied tribes and sub-tribes of the state. Check out the display of exquisite handicrafts and handlooms. Adding to the excitement is a motor rally, traditional sports like wrestling and archery, a literary fest, and fun events like climbing a greased bamboo pole or chilli eating contests. Do not miss out performances of music and dance, whether traditional or contemporary.

After the excitements of the day, you musthave built up a hearty appetite.Return to camp for a sumptuous traditional lunch after which you can choose to relax in its serene surroundings.

In the evening, you have the option of returning to the festivities of the Hornbill festival. As the sun sets, the enthusiasm of the festival multiplies. Enjoy the music of oneof the many talented Naga rock bands performing in the festival. Explore the night bazaar for local artefacts andrelish some Naga delicacies. Be inspired by a fashion show featuring traditional tribal wear as well as contemporary designs.Be entertained at the Miss Nagaland contest.

Return to the luxurious comfort of your camp for dinner and a well -deserved rest.

Day 3: Visit to the Hornbill Festival or explore the Kigwema village of the Angami tribe

Start the day with a hearty breakfast. Next, you can head out for your last day at the Hornbill festival. Enjoy the festivities as the tribes captivate with their distinctive costumes and perform traditional Naga dances and ceremonies.

Return to a sumptuous lunch served in the camp. To recuperate from the vibrant festivities spend the afternoon at leisure in the tranquility of the camp. Or enjoy the option to explore the charming Kigwema village, just a few kilometers drive away.

Kigwema is a picturesque old village of the Angami tribe. Walk through the lanes of the village. Explore the traditional houses with their remarkable wooden pillars. Stop at one of the local house in the village to experience the Angami way of life over a cup of traditional tea.

Later this evening, you have the option to enjoy the cultural festivities in Kohima for the last time. Return to the camp contented from the exhilarating experience at the festival, with memories to last a lifetime.At dinner sit back and reflect on the Naga way of life whilst the chef indulges you in an exquisite meal.

Overnight at Kohima Camp, Nagaland

Day 4: Excursion to Villages of Kohima and Khonoma

Start the day with a leisurely breakfast of local delicacies. Next you proceed towards the treasures of Kohima, the capital of Nagaland. Kohima played a significant role in World War II. The Naga tribes fought alongside Allied forces against Japan. The tennis court of the British Deputy Commissioner’s house was aid to have been turned red with the blood spilt here. Visit the beautiful war cemetery built on a terraced hillside for the brave hearts that died in the war. Visit the private museum that holds some of the best artifacts from World War II.

Next, proceed towards the Angami village of Khonoma where you will relish a local lunch. Admire the traditional architecture of carved gateways and surrounding stone walls.Visitmorungs and participate in local games like wrestling with the local warriors.

Return to your camp as you are done exploring. Spend the evening in the comfort of your camp. Relish a platter of drinks and sun downer in front of the bonfire. Savor the delicacies prepared for dinner. Turn for the night in your comfy tent.

Day 5: Bid farewell to the Mystic Land of the Nagas

Today you bid farewell to Nagaland. After breakfast, you will be driven back to Dimapur airport. Take home cherished remembrances of your holiday as you return home.

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