The Hornbill Festival is one of the most important festivals of Nagaland . Held every year from December 1 to December 10 , it is also known as the Festival of Festivals . Each day of this festival showcases various dance performances of different indigenous tribal groups of Nagaland which is later followed by various competitions and other activities like Rock Bands and Music concerts. The Kisama Heritage ground is richly decorated and all the Morungs ( male dormitories ) become very active with war drums and folk songs sung by their respective members.
A later part of this tour takes you to Mon , a beautiful small town away from the plains which is the home to the upper Konyak tribes . These tribes in the past were Head Hunters and some of the old members have preserved the prominent tattoos on the face. We shall visit Longwa village which is a very unique place that lies on the border of Myanmar.
|1||Kolkata||Victoria Memorial , Kumartoli , Jain Temple , Kali Temple , Mother Teresa's Tomb||Peerless Inn|
|2||Kolkata- Dimapur - Kohima||Kohima War Memorial , Kohima Museum , Night Baazar , Museum||Home Stay|
|3||Kohima||Hornbill Festival , Local Market||Home Stay|
|4||Kohima||Hornbill Festival||Home Stay|
|5||Kohima||Hornbill Festival , Khonoma village , Kigwema village||Home Stay|
|6||Mokokchung||Longkhum village||Whispering Winds|
|7||Mon||Mon village||Teipha Cottage|
|8||Mon||Longwa village||Teipha Cottage|
|9||Dibrugarh||Tea Plantations||Tea County|
Arrive at Kolkata . Meet and assistance at Airport / Railway station. We then transfer you to the hotel for lunch. After a quick lunch proceed for city tour of Kolkata which includes visits of Victoria Memorial, Kali temple, Jain temple, Kumartoli, Howarh bridge and Mother’s Teresa Tombs. Overnight at Hotel.
From Kolkata we will fly to nearest possible airport to Dimapur which is nearer to Kohima. From Dimapur airport it will take another 3 hrs drive to Kohima. After the afternoon we will visit Kohima museum and also visit Kohima War Memorial .Overnight stay at the hotel.
After morning breakfast we will drive to Kisama Heritage Village. Here we will encounter the great day of Hornbill festival. The Nagas not only performs dance and music but plays various dramas enacting war sequences. We will find the local delicacy known as Smoked Porks. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Today we will enjoy the performances not only of Nagas but of seven sisters states of Northeast India. The local village has a tribal house of 16 different recognized tribes of Nagas. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Another beautiful day will start from visiting some villages like Khonama village which is of 1hr 15mins drive. This village is famous for unique bamboo piped long distance water system . Then we will move to another two villages known as Kigwema and Jakhama village which is another 1.5hrs drive from Khonama. Here we find the origination and living style of Angami tribes. Overnight stay at Kohima hotel.
This day we will drive to Mokochung which is of 7 hrs. After reaching Mokochung we will visit villages know as Longkhum village. From this village we will encounter the panoramic view of the great Eastern Himalayas. Overnight stay at Mokochung .
This day we will drive to Mon after completion of breakfast. Along the way we will encounter various valleys which are home to Konyak Nagas. Our final stop before hotel is to visit Angh’s house. Overnight stay in hotel at Mon.
This day we will explore some more villages like Shangnyu which is of Konyak tribe. After that we will visit to Longwa, one of the biggest villages of the Konyak Nagas and is also the last village on the Myanmar Border . While returning back we will visit Hong poi village where we shall meet the last of the Headhunters with beautiful tattoos Overnight stay at the hotel in Mon.
On way back to our final destination which is Dibrugarh we will encounter some wonderful tea plantations. We will give you visit to the plantations. Overnight stay at Dibrugarh hotel.
Departure to the respective destination.