Hornbill Festival

by Eventours Travels

Hornbill Festival

Assam & Nagaland 8 Rating

06 Nights / 07 Days

5th Dec – 11th Dec  2018

₹ none / person

An annual cultural extravaganza celebrating the Tribes of Nagaland, named after the famed hornbills (Bucerotidae), a family of bird found in tropical and subtropical rainforests. This experience is an ethnic journey involving local cuisines and spirits with a generous dose of wildlife and Nature.

Celebrated from 1st till 10th of December every year within the confines of a heritage village called Kisama, Hornbill Festival is an annual cultural extravaganza celebrated by the tribal people in the state of Nagaland. Named after the beautiful hornbill, a globally respected bird that shows up in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes. This Festival aims at sustaining, reviving, and protecting the richness of the Naga culture and heritage. This also gives visitors, an opportunity to get a ringside view of the enchanting land, its people and its culture which is done through cultural extravaganza worth experiencing. This will definitely make you feel right to be lost in the right direction.

  • Visit famous shakti Kamakhya Temple
  • Jungle safaris in Kaziranga National Park
  • Witness the biggest festival of North East India
  • Chance to explore Nagaland in one single platform   
  • Introduction to various Naga tribes and their culture
  • Taste the famous Naga Cuisines
  • Visit to the famous Khonoma Village  
  • Visit the II World War cemetery and Museums
  • Fully escorted tour with local guides wherever necessary

Includes

  • Airport pick up & transfers in Air Conditioned Vehicles
  • All accommodation in double / twin share rooms
  • Meals inclusive as per request
  • Access to the festival ground
  • Permits for Nagaland
  • Permits for Jungle Safaris

Not Includes

  • Air/train fare
  • Entry fees at monuments, museum, Leisure Park
  • Tips, drinks, laundry
  • Insurance, telephone charge
  • Camera fees, if any
  • Any other services which is not mentioned in the ‘includes column’

DAY 1 (5th Dec) Arrival Guwahati

Arrive Guwahati by air and meet and assist by our staff at the airport. Enroute visit the Kamakhya Temple located at a hilltop, most important worship centers in India for Tantric (Shakti) Hinduism. Later check into a hotel for your overnight stay. Later visit emporia and market. Time permitting you can also do a sunset cruise over the mighty Brahmaputra flowing through the city. Overnight stay.

 

DAY 2 (6th Dec) Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park (220kms / 5hrs)

Transfer to Kaziranga National Park after a good breakfast. On arrival check into a Lodge / Resort. Later go for an afternoon jeep safari on your first day at the Kaziranga National Park. Return to your Lodge / Resort by evening. Overnight stay. 

 

Kaziranga National Parks - another World Heritage Site is the most well known tourist spot in Assam and every Assamese is proud of it. This park is home to some of the most fascinating wildlife in Asia including Greater Indian One-horned Rhinoceros. The moist deciduous forests of Kaziranga is a birding paradise with a check list of almost 500 species which includes Green-backed Heron, White bellied Heron (rare), Lesser and greater Adjutants,  Spoonbill, Grey-headed and Pallas's Fish-eagle (common), Swamp Francolin (common), Grey-headed Lapwing, Black-bellied tern, Marsh Babbler, Jordan's Bush chat (rare) White-throated Bush chat and many more.

 

 

DAY 3 (7th Dec) Kaziranga National Park

Today early morning visit the park on elephant backs in the central / western range. Return to lodge / resort for your breakfast. Post breakfasts go for your jeep safari inside the park, choose a different range. Your jeep driver will be the best person to give you the perfect information on animal sightings inside the park. Return to the lodge for lunch. Later go for another jeep safari inside the park until dusk. Return to your lodges for a relaxed evening. Overnight.

 

 

DAY 4 (8th Dec) Kaziranga National Park – Kohima (220kms / 5hrs)

Today after an early breakfast, drive to Kohima for your onward journey to the Hornbill Festival. Check into a hotel on arrival. Drive 20kms kilometers away to the Khonoma village, known for being the last base of the Naga warriors rebelling against the British Empire. Witness the spectacular carved terraces in the hills used for cultivation of 20 different types of paddy. Return to your hotel for your overnight stay.

 

 

DAY 5 (9th Dec) Kohima

Witness the Hornbill Festival for the day. Enroute you can visit the II World War Cemetery, with over 1400 graves of Brithish Commonwealth and Indian Soldiers.

 

 

DAY 6 (10th Dec) Kohima

Hornbill Festival full day. Witness the closing ceremony of this spectacular festival after a 10 long day of celebration.

 

 

DAY 7 (11th Dec) Kohima – Dimapur (80kms / 3hrs)

Today after breakfast, continue your onward journey towards Dimapur airport for your flights.

Prabhakar Homestay / Hotel Royal D’Casa  - Guwahati

Iora Resorts – Kaziranga National Park

Hotel Vivor / D’Oriental Inn – Kohima

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