Sekrenyi Festival

by Eventours Travels

Sekrenyi Festival

Assam & Nagaland 8 Rating

06 Nights / 07 Days

24th Feb – 02nd Mar 2019

₹ none / person

An experience in the capital of Nagaland, Kohima at an elevation of 4137 feet, celebrating the coming of spring season that involve a mighty feast of meat and rice beer along with a healthy dose of Nature and wildlife at the Kaziranga National park which is famous for its one horned rhinoceros, tigers and elephants.

‘The Rites of Purification’ Kohima, located on the top of a high ridge at an elevation of 1261 metres (4137 feet) is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Burma. Home of the Angami Naga tribe, comes February, along with spring the Angami Naga celebrates SEKRENYI. It normally falls on the 25th day of the Angami month of "KEZEI".  The festival follows a circle of ritual and ceremony, the first being "KIZIE". A few drops of rice water taken from the top of the jug, called "ZUMHO" are put in to leaves and placed at the three main posts of the house by the lady of the household.

The THEKRA HIE is the best part of the festival where the young people of the village sit together and sing traditional songs throughout the day. Jugs of rice-beer and plates of meat are placed before the participants. On the seventh day the young men go for hunting. The most important ceremony falls on the eighth day when the bridge-pulling or gate-pulling is performed or inter-village visits are exchanged. Until the close of the festival no one goes to the fields and all field work ceases during this season of feasting and song.

  • This 6 nights tour of Nagaland allows you to
  • Engage in the festivities of Sekrenyi Festival in Kohima
  • Two night stay in the famed Kaziranga National Park.
  • Explore Kohime with local guides accompanying you
  • Spend time in Kaziranga with an expert naturalist

Includes

  • Airport pick up & transfers in Air Conditioned Vehicles
  • All accommodation in double / twin share rooms
  • Meals inclusive as per request
  • Jungle safaris in elephants and jeeps inside Kaziranga National Park

Not Includes

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

 

Day 01 Delhi  -Dimapur – Kohima

Morning after breakfast transfer to Delhi airport for flight to Dimapur by Air India flight On arrival, meet and assist by our staff at the airport and driven to Kohima. On arrival check into a hotel. Late PM watch villagers prepare for the festival as today is the eve of Sekrenyi. Dinner and overnight.

 

 

Day 02 Kohima ( Sekrenyi Festival )

Whole day at Sekrenyi festival. Dinner and overnight.

 

 

Day 03 Kohima - Touphema - Kohima

After breakfast drive to Touphema village inhabited by Angami tribe and enjoy Sekrenyi festival. Late afternoon go for a walk in the Touphema old village. Dinner and overnight.

 

 

Day 04 Kohima – Khonoma - Kohima

After breakfast drive to Khonoma village (20kms/1 hr). Khonoma is a place renowned for its valor and courage. The Khonoma gate tells the story of British infiltration into Naga Hills. Return to Kohima and visit the famous war cemetery, a symbolic memorial raised as citation for the supreme sacrifice made by the officers and men of the Allied forces during World War II, local market and emporium. Dinner and overnight.

 

 

Day 05 Kohima – Kaziranga

Morning after breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park – a paradise for greater Indian one horned Rhinoceros as well as a birdwatcher’s delight. Check into a jungle lodge. Dinner and overnight.

 

 

Day 06 Kaziranga National Park  

Early morning we will see the National Park on elephant back. Apart from the Rhino, other species found are hog deer, swamp deer, wild buffalo, elephants and if you are lucky, the tiger. It is virtually a paradise for bird watchers, with a variety of migratory and resident birds darting from tree to tree. It is also home to pelicans, storks and darters as there are a number of water bodies inside the Park. We will return to the resort for breakfast. Mid morning visit nearby village inhibited by Mishing tribe. Post Lunch go inside the park for jeep safari. Dinner and overnight.

 

 

Day 07 Kaziranga – Guwahati – Delhi

Transfer to Guwahati airport for flight to Delhi. Meet and assist by our representatives at Delhi airport and transfer to hotel. Late PM transfer to airport for onward journey

Iora Resorts – Kaziranga National Park

Hotel Vivor / D’Oriental Inn – Kohima

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