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Hornbill Festival 2023

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Explore the Hornbill Festival 2023 with Our Exciting Packages:

• Hornbill Only (2N/3D)

• Hornbill +Khonama Village (2N/3D)

• Hornbill +Dzukou Trek (3N/4D)

• Hornbill + Khonoma Village + Dzukou Valley Trek (3N/4D)

We Offer Four Exciting Packages:

Package 1:
Hornbill Only (2N/3D)
• From Kohima to Kohima: 4,999 per person
• From Dimapur to Dimapur: 6,499 per person
• From Guwahati to Guwahati: 7,499 per person

Package 2:
Hornbill +Khonoma Village (2N/3D)
• From Kohima to Kohima: 6,499 per person
• From Dimapur to Dimapur: 7,999 per person
• From Guwahati to Guwahati: 8,999 per person

Package 3:
Hornbill +Dzukou Trek (4D/3N)
• From Kohima to Kohima: 7,999 per person
• From Dimapur to Dimapur: 9,499 per person
• From Guwahati to Guwahati: 10,499 per person

Package 4:
Hornbill +Dzukou Trek +Khonoma Village (4D/3N)
• From Kohima to Kohima: 8,999 per person
• From Dimapur to Dimapur: 10,499 per person
• From Guwahati to Guwahati: 11,499 per person

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Celebrating Culture and Unity: The Vibrant Hornbill Festival of Nagaland 1-10 Dec 2023

Introduction: Nestled in the northeastern part of India, Nagaland is a state known for its rich cultural heritage and diverse indigenous tribes. One of the most celebrated events in Nagaland is the Hornbill Festival, a vibrant and colorful extravaganza that showcases the state’s cultural diversity, traditional art forms, music, dance, and culinary delights. Named after the Great Indian Hornbill, a revered bird in Naga folklore, the festival has become a symbol of unity and pride for the people of Nagaland.

The Great Indian Hornbill: Before delving into the festivities, it’s essential to understand the significance of the Great Indian Hornbill in Naga culture. The bird is considered sacred and is often associated with various myths and legends. Its large size and distinctive appearance, with a prominent casque on its bill, make it a symbol of strength and beauty. The Hornbill Festival aims to honor and preserve the cultural heritage of Nagaland while promoting unity among its diverse tribes.

Cultural Extravaganza: The Hornbill Festival, usually held in the first week of December, brings together the various Naga tribes in a spectacular showcase of their unique customs and traditions. The festival grounds in Kisama, near the capital city of Kohima, come alive with vibrant colors, traditional attire, and the rhythmic beats of indigenous drums.

Diverse Tribes, One Celebration: Nagaland is home to numerous tribes, each with its own distinct language, customs, and traditions. The Hornbill Festival provides a platform for these diverse tribes to come together and celebrate their shared heritage. Visitors have the opportunity to witness traditional dances, songs, and rituals performed by tribes like the Ao, Angami, Sema, Lotha, and many more. It’s a cultural mosaic that highlights the unity in diversity that defines Nagaland.

Traditional Arts and Crafts: The festival also serves as a showcase for the intricate arts and crafts of the Naga people. Skilled artisans display their craftsmanship, featuring handwoven textiles, bamboo and woodwork, beadwork, and traditional Naga jewelry. Visitors can engage with artisans, witnessing the creation of these beautiful crafts and even purchase unique souvenirs to take home.

Music and Dance: The beats of traditional Naga drums and the rhythmic footwork of dancers fill the air during the festival. Each tribe has its own distinct dance forms, reflecting their history, beliefs, and way of life. The energetic performances tell stories of bravery, love, and the close relationship between the Naga people and nature.

Culinary Delights: No festival is complete without a taste of the local cuisine, and the Hornbill Festival is no exception. Food stalls offer a variety of Naga delicacies, allowing visitors to savor the flavors of smoked pork, bamboo shoot-infused dishes, and spicy chutneys. It’s a culinary journey that adds another layer to the overall cultural experience.

Conclusion: The Hornbill Festival is not just a celebration; it’s a testament to the rich cultural tapestry that defines Nagaland. As visitors immerse themselves in the festivities, they gain a deeper appreciation for the traditions, artistry, and unity of the Naga people. In an age where cultural diversity is celebrated, the Hornbill Festival stands as a shining example of how a community can come together to showcase its uniqueness and promote understanding among people from different walks of life


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