4 days
Min. Groupsize
Backpacking, Festivals
Tour Type

The Hornbill festival is a collaborative celebration of all Naga tribes at one venue. It has been coined as “Festival of Festivals”. The Festival is a tribute to the great “Hornbill”. It is the most admired and revered bird for the Nagas. Its famous  for its qualities of alertness and grandeur. 

The hornbills are a family of bird found in tropical and subtropical Africa, Asia and Melanesia. They are characterized by a long, down-curved bill which is frequently brightly colored.

What’s Backpacking?

Backpacking is a form of low-cost, independent travel. It includes the use of a backpack that is easily carried for long distances as well as short periods of time, the use of public transport, and inexpensive lodging such as youth hostels. It can be done for short or long duration of a trip and is typically coupled with an interest in meeting locals, seeing sights and treks.

How it works?
You register for our trip and we will take you for a unique backpacking experience. A little bit of our expertise, much more of your contribution & commitment and a backpack, is all it takes to become a backpacker in the true sense!


The state of Nagaland is home to several tribes, which have their own distinct festivals. More than 60% of the population of Nagaland depends on agriculture and therefore most of their festivals revolve around agriculture. The Nagas consider their festivals sacred and so participation in these festivals is essential.

To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. The first festival was held in the year 2000.

The festival is named after the Indian hornbill. Hornbill is a large and colourful forest bird which is displayed in folklore in most of the state’s tribes.

 NAGALAND, with its diverse tribal culture, is a land of festivals. A narrow strip of mountainous territory with rugged hills, emerald valleys, sparkling streams and a rich variety of flora and fauna. The 16th State of the Indian Union has salubrious climate throughout the year.

How to Reach Dimapur ?.

Air : Dimapur is connected by air from Kolkatta, Guwahati.

Road: Dimapur is connected by road from Guwahati.

Train : Dimapur is connected by train from Guwahati ( 5 hours ).

NOTE : Extra expenses/charges in the events of bandh, landslide or flight/train cancellation has to be borne by the clients themselves.

The above tour cost are approximate charges and are subject to change without any notice.


Day 1 - Arrive at Dimapur ( 2 hrs approx.)

Overnight Dimapur in homestay .

Day 2 - Dimapur to Kohima- Witness hornbill festival

This day we will move to Kisama Heritage Village (10 kms) where the Hornbill Festival will be held.We will spend time in Hornbill Festival.. Attractions : Tribal dance, tradition dresses, ethnic food etc. Overnight in Kohima in homestay .

Day 3 - hornbill festival and back to Dimapur

This day we will see the World War II Cemetery , Museum and again go to see the Hornbill Festival. Overnight in Dimapur in homestay.

Day 4 - Departure Dimapur

Checkout and onward journey
INCLUDED Accommodation in home stays LAFL Service Charges
LAFL guidance
NOT INCLUDED All beverages (including bottled mineral water) All transfers
Camera fees All meals
All insurance All permits and entrance fees
Phone and internet usage
Personal medical requirements All not mentioned in the ‘Included’ section

Please note that cancellation charges are calculated of the total amount payable and not of advance amount. If 100% of the amount is not paid while registering, the cancellation policy stands void.

Hornbill Festival - Nagaland

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