Experience the Extraordinary Hornbill Festival with Souvenir Travel
The Hornbill Festival, often described as the ultimate celebration of Nagaland’s culture, takes place in the stunning Purvanchal Hills. This vibrant festival occurs annually and offers a deep dive into Naga traditions, customs, and warm hospitality. The festival derives its name from the Indian Hornbill Bird, which symbolizes various emotions such as love, bravery and death as per the Naga folklore.
It is an agricultural festival which takes place from December 1 to 10 in Kisama, a heritage village situated 11 km away from Kohima, the state’s capital. The festival unites all 16 significant tribes, showcasing the diverse colours and flavours of their cultural heritage, leaving a lasting impact on visitors.
One of the festival’s highlights is the mesmerising display of traditional dances and music performed by locals adorned in their traditional attire. These performances, accompanied by traditional instruments give goosebumps to all the listeners as they are full of ancestral stories of bravery and history.
This festival is also renowned for its taste as Naga cuisine is known for its rich flavours, it offers delights like bamboo-cooked pork, traditional rice beer, and other indigenous delicacies. Visitors can also participate in eating and drinking competitions.
The festival features a vibrant marketplace where visitors can purchase exquisite Naga handicrafts, textiles, and artefacts, such as hand-woven Naga shawls, bamboo-carved idols, and utensils.
Additionally, the festival also hosts indigenous games, sports, and sightseeing opportunities for visitors. During nights, Local and invited bands and musicians provide the perfect musical backdrop to this celebration.
Beyond its celebration of culture, the Hornbill Festival emphasizes environmental consciousness, showcasing the lives of indigenous tribes and fostering a sense of unity and growth in today’s fast-paced world. It’s an essential experience for those who have the chance to be part of it.
Come with us to this enchanting trip to Nagaland and witness the incredible Hornbill Festival.
Kohima to visit the Hornbill Festival
Start your journey with Kohima, Nagaland where you will be witnessing serene hills and rich Naga culture. Here you can explore local markets, and immerse yourself in the traditional cuisine of the state.
Hornbill Festival is a 10-day festival full of zeal and enthusiasm. Here you can enjoy colourful performances, indigenous crafts, and tribal customs, along with local food and offering a unique cultural experience.
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