Date: 1st to 10th December
Location: Naga heritage village, Kisama, Nagaland
All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.
For visitors it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland. It must be included in your itinerary, if you are visiting Nagaland during that time to enjoy the food, song, dance and custom of Nagaland.
The festival aims to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and showcase its ethnic customs and traditions to the world. Besides the traditional extravaganza, events include Hornbill International Rock Contest, Hornbill International Musical Festival, North East Cultural Day, Hornbill Charity Concert-cum-Ball, Hornbill Master Chef Competition, Hornbill Snooker Championship, Hornbill National Dance Competition, Miss Nagaland Contest, Hornbill Annual Cycle Rally, Kids Carnival, ‘Glocal’ Film Fest, Vintage World War II Motor Rally, International Car Rally and many other competitions. Over 20 bands including bands from the United States, United Kingdom, Norway, South Korea, Thailand and Indonesia take part in the Hornbill International Rock Contest held for 4 days at the Naga Solidarity park during the festival. While the Horbill shopping festival promotes the display and sale of indigenous Naga crafts and products , Food fest give Naga food the desired focus. In this beautiful environment you get to stay in luxury tents with western amenities serving naga cuisine and get the feel og Nagaland hosted Adhvanta india.
How to reach Kohima :
A very convenient way for reaching Kohima is to take a train or flight to Dimapur and then rent a taxi to Kohima. Dimapur has an airport, the only one in Nagaland, and has a main railhead on the North Eastern Railway Track which is well connected to Guwahati and Kolkata. By road, one can take a bus or rent a car from Guwahati to Kohima which will take 6-7 hours.