Hornbill festival of Nagaland, organized by Nagaland Tourism Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, showcases a mélange of cultural displays under one roof. The festival held between Dec 1 to 10 each year in Kohima. A model village built at Kisama, a western Angami location situated 12 kms away from Kohima. The festival aims to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.
Hornbill festival offers a lot to the viewers. The visitors can enjoy traditional dances, songs and native games throughout the day. The other major attractions of the festival include Hornbill music festival and Hornbill National rock contest, Naga chilli eating competition, Hornbill motor rally, Miss Nagaland beauty pagent and Hornbill literature festival. The festival is also a paradise for the foodies, particularly if one happens to be a non- vegetarian because Nagas love to feast and feed. At the festival village one can try all kinds of Naga traditional foods and varities and also watch them being made during the Festival. Also the visitors can take part in various exciting contests such as Naga chilly eating, pork eating , traditional games and other traditional competitions.
The state of Nagaland is a home of several tribes. More than 60% of the population depends on agriculture, that’s why most of their festivals are related to agriculture. So one can experience the real charm of diverse tribal festivals here.
Important tourist destinations in Nagaland
Places in Kohima
Khonoma Village and Kisama Heritage Village
State Museum, Kohima Zoo
Intanki Wildlife Sanctuary
World War II Cemetery
Attractions in Dimapur
Diezephe Craft Village
Dimapur Ao Baptist Church
Nagaland Science Centre
Places in Wokha
Doyang River and Hydro Project
Tehurang Valley and Totsu Wozhu Lake
The places in Mon
The Veda Peak
Places in Kiphire
Mihki- the river of salt
Tourist attractions in Mokokchung