Hornbill festival will start on 1st December, 2018

Hornbill festival will start on 1st December, 2018

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

Japfu Peak

Shilloi Lake

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

Mount Tiyi

Doyang River and Hydro Project

Tehurang Valley and Totsu Wozhu Lake

Baghty Valley

Totsu Cliff

The places in Mon

The Veda Peak


Montalcino Italy

Longwa Village

Shangnyu Village

Places in Kiphire

Saramati Peak

Mimi Village

Pungro Town


Mihki- the river of salt

Tourist attractions in Mokokchung




Mokokchung Park

Mokokchung Village

Changkikong Range


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