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Title: Enjoy the Nagaland Hornbill Festival 2019

The Most Famous Tribal Festival is Nagaland
Hornbill Festival
The most unique states of India- Nagaland, Its
rich culture and tempting festivals are very
exclusive. The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland is
one of them. The festival is for the tribes of
Nagaland, which is also known as the festival of
festivals. The festival is celebrated with great
pomp, including multiple activities like
traditional dances, music, beauty pageant, etc.
This festival also contributes significantly to
the tourism of the state since travelers from all
over the world visit Nagaland to attend the
festival and take joy in knowing the splendid
architecture, vibrant culture, and its
traditional cuisine.
Things to know about the Hornbill Festival
The festival is extremely necessary for the
citizens of the North East. The tribes of
Nagaland are entirely devoted to their traditions
and therefore, they find it really important to
celebrate the festival along with performing all
their ancient customs, almost 85 population of
the state depends upon the cultivation for their
living, most of their fiesta also revolves around
the same. This festival is named after the Indian
Hornbill, the most adored bird species in the
state, considered as a symbol of respect.
Initiated in the year 2000 by the State
Government, To desirous of promoting tourism of
the state and the cultural assets of Nagaland.
When and Where is the Hornbill Festival
The Hornbill Festival is celebrated once in a
year, it is observed in the Northeastern state of
Nagaland generally identified as the Land of
Festivals. The celebrations of the fiesta
commence from 1st December and culminate on 10th
December every year. The festivities take place
in the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, located
around 12 km away from the capital city Kohima.
It starts at 9 a.m. every day.
How is the Hornbill Festival celebrated?
The Hornbill festival is a 10-day long festival
connects all the tribes of Nagaland. The festival
begins with an invocation to the spiritual deity
through a tribal dance and is followed by the
inauguration of textile and handloom stalls,
competitions like pony-cart and horse-riding.
Travelers can explore into the diversified food,
handicrafts, songs, dances, and traditional
customs. The delightful Hornbill International
Rock Festival held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium
turns on the evening, tourists from all over the
country and abroad come to compete in this
competition. The event has also embraced of food
fairs where one can relish the traditional Naga
food and pork eating competition is also popular
due to being flocked by a lot of people which is
truly sumptuous.
Tips to be followed during the Hornbill festival
  • Buy the entry tickets at the gate and clear the
    security check. Passes are to be bought
    individually for the everyday event.
  • Within 24 hours of foreign tourists arrival,
    they are required to register themselves with the
    Foreigners Registration Office.
  • It is advisable to make all the reservations in
    advance to make the most of the festival because
    it is popular among the tourists and receives a
    lot of people.
  • To get the products at the best price tourists
    can try bargaining at several souvenir shops and
  • To explore the festival and other tourist
    attractions of Nagaland you can buy a schedule
    handbook from the entry area.

How to reach the Hornbill Festival?
  • By Air Dimapur Airport is the nearest airport to
    reach Kohima, located at a distance of 74 km.
    Since Dimapur Airport does not operate
    internationally, foreigners will have to commute
    via Kolkata or Delhi Airport. At the Dimapur
    Airport taxi can be hired to reach the Hornbill
  • By Train Similarly, Due to its tough hilly
    location Kohima does not have its own railway
    station. Dimapur is the nearest railway station
    which shares connectivity with Guwahati and
  • By Road NH39 is a major highway connecting the
    major Northeastern states. Kohima is also
    accessible via Guwahati and Shillong.

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