DATES :  01/12/2020 - 10/12/2020

LOCATION : Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, kohima, North East India

Hornbill Festival is one of the most popular festivals of Nagaland, It is celebrated every year from 1st to 10th December. The Hornbill Festival is indeed the most renowned celebration of Nagas. There is a huge gathering for merrymaking in the form of drinking, eating, singing, and dancing.

The Hornbill Festival is one of the largest celebrations of the indigenous warrior tribes of Nagaland. Naga people have a rich tradition of maintaining their unique heritage and customs. For this reason, people plan their visit and book Nagaland Hornbill Festival tours so that they can experience the uniqueness of this tribe and spent some time with the locals.

In spite of the tremendous modernity entering into their lives, the people have preserved their customs and legacy. The state is called the 'Land of Festivals' and people dwelling here have a fondness of celebrating the deeds of their ancient warriors and folk heroes. Moreover, the medleys that immortalize love stories, folk tunes, and gospel songs are also cherished. The festival is named after Hornbill, one of the most respected bird species in the state. Interestingly, the importance of the bird is reflected in several tribal cultural expressions, songs, and dances. Almost 85% of the state's population still depends on agriculture for their living. So most of their festival's customs and activities revolve around agriculture.

Each of the tribes and subtribes in the state has their ways of promoting their culture. In addition to their traditional ceremonial attire which is different for each tribe, there are multi-colored spears, Dao’s with dyed goat's hair. The exotic headgears and ivory armlets are other famous traditional things of Nagas which steal the show. In earlier times, the fighters had to prove their bravery, to wear these.

Hornbill Festival Date

 1 Dec to 10 Dec 2020


 Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, kohima

Hornbill Festival famous for 

 tribes & Cultural, Rock Contest, Song and Music

Hornbill Festival Tickets

 Passes worth INR 20- INR 30 have to be purchased every day for the event.

Nearest Airport

 Dimapur Airport

Nearest Railway Station

 Dimapur Railway Station 

Near by Attractions

 2nd world war cemetery, Nagaland state museum, khonoma village

Stay in Nagaland

 Hotel Japfu, Hotel Vivor, Hotel Kohima and Razhu Pru.