NE/22 : 09 days Nagaland Hornbill festival and Tribal Tour

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Designed to combine the Hornbill festival with a village tribal tour, this tour enables you to experience the essence of Nagaland. Enjoy Tribal dances , song, and food, See the habitat of all the Naga tribes and more for two days. Also tour Kohima and explore the fascinating local bazaar, and the handicraft emporium. Visit the the Second world war cemetery and the historical tennis court; where the Japanese invasion of India was halted in a bloody battle during The Second World War.

Thereafter; for 5 days explore the Angami tribal villages of Khonoma, , Secuma, Mezoma and Toupehma, gaining insight into Naga lifestyles and agricultural practices, and exploring the countryside. Stay with local community, and interact with the locals. The Tour can be adjusted to allow more days for the hornbill festival.

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01 Dec / Day 01 : Kolkata – Dimapur – Kohima

Arrive Dimapur Met by your Naga Guide with car and driven to Kohima. 75 Kms in 03 hrs. Kohima the capital town is located at an altitude of 1444 metres above the sea level. It is a cosmopolitan town for 16 major tribes with their diversity in dress, custom, language and tradition. Overnight at Hotel.

02 Dec / Day 02 : Kohima Hornbill festival

Drive 12 Kms to Kisama hertage village for the Hornbill festival
Tribal dances, song, habitat, food, sports etc. Return to your lodgings. Overnight at Hotel.

03 Dec / Day 03 Kohima Hornbill festival

Morning Explore Kohima town & surroundings with your guide. You will visit the local market where many insects and variety of food products that the Nagas call ‘delicacies’ are sold. Also visit the handicraft emporium and the state museum.

Later visit the Second World War Cemetery and memorial where the famous ‘Tennis Court’ battle took place, which many historians have called the ‘ bloodiest battle’. It was here that the Japanese invasion of India was halted. Afternoon at the Hornbill festival. Overnight at Hotel.

04 Dec / Day 04 : Drive cum walk Secuma to Khonoma village:

After breakfast drive to Secuma tribal village.

Explore the village and take a 02-03 hrs walk through forests and paddy field to reach Mezoma village. Lunch at the village. After Lunch drive or walk to Khonoma village. Overnight at the village Homestay.

05 Dec / Day 05: Khonoma- village exploration walk

 

After breakfast explore the village for half a day,lunch at the village In the afternoon you can participate in the local games ‘Kheneh’, and visit people in their homes. Overnight at the village homestay.

06 Dec / Day 06 : Khonoma- Nature walk

After breakfast, full day nature walk with picnic lunch. A chance to peep into local agricultural methods. The village is well known for fallow management of its Adler trees, which regenerates the soil due to nitrogen fixing element in the roots. See the beautiful terraces carved out of the hill slopes. These terraces grow over 40 varieties of paddy at different elevations.

Further afield is the Khonoma Nature conservation and Trogopan sanctuary (KNCTS).This is part of the Khonoma green village project, managed by the Village Tourism Board as a community conserved area. This project aims to conserve the Blyth’s Trogopan- an endangered pheasant of the state, as also many other endemic, endangered, vulnerable and rare species of plants and animals.

In the evening join your hosts for a cultural gathering. Try the Local brews. Overnight at the village Homestay.

07 Dec: Day 07 : Khonoma – Kohima (20 kms – ½ hr) – Touphema (41kms – 1 ½ hrs)

  

After breakfast drive to Touphema via Kohima. This is a northern Angami tribal village resort set up and manned by the local community.. You will be staying in Naga Ethnic huts with attached western style toilets. Overnight at the Touphema village resort.

08 Dec / Day 08 : Touphema Nature Walk and cultural evening

 

After breakfast explore Tuophema village and trek to the neighbouring tribal village Gariphema. It is an easy trail and the trek will take 3-½ hrs. Take a tour of this village. Lunch is served here. Return to your village resort by car.In the evening enjoy traditional folk songs and ritual followed by dinner. Overnight at the Touphema village resort. All meals.

09 Dec / Day 09 : Touphema – Dimapur

Drive 95 Kms in 04 hrs to Dimapur to board your return flight.
TOUR ENDS.

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