Hornbill Festival Nagaland 2017

Among the many incredible colours in the world, Nagaland offers you those which will have you staring in awe. The festival of festivals, Hornbill is all you need to understand the rich and vibrant culture of Nagaland. The ten day festival is bound to make you capture every single detail on your camera because you will want to revisit the memories every now and then.

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The breathtaking view of this festival encompasses the traditions of 17 tribes of Nagaland and a grand welcome awaits your presence. The ‘Naga Traditional Welcome Gate’ takes you to a world of the Naga Heritage Village which is built with spectacular structures that give you a taste of the Naga village. The Naga morungs are made of cane and bamboo and are quite a sight owing to the lovely wood carvings that you get to see.

Hornbill Festival Nagaland

The ten day joy-filled festival comprises of traditional Naga dances performed by the Naga tribes. Alongside these outstanding performances, you will witness unique games like wrestling that will keep you engrossed for a very long time. The festival is not like any other in the sense that it is celebrated to preserve the rich culture of the beautiful land from the northeast and to display all its ethnic traditions for all the world to see.

Hornbill festival Kohima

Loosen your seatbelts and get ready to let your hair down because the festival is not only about old tradition but has a plethora of enticing events to offer that exude a contemporary ethos as well. The Hornbill International Rock Contest (HIRC), the Hornbill International Musical Festival and North East Cultural Day will fill you up with all the creativity you need to soothe your soul. Some of the other notable events to see and to be a part of are the Hornbill Charity Concert-cum-Ball, the Hornbill Snooker Championship, Miss Nagaland Contest, Glocal Film Festival and International Car Rally to name just a few!

hornbill festival Nagaland 2017

The whole ten day festival will give you a chance to soak in all the good things in life and will bring out the artistic side in you like nothing else will. You have a plethora of things to do and events to choose from. There is something for everyone and there is no way that you will not like what you see and do! With 25 bands from across the globe participating in the Hornbill International Rock Contest, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to forget everything and indulge in some cool moves while you watch them perform to the best of their abilities!

hornbill festival in north east

As mentioned earlier, this is not just any other festival. The 10 day madness also witnesses many dignitaries from the North East and diplomats from other countries coming from all across the globe to attend this magnificent feast to the eyes. You will also get to interact with people from other nationalities like Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Myanmar and Singapore who attend this mesmerizing festival.

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The Hornbill Festival Nagaland 2017 this year is not to be missed. If you have already been a part of this before, you certainly know what to expect and are probably already packing your bags! If you have never witnessed the beauty of Nagaland’s most amazing festival yet, then you shouldn’t wait any longer and let this year be the one where you immerse yourself in the creativity and tradition of Nagaland. Book your tickets now!

3 thoughts on “Hornbill Festival Nagaland 2017

  1. Nice writeup with beautiful photographs!

    It seems most people go to the Hornbill Festival in organized groups. I am a solo traveler on a budget. Is it possible to get public transportation (buses, shared autos etc.) from Dimapur to Kohima and also from Kohima to the venue of the festival?

    Thank you in advance for your help!

    1. Dear Ravi,

      Thanks for reading our blog. Yes public transport available from Dimapur to the venue of Hornbill festival (village Kisama).

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