Hornbill Festival - called the 'Festival of Festivals' is a Naga cultural spectacle held every year in Nagaland during the first week of December. All the ethnic groups of Nagaland take part in this festival. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions. For visitors, it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland. Nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas, Manipur is considered the Gateway to South East Asia. The serene beauty of the state leaves every traveler spellbound. Least touched and least discovered, the state is a promising tourist destination for tourists and nature lovers alike. The Loktak Lake is the largest freshwater lake in Northeast India. This iconic lake is famed for its unique floating swamps, known as 'Phumdis', and the world’s only floating National park, the Keibul Lamjao. The park is the last natural refuge of the critically endangered Sangai aka Brow-antlered Deer. Join us as we explore these less explored Jewels of Northeast India!
Day 1: Arrival at Dimapur. Drive to Kohima (Approx 1.5 hrs drive). Visit the Kohima War Cemetery this evening. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Kohima.
Day 2: The morning you will be taken for the festival in Kisama Heritage Village where you will spend the rest of the day witnessing folk songs, dances, and locals wearing colourful traditional attire. You can also visit shops and pick up souvenirs as a memento. Lunch will be at the festival where you can taste some local cuisine of Nagaland. You will also be taken to visit Phesama village on your way back to Kohima followed by an overnight stay. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Kohima.
Day 3: After breakfast, an excursion to Khonoma Village, which lies 21 km away from Kohima town, Khonoma village is the first “green village” of Nagaland. The village is well known for the legendary leader Angami Zapu Phizo who was the founder of the Naga movement. After lunch, visit Dzulekei Village. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Kohima.
Day 4: After breakfast drive to Imphal. On arrival check into the hotel. Later visit Kangla Fort & Ima market. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Imphal.
Day 5: Full-day excursion to Loktak Lake, Keibul Lamjao National Park, and Sendra Island. Full-day excursion to Loktak Lake and Sendra Island. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in Imphal.
Day 6: Transfer to the Imphal Airport. End of our services.
What is included in the tour
- AIRPORT TRANSFERS
- SURFACE TRANSPORT EX - KOHIMA USING AC INNOVA.
- ACCOMMODATION ON TWIN - SHARING BASIS.
- MEALS FROM LUNCH ON DAY 1 TO BREAKFAST ON DAY 6.
- SIGHTSEEING AS PER THE ITINERARY.
- ALL ENTRANCE FEES AS APPLICABLE
- INNER LINE PERMIT CHARGES.
- BOTTLED WATER THROUGHOUT THE TOUR.
- SERVICES OF AN EXPERT TOUR LEADER FROM TEAM FOLIAGE.
What is NOT included in the tour
- 5% GST (Goods and Service Tax)
- ANY AIRFARE
- CAMERA FEES
- PERSONAL EXPENSES.
- EXPENSES INCURRED DUE TO HIKES IN FUEL PRICES / TAXES / BAD WEATHER / LANDSLIDES / ANY OTHER UNFORESEEABLE REASON.
- INSURANCE OF ANY KIND.
- STAFF GRATUITIES.
- ANYTHING NOT MENTIONED IN 'PRICE INCLUDES'.