Hornbill Festival & Dzokou Valley - Nagaland
Hornbill Festival & Dzokou Valley
About Hornbill Festival and Dzokou Valley:
Nagaland, the land of fascinating and hospitable tribes, is known as the ‘land of festivals’. The tribes here celebrate with gusto and infectious zest. Festivals are considered sacred and participation, though compulsory, is more by choice.Named after the respected and revered Hornbill bird, and held in the beautiful hills of Kohima, the festival is a time of merry making and colorful extravaganza, where all the tribes of Nagaland participate. During this time, there are tribal performances and ceremonies, display of ethnic crafts, sports, food fairs and games. A few highlights are – Traditional Naga Morungs, exhibition of arts and crafts, food stalls, flowers shows, display of herbal medicine, fashion shows, beauty contest, traditional archery and wrestling, local games, musical concert, elaborate dances, and folk songs.
Dzukou Valley, a lesser known pocket of paradise for trekkers and wanderers in search of solitude amidst nature, is situated at the border of Nagaland and Manipur. Located at 2438 meters above sea level and behind the Japfu Peak (Nagaland’s second highest), Dzukou Valley is believed to have gotten its name from its namesake river which means ‘cold waters’.The picturesque landscape offers a panoramic view of gentle rolling hills that are guaranteed to have a spellbinding effect.
● Our meeting time will be 10:30 PM at Guwahati Railway Station on 30th November 2019. The railway station is about 45 mins away from the airport. Kindly choose your flights/trains accordingly.
● On 8th December, we would be arriving at Guwahati Railway Station at 4:45 am. Again, you can plan your exit travel accordingly.
Date : 30th November - 08th December 2019