8 DAYS TOUR TO HORNBILL FESTIVAL AND IMPHAL MANIPUR

Kisama Heritage, P.W.D. Colony, Kohima, Nagaland, India

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Duration

8 Days

Tour Type

Adventure Trip

Group Size

10 persons

Location

Nagaland

Overview

Gear up for this year's Hornbill Festival (Kisama, Nagaland) with us. Hornbill festival is one of the most popular festivals in the whole of Northeast and the Nagaland Tourism rightfully takes away all the credit for putting the festival on the map. The festival runs for more than a week with cultural programs and events which are being conducted for past 18 Years. The festival displays the life, history, culture, traditions, and practices of the Naga people. Once at the festival, you will get to see the Naga people, dressed in traditional attire, rejoicing to the tunes and getting immersed in the charisma of the festival. Hornbill festival is one of the most visited and well-organized festivals in this part of the world. People, there are very heart-warming and they welcome you with wide smiles. The festival is held at the iconic Kisama Heritage Village which is located just about 15 kilometres from the capital city of Kohima. all the tribes and sub-tribes of Nagaland take part in the festival that usually takes place between 1st to 10th December every year. Hornbill festival has rightfully earned the tag of ‘festival of festivals’ because of the growing popularity and importance over the years. Each tribe has representatives who let you know about the tribe’s heritage and culture. For food lovers, Hornbill festival is almost like heaven. Traditional cuisines are a major hit there and it gets hard to not taste every dish. There’s a certain aura that attracts so many people to this beautiful festival. Be it the food, the music, the displays, Hornbill festival is almost like a heartthrob that never fails to amuse people.

Join our 6 days tour from Guwahati. First, you will also be visiting Kaziranga National Park, the world heritage site and home to one horned Rhinos. This tour particularly gives you a good experience of Nature, Wildlife, Culture and People together. More details of the itinerary is provided below

 

Start Date End Date
November - 28 - 2022
December - 05 - 2022

 

Itinerary:

DAY01 (28TH NOV): GUWAHATI – KAZIRANGA (265KM/6HRS)

We start at 10AM n Guwahati and drive to Kaziranga National Park. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park is home to the unique One-Horned Indian Rhinoceros apart from several other wild animals. After arrival at Kaziranga, check in into hotel/resort. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.

DAY02 (29TH NOV): JUNGLE ACTIVITY AT KAZIRANGA

Early morning go for elephant safari into the jungles of Kaziranga National park. Elephant Safari timings are from 5-7AM. After that come back to hotel, have the breakfast and take rest. After lunch go for afternoon Jeep Safari. It will be 2 hours safari into the jungle. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.

DAY03 (30TH NOV): KAZIRANGA – KOHIMA

Today after breakfast you will move towards Kohima. On arrival at Kohima, check in hotel and overnight stay at Kohima.

DAY04 (01ST DEC): HORNBILL FESTIVAL OPENING CEREMONY IN KOHIMA

Today after breakfast you will drive to Kisama Heritage Village, where the incredible Hornbill Festival is held every year from 1-10th December. Today you'll spend the whole day at the opening ceremony of the festival and join in the opening ceremony.

The festival is attended by all of Nagaland’s major tribes, and features traditional arts, dances, folk songs, and games. It all takes place amid immaculate replicas of tribal huts, complete with wood carvings and hollow log drums, which are beaten in haunting symphony at the end of the day. The opening speeches begin at 2pm and are followed by the performances. There are many handicraft and food stalls as well as heady rice beer to sample.

In the evening, the main attraction is the Hornbill National Rock Concert, where bands from all over the country come to compete. Later back to hotel. Overnight stay at Kohima/Kigwema

DAY05 (02ND DEC): KHONOMA VILLAGE EXPLORE

Today after breakfast you will be exploring picturesque Khonoma Village, just outside Kohima and home to the Angami tribe. Later in the afternoon, we shall come back to back to the Hornbill Festival ground to explore more of the activities of the festival. overnight stay at Kohima/Kigwema

DAY06 (03RD DEC): KOHIMA – IMPHAL

After breakfast, we shall go for the local sightseeing of Kohima, including the Kohima Cathedral Church and World War 2 Cemetery a tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Japanese invasion. After that we shall drive to Imphal. On arrival at Imphal, check in hotel. Later visit - Kangla Palace, Lord Krishna Temple, Shri Govindajee Temple and Ima Keithal the largest women’s Market. Overnight stay at Imphal.    

DAY07 (04TH DEC): IMPHAL LOCAL SIGHTSEEING 

After breakfast, we will go for local sightseeing in the capital city of Manipur. Imphal is a scenic valley surrounded by hills on all sides. First, we will visit Loktak Lake, the largest freshwater lake in North-East India. Then, we will go to Keibul Lamjao National Park, an integral part of Loktak Lake & is the only floating park in the world. Later drive back to Imphal. Overnight stay in Imphal.

DAY08 (05TH DEC): IMPHAL DEPARTURE 

Today after breakfast check out from the hotel and transfer to Imphal Airport for your onward destination with an everlasting memory.

 

Note

  1. Capacity: SUV - 4 Pax and Sedan - 3 Pax.
  2. Check your luggage/belongings/valuables/ items in any form, before leave the vehicle/ check out hotel. We/Our Company/organization are not responsible / liable in any manners in case of lost/misplace/damage/ forget of anything in the vehicle/hotel.
  3. The rates quoted in the packages are on per person basis & valid for Indian nationals only.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  1. 100% payment to be deposited to confirm the booking.
  2. Please do carry mask, mini Santizier, also please do maintain social distancing. Also please do check your temperature before trip.
  3. Carry warm clothes.
  4. All Cost quoted is in INR (Indian Rupee).
  5. Vehicle Provided as per mention tour plan (Point to Point Basis only), any additional
  6. sightseeing not mentioned in the Itinerary will be charged extra.
  7. No Refund or Compensation for any unused services/transportation in any circumstance.
  8. Visits to Museums/Parks/Monasteries/Forts  in the program is subject to their remaining open on the day of the visit as per the rules of the competent authority.
  9. We will not bear any cost for flight canceled or delayed due to Bad weather or any other reason given by the airline. The cost of accommodation and transport in such cases will have to be borne by passenger.
  10. No changes in the date of travel once booked.
  11. Room allotment will be as per the availability at the time of check-in, floor or view preferences are not guaranteed.
  12. All expenses which are not included in the cost of package shall be paid directly by tourist at the time of checkout.
  13. All tourists are advised to take comprehensive Insurance on their own.
  14. The timings given in itinerary and program may be changed without notice keeping in mind local development.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  1. 25% cancellation charges if cancelled before 30 days before the tour.
  2. 50% cancellation charges if cancelled within a 10-29 days before the tour.
  3. No refund for tour starting within 10 days, after the starting or middle of the tour.
  4. The Process of Refund will take around 7 days to complete.

photo by Momo

Included/Excluded

All Accommodation in 3 star Hotels/Homestay/Resort
Breakfast is Included.
Private transport vehicle from Guwahati
One tour manager
One Local Guide in Kohima
1 Elephant Safari in Kaziranga National Park
1 Jeep Safari in kaziranga National Park
Flight Tickets
Travel Insurance
Drink
Anything that are not mentioned exlusively
Lunch

Travel Styles

Cultural and people
Nature & Adventure
Festival & Events

Facilities

Dedicated Vehicle
Hotel Accommodation
Adventure Activities
Local Food

Tour Location

Kisama Heritage, P.W.D. Colony, Kohima, Nagaland, India

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