Celebrated from 1st till 7th of December every year within the confines of a heritage village called Kisama, Hornbill Festival is an annual cultural extravaganza celebrated by the tribal people in Nagaland. Named after hornbill, a bird that shows up in the folklore of most of the state’s tribes, the festival brings the culture and heritage together under one umbrella and gives us a glimpse of life in Nagaland. I have added some more color to the colorful hornbill, with weavers, wildlife and islands of Assam.
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Arrive at Guwahati, leisurely explore the Assam state museum, Kamakhya temple (one of the Shakti Shrines of India).
Sualkuchi – Hajo
Sualkuchi, the biggest weaving village in produces three unique varieties of silk -the Golden Muga, the White Pat, and the Warm Eri. One can distinctly hear the rhythm of their shuttles of the looms as soon as one enters this village. Drive to Hajo, the melting point of three religions Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam and visit some of the ancient temples.
Kaziranga National Park
Home to the famed one horned rhino, Kaziranga also boasts of a high density of tigers, elephants and deers. Enjoy a jeep safari inside the central range of the National Park in the evening.
Kaziranga National Park
Get ready for an action packed day, starting with Elephant Safari, village walk and jeep Safari.
Drive to Jorhat and enjoy the scenic ferry ride to Majuli, one of the largest riverine island in the world. Spend the evenings at one of the monasteries in Majuli.
Drive to the Samaguri Satra, known for paper- masks, and then to a pottery village. Spend the evening with local Mishing weavers in the village.
Majuli — Kohima
A boat ride followed by a long drive will take you to Kohima. Don’t miss shopping at the night bazaar.
Hornbill Festival – Kohima
Enjoy the Hornbill festival during the day and in the evening visit the war cemetery, a memorial built in the honour of the soldiers of the Allied forces during World War II.
Horn bill Festival – Kohima
Hornbill Festival at Kisama Village.
Transfer to the Dimapur airport for return flight to Guwahati and further.