The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 to 10 December, in Nagaland, Northeast India. It is also called the 'Festival of Festivals'.
Hornbill Festival held for ten days, from the 1st - 10th of December. It draws all the tribes and sub-tribes of Nagaland to the foothills below the lofty spurs of towering Mount Japfü wherein lies Naga Heritage Village, Kisama - the venue of the Festival. It plays host to a weeklong medley of cultural performances, indigenous games, craft bazaar, music events, fashion, cycling, motor sporting, events, a kid’s carnival, floral galleria, food courts, film festival and a series of competitions in various activities.
To reach Kisama, the nearest airport is Guwahati International Airport from here one can book a cab or hire a car from guwahati travel agent. By train, the nearest Railway station is Dimapur railway Station, from there one can reach Kohima by Bus then from there reach Kisama by share taxi. #Hornbillfestivel
Dzukou Valley- Paradise on Earth
Dzukou Valley -sometimes spelled Dzükou Valley or Dzüko Valley is a valley located at the border of the states of Manipur and Nagaland in northeast India. This valley is well known for its natural environment, seasonal flowers and flora and fauna. It is situated at an altitude of 2452 m above sea level. The rare Dzükou Lily is found only in this valley.
In summer, vivid green hillocks pave the way for blue mountaintops, and bright flowers wave in the winds amongst the tall grasses. In winter, temperatures drop far lower than one would expect in such tropical states, and the valley freezes, sometimes covered in white snow.
Khonoma Village- Asia’s first green Village
Khonoma is an Angami Naga village located about 20 km west from the state capital, Kohima. The village is referred to as Khwuno-ra. This village is tobacco free & plastic free as well. They mostly depend on their own home produced food which they grow on their own backyard.
The total population of the village is about 1943, settled in 424 households. They are welcoming people with a very safe surrounding.
Kohima- The capital of Nagaland
Kohima is the second largest city of Nagaland after Kohima. Originally known as Kewhira, the town of Kohima was founded in 1878 when the British Empire established its headquarters of the then Naga Hills. It officially became the capital after the state of Nagaland was inaugurated in 1963.
Kohima was originally a large village named Kewhira, which is located in the northeastern part of the present day Kohima urban area.
Kohima War Cemetery-
Kohima War Cemetery is the remains of soldiers who lost their lives in the 2nd World War. They were the 2nd British Division of the Allied Forces who died in the Second World War at Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, India, in April 1944.
The battle of Kohima was fought between the 31st Japanese Division under General Sato and the British 2nd Division under the command of General Slim’s 14th Army. Approximately 13,000 Japanese soldiers battled against a 9,000 strong opposition; roughly 3,000 Japanese and 4,000 British casualties were counted at the end of it.