Naga Heritage Village

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Naga Heritage Village
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Dec 2019
Naga Heritage Village also known as Kisama Heritage Village is only one in Nagaland. The place is wrapped in breathtaking scenic views at the foothills of the lustrous and evergreen hills on the borderline of this village. It is surrounded by all types of flora. Naga Heritage village is rich in its tradition and cultural activities.Visiting this place is an experience of one of its kind and probably different from any part of the country. Its rich heritage speaks volumes about its cultures and customs. On visiting, you will see the unique thatched roofs on the traditionally built houses, its wooden walls and delicately and neatly done carvings of different designs – all of it has an age old rural essence. You will feel living just simply in a different era in your lifetime. This village comprises of Morungs or 16 different houses that are designed and made in such a way that it symbolizes 16 communities of the population residing here. These communities have restored the artifacts of World War II, its food courts, traditionally bamboo made halls and a stadium which is famous for its Hornbill Festival. The scenic beauty of the village itself mesmerizes the tourists, and thus tourism has flourished in leaps and bounds in the region over the years.Every year in the first week of December, this village celebrates the biggest festival of Northeast, The Hornbill Festival. In other words it is known as the king of festivals. this festival is very important and considered sacred.

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Mad&Lau
Los Masos, France42 contributions
We spent 2 days watching the performances of the many tribes. Rich in color and diversity.
We also took the opportunity to hike in the Dzukou valley. Pretty landscapes.
We had taken a guide from Kolkata (Dep Biswas), but we got it wrong because he was poor and a bit stingy.
Written 18 July 2020
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Tannu D
Srinagar District, India113 contributions
Naga Heritage Village also known as Kisama Heritage Village is only one in Nagaland. The place is wrapped in breathtaking scenic views at the foothills of the lustrous and evergreen hills on the borderline of this village. It is surrounded by all types of flora. Naga Heritage village is rich in its tradition and cultural activities.Visiting this place is an experience of one of its kind and probably different from any part of the country. Its rich heritage speaks volumes about its cultures and customs. On visiting, you will see the unique thatched roofs on the traditionally built houses, its wooden walls and delicately and neatly done carvings of different designs – all of it has an age old rural essence. You will feel living just simply in a different era in your lifetime. This village comprises of Morungs or 16 different houses that are designed and made in such a way that it symbolizes 16 communities of the population residing here. These communities have restored the artifacts of World War II, its food courts, traditionally bamboo made halls and a stadium which is famous for its Hornbill Festival. The scenic beauty of the village itself mesmerizes the tourists, and thus tourism has flourished in leaps and bounds in the region over the years.Every year in the first week of December, this village celebrates the biggest festival of Northeast, The Hornbill Festival. In other words it is known as the king of festivals. this festival is very important and considered sacred.
Written 27 December 2019
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nalinkpande
Almora, India101 contributions
Couples
Hornbill festival is most sought after in northeast, it is from Dec 1-10 every year. We visited on 2nd of December 2019, and enjoyed the place, Kisama village, heritage village and enjoyed every moment of our 6hour visit to the place. Real Naga culture with the presence of various tribes, their dances, their camps called morung. The stage performances were excellent and the visit to various morungs and finding their food, environment and their welcome to tourist was an experience.
Recommend everyone never to miss the opportunity to visit Nagaland and Kohima during festivities.
I visited from Dimapur, but various home stays and camps are available to enjoy the place at its best.
Visit is only way to feel this unique place.
The delicacy of Naga food , the rice beer and roasted pork, do not miss.
Written 27 December 2019
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kvrnath1956
Hyderabad, India19 contributions
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Naga heritage village also known as Kisama Heritage village at Kohima, Nagaland. During Hornbill Festival being celebrated from 1 to 10 th December every year this village looks colorful with festive look. U can see Nagas customs, traditions, and their rich heritage. U can also see unique thatched roofs on the traditionally built houses by Nagas. The village consists of Morungs (huts) belongs to 16 different tribes of Nagas. We can enjoy the scenic beauty of village during Hornbill Festival with foreign and domestic tourists . We can also participate in their dances, music. Worth visiting.
Written 11 December 2019
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amanda h
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We felt very fantastic environment here.We thought it was my home ! We were here just for two nights We would plan for stay long! Its clean and friendly. Their service is so good. Also the homemade food is absolutely delicious! We would suggest to everyone for visit here!
Written 26 October 2019
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Anik_Rahman
Dhaka City, Bangladesh1,101 contributions
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The heritage village is about 20 minutes away from the capital district of Kohima. One can find private and shared transport from BOC Bus station. There's a small entry fee of 10 rupees for individuals ane 10 for your camera/mobile decices for entering the village. Inside there is a museum, a stadium (where hornbill festival takes place) and a home from each of the major Naga tribes to showcase their rich exotic looking hut building styles. We were lucky to ve there on the day of pre-harvesting festival and the organizers were very generous to call us in for lunch.

This place is absolutely recommended from my side.
Written 19 October 2019
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The Weekender
Kolkata (Calcutta), India52 contributions
Welcome to Hornbill Festival 2019,Hornbill festival is an annual event held in Kisama Heritage Village in Nagaland, a tribal state in India. It usually runs from the 1st – 10th December of every year and celebrates the culture and heritage of Naga tribes.It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals‘. India’s Far North Eastern state. Locals celebrate the fiesta with much enthusiasm and zeal. The festival is named after Hornbill, one of the most venerated bird species in the state.

It’s predominantly a festival to promote tourism to Nagaland and has done an amazing job. Hornbill is now a major event which should be on any traveller’s calendar when they find themselves in North East India.

During the festival you can get up close and personal with 17 major tribes of Nagaland. These are;

Angami – Ao – Chakhesang – Chang – Dimasa Kachari – Garo – Khiamniungan – Konyak – Kuki – Lotha – Phom – Pochury – Rengma – Sangtam – Sumi – Yimchungru – Zeliang

Watch their showcases of singing, dancing, sport and even tug of war! Sample local Naga cuisine, drink rice beer, play with traditional instruments, get cosy by the campfire of the Morungs and rock out with the locals once the sun goes down.

When is the Hornbill Festival Nagaland in 2019?
Hornbill Festival is celebrated annually during the first week of December, i.e. from 1st-10th. However, during the year 2013, it was extended for a few more days. It now normally concludes on December 10.

Where is the Hornbill festival held?
The festival is held at the Naga Heritage Village in Kisama, located around 12 kilometers from the capital of the Nagaland, Kohima. It begins at 9 am every day. You can reach the venue by booking a taxi. Purchase the tickets at the entry gate and pass through the security check. However, make sure you have a valid pass to park the vehicle at the site.

How is the Hornbill festival Nagaland celebrated?
Hornbill festival, also known locally as the ‘Festival of Festivals’, is organized by State Tourism and Arts and Culture Department, Government of Nagaland. The fiesta is celebrated to encourage inter-tribal harmony and promote colorful local culture and traditions. The visual retreat further displays the unique customs, rituals and practices as well as preserve the heritage. Tourists are warmly welcomed and are treated well. The celebrations are attended by all the major tribes of Nagaland who present themselves with various arts, folk songs, dances and games. There are numerous displays of handicrafts, handloom, multi-cuisines, local food stalls. While a rich amount of rice beer is always at hand to indulge in.

Evenings are lighted by the thrilling Hornbill National Rock Concert in which bands from all over the country and abroad participate to compete. This is followed by the amazing Night Market in the town. But the most attractive event at the festival is Naga chilly eating competition. Additionally, the pork eating festival which draws a lot of crowd evokes much fanfare and excitement.
Written 1 October 2019
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Colo Mero
Kohima, India14 contributions
Family
Naga Heritage Village during the Hornbill Festival can give you a complete Naga experience within a few days. If you are short of time, December 1 to 10 every year is the best time to visit.
Written 23 September 2019
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Lika M
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Friends
It's a showcasing of all the tribal and indigenous customs and traditions of Nagaland state at one place called Kisama heritage village. Huts or morungs built as per the tribes living in the districts of the state. Every hut or morung is different from each other with different customs and practices and designs. Tourists should visit in the first week of December where the festival takes place here. There is a World War 2 museum, children's park, botanical garden. Other days it's just the huts and morungs and some restaurants operate during day time.
Written 24 April 2019
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Jili.M
Dublin, Ireland82 contributions
Amalgamation of 16 major Naga tribes belonging to the infrequently visited state of Nagaland in northeast India can be seen in the Hornbill festival in this Naga Heritage Village. One can pay a visit the village and enjoy it even withour the festival ongoing. It wasn’t so long ago when these tribes were still warring among each other and severing the heads of their enemies to bring home as trophies in a practice known as headhunting. Every year in the first week of December, at the annual Hornbill festival, representatives from all the Naga tribes perform traditional dances, prepare & sell traditional cuisine and generally showcase their culture to festival attendees in this cultural venue. We were bestowed with the great privilege of being able to attend the Hornbill festival 2017 from Dec 1st to Dec 10th and the events are still fresh in our memories.
Written 24 March 2019
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