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The makeshift village depicts the houses and culture of different tribes. We went in last week of... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2022
dreamzlife
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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I visited from from 2016 to 2019 it was very good

The main arena and the best part small part but awasome I felt performing with them too watch it... read more

Reviewed 9 December 2020
646kewalk
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Reviewed 31 January 2020 via mobile

This is an artfully created village, showcasing living places/huts of various tribes of this beautiful state. Each hut has been built differently, identifying with the tribe due to the design and artefacts shown over there.

A must do activity on day one for first time visitors.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank GuruGhummakad
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Reviewed 4 January 2020

This is the site of the annual Hornbill Festival, a colourful and interesting event that makes travelling to Kohima for a couple of days whilst it is on well worthwhile. It runs for 10 days at the beginning of December, but you need to plan in advance as accommodation soon fills up. The centre piece of the festival is the programme of cultural dances/shows that take place in the main arena morning and afternoon each day. They are provided by 17 tribal dance groups from Nagaland, dressed in their tribal finery. Each group puts on one performance a day, but the performance is different each day, so although we saw 25 performances during the day and a half we were there, we certainly weren't bored. When not at the performances the groups return to their tribal "morungs" on the site, and you can go into these to see what they are like, mingle with the performers and sample their food. Outside the main arena, there are craft demonstrations and other activities, craft shops, art and food displays and a museum about the remarkable World War II battle at Kohima. Although we didn't participate in any of them, there are also other events in the area outside the festival site throughout the 10 days.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank P_and_T_Herefordshir
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Reviewed 1 January 2020 via mobile

This is where the annual Hornbill Fest is held
Nice campus with amenities, morungs of the various tribes and the arena/stadium where all the cultural events r held
The Hornbill Festival itslef is very well organised and showcases the tribes, culture and art of Nagaland
Very colourful and a photographers delight

Date of experience: December 2019
2  Thank avranga
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Reviewed 7 December 2019 via mobile

Hornbill Festival happen between 1dec to 10 Dec.
Beautiful location , camp sites also available.
But need to book hotel at least 2 month advance.

Not a festival for vegetarians.
You will not find any vegetarian food in the festival ,either you have to eat only wai wai (kind of Maggie : but doesn't taste like that) and coffee.
For non vegetarian its a paradise you will get every kind of animal, you name it they will serve you.

Festival happen all over the town , night carnivals , concert , tribal dance.

2 days are okay to visit.
Complete 10 days will be very costly and it's not worth it.

Time your stay as per the events.

Date of experience: December 2019
Thank Aditya_Ilios
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Reviewed 6 December 2019 via mobile

A must visit place particularly during 'Hornbill Festival'. It was a great experience to feel handicraft, culture, food, dance, music of all different tribes & sub tribes of Nagaland

Date of experience: December 2019
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