The Hornbill Festival - Nagaland

A road trip packed with festival, village explorations, and a jungle safari in Kaziranga

Duration: 9 days / 8 nights

Starts at
27899 per person

Package Cost

28899 27899 per person

( ₹ 1000 discount from MyWanderlust )


  • Transport (in privately hired vehicle from Guwahati Airport to Guwahati Airport)
  • Stay (on sharing basis; our campsite will be set up close to the Festival ground, twin sharing tents will be provided)
  • Meals (Breakfast and Dinner - veg/non veg)
  • Inner Line Permit for Nagaland
  • Permits for festivals/village, wherever applicable
  • Jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park


  • Anything that isn't mentioned in the Inclusions.

Hornbill festival is called Festival of Festivals, for a reason! Come witness the grand display of dance performances put together by the Naga tribes, at the Hornbill Festival 2018.


Highlights of the trip: Hornbill Tribal festival, Green village Khonoma, Village explorations, World War II Memorial Site, Safari in Kaziranga National Park.
What to pack?
Expected temperature during our trip is expected to be around 8 to 25 degrees Celsius. You are advised to pack some winter clothes along. This is part adventure part leisure trip, so you can flaunt your best dresses but are also suggested to pack some loose comfortable wear while walking. You're quite safe in wearing the clothes of your liking in Nagaland. We suggest you to also pack a pair of trekking or sports shoes (not new) for walking. While your trip leader is going to be carrying basic First Aid kit, you are advised to bring along the medicines that are prescribed to you. And lastly, do not forget to pack some snacks to share with the group, and the biggest of smiles!


Brief Itinerary:
Day 1 (1st Dec): Guwahati Airport (1130 am) to en route Kohima.
Day 2: Road-trip to reach the festival site, heritage village Kisama of Nagaland.
Day 3: Hornbill Festival!
Day 4: Trip to Khonoma Village.
Day 5: Exploration. Night carnival at Kohima.
Day 6: Kohima to Mokokchung.
Day 7: Mokokchung to Kaziranga.
Day 8: Jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park. Come back and chill.
Day 9 (9th Dec): Road trip back to  Guwahati Airport (around 1 pm).
In Details:
Day 1 (1st Dec): Pick up from Guwahati Airport in our privately hired vehicle (please plan your flight to reach Guwahati max by 11 am). Meet your trip leader. 12 pm onwards, Road trip begins! Bring on your road-trip games, get the ZNMD mode on as we set out for the 2 day road-trip to Nagaland! We are intentionally not pre-planning the tonight's stay and will see with you as to where the road takes us.
Day 2: Pack up from our stay to set out on the road once again. Let's sing some more, tell jokes and laugh some more as we continue our journey further towards Nagaland. We intend to reach Nagaland and directly make our way to the camping facility at the Hornbill festival! Let's get the party started!
Day 3: After 2 days of road-tripping, we take it easy on this day. Wake up leisurely, loiter around at the camp site, walk around and explore the festival site and Kisama Heritage village . Camps of the tribes performing at the festival are set up nearby and one can go around meeting the awesome Nagas. Spend the day exploring by yourself the places nearby.
Day 4: We set out on an exploration trip to the Khonoma village. Khonoma village is called the first Green village of India. Let's go found out for ourselves the Why! Khonoma also speaks volumes of the courage and bravery of the Nagas telling tales from the times of the British Empire. A lot remains to be explored. Overnight, we spend in a temporary facility in Khonoma or other nearby villages or come back to Kisama.
Day 5: Another day at the Festival! Another day for exploration. Nearby villages (like Kigwema) and the village lifestyles, World War memorial - a lot to be seen, explored and understood of this lesser known state of Nagaland. As Nagaland gears up for the upcoming Christmas, night carnival on the streets of Kohima is another experience to be had.
Day 6: Making our return journey, it'll be time to head to another village then. Mokokchung. Beautiful beyond description, they say. Let's go find out why! Some nearby village explorations, if possible.
Day 7: Walk around, soak in the air of Nagaland, as we exit Nagaland today. A road-trip again. To Kaziranga in Assam! The home of the famous one horned Rhinoceros!
Day 8: We'll go see the One horned Rhinoceros and other wildlife by the jeep safari in the Kaziranga National Park on this day! Spot some birds and enjoy the animals carrying on with their animal-y things in their natural habitat. We'll come back and chill on this day - contemplating over the awesome experiences on the trip. We'll talk, laugh and play some more!
Day 9 (9th Dec): Start early morning for the road-trip back to Guwahati Airport. With great memories and new friends, we part, with promises to meet again. Please plan your flights from Guwahati Airport after 4 pm.

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  • Cancellations prior to 30 days from the start of the trip — full refund.
  • Cancellation between 30 days and 15 days to the start of the trip — 50% refund.
  • Cancellation less than 15 days to the start of the trip — no refund.

In case of unforeseen weather conditions, government restrictions or any other unavoidable circumstances beyond the control of the host, certain activities during the expedition or the event itself may be cancelled, or there could be change in the itinerary. In such cases, the host will try their best to provide an alternate feasible activity or a voucher will be handed over (in case of cancellation or rescheduling of event) to you. However no refund will be provided for the same.

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