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The Catholic Cathedral
HORNBILL FESTIVAL -1
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Assam & Nagaland
Kohima(3N)- 4 Days.
Kohima, War Cemetry,Catholic Cathedrel, Khonoma Village, Jakhama Village,Kisama Hornbil festival.
Welcome on arrival in Dimapur Airport, Nagaland’s only Airport with connections from Guwahati, Delhi and Kolkata. Proceed to Kohima (3-4 hrs drive). Check in to Hotel. Evening visit the local bazaar where you can be introduced to the Naga food items consisting of vegetables, insects and fishes. Overnight in Kohima.
Veiled amidst the North Eastern Mountains, Nagaland is a state of mysticism and awe. The state presents nature in its fullest bloom. The Highlanders of Nagaland preserves man’s early animist culture, through its amazing ancient traditions. The prominent tribes of Nagaland are Angami Naga, Ao, Chang, Khiamniungan, Konyak, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi & Yimchungru etc. Tribe and clan traditions and loyalties play an important part in the life of Nagas.
The annual Hornbill Festival is celebrated at Kohima between 1st & 10th of December. The Hornbill Festival is aimed at reviving, protecting and sustaining richness of the Naga heritage & traditions through cultural extravaganza of dances, performances, crafts, parades, games, sports, food fairs and religious ceremonies.
After breakfast visit the War Cemetery and the church. Drive to the Heritage Complex, the venue of the Hornbill festival.
Afternoon visit Jakhama village to experience the real Angami Naga tribal way of living as you take a village walk. Overnight in Kohima.
War Cemetery: The revered memorial commemorates the brave soldiers and warriors who laid their lives fighting the Japanese during the World War II. It is embellished by two tall crosses against the backdrop of seasonal roses & lush greenery.
The base of the lower cross is engraved with the lines:
“When you go home, tell them of us & say;
For your tomorrow, we gave our today”
The Catholic Cathedral at Aradura Hill in Kohima is one of the biggest cathedrals in North-east India. Its splendid architecture makes it one of the important landmarks of Kohima. The unique design created by blending the traditional with the orthodox developed into an architectural marvel. A must-visit place in Kohima
After breakfast drive to the Heritage Complex, the venue of the Hornbill festival.
Later drive to Khonoma, the green village, Khonoma (20 km/ 1 hr). Take a village walk and visit the Morungs (the age group house), the ceremonial gates and meet the local craftsmen. Collectively Khonoma was known for its fighting prowess in the past and for the fallow management of its alder trees which balance the nature and its surrounding areas. Later back to Kohima. Overnight at Kohima.
After breakfast transfer to Dimapur Airport for onward journey.
This itinerary is to explore and experience the culture of the people of the region. This is a tribal tour itinerary and only guests interested in such a tour should be encouraged. Infrastructure development in the sector is very basic, including road conditions.
Accommodation, food and other facilities are very basic with local flavor. Accommodation will be in local cottages, tourist lodges and guest houses and NOT in hotels at par with developed sector.
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DURGA PUJA / DIWALI /CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR
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