NAGALAND HORNBILL FESTIVAL
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The renowned Hornbill Festival, named after the bird, is one of the largest celebrations of the india's far north-east region, The hornbill is particularly revered by the Nagas and is reflected in tribal folklore, dances and songs.
Day 1 - Kolkata
Arrive in Kolkata, India’s second largest city. Kolkata encapsulates modern India – a hectic and vibrant city teeming with life.
Day 2 – Kolkata - Kohima
Transfer to the airport for a flight to Dimapur (15kg checked bag allowance and 7kg hand baggage). . On arrival transfer to Kohima, approx. 2hrs drive.
This British-built town lies in the valley between higher hills, alongside the immaculately kept war cemetery, and is the state capital of Nagaland.
Day 3 – Kohima –Hornbill Festival
Today visit the Hornbill Festival
Day 4 - Kohima
This morning, visit the Kohima World War 2 cemetery, a tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Japanese invasion of the Second World War. After the visit, attend day 3 of the Hornbill festival.
Day 5 – Kohima
Today visit Khonoma Village, a picturesque village outside of Kohima and home to the Angami tribe. After visiting Khonoma village, attend day 4 of the festival.
Day 6 – Kohima – Jorhat
Today we travel to Jorhat (approx. 6hr drive), a major tea centre conveniently located for visiting the nearby Majuli Island.
Day 7- Kaziranga – Majuli
Take the local ferry on the mighty Brahmaputra River to Majuli Island
Majuli Island is the largest riverine island in the world and has been a key pilgrimage site for Vaishnavites (followers of Vishnu) for centuries.
Day 8 – Majuli Island
Today we take a walk around the village and visit one of Majuli’s unique monasteries, established in the 15th Century
Day 9 – Majuli – Kaziranga National Park
Take the ferry back to Brahmaputra and drive to Kaziranga, which was declared a game reserve in 1926 to save the Indian one-horned rhino from extinction. Overnight at Wild Grass Resort or similar (BLD)
Day 10 – Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park is a World Heritage Site offering great opportunities to spot the iconic Indian Horned Rhinoceros – more than 75% of the world’s population reside within its boundaries.
Day 11 – Kaziranga – Shillong
Drive from Kaziranga to Shillong (approx. 7 hours), the capital of Meghalaya state.
Day 12 – Shillong
This morning we take a city tour of Shillong and the best way to enjoy its sights is on foot.
Day 13 – Shillong – Kolkata – Departure
Transfer to the airport for a short flight to Kolkata
29th Nov 2019
Experience the tribal culture of the Naga people
Travel to Majuli Island
Take a boat on the Brahmaputra River
Visit Kaziranga National Park to photograph the wildlife and fauna.
Professional photographer from the U.K/U.S.A along with a local Indian Guide
Small group size (4-8 guests)
5 star luxury hotels throughout
Modern AC mini-bus
Book a place on the tour with a deposit of £800