The Festival of Festivals
The 20th Annual Hornbill Festival, Nagaland
The 20th Annual Hornbill Festival, Nagaland
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You need to fly in to Dimapur airport. As on July 01, 2019, Dimapur is only connected to Kolkata airport with 2 flights coming in on most days of the week. Indigo and Air India are your two options from Kolkata. Both these flights leave Kolkata at around 10 – 11 am, and so you need to reach Kolkata airport before that. There are good connections from most major cities.
Dimapur station is the closest station. It is well connected with Guwahati city. There are about 5 trains that come in each day.
What you should do from Dimapur
The Hornbill Festival venue is about 84 km away from Dimapur town. Getting there directly will need some prior planning to make it a smooth transfer. If you let us know in advance, we can organise taxis to pick you up.
If however, you wish to do this on your own, you can take a shared taxi from Dimapur to Kohima town and then another shared cab from there to the venue in Kisama, which is the last 12 km of your journey.
Google maps link to the hornbill festival venue
Kisama Heritage Village
Kohima has a few really good hotels. While they don’t have any official star ratings, we can assure you of really good rooms and bathrooms. The hotels have a restaurant and other guest service facilities. This is for clients who need everything taken care of.
Price rating: ₹₹₹₹₹
For the more comfort inclined clients, we have organised a home stay that is in Kohima town. The homestay is run like a guest house and is clean, comfortable and with all modern amenities.
Price rating: ₹₹₹
This trip is all about you and reconnecting yourself with nature and reality. We feel that the campsite is the ideal place for us to host you with this objective in mind.
We have the best and cleanest campsite bathrooms in Nagaland. When we have guests on site, the loos are regularly washed down to maintain hygiene. You will not be disappointed. We have Indian and Western loos. We also have shower areas that have 24×7 running water along with hot water in the mornings. As we use wood fires to heat water, we restrict only to once a day.
Price rating: ₹
Where is the campsite?
Our campsite is nested in the woods of Kigwema village. Kigwema is about 12 km away from Kohima town and much lesser populated place which allows for a more relaxed experience.
Trip Advisor Reviews for the Campsite
Have a peek at what people have to say about our campsite.
All year round camping
Our campsite in Kigwema village, which is just one km away from Kisama, is open through the year. Choose this campsite if you would like a clean yet budget stay. You will get to meet other travellers who stay there too and perhaps make your itinerary even more eventful.
We organise group excursions to the nearby sights for all our campers – this would be the most cost efficient and fun way to explore areas other than the Hornbill Festival, such as Dzukou Valley Trek, Japfu Peak Trek, Visiting local villages etc.
Most of guests want everything pre-planned and organised. This is what we are really good at!
Our programmes include some or all of the following activities:
What you need to bring with you
Likely weather conditions
Weather in this region is very unpredictable. However based on recent trends, December will be very cold with a small chance of rains. Temperatures will range between 15 degrees in the day time with strong sun light to 0 degrees at night. When you’re outside of your hotel or tent, it feels very cold, so we really suggest erring on the side of caution while deciding what warm clothes to bring.
Decide on dates
We have two options for you:
Decide on flexibility
Are you looking for:
Build your group
We don’t mix groups except at the campsite. If you’re taking one of our curated trips, you would also need to get a group together. The more the people, the more affordable the programme gets. We do have limited tickets for each programme, so do contact us before you build a large group together. We will guide you through the process
Sign up and pay
Sign up for the programme of your choice, pay for it and you’re all set.
The only things you need to do after this is:
|Camping at Camp David||Rs. 1,600 for the first night and Rs. 1,100 for every night after||This rate is valid for pre-bookings only. If booked on the spot, then it will be Rs. 1,600 per night.|
This price includes your tent, simple sleeping bag and breakfast
– using a Home stay
|Prices begin at: Rs. 56,000 per head for a 7 day 6 night package||This rate includes transport, stay, guides where needed, entry pass to the Hornbill venue and breakfast on all days.|
– using a comfortable hotel
|Prices begin at: Rs. 44,000 per head for a 7 day 6 night package||This rate includes transport, stay, guides where needed, entry pass to the Hornbill venue and breakfast on all days.|
– using a luxury hotel
|Prices begin at: Rs. 58,000 per head for a 7 day 6 night package||This rate includes transport, stay, guides where needed, entry pass to the Hornbill venue and breakfast on all days.|
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