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Hornbill Festival,Nagaland

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Description
Hornbill Festival Nagaland 2015
Duration: 9 Days 8 Nights
Activities: Hornbill Festival
Regions: North East India
Destinations Covered: Kolkata - Dimapur - Kohima - Mokokchung - Mon - Dibrugarh - Kolkata
Best Time: November, December
Price: USD 1670
Validity date:
30 Nov. - 08 Dec. 2015

OVERVIEW
The Hornbill festival held in the first week of December shows that with its stunning natural beauty and great cultural traditions, Nagaland can offer a rich fare to tourists.
NAGALAND, with its diverse tribal culture, is a land of festivals. A narrow strip of mountainous territory with rugged hills, emerald valleys, sparkling streams and a rich variety of flora and fauna, the 16th State of the Indian Union has salubrious climate throughout the year. It is bounded by Assam in the west, Myanmar in the east, Arunachal Pradesh in the north and Manipur in the south. Sometimes referred to as the `Switzerland of the East', Nagaland represents unimaginable beauty, moulded perfectly for a breathtaking experience. For the adventurous, the State is an ideal place for trekking and jungle camping and offers limitless possibilities for exploring its lush sub-tropical rainforests, which are a treasure trove of medicinal plants. The 20-lakh-strong Naga people, by nature, are fun lovers, and life in Nagaland is one long festival.

30 NOV’15 (MON): ARRIVE KOLKATA (BY: FLIGHT)
Arrive at Kolkata and then transfer to hotel.
Kolkata was the capital of India during British emperor. The city's documented history, however, begins with the arrival of the English East India Company in 1690, when the Company was consolidating its trade business in Bengal. Job Charnock, an administrator with the company was traditionally credited as the founder of the city. In 2003 high court order states that the city should not have a specific founder. While the city's name was always pronounced "Kolkata" in the local Bengali language, its official English name was changed from "Calcutta" to "Kolkata" in 2001, reflecting the Bengali pronunciation.
Afternoon proceed for sightseeing of Kolkata visiting Victoria Memorail and St. Paul Cathedral Church

Victoria Memorial - The Victoria Memorial ( closed on Monday) is one of the popular tourist attractions in Kolkata. It is a majestic structure which is made with white marble. The structure was constructed during the British Empire in the memory of Queen Victoria. Hundreds of tourists who visit Kolkata come to the Victoria Memorial.
The Victoria Memorial, Kolkata was designed by renowned architect Sir William Emerson. The style of the building is similar to the Belfast City Hall. The structure is constructed with a blend of Mughal and European architectural styles. There is also a museum in the Victoria Memorial which consists of various specimens of ancient Kolkata and also of various artifacts of British India.
St. Paul Cathedral Church - Built between 1839 and 1847, St Paul's Cathedral is one of India's most important churches. It's east of the Victoria Memorial at the South end of the Maidan. The steeple fell during an earthquake in 1897 and was redesigned and rebuilt. Inside there's some interesting memorials and stained glass, including the west window by Sir Edward Burne-Jones. Overnight in Kolkata

01 DEC’15 (TUE): KOLKATA – DIMAPUR (BY: FLIGHT) DIMAPUR – KOHIMA (BY: SURFACE)
In morning transfer to Kolkata airport to board to board flight for Dimapur
Depart Kolkata at 1005 hrs by flight AI 705 ( Air India)
Arrive Dimapur at 1255 hrs and then drive to Kohima ( Approx. 80 Kms/ 2 hrs drive)
Rest of the day at leisure to relax
Overnight in Kohima

02 DEC’15 (WED): KOHIMA
Full day attain the Hornbill Festival.Overnight in Kohima

03 DEC’15 (THU): KOHIMA
Full day attain the Hornbill Festival.Overnight in Kohima

04 DEC’15 (FRI): KOHIMA- MOKOKCHUNG Distance 160 Kms / 05 Hrs
With packed lunch drive to Mokokchung- the headquarter of the Ao Nagas. They are known for their colourful attires and are regarded of having the most motifs shawl among the Nagas, which usually speaks the person’s status in the community.En route visit Longkhum village (Ao village) which was known as the vanguard of the Ao region during the spear and dao era. As the village is situated at 1586 mtrs. above sea level we can see some part of Himalaya on a clear winter morning. Depending on the time of arrival, explore Mopunchuket village bamboo forest. Overnight in Mokokchung

05 DEC’15 (SAT): MOKOKCHNG – MON Distance 150 Kms/05 Hrs Drive
Morning after breakfast visit Mokokchung Daily Market. Afterwards proceed to Mon via Naginimora. Upon arrival at Mon,check-in at Hotel.
Overnight in Mon

06 DEC’15 (SUN): MON
Morning visit Longwa Village as half day excursion. This village (41 kms) is in the border of India and Burma. In this village one can see the traditional form of making opium.
Afternoon visit Hongpoi village
Overnight in Mon

07 DEC’15 (MON): MON - DIBRUGARH Distance 200 Kms / 08 Hrs Drive
Morning after breakfast drive to Dibrugarh via Sonari.
Overnight in Dibrugarh

08 DEC’15 (TUE): DIBRUGARH - DEPART KOLKATA (BY: FLIGHT)
Late morning in time transfer to Dibrugarh airport to board flight for Kolkata and then connect international flight back home.

INCLUDES:
• Accommodations for applicable 8 nights on single room in the hotels/guests house/home stay.
• Bed and breakfast at Kohima and Dibrugarh and on full broad in Mokokchung and Mon.
• All transportation by 01 Innova as per programme
• Accompanied English speaking guide throughout the tour.
• Local village guide in Mon-Nagaland.
• Permits to visit tribal villages in Nagaland.
• Entrance fees as applicable.

EXCLUDES:
• Any Airfare
• Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, camera fees etc
• Car at disposal or any sightseeing on leisure days unless specified above
• Early check in or a late checkout room (s) at any hotel (s) unless specified above
• Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in flight and train schedule;
• Expenses of personal nature like personal gratuities, telephone charges, laundry, spa activities, drinks etc.
• Camera Fees
• Insurance of person/luggage
• Tips to driver, guide, hotel staff & representative.
• Any porter age at hotel/resort (for baggage on arrival and departure from the hotel).
• Camera/video camera fee at monuments
• Any other item not specifically mentioned above as 'INCLUDED'

NOTE & IMPORTANT
All hotels in Nagaland are non star category and some remote areas are basic
Guests with adventurous mind should travel Nagaland
Room heaters may not work in Nagaland due to voltage fluctuations. (If provided)
In this region there are no relevance between the distance and time travelling as it depends upon the conditions of roads and congestion of traffic.
Mobile services may not be active in all destinations. Pre-paid roaming and International roaming connection does not work in this region.
Credit Cards / Traveler’s cheque are not freely accepted.
Every effort will be made to maintain the itinerary, in view of local strikes, landslide etc., which are beyond our control all schedule and itineraries are subject to last moment changes and any additional cost, will be borne by the guests directly.
PLEASE DO NOTE THAT PLACES LIKE MON AND KHONOMA HAVE LIMITED ACCOMMODATION AND ESPECIALLY DURING FESTIVAL DATES THEY ARE BOOKED WELL IN ADVANCE.

Event Timeline
Mon Nov 30, 2015
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM IST
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Venue
Hornbill Festival,Nagaland
Tickets
Standard $1,000.00
VIP $1,500.00
Venue Address
A-164, 1st Floor, Sector 63, Noida, India 201301 India (tickets in USD)
Organizer
Saim Ahmad
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