8 Things to Look Forward to At the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland



The Hornbill festival in Nagaland is the most lavish and exuberant celebration, showcasing Naga culture and its heritage. The festival features traditional arts, dances, folk songs, and, cultural games. This extravagant carnival takes place amidst perfect replicas of tribal hutments, complete with wood carvings and hollow log drum instruments, which are beaten in the haunting symphony at the end of the day. In addition, one gets the unique opportunity to indulge in the local handicraft stalls, Naga Cuisine, and, giddy rice beer to set in the perfect mood and feel for you - just what the doctor ordered!!

Some Colourful & Fascinating Aspects of the Festival in detail:

1. Naga Cuisine

16 different tribes, 16 different ways to dress, talk, eat, and live. There’s no time and place than the Hornbill Festival to see the Nagamese art, Jewellery and clothes!

2. Chili Eating Competition

Think your Chili is hot? Try the Naga King Chili and add fire to the festivities.

3. Freshly Brewed Beer

Nothing Compliments a Naga plate like a bamboo glass of freshly brewed rice beer!

4. Folk Dance & Music

Simply fascinating to say the least. Each of the 16 tribes put up ritual performances that showcase their unique culture.

5. Hornbill Rock Concert

The Hornbill festival isn’t just about folk music. It hosts the longest and the best rock concert in the country!

6. Hornbill Motor Rally

One of the most awaited events of the festival, the motor rally passes through 12 locations in Nagaland.  Simply a treat for adventure enthusiasts!

7. Bamboo Pavillion

Give a Naga some bamboo and they will create something magical! The Bamboo pavilion is a testament to this fact.

8. Kohima nIght Bazar

With music, food, and bright lights, this market comes alive during the festival, capturing its economic vibes perfectly.

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