Nagaland Hornbill Festival

9 Days, from AU $3,327
Zeliang Naga tribesmen of Nagaland, India, performing their traditional dance during annual Hornbill Festival

Rhino in Kaziranga National Park

This 9 day trip takes you through Manipur, Nagaland and Assam in the East of India. Visit the world famous Hornbill Festival in Nagaland, a celebration of mother nature and tribal gathering. another highlight of this trip is a jeep safari and lodge stay in the Kaziranga National Park, home to a large population of rhinos and many other species.

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Imphal (Manipur)

Meet your guide at the airport. On arrival, check into the hotel and if time permits, visit the Ima market at Kangla Fort. Spend the evening at the Sangai festival ground.

Day 2: Imphal (Manipur)

Visit the Japanese War Memorial (India Peace Centre) at Red Hills, Loktak Lake - the largest fresh water lake in North East India, Moirang. Then travel back to Imphal to spend the evening at the Sangai festival ground.

Day 3: Imphal (Manipur) – Kohima (Nagaland)

After breakfast, drive to Kohima. On arrival check into hotel and later on visit the local market.

Day 4: Kohima – Full Day at Hornbill Festival (Nagaland)

After your breakfast visit the famous Hornbill Festival and spend the day at your leisure.

Day 5: Hornbill Festival or Khonoma Village (Nagaland)

The choice is yours – either spend a second day at the Hornbill Festival or drive to Khonoma village via Kohima, a place renowned for its valour and courage. The Khonoma gate tells the story of British infiltration into Naga hills. After lunch, visit the famous war cemetery, a symbolic memorial raised as citation for the supreme sacrifice made by the officers and men of the Allied forces during World War II. Come back to Kohima.

Day 6: Kohima (Nagaland) – Kaziranga National Park (Assam)

After breakfast we will drive to Kaziranga National Park (270 km), a paradise for greater Indian one horned Rhinoceros as well as a home to Elephants, tigers, water buffaloes and many species of birds. On arrival, we will check into Hotel. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.

Day 7: Kaziranga National Park (Assam)

We will have an early morning exploration of the park by an elephant ride. Apart from the rhino, other animals that you may encounter in the safari are hog deer, swamp deer, wild water buffalos, elephants - and if you are lucky, even tiger. Kaziranga is also home to pelicans, storks and darters - as there are numerous water bodies to be encountered inside the Park. With a variety of migratory and resident birds darting from tree to tree, the safari in Kaziranga will offer you an opportunity to observe these avian varieties – along with their mammalian counterparts - very closely. We will return to the resort for breakfast. Post lunch, we will venture into western range of the park for a jeep safari. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.

Day 8: Kaziranga National Park (Assam)

After breakfast go for a jeep safari at the eastern range of the park. In the afternoon the jeep safari will take you to the central range of the park. Return to the lodge at dusk.

Day 9: Kaziranga National Park – Guwahati Fly Off (Assam)

After breakfast drive to the Guwahati Airport for your onward journey.

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Standard:from AU $3,327

All GetAboutAsia prices are based on twin share and depend on availability and season. All our itineraries can be customised including international flights and extra nights. For questions or further information, Enquire Now!

Important Information

Accommodation:

Hotels/lodge stay each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day). All GetAboutAsia accommodation is handpicked by us. Upgrades are available for this itinerary.

Inclusions:
  • Full-time services of your English speaking local guide throughout the tour
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per Day
  • All accommodation in twin share room
  • All transfers and sightseeing as per itinerary
  • 1 elephant ride
  • 3 jeep safaris
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Availability depends on accommodation and season.

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"We loved the festival. The hotel was very three star but that doesn’t matter for a couple of days. You have to be prepared to sit on a stone step, with no shelter. But it was fantastic to see it. And would recommend going on first day." — Mr and Mrs Wright, Sydney, December 2017

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