Kohima Camp - part of the tried and trusted Ultimate Travelling Camp, coincides with the 10-day Hornbill Festival - an annual melange of cultural displays from all 16 tribes of Nagaland known as the last head-hunters. Colourful pageants showcase the cultural treasures of the Land of the Nagas, in the exotic state of Nagaland, hidden in the north-east of India.
- Luxury lodgings to unexplored areas of India where traditionally luxury accommodation does not exist
- Hands-on experience of the tribal cultures with local foods, rice beer, handmade items, performances and games
- Kohima Camp is located at the foothill of the gigantic Japfu Mountain
- Daily visits to the spectacular Hornbill Festival - fun events including traditional sports of wrestling, archery, and a literary festival
- Sumptuous meals are taken at the luxury camp
- Scour the night bazaars of Kohima for local artefacts and Naga delicacies
- Visit Jakhama's prosperous houses with their unique styles and designs, they are a sight to behold
- An opportunity to visit Kohima – site of a pivotal battle during World War II, and the war cemetery
The festival is named after the hornbill, which is central to folklore in most of the state’s tribes. The week-long festival unites one and all in Nagaland and people enjoy the colourful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games and ceremonies. Traditional arts which include painting, wood carving, and sculpture are also on display.
Festival highlights include the Traditional Naga Morungs Exhibition and sale of arts and crafts, food stalls, herbal medicine stalls, flower shows and sales, a cultural medley - songs and dances, fashion shows, beauty contests, traditional archery, Naga wrestling, indigenous games, and musical concerts.
Kohima is packed to bursting and while it’s great to be part of the jamboree, it’s even better to know that sunrise and sundown are spent in the comfort of your very own tents. Wrap up in tribal shawls, swap tales and enjoy pre-dinner cocktails around the campfire.
The khaki tents of Kohima Camp are set on the mountain - each decorated in soft desert colours with colonial furniture, warm duvets and valets at your service throughout your stay. Private decks are the perfect place to sit and stargaze in the evenings and ensuite bathrooms with hot showers and teak wood wardrobes remind you that this is luxury camping at its finest.
To extend your holiday in North East India consider visiting Assam- home to Kaziranga National Park, the tea gardens of Jorhat and the mighty Brahmaputra River. It takes around five hours by road to reach Assam from Kohima.
The date of the festival will be from the 1st until the 10th of December 2018.
Alternative Accommodation in the city of Kohima
If you would prefer to stay in Kohima city itself our travel experts can confirm local hotels for you. Using standard, local accommodation significantly reduces the overall cost of such a trip. Please enquire.
For a more detailed itinerary with great ideas on what to do and where to stay, please get in touch with our experts.