Kohima: Coinciding with Nagaland
statehood day, the week-long annual Hornbill festival gets off
to a colourful start at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama, near
The extravaganza will have cultural troupes from
Myanmar, Thailand, Korea and Japan besides north eastern
Officials of state tourism department, the nodal
agency for organizing the annual event, said diplomats from a
few south-east Asian countries would also participate.
The festival, organized every year in first week of
December as a tourism promotional activity, showcases Naga
life and culture at the idyllic Kisama village, 12 km south of
this capital town.
Kohima Chambers of Commerce and Industries (KCCI) is
organizing a `night carnival` in the main shopping area of the
town to give a taste of a night life because the capital town
generally becomes deserted after dusk.
Special arrangements are being made by tour operators
to ease the movement of visitors during the festival which
will be formally inaugurated by the Governor Nikhil Kumar.