Nagaland is one of the rare places in the world that still has a big indigenous tribal community surviving. But sadly, just like everywhere else, it's changing rapidly. Younger generations are constantly moving to cities, losing every bit of their ancient cultures and customs, making it more crucial than ever for culture fanatics to explore what the tribal Nagaland has to offer.
And if you're one of them, there's no place better than the Hornbill Festival, a 10 day of cultural festivity where all 16 major tribes of Nagaland come together to showcase their lifestyle and culture to the world – making it an event not to be missed by those who care about all that is, or at least was, rich and beautiful on this planet.
My visit to Hornbill happened on a blog trip with Datsun India, with a group of three other bloggers, where the idea was to drive and experience the Datsun redi-Go from Dimapur to Kohima, before exploring the popular Hornbill Festival in Kohima for a day.