There are 16 main tribes and many sub-tribes in Nagaland. Each tribe has their own way of expressing their lifestyle through tradition and culture. Performing arts is an integral part of Naga culture. During the Hornbill festival all the different tribes come together to showcase their culture.
Each tribal community wears their own style of colorful attire which distinguishes them from the others.
The week long festival which is named after the hornbill, the globally respected bird which features in the folklore of most of the state''s tribes. It is seen as an opportunity to unite all the tribes of Nagaland in enjoying the colourful performances, crafts, sports, food fairs, games and religious ceremonies.
Traditional arts include paintings, wood carvings, and sculptures. Festival highlights include the traditional Naga ''Morungs'' Exhibition, sale of arts and crafts, food stalls, herbal medicine stalls, flower shows, singing, dancing, fashion and beauty shows, and indigenous games such as archery and Naga wrestling.
- Visit Kisama Hertiage Village which to witness the ensembles of various tibes in Nagaland
- Attend the closing ceremony of the Hornbill festival
- Stay at Mima Village, a neighboring village in Kohima District to experience the Local Naga life
- A day visit to Khonoma village that houses natures prestine beauty and the Khonoma Nature Conservation Tragopan Sanctuary (KNCTS)
- Dzukou Valley trek which is home of varieties of flowers including Lillies, Euphorbias, Rhododendrons etc.
- Cooking classes and rice beer brewing classes
- Dec 8th : Arrive in Dimapur airport and head to Kohima
- Dec 9th : Visit the Kisama heritage village
- Dec 10th : Closing Ceremony of the Hornbill festival
- Dec 11th : Visit Khonoma Village
- Day 12th: Dzukou Valley trek
- Day 13th: Transfer to Dimapur