de Oriental Grand

Ever since its inception, de Oriental Grand has been a game changer in its own right. Spread over a lush space, the property is located in the heart of Kohima Town, the capital of Nagaland, offering its visitors and guests an experience filled with good food, strikingly serene and calm ambience and overall excellent service.

Hornbill Festival Package

Hornbill Festival Package
Hornbill Festival Package

This is a sample itinerary, which can be tailor made for you by adding or deleting days at a particular place or logistic permitting, re-scheduling certain portions.

Day 1

Pickup from Dimapur and drive to Kohima (74 Kms. 2 hours drive) which is inhabited by the Angami Tribe. Visit to local markets and museum or world war cemetery, if time permits. Overnight Kohima. Kohima; The capital of Nagaland is inhabited by the Angami, Naga. This city has been founded by the erstwhile British Empire. This city is also well known for the 2nd world war battle, wherein the Japanese advance to India has been halted by the allied forces at Kohima. The world war-II cemetery in the heart of the town and other memorials still bears memory of valours and sacrifices. The local markets and museum offers you a vista to the varied culture and food habits of the Naga.

Day 2

Witness hornbill festival or visit Khonoma green village. O/n Kohima. Khonoma: This village is known for eco conservation managed by the village community and has been recognized by the Government and declared as a green village. The village has waged several wars with the Britishers who invaded the Naga hills in the 18th century. A walk through the village and visit to the morungs (Boys Dormitory) will give you an insight to the traditional lifestyle of the Angami Tribe. If time permit, a visit to the mithun sanctuary (unique specie of the Indian Gaur/Bison) is also suggested.

Day 3

Witness hornbill festival or visit Kigwema and Viswema village. A visit to the village offers you a view to the rural lifestyle that exist side by side alongwith modernization.

Day 4

Witness hornbill festival or local vist in and around Kohima and then drive down to Tuophema village in the afternoon. O/N Tuophema at tourist resort in traditional house.

Day 5

Tuophema to Mokochung enroute visit to Ungma or Longkhum village (Ao Tribe) via Wokha (Lotha Tribe). O/N Mokochung.

Day 6

Mokokchung to Mon-via-Assam. Mon is inhabited by the Konyak tribe who were fierce head hunters only some few years back. The Konyak are also known for their tattoos and metallurgical skill. O/N Mon

Day 7

Drive to Longwa and Tang Konyak villages. Longwa is located on the Indo-Myanmar boundary and this boundary bisects the Angh (Local King) residence. The Angh rules over many villages on both side of this International boundary. O/N Mon.

Day 8

Visit Chui village early in the morning and then drive down to Sibsagar, the ancient capital of the Ahom who rules over Assam for more than 600 years. O/N Sibasagar.

Day 9

Visit various monuments in and around Sibsagar. O/N Sibsagar or Dibrugarh

Day 10

Transfer to Airport for outgoing flight or extend your tour to other parts

Tour Type
Road Trail

Sekrenyi Festivals

The Angamis in Nagaland have no dearth of occasions to remain spirited and festive. Feasting, singing and dancing are the way of their lives. The much vaunted festival of these people atop Touphema in the north eastern hills state is Sekrenyi. The ten day long event known also as Phousanyi comes amid the February coldwaves. The word “Sekrenyi” literally means sanctification. Sekre stands for sanctification, nyi means feast while thenyi stands for festival. The annual event keeps these tribal people festive in the harvest season.

Mimkuut Festival

Nagaland, the abode of colourful tribal people keeps always throbbing with festivals displaying the rich traditions and cultures. The festivals, mostly, are confined to the farming fraternity who have been feeding the north eastern state. The most striking harvest festival of the Kukis in Nagaland is Mimkuut which draws no less applause from the foreign and domestic tourists.

The festival takes place in January in the Kuki Naga dominated Kohima where formalities are lined up to appease Thilha. Animals are sacrificed with the belief of Chung Pathen, their supreme heavenly god.