Hornbill Festival and Dzukou Valley
The Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1st to 10th December, in Nagaland, Northeast India. It is also called the ‘Festival of Festivals’.
Nagaland is a mountainous state in northeast India, bordering Myanmar. It’s home to diverse indigenous tribes, with festivals and markets celebrating the different tribes’ culture. Its capital city of Kohima suffered heavy fighting in World War II, commemorated by memorials at the Kohima War Cemetery. The Nagaland State Museum exhibits ancient weaponry, a ceremonial drum and other traditional Naga cultural artifacts.
The great Indian hornbill is one of the most famous birds found in the state. Blyth’s tragopan, a vulnerable species of pheasant, is the state bird of Nagaland. … The state is also known as the “falcon capital of the world.”