Living in a high-tech society, we are more inclined towards materialistic things. Traditions & culture here are lost somewhere in this busy life. However, certain sections of people now also live in the backward region but are rich in tradition & culture. They are known as the tribe community of our country in the northeast region. Tribes in Nagaland are full of festivals, colors, conventions, and whatnot. They organize grand celebrations for their biggest festival, Hornbill Festival showcasing their traditions, folk music & dance, and unique cultural canvas.
While in northeast India, don’t miss the charm of Tawang and Kaziranga. You’ll visit the largest Buddhist monastery in India, Tawang Monastery, which lies in Tawang. Get amazed by the handlooms & handicrafts of Tawang and soak yourself in the lap of nature. A world heritage site, Kaziranga will offer you the wilderness of the wildlife in its natural habitat. So along with the lush green nature, also spot the wildlife closely.
Hornbill Festival is a ten-day fun-filled cultural extravaganza starting from December 1 till December 10 every year. The festival displays unity amongst the people, bringing 16 tribes under one roof to celebrate the occasion. Named after the state’s most admired bird, Hornbill, its feathers are used for decoration.
They believe that the feather brings good fortune and prosperity with it. Watching the traditional war dance of nagas, handicrafts, and riots of colors, food & aromas will be pleasing to the eyes. Grove to the beats of music bands from all over India and lose yourself in the serenity of the atmosphere. The traditional attire and the colorful headgear of the tribal people signify their ancient culture.
However, the government has banned killing this precious bird and declared the Naga people to use artificial feathers. Besides this, measures have been taken to save this highly endangered Hornbill bird from becoming extinct. You will enjoy this ten-day festival to the fullest and savor authentic delicacies from the tribes. The memories you will create here will urge you to come back again next year.
Nestled in the western part of Arunachal Pradesh, Tawang is a paradise. Surrounded by Tibet and Bhutan from each side, this place is bestowed upon historically and naturally. You’ll find a massive range of glacier lakes and snow-clad peaks from here. Capture this photoshopped landscape without any filters. Everyone knows this place has the world’s second-largest monastery, Tawang Monastery, but Tawang carries more with it than the monastery. Several waterfalls, war memorials, and lakes are significant attractions.
For all the adventurous souls out there, Tawang Ropeways is for you. Get your hands on this thrilling experience and see the breathtaking landscapes from 11,000 above sea level. If you want a hiking or trekking experience, level up your excitement. You will trek across the alpine meadows, forests, and glacier lakes with views of the Himalayas. A place full of adventure & thrill will leave its impression on you. To know more about how to reach Tawang visit here!
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Kaziranga, located in the districts of Assam, is famous for its Kaziranga National Park. Wildlife enthusiasts, this place is undoubtedly for you. Here, you’ll get your hands on the big five – One-Horned Rhino, The Royal Bengal Tiger, Swamp Deer, Asian Elephants, and Asiatic Wild Buffalo. Then, you can enjoy the safari ride to peek into the natural habitat of the wildlife. Given the option of a jeep or elephant safari, I recommend hopping on both safaris because both will be joyful at their own pace.
Apart from the animals, this place is heaven for bird watchers, with over 478 species of birds. Amidst all this wildlife, look at the exclusive nature at the park, which is an essential part of the wildlife. Please communicate with the locals living there and learn about their lifeways. Get to live a traditional village culture with the locals and have local food. You can also stroll through the tea estate present there, and tea lovers can sip on some tea with great taste and aroma. So, your trip to Kaziranga will be a complete package with wildlife, nature, and food.
A Vital Tip – The Kaziranga National Park is closed for visitors from May 1 to October 31 every year due to the Monsoon season. Do check the availability of the Jeep & Elephant safari beforehand and make the bookings accordingly to avoid any last-minute blunder.
Arunachal Pradesh comes under the category of restricted area. Thus, official permission is required to enter the state for visitors other than the natives of Arunachal Pradesh. In addition, Indians, other than the natives, need an Inner Line Permit during your visit to Arunachal Pradesh. Similarly, foreigners need to have a Protected Area Permit to visit certain areas in India. These permits are issued online or by the designated authorities of the Government of Arunachal Pradesh.
Enjoy the colorful Hornbill Festival with the Naga tribes and savor lip-smacking local food. Then, explore the Tawang & Kaziranga to relax and lose yourself amidst nature and wildlife. Feel the essence of village life and live at your own pace. Plan your Northeast tour with the Indian Holiday for a hassle-free time. Contact now…