Ushankar Photography | Hornbill Festival, Nagaland
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Hornbill Festival, Nagaland

About This Project

Nagaland is a state in Northeast India. It borders the state of Assam to the west, Arunachal Pradesh and part of Assam to the north, Burma to the east and Manipur to the south. The state capital is Kohima, and the largest city is Dimapur. Nagaland is known as a land of festivals. The diversity of people and tribes, each with their own culture and heritage, creates a year-long atmosphere of celebrations


Hornbill Festival was launched by the Government of Nagaland in December 2000 to encourage intertribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of the state. Organized by the State Tourism Department and Art & Culture Department. Hornbill Festival showcases a mélange of cultural displays under one roof. This festival takes place between 1 and 7 December every year. The festival provides a view into the colourful tapestry of culture , music, dance and food of the Nagas and is a photographer’s paradise.

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