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Sekrenyi festival of Angami tribe

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Tucked away in the far north-east of India, wedged between the borders of Bhutan, Burma and Tibet, Arunachal Pradesh is India’s newest and least-known state. Before the region was elevated to statehood in 1986, Arunachal Pradesh, along with Assam, Nagaland and 4 other states was known as the North-East Frontier Agency (NEFA). Except for occasional forays by administrators and anthropologists during the time of the British, nothing much was known about this area for most of the 20th century. The isolation of the North East Frontier Agency was legally safeguarded by India's own government; before laws permitting limited tourism were passed in 1995, even Indian citizens were not allowed to visit. The North East Frontier Agency lands never belonged to ancient India. They were, and still are, peopled by Mongoloid and Mon-Khmer austere stock, far removed from Aryan-Dravidian blood of the mainstream. The people here are animists (except the area of Tawang where they accepted Buddhism); in the Highlands, wild Burmese tribes enthusiastically practiced indiscriminate headhunting until as late as the fifties. To the north, Mongoloid tribals, bare-bodied in breech-clouts, are today still encountering “civilization". Nagaland is almost entirely inhabited by 16 groups of Tibeto-Burmese tribes. Among them are Angamis ,Aos, Konyaks, Kukis, Lothas, Semas and Wanchus. The Nagas, who were once head hunters, have been known for their fierceness and the regular raids they made on Assam and Burma. The warring tribes believed that since the enemy’s animated soul, waha, was to be found at the nape of the neck, it could only be set free once beheaded. However, since the spritual soul, mio, resided in the head and brought good fortune, enemy heads (and those of dead comrades) were prized as they could add to a community’s own store of dead ancestors. The hilltop villages are protected by stone walls. The morung, a meeting house, acts as a boy’s dormitory, and is used for storing weapons and once displayed the prizes of war i.e. the enemy heads. The huge sacred drum, which stands by each morung is hallowed out tree trunk carved to resemble a buffalo head.

  1. Day 1 14/2/2018 to 2020 Arrived from Kolkatta / Delhi / Dibrughar over/ night

    Arrived from Kolkatta / Delhi / Dibrughar over/ night hotel afternoon Visit Tea plantation back to hotel

  2. Day 10 23/2/2018 to 2020 Kaziranga Morning elephant Ride / Jeep safari

    Kaziranga Morning elephant Ride / Jeep safari

  3. Day 11 24/2/2018 to 2020 Kaziranga to Kohima 6 hrs drive over/ night Hotel / Home stay

    24/2/2018 to 2020 Kaziranga to Kohima 6 hrs drive over/ night Hotel / Home stay

  4. Day 12 25/2/2018 to 2020 Visit KEKHRIYAN FESTIVAL of Angami Tribe over/night Hotel option Home stay

    Visit KEKHRIYAN FESTIVAL of Angami Tribe over/night Hotel option Home stay

  5. Day 13 26/2/2018 t 2020 VISIT SEKHRIYAN FESTIVAL Tradition Dress

    VISIT SEKHRIYAN FESTIVAL Tradition Dress

  6. Day 14 27/2/2018 to 2020 KOHIMA Explore the village

    KOHIMA Explore the village it Angami Tribal village of Khonoma , home village of father of Naga Nationalist movement AngamiPhizo. This village located on top of a hillock has a pastoral beauty of its own. This was where the Last part of the Anglo Naga War was fought... Visit the WW II Cemetery, nestled in the heart of Kohima town, where one of the fiercest battles was fought. On a huge stone in in-laid bronze the following famous words are there to remind one of undoubting courage displayed by the war heroes in order to preserve the freedom of the future generation. "When you go home… Tell them of us and say For your Tomorrow We gave our today" Also visit State Museum , located at Bayani hill Kohima. It gives you a peep into the various aspects of Naga Culture. It displays dioramas of the lifestyle of the Naga tribes. Artifacts, handlooms, & Handicrafts, Tools & Implements, Gems & Jewelry, Coins & Ancient weaponry will give you an idea of the rich Culture and Heritage of the native people. Proceed to Kepfiizha (Kigwema village) Dimori Cove Guest house after lunch. This small but beautiful place is on the KohimaImphal Highway, which we use as base for trekking up the Japfu Peak (3048 metre Mt) Japfu, home of the world's tallest rhododendron tree (20 metres high) and also for trekking to Dzukou Valley, the best trekking valley of North- East India. Following lines greets you to Dzukou.

  7. Day 15 28/2/2018 to 2020 Kohim to Dimapur and fly to kolkatta/ Delhi by connected flight

     Kohim to Dimapur and fly to kolkatta/ Delhi by connected flight

  8. Day 2 15/2/2018 2020 Dibrughar to Khonsa

    Dibrughar to Khonsa 6 hrs Drive over/ night Government guest house / Local House

  9. Day 3 16/2/2018 to 2020 FULL DAY VISIT ORIEH FESTIVAL

    FULL DAY VISIT ORIEH FESTIVAL OF WANGCHU TRIBE OVER/ NIGHT LOCAL HOUSE OR GOVT GUEST HOUSE

  10. Day 4 17/2/2018 2020 Visit Punch/ Longding village over/ night local House

    Visit Punch/ Longding village over/ night local House

  11. Day 5 18/2/2018 to 2020 VISIT Laju Village Back to Khunsa over/night govt Guest house

    VISIT Laju Village Back to Khunsa over/night govt Guest house

  12. Day 6 19/2/2017 khunsa to Sibsager 6 Hrs over/ night Hotel

     khunsa to Sibsager 6 Hrs over/ night Hotel

  13. Day 7 20/2/218 to 2020 Sibsager to Mon 5 hours.Drive

    Sibsager to Mon 5 hours.Drive After going through checking formalities at the border of Nagaland, we enter the state.Visit first village at Phuktong village. It has two great Morungs (men’s dormitories). Also visit Angh’s (chief’s) residence. On arrival, check in to the Typical Naga house / or Kalsa Resort

  14. Day 8 21/2/2018 to 2020

    Full day to witness the colorful tribal area of Konyak tribes who have been head hunters in the recent past. Visit Longwa Village, One of the biggest villages in Mon district, it is an interesting sight to see. As the village straddles an international boundary line, one half of the Angh's house falls within Indian territory, whereas the other half lies under Myanmarese control. However, the whole village is controlled by the Angh and the village Council Chairman. Another interesting feature of this village is that the Angh of the village has 60 wives and his jurisdiction extends up to Myanmar and Arunachal Pradesh. Also visit Sangha to see head hunting trophies and houses constructed in the true Konyak tradition with palm leaves roofing and the main pillars jutting out.

  15. Day 9 22/2/2018 to 2020 Mon to kaziranga 330 km 7 hrs drive

    Eroutevisit RangGhar (This amphitheatre was built by King Parramatta Singha. This two storeyed oval shaped pavilion is one of the largest of its kind) and KarenghGhar&TalatalGhar (These historical monuments were built by King RudraSingha during 1696-1714 AD was the military station of the Ahom Kings. It is a seven storied palace having three storeys underground- known as TalatalGhar and the the upper storey’s known as KarengGhar. It contains two underground pathways to Dikhow river and Garden palace) and the Shivsagar Temple. If time permits, we will also take you to Gargaon Palace (The principal town of the Ahom Kings, constructed by the 15th Ahom King Suklemnung in 1540. The palace lays 13 kvms east of Sibsagar. The present seven storied palace was built by King RajeshwarSingha in about 1762. All the underground stories and passages were blocked by the East India Company. The magazine made of bricks is within the palace compound and further eastward are two old stone bridges constructed by King Gadadhar Drive to Dimapur over/ night/ Hotel