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11 Attractions to Explore Near Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village
Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage VillageHornbill - Kisama Rd, Nagaland 797005, India

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Also called the 'Festival of Festivals', the Hornbill Festival is a celebration held every year from 1 to 10 December. The state of Nagaland is home to several tribes, which have their own distinct festivals. To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote the cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. The first festival was held in 2000.

Nearby Attractions

Dzükou Valley
Dzükou Valley12.32 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

Dotted with lush green forests, gorgeous valleys, crystal clear water and sedating ambiance, Dzukou Valley in Senapati district is often touted as an epitome of eternal beauty. Situated on the border of Nagaland and Manipur, Dzukou Valley is a paradise of exquisite landscapes that consist of the misty clouds and gorgeous valleys. Throughout the year, this place welcomes tourists and spellbinds them with its enduring grandeur.

Taphou Waterfalls
Taphou Waterfalls42.93 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

This is a beautiful waterfall located in the heart of Manipur, which is situated in the middle of a dense forest. Trekking lovers will like this area very much. This place is very less explored by people, so the place is not much spoiled and the greenery and the sounds will blow our mind.

Diphu Hills
Diphu Hills 73.20 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

Diphu is the headquarter of the Karbi Anglong district in the state of Assam in India. This small town is a popular tourist hill station for people of nearby cities.

Singda Dam
Singda Dam86.92 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

Singda dam is located about 20 kms from Imphal, the capital of Manipur. The drive to the dam is picturesque and is surrounded by paddy fields and lush green hills. It is a very popular hiking and picnicking spot. Located at an altitude of 920 mts above sea level, the dam is a multipurpose irrigation project overlooking a beautiful lake. October to May is the best time to visit Singda dam. This is the highest mud dam in the world.

War Cemetery
War Cemetery89.92 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

The Imphal War Cemetery is located in Imphal, the capital of the Indian state of Manipur, in Northeast India, which has an international border with upper Burma (now Myanmar). The cemetery has 1,600 Commonwealth burials of the Second World War and is maintained by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

Kangla Fort
Kangla Fort91.62 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

This is an old palace at Imphal in Manipur (Kangleipak). It was situated on both sides (western and eastern) of the bank of the Imphal River. But now it remains only on the western side of the bank. Only the ruins remain now. Kangla means "dry land" in old Meetei. It was the traditional seat of the past Meetei rulers of Manipur.

Manipur Zoological Garden
Manipur Zoological Garden91.73 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

The Manipur Zoological Gardens is located around 8 km from Imphal in Lamphelpat. This garden was established on 2nd October 1976, covering an area of around 8 hectares and is popular. It is described as the Jewel Box of the state, Manipur Zoological Garden is home to about four hundred common and rare species of animals and birds.

Manipur State Museum
Manipur State Museum91.99 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

The Manipur State Museum in Imphal was inaugurated on 23rd September 1969. The museum comprises galleries of archaeological, ethnology and natural history. Visiting the museum, one could see the main feature of the museum which is like a 54-feet long royal boat called Hiyang Hiren, which you would find showcased in the open gallery. Not just this, but tourists from across the globe visiting the Manipur State Museum come across the historical dossiers, war weapons etc.

Ima Keithel
Ima Keithel92.83 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

A unique all women’s market, having 3000 “Imas” or mothers who run the stalls, it is split two sections on either side of road. Vegetables, fruits, fish and household groceries are sold on one side and exquisite handlooms and household tools on the other. Not far away is a street where beautiful wicker works and basketry are sold.

Three Mothers Art Gallery
Three Mothers Art Gallery92.95 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

Located within the premises of Thangapat Mapal Palace Compound in Imphal East, Three Mothers Art Gallery is a museum that showcases the rich culture, tradition, history and heritage of the state through Driftwood Sculpture Art. The art gallery cum museum is run by the artist Shri Gurumayum Shyamsunder Sharma and the museum is situated in a single shed like room within an area of 1000 square feet. Established in 1978.

Thengal Bhawan
Thengal Bhawan99.95 KMs away from Hornbill Festival- Kisama Heritage Village

Thengal Bhawan was built in 1880 by Raibahadur Siva Prasad Barooah. In 1929, he published a weekly Assamese newspaper. Later, he established his printing press and office at Thengal Bhawan and managed to publish a daily newspaper, Dainik Batori. Siva Prasad Barooah was the owner and Bagmibar Nilamani Phukan was the editor of this daily newspaper. This newspaper was published from such a place, Thengal Bhawan, where there was no post office.