Nagaland, the sixteen state of Nagaland is a small but diverse state with more that 17 tribes and many other sub-tribes. Culturally, Nagaland is a rich state with all of the tribes have unique cultures and traditions
The Sekrenyi festival, known locally as Phousanyi, is a major annual festival of the Angami Nagas, among the many festivals held by them, in the northeast Indian state of Nagaland. It is observed for ten days from the 25th day of the Angami calendar month of "Kezei" (usually corresponding to 25 February in the Gregorian calendar) under the auspices of the Angami Public Organisation in association with many other organizations and the state government. It is a "purification festival" held to wash off all past sins. The objective of the festival is to renew and "make holy" by cleansing the "body and the soul" of the village as a whole, and to bring forth unity among all communities of Nagaland. It also marks initiation of young people to adulthood and is considered an "identity marker of the Angami".
23rd Feb: Jorhat.
Meet your guide and car at Jorhat Airport, surface transfer to your hotel. Depending on the time of arrival we shall visit tea processing unit (it depends on the working days), local market, etc.O/N Hotel MDs’/similar
24th Feb: Jorhat- Mokokchung ( 115 km.5/6 hrs)
Morning drive to the home town of the Ao Nagas. Enroute we shall visit tea garden, Ao villages like Chuchu, Moponchuket etc.O/N Hotel Whispering Wind
25th Feb: Mokokchung
Today you will visit the villages of Mopungchuket, Impur and Longkhum and witness the way of life of the Ao tribe. Return to your hotel in Mokokchung.O/N Whispering Wind.
26th Feb: Mokokchung- Tuophema (120 km.5 hrs)
Morning drive to Tuophema, depending on the time of arrival we shall join 'sekhrenyi festival'O/N Community Cottage.
27th Feb: Tuophema.
Today full day as 'sekrenyi festival'O/N Community Cottage.
28th Feb: Tuophema-Kohima (45 km. 2 hrs)
Morning drive to Kohima, the capital city of the Nagas.
Check in to your hotel. Later visit State Museum, cemetery, local bazaar.
Post lunch drive to Khonoma, the first green village of the country.O/N Hotel Eastgate/similar.
1st March: Kohima- Dimapur (74 km. 3 hrs)
We shall drive to Dimapur to connect your flight for onward journey
- Explore Naga Tribal Villages.
- Get to see the local culture of the Angami and Ao Nagas
- Experience Sekrenyi Festival, the biggest Festival of the Angami Naga tribe
- Local Cuisine