The venue ground of the famed and groovy Hornbill Festival, Kisama or the Naga Heritage Village is a testimonial hamlet of the Naga traditions and cultures. On a visit to this rustic hamlet, one can witness as well as experience the values that bind the Nagamese people.Nagaland has 16 tribes and this festival is a crash course in their culture, language and cuisine Visitors walk in and around these spaces and can interact with the locals, sample their food, and watch them practice traditional dances and music.
The night rock concert performed by young bands, the fire eaters from Mon , intense drumming by the Chang tribe and the delicate dancing of the Ao girls of Mokokchung district , the entire atmosphere is a scintillating cocktail of experiences .
The night market is a big part of the festivities. It is held in the city centre on the same days as the festival. The street is alive with food stalls, toy sellers and live music.It is a great place to stock up on handicrafts like vibrant woollen Naga shawls with traditional tribal motifs. Choose from Angami tribal shawls with animal patterns, bone jewellery, black metal craft, bamboo curios and Phom Black pottery.