Rs. 1,700/- per person (1 day), Rs. 3,400/- per person (2 days), Rs. 5,100/- per person (3 days)


The state of Nagaland is home to various tribes, which have their own independent festivals. The Nagas consider their festivals sacred, so participation in these festivals is essential.

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 festival is named after the Hornbill, the large and colourful forest bird which is displayed in the folklore of most of the state's tribes.

Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments, the Hornbill Festival showcases a mélange of cultural displays under one roof.

The Hornbill Festival is held at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 12 km from Kohima. All the tribes of Nagaland take part in this festival. The aim of the festival is to revive and protect the rich culture of Nagaland and display its extravaganza and traditions.

For visitors, it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland, and an opportunity to experience the food, songs, dances, and customs of Nagaland.

KITE MANJA and JOURNEYS invite you to the exclusive campsite near Kisama Village (100 meters from the amphitheater) and for an Cultural & Nature Photography workshop by Sushil Chikane during the Hornbill Festival in Nagaland during 1st-10th of December 2019.

This year, we invite you to take back framed memories from the Hornbill Festival in the form of experiences and photographs. Our camping and optional guided photography workshop will let you experience the thrill of camping and the art of photography.

What are these workshops?
Festival: Travel and Street Portraits is a fascinating segment of Outdoor Photography. What you try to photograph and the end result of it is completely up to your own creativity. We through our workshop aim to be your photography buddies and share our knowledge of photography while we explore the cultural activities at the festival and the nature of Nagaland.

Nature: Nagaland has some of the most fascinating natural habitats in India. Join us for a nature trail to explore the elusive wildlife of Nagaland and photograph it while you are at the Hornbill Festival.

Day Plan:


Morning brief before shoot: Know the gear to use and how to use it. Discuss ethical, non invasive methods of shooting portraits of the tribes while at the festival.

First Photography Session in arena- 9.30 am to 11.30 am: Walk to the arena where the tribes perform. Know how to place yourself at the venue. Learn to shoot in restricted situations like the arena. Understand how to approach people.

Break from 11.30 to 2.30 pm.

Second Photography Session from 2.30 to 4.30 pm: Walk through the Morungs to photograph tribes. Learn how to photograph the tribes up close in intimate situations.

Reviewing images and basics of post-processing till 6.


Morning brief before shoot: Know the gear to use and how to use it. Discuss field photography, how to find subjects and how to photograph subjects.

First Photography Session on a trail- 9.30 am to 12.30 pm: Walk a nature trail, find subjects and photograph using various gear.

Break from 13.30 to 1.30 pm.

Second Photography Session from 1.30 to 4.30 pm: Continue our trail. Learn how to photograph the nature in intimate situations.

Reviewing images and basics of post-processing till 6.


  • Accommodation as per choice of package on 2 sharing at the Kite Manja Camp with Breakfast
  • Entry Permits
  • Photography Mentor
  • Journeys Naturalist and guide


  • Train/flight fares to Dimapur
  • Dimapur- Kisama- Dimapur pick up and drop with full assistance in car.
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Camera Gear
  • Any meals/ mineral water during the train/flight travel
  • Any drinks (hard/soft) during your stay at any of the place of your choice
  • Any kind of insurance/personal expenses, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in ‘the Package Includes'