I’d sipped a glass of delicious rice wine in someone’s home in Guwahati and had instantly made up my mind to go and attend Hornbill Festival. You see; the wine had been procured in Hornbill Festival near Kohima in Nagaland. That was the tipping point. I am rarely excited by the idea of bucket lists and the local wine lover in me had found its muse in the form of Naga rice wine!
Photo Stories from Hornbill Festival, Nagaland
The World War II Museum at Hornbill is a must visit for the knowledge of important history concerning everyone.
I didn’t spend much time at Hornbill Festival Venue because seeing the tribes performing curated events is not my choice of experiences. Instead, I was happier trying out the different rice beers at different morungs, millet beer and buying more and more bottles of my cherished rice wine.
I clicked a few portraits at Hornbill Festival. Guess that calls for a separate post.
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19 thoughts on “Photo Stories from Hornbill Festival, Nagaland”
Loved the bright colours and the Morung. Is Morung still functional?
Indeed! Cant quite understand your question about the Morung?
I had learned from the internet that Morung used to be a place where the village youths were trained about their cultures and traditions. I’m not sure if that’s true. From your post, Morung seems like a wine shop or an eatery.
Yes, thats exactly what the classical definition of a Morung is. In the Hornbill Festival, the respective performing tribes also come to the Morungs to get dressed and discuss – while it doubles up as an eatery as well. Think from the tourism perspective – if they didn’t turn the morung into an eatery, would every visitor go there?
Makes sense. Thanks for sharing your knowledge. ☺
such vibrant and colorful pictures.Lovely
Thanks so much Mayuri!! Are you going this year?
Awesome pictures and portraits!
Thank you so much for the appreciation !!
Very nice pictures! 🙏🙏🙏 Thx for sharing!
Thanks for checking! 🙂
Such great vivid colors, looks like a entertaining festival 😊
Thanks Trish 🙂 It is indeed a colourful festival.
Have heard about the hornbill festival. Happy to get it live on your post
:)) Glad you liked it.
Amazing pics shared with us to know the their culture.
Thanks Ayush 🙂 Glad you liked it