As briefly mentioned in the earlier photo story; the Hornbill Festival near Kohima in Nagaland is a great place to have a glimpse of the different tribes of Nagaland in their traditional attire. Names of the various tribes of Nagaland are : Ao, Angami, Chakhesang, Chang, Kachari, Khiamniungan, Lotha, Konyak, Kuki, Phom, Rengma, Sangtam, Sumi, Pochury, Yimchunger, and Zeliang.
Photographs of Locals of Nagaland during Hornbill Festival
With increasing modernisation in India’s Northeast, it may be possible that the only way for tourists to witness the tribes and have a peek at their culture is to attend their cultural festivals such as Hornbill. And even that looks like a deteriorating possibility to experience true culture as it existed.
Shrugged off asthma to travel. On a mission to see ‘the goodness of strangers’. Normally found solo hitchhiking in the Indian Himalaya. Interested in photography, food, culture & people. Also an Economics & Finance major. I have just quit my family business and wish to slow travel across India and then the rest of the world.