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A special group tour to the popular Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, India, where the sixteen Naga tribes come together to celebrate their rich heritage and culture during December first week.

(TRAVPR.COM) INDIA - October 8th, 2013 - Greener Pastures, a sustainable travel company based in Northeast India, has recently launched a small group tour to the world famous Hornbill Festival. The tour aims to take travelers to the remote and wild state of Nagaland for the grand celebrations which are held every first week of December.

Nagaland, a land of tribes, is known also as 'the land of festivals'. Appropriately, the tourism department of the state organizes the Hornbill Festival each year, in honor of the rich cultures and traditions of the state. It is an event where the sixteen tribes of the state participate, coming together to display extravagantly and elaborately, the ways and customs of tribal life in Nagaland.

It is a time of joy and zest throughout the communities, a time when colorful dances are performed by man and women wearing elaborate traditional dresses, songs and folklore are sung by local and popular bands, and majestic feasts are organized filled with limitless supply of rice beer and local ethnic cuisine. Other highlights of the festival include fashions shows, talent hunts, display of traditional herbal medicine and food stalls, and ceremonies where ancient indigenous customs are performed.

In this group tour, focussed on interests of travelers, filmmakers, photographers, anthropologists and culture enthusiasts, guests will get to participate in the festival activities and enjoy the relentless dancing, singing, eating, drinking and merry making. One will also be visiting the villages and houses of the tribes, for a closer interaction with the host community and observing the simple yet sustainable ways of lifestyle that inhabit the countryside. In the village of Konoma, ecotourism in practiced at local level and gives the people a reason to safeguard and protect their environment.

Tourists get to stay in traditional homestays in Khonoma along with a warm hospitable family, and the money generated from such tourism activities is utilized to protect and conserve the nearby Tragopan Wildlife Santuary which is home to the endemic and endangered species of pheasants, the blyth's tragopan. Hiking in this sanctuary is permitted, and can be continued till the Dzoku Highlands which is one of the most scenic places in India where breathtaking rolling hills of bamboo stretch for miles and miles into the horizon.

Priced reasonably and scheduled to begin on the 2nd of December this year, for a duration of 8 days and a group size of 6 persons, the tour is an once a lifetime trip, which will take a traveler to the remote and nature-blessed hills of Nagaland, in a territory where tribes live with pride a life that is sustainable, nature oriented and ingenious.

For more details on this group tour and to register for the event, visit: Registrations are open till October 31st.

About Greener Pastures 
Greener Pastures ( is a fresh sustainable travel company based in Northeastern India. Run by local enthusiasts, the company offers responsible tours and adventures to truly exotic places in the East Himalaya landscape.

For more information about Greener Pastures, please contact Vaivhav Todi via email at vaivhav(at)thegreenerpastures(dot)com or telephone at (+91) 9435-747471.


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