Hornbill festival is a massive international occasion celebrated annually (Dec 1-10) in Kisama village, Kohima. Before anything is spilled about this celebration, one must know that Nagaland is a land of eccentric cultural festivals. These festivals are held year-round among the varied tribes in their respective towns and villages. The fundamental theme of these activities (in a nutshell) is to bring back to life the age-old tradition of the ancestors for a brief moment as a matter of identification and to showcase an element of a long lost culture to the contemporary generation.
Once the celebration is set off, all the people present in the event has the liberty to indulge themselves in the traditional luxury of delicacies, drinks, arts, crafts, music, attire, folklores, equipment, paintings, muses and etcetera at the costs ranging from free to extravagant.
Apart from indulging ourselves in the festive celebration, we are going to stay in a few of the warmest homestays, hop villages from the first green village in India to a village where the digital age is yet to come, we are also going to trek to the mighty Dzukou valley, a night of camping in the wild and make many new friends!
Gear up for an immersive experience of a lifetime with like-minded individuals who share the same passion as you. If you're looking to hone your skills and take mind-blowing images, then this tour will be the best experience for what you're looking for. Educate the photographer in you by capturing portraits, landscapes blended with the carnival of folk music and dance with the mentors and treat yourself to the experience of Hornbill Festival and all that it has to offer.
Our objective is to make sure each and every time you arrive at a location, you are armed with the tools and knowledge to get the best shot possible. This is a private tour and tailored to meet your skill level and desires. We'll get you to the same beautiful locations while instructing on the events, living in the native homestays and so much more! This tour has been designed to take in the best of these locations so that you return home with a stunning portfolio and having had an amazing experience. Looking forward to hosting you in our home!
ABOUT THE MENTOR
I, Aman Chotani, am a professional freelance travel photographer working for a travel agency Cox and Kings and travel magazines like Outlook Traveller, Travel Biz, India Today, TLF Magazine, etc. My experiences include capturing stunning images of inspiring destinations include India, Nepal, South Africa, Singapore, Switzerland, Turkey, Israel, Australia, and the UK. I have been taking travel photography workshops across India as well as internationally in institutes like Delhi Photography Club, Vodafone, Mass Co Media, IIP, Social Bar, Gorillas Travel Club, DRDO, Istanbul Fine Art College, Israel Photo Tours, and Singapore, etc.
I have received awards from many prestigious organizations including The Siena International Photo Awards 2015 (Italy), IPA AWARD and the United States in the Portrait Category. My work has been published in magazines and newspapers including National Geographic, Life Force Magazine, KLM I Fly Magazine, India Today, Creative Gaga, The Platform, Outlook Traveller, Travel Secrets and Dodho Magazine apart from many others.
DATE: 1-6 Dec 2019 LOCATION: Nagaland
PRICE OF THE WORKSHOP: Rs. 35000/- BALANCE DUE: Pay before 20th Nov 2019