The festival that began in 2000 is named after the hornbill, a culturally significant bird that symbolizes fidelity, beauty and grace in Naga folklore and ritual.
Breif Description Of The Program : The festival that began in 2000 is named after the hornbill, a culturally significant bird that symbolizes fidelity, beauty and grace in Naga folklore and ritual. The event includes an exhibition of crafts and handloom products, and a food festival featuring Naga cuisine. It is one of the largest indigenous festivals organized by the state government of Nagaland to promote tourism in the state. The festival pays tribute to Hornbill; the most admired and revered bird for the Nagas for its qualities of alertness and grandeur. The Hornbill Festival is very popular in Nagaland and is also called the ‘Festival of All Festivals. The festival is a powerful expression of Naga culture through great traditional music, dance, and performances. All of the Nagaland tribes contribute to making the festival more colorful, vibrant, and enjoyable.
As Kohima is under the administration of Nagaland Government, our programme is totally depended upon the terms & conditions of the then prevailing situation.
Day wise Schedule:
Day 1 : Reporting At Guwahati Base Camp, Assam(27th November,2024)
Day 2 : Guwahati To Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary To Kaziranga National Park(28th November,2024)
Day 3 : Kaziranga(29th November,2024)
Day 4 : Kaziranga To Dimapur To Kohima(30th November,2024)
Day 5 : Kohima(1st December, 2024)
Day 6 : Kohima (2nd December,2024)
Day 7 : Kohima To Guwahati (3rd December,2024)
Day 8 : Guwahati – Call Off After Breakfast. (4th December,2024)
Name Of The Program Corrdinator / Fd: Mr. Amitav Medhi
Contact Number: 97060 54838
Contact For Any Clarifications: Pallav Kamal Sarma, Ph.no.98642 60860
Email Address: Assamstatebranchofyhai@gmail.com
Complete Postal Address: Yhai Assam State Branch, C/o Unesco Association Guwahati, Khanapara, Jawahar Nagar, Near Nird, Guwahati-781022. Contact: Mr. Aswini Sarma, State Secretary, 88110 37020, Mrs. Marami Goswami, State Chairman, 94351 17850, Pallav Sarma, State Treasurer, 98642 60860, Mr. Hemant Das, 99545 43746, State Apc Chairman. Email: Assamstatebranchofyhai@gmail.com
Who can Participate: Only members of YHAI above the age of 15 years, can participate with medical certificate due to high altitude travelling ( highest we shall pass through 13,700 ft above sea level) Participants have to bear all travel expenses from their place to the base camp at Guwahati and back from base camp after the program is over.
How To Reach The Base Camp :
By Air : Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is about 25 KMs, from the Guwahati city. Shared Taxi, Pre-paid Taxi and AC Buses are available to Paltanbazar, where we shall be having our base camps in Guwahati.
By Bus : The Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT) is about 5 KMs to our YHAI State office and about 15 KMs to Paltanbazar, well-connected by Bus and hired Cars.
By Train : The city of Guwahati is well connected by Railways, Paltanbazar Station is in the city and Kamakhya Railway Station is about 8 KMs to Paltanbazar in Guwahati.
We start the journey the next day early morning the day after reporting at Guwahati base camp.
The base camps addresses for reporting at guwahati will be informed to participants.
The address for all purpose shall be our local office, where also participants can report: Yhai Assam State Branch, C/o Unesco Association Guwahati, Khanapara, Jawahar Nagar, Near Nird, Guwahati-781022. Contact: Mr. Aswini Sarma, State Secretary, 88110 37020, Mrs. Marami Goswami, State Chairman, 94351 17850, Pallav Sarma: 98642 60860, Mr. Hemant Das, 99545 43746, State Apc Chairman. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Documents Required :
Inner line Permit (ILP), 5 extra copies of pass-port photos, Photo ID and Address proofs with originals and a Xerox copy.
Kindly keep with you the proof of “NO COVID 19” at all time.
For Indian Nationals: Inner line Permit (ILP) is necessary to enter Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Mizoram and Manipur, which can be done easily, online, from your place or we can also make it at Guwahati in advance, if documents are provided to us two months in advance from the date of program.
Document For ILP
Pan Card or Aadhar Card or Driving License or Passport or Voter Id and Passport Size Photo.
The photograph must be in color. The background color of the photograph must be light. It should be without border It should be in sharp focus and clean. The photograph must show you looking directly at the camera. It should be 35mm X 45mm. It should be between 15kb to 50kb resolution and in .jpg or in .png format. The photograph should be a recent one. It is to be taken without headgear.
How To Join :
Members desirous to join this program may apply on a prescribed Registration Form available from National Office Website (www.yhaindia.org downloads trekking registration form), duly supported by a Medical Certificate (www.yhaindia.org downloads trekking medical form) , a copy of YHAI Membership ID and details of the payment of registration Fees, all scanned and sent to the Secretary at email: email@example.com as soon as you decide to join and the originals along with the ILP at the time of Reporting. The formats are also attached herewith for your convenience.
Program Fee : Rs. 28000.00 Through Net Banking, _rtgs/ Neft Only. Kindly Send The Payment Proof Immediately At 98642 60860 By Whatsapp.
Account Name: Youth Hostels Association Of India – Guwahati Unit,
Bank Name: State Bank Of India, Address: Panbazar, , Kamrup (Metro), Guwahati-781001.
Branch: Guwahati (Code:78),
Account- Number: 3995 3916 033 ,
Ifsc Code: Sbin 000 0078.
Account Type: Regular Savings Bank Account.
Food & Water Supplies : Nutritious and sumptuous food with bottled water will be provided. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with occasional tea, snacks and fruits will be there.
Accommodation Facilities : Guest House accommodation on sharing basis with separate arrangement for ladies and married couples-(must provide proofs).
What participants should bring along : For Indian Nationals: Inner line Permit (ILP) is necessary to enter Nagaland, which can be done EASILY, online from your place or we can also make it at Guwahati in advance, if documents are provided to us two months in advance from the date of program.
Protected Area Permit (PAP) for foreign nationals is required to visit Nagaland. A PAP can be obtained from all Indian missions abroad and the Foreigners’ Regional Registration Offices (FRROs) in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Warm clothes (one Jacket with hood and a pair of inner thermal), Umbrellas, Torch light, Binoculars, Thick socks, Sunscreen cream, Moisturizer, Lip Balm, Personal medical kit and utilities.
Safety & Security : First aid and basic medical assistance shall be provided. participants are advised to take personal insurance cover before joining the expedition. The, yhai assam state branch and its guwahati unit will not be responsible for any accidents, illness or any such unforeseen eventualities. We also assure you that all possible care will be taken to ensure your safety and comfort.
This programme is depended upon any decision of the state governments; utmost care is taken and will be taken for smooth runnuing of the programme.
The itinerary is a guide, which we shall adhere to as far as reasonably possible, but it may be necessary to change them as a result of circumstances or various situations beyond our controll such as weather, early darkness, road conditions, time available, etc.
This is an environment friendly expedition, please do not litter and in case you find any thing left by others on the way, please carry the same with you and deposit at the next station in line of swach bharat campaign.
Medical certificate is compulsory which you have to submit at the time of reporting.
Special casual leave: the programms organised by youth hostels association of india has the approval of d.o.p.t, govt. of india, for special casual leaves and reimbursement for participating central govt. employees. this option may be taken advantage of after proper clarifiction at official level.
Cancellation Rules :
In case, any member is unable to participate, please apply in writing or email to state secretary at least one month before the schedule date, 50% of the amount excluding on-line charges will be refunded. Any request received after the last date of cancellation will not be considered. the amount to be refunded will be done after the end of the entire progrmme of the state.