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Sekrenyi Festival Tour
Sekrenyi Festival Tour – Delving deep into the Angami heartland
For those seeking to immerse themselves in this cultural extravaganza, a tour is curated to provide an unparalleled experience. Spanning 6 nights and 7 days, this journey spans across Assam and Nagaland, unfolding a tapestry of sights and experiences. Highlights encompass participation in the exuberant Sekrenyi Festival, an opportunity for a two-night sojourn at the renowned Kaziranga National Park, guided exploration of Kohima’s treasures, and a chance to delve into Kaziranga’s wilderness under the guidance of a seasoned naturalist.
Sekrenyi Festival tour Insight
Nestled atop a lofty ridge at an elevation of 4137 feet, Kohima, the scenic capital of Nagaland in India’s northeastern border region, stands as the abode of the Angami Naga tribe. As spring awakens, so does the spirit of celebration among the Angami Naga people, who come together to embrace SEKRENYI, a festival of purification and renewal. Set on the 25th day of the Angami month of “KEZEI,” this vibrant festival is a seamless blend of ritual, tradition, and festivity.
At the heart of SEKRENYI lies the ritual of “KIZIE.” The lady of each household places a few drops of rice water from the pinnacle of the jug, known as “ZUMHO,” onto leaves and positions them at the three main posts of her home. Amidst this ceremonial tapestry, the most captivating part of the festival emerges – THEKRA HIE. Here, the youth of the village gather to harmonize their voices, filling the air with the cadence of traditional songs. Amidst these melodies, participants are treated to platters of meat and jugs of rice beer, fostering a sense of camaraderie and jubilation.
The seventh day ushers in a venture into the wilderness as the young men embark on a hunting expedition. The pinnacle of the festival, on the eighth day, sees the ritual of bridge-pulling and gate-pulling or inter-village exchanges, marking a moment of significant communal interaction. During the entirety of the festival, the fields lie fallow, and all agricultural activities halt, yielding the stage to a time of conviviality, feasting, and song.
7 Days/6 Nights Tour
Dimapur – Kohima – Kaziranga National Park – Guwahati
Highlights of the Sekrenyi Festival Tour
The package includes airport transfers in air-conditioned vehicles, double/twin share room accommodations, meals as per request, and exhilarating jungle safaris within Kaziranga National Park on both elephants and jeeps. While air/train fares, entry fees, escorts/guides, and certain other services remain excluded, this journey promises an unparalleled glimpse into the heart of Nagaland’s cultural vibrancy and natural splendor.
Embark on your journey as you fly to Dimapur and make your way to Kohima. As dusk descends, witness the villagers prepare for Sekrenyi, a spectacle that marks the eve of the festival. Settle into your accommodations for a restful evening.
Spend the entire day immersed in the vibrant celebrations of the Sekrenyi Festival. Engage with the festivities and absorb the cultural richness that surrounds you.
Travel to Touphema village, a dwelling place of the Angami tribe. Immerse yourself in the Sekrenyi festivities here and take a leisurely stroll through the old village in the afternoon.
Embark on a journey to Khonoma village, renowned for its courage and valor. Return to Kohima, where you’ll visit the war cemetery, explore the local market and emporium, and delve into the tapestry of the region’s history.
Journey to Kaziranga National Park, a sanctuary for the one-horned rhinoceros and a haven for avid birdwatchers. Settle into your jungle lodge accommodations for the night.
Embark on an early morning jeep safari to witness the wonders of the National Park. Return for breakfast before a mid-morning visit to a neighboring village. The afternoon unfolds with a thrilling jeep safari within the park, offering the chance to encounter diverse wildlife.
Transfer to Guwahati airport for your flight to Delhi, concluding your memorable journey.
**Please note: The Sekrenyi Festival Tour itinerary above can be tailor-made as per your interest but it has done be done on only in the month of February to include the festival dates from Feb 25th – 28th. Flexibility is the key to a successful adventure! Please write us an email at [email protected]