The Ultimate Travelling Camp - Kohima Camp, Nagaland

Location: Calcutta & Northeast India | India

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

The Ultimate Travelling Camp's Kohima Camp, Nagaland, is a temporary collection of luxury suite tents in the forest near Kohima, in the northeast Indian state of Nagaland. Surrounded by greenery and wilderness, this is an area of rich local Naga culture and is home to the famous Hornbill Festival. This camp is only open between the months of November and December specifically for the Hornbill festival, the largest festival of the indigenous warrior tribes of Nagaland
Perfect forThose interested in culture and wishing to experience a great tribal tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. 
In the knowIf experiencing the Hornbill Festival doesn't quench the thirst for knowledge, then head to the library where an array of books covering subjects from spirituality to regional culture can be found.

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Lodge

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

The Kohima Camp is in verdant Nagaland, one of northeast India’s Seven Sisters - fertile states of rolling hills and rainforests. Nagaland is home to a rich local culture courtesy of the Naga people. Staying in tents in the wilderness doesn’t mean the service has to suffer, and you’ll have a butler accommodating your every need around the clock.

Rooms at Kohima Camp

Accommodation takes the form of luxurious suite tents, featuring all modern conveniences like electricity and round-the-clock running water. The luxury suite tents are appointed in a sumptuous, colonial style, with large four-poster beds, polished wooden flooring, ornate wooden chandeliers and beautiful Indian rugs and fabrics. They all have a private external deck with a seating area, as well as net windows, to ensure that you’ll always have a view of the beautiful surrounding mountains.

Food & drink

In the luxurious dining tent, fresh, organic local ingredients are whipped up into delicious regional, national and international dishes by a team of expert chefs. Special dietary requirements will be taken into account, and complimentary cooking classes are also available. An outdoor barbecue is another option for dinner, and there is also an in-house bakery where you can pick up freshly-baked treats throughout the day.

Facilities

The camp has its own boutique, where you’ll find beautiful handicrafts and artworks made by skilled artisans from the local area and across India. This is a great place to pick up a souvenir from tribal weaves to silver trinkets embedded with semi-precious stones. There is also a library, where you can find fascinating hand-picked books on spirituality, regional history and folklore, and art and culture.

Activities at Kohima Camp

Nearby Kisama Village is the hub of the Naga people and the meeting point of the 16 Naga tribes for the Hornbill Festival. It is also home to a fascinating Heritage Complex which preserves and showcases their history and culture. The Hornbill festival is an exuberant affair where you can observe traditional music and dance performances, meet local people and, if you’re feeling brave, join in with eye-watering chilli-eating competitions.

As well as taking in the culture of the Naga tribes, a visit to the Royal British Legion's Kohima War Cemetery is also highly recommended. The cemetery is a memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the 2nd British Division of the Allied Forces who died during the Second World War at Kohima, the capital of Nagaland, India, in April 1944. 

Don't forget the majestic Himalayan landscape, best viewed during a hiking tour. 

Best time to go

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Good time to travel (but some limitations)

Travel is possible (but it’s not the best time)

Travel is not recommended

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Hotel location

Flying in to Dimapur Airport, you will be met and transferred to the Kohima Camp, which takes around 3 hours and 20 minutes.

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