Ultimate Travelling Camp - Kohima Camp, Nagaland

Location: The Himalaya | India

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

Ultimate Travelling Camp Nagaland is a temporary collection of luxury safari 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. As its name suggests, the Ultimate Travelling Camp does not stay in once place, and has other locations in northeast India, meaning it is not a year-round destination. The camp is open in Dimapur between the 19th November and 12th December 2016.
Perfect forExperiencing rich, vibrant local Naga tribal culture.
In the know
  • Luxurious safari-style tent accommodation
  • Surrounded by pristine wilderness in remote Nagaland
  • Vibrant Hornbill Festival takes place while the camp is open

Recommended for...

  • Cultural Immersion
  • History & Heritage
  • Honeymoon
  • Lodge

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Verdant Nagaland is one of northeast India’s Seven Sisters, fertile states of rolling hills and rainforests, and 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 at Ultimate Travelling Camp takes the form of luxurious safari-style tents, featuring all modern conveniences like electricity, round-the-clock running water and flushing toilets. Tents are appointed in a luxurious, colonial style, with large four-poster beds, polished wooden flooring, ornate wooden chandeliers and beautiful Indian rugs and fabrics. Tents 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 and 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 is home to 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, and sells tribal weaves, silver trinkets embedded with semi-precious stones, handicrafts and paintings. 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, and is home to a fascinating Heritage Complex which preserves and showcases their history and culture. The first week of each December, which corresponds with when the camp is open, sees the celebration of the Hornbill Festival across Nagaland, 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 chili-eating competitions. Other traditional activities which you can observe and take part in include archery and polo, and hiking tours are a great way to experience the beautiful Himalayan landscapes.

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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 camp, which takes around 3 hours and 20 minutes.

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