Jamie Malden Colours of North East India – December 2018 – FULLY BOOKED

Come on this holiday to experience the amazing Indian Tribal Hornbill Festival

From: 28th November, 2018

To: 13th December, 2018

This holiday is now FULLY BOOKED.

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From: 28th November, 2018
To: 13th December, 2018

This holiday is fully booked.

Highlights

Hornbill Festival – Experience an Indian Tribal Festival

15 Nights/16 Days

London – Kolkata – Kohima – Dimapur – Kaziranga – Majuli – Tezpur – Kolkata – London


Jamie Malden is the tour leader for this holiday

This holiday is limited to 14 guests only. We will be travelling to some remote areas of India and this little adventure may be more suited to seasoned travellers. We will be travelling far off the beaten track, with little if any tourist facilities. Hence, some of the accommodation, whilst it will be the best there is available, will be quite basic.  However, Jamie Malden, our most experienced tour leader will take great care of you at all times, sharing the rough and the smooth!!


Flight Details

Outbound

Depart London Heathrow Terminal 4 Flight 9W119 – 10:05 Wednesday 28 November 2018
Arrive Mumbai 00.35 29 November
Depart Mumbai Terminal 2 Flight 9W484 – 02.25 Thursday 29 November 2018
Arrive Kolkata 04.55

Homebound

Depart Kolkata Flight 9W472 – 08.15 Thursday 13 December 2018
Arrive Mumbai 11.15
Depart Mumbai Flight 9W118 – 13.05 Thursday 13 December 2018
Arrive London Heathrow T4 17.40


Highlights of the Tour:

  • Experience annual festival of Nagaland – Hornbill festival of tribes
  • Visit various weaving villages
  • Experience culture of tribes and villagers
  • 1 jeep safari at Kaziranga National Park
  • Visit Museums and government Emporiums
  • Visit some world heritage sites, monasteries and temples
  • Pottery workshop
  • Workshop on hand block printing
  • Workshop on kantha embroidery
  • Experience Elephant safari

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Online Booking & Payment Terms

Please book your holiday online – the booking form is found at the top of this page. Once you have submitted your booking form and made your payment, you will be sent a confirmation note and if appropriate an ATOL certificate.

Upgrading your flight?

If you are considering upgrading your flight we will be pleased to assist. Please call us on 0203 362 4114 or email us at bookings@colouricious.com at the time of booking for a quote.

Not coming from the UK?

Then it makes sense for you make your own way to Jaipur and meet us there.
Simply email us at bookings@colouricious.com and we will send you the details.
Book your own flight and pay the land only price without flight


The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland is one of the biggest cultural extravaganzas in the North East. It is a week-long event held every year in Nagaland. The Hornbill Festival is a festival to revive, protect, sustain, and promote the richness of the Naga heritage and traditions.

During the Hornbill Festival, all the Naga tribes come together for a week-long celebration of their cultural and traditional plight. It’s a time where all these tribes gather up to showcase their age-old traditions and come closer to knowing each other. The main events of the festival take place at the Naga Heritage Village, Kisama which is about 10kms from Kohima, the capital city of Nagaland. Traditional Naga huts and Morungs (boy’s dormitories) typical to each of the Naga tribes are built and erected in a way that closely resembles their traditional euphoria on a small hillock in Kisama. The place itself is scenic and mystical, and the festival is simply epic!

The Hornbill Festival celebrations are marked with a colorful display of traditional dances, sports, and songs of the various Naga tribes. Cultural dances, indigenous sports, and folk songs are the main highlights of the first 3 days of the festival. And one can get to see a colorful and vibrant celebration of a culture that’s so mystic and intriguing. The warrior log drums, the colorful headgear, the soulful war cry, the exquisite costumes et al are simply remarkable in their own ways. Delicious local cuisines and delicacies that are typical to each of the Naga tribes are served in their respective Morungs along with the finest rice beer. The amazing food simply makes it a gastronomic festival.

The Hornbill Festival of Nagaland, over the years, has evolved from being just a celebration of the culture and tradition of the Nagas into one big cultural event for all the 8 Northeast States. Cultural troupes from all the northeastern states participate during this week-long celebration and it is such a delight watching all the different cultures coming together under one roof. It is a great time to experience the cultural diversity of North East India on a go.

The Hornbill Festival is not just about reliving past, it is also a celebration of the present. The biggest Rock Festival of the country is hosted at Kohima every year during this festival. It is believed that singing and dancing is a way of life and comes naturally to the Nagas. And the biggest rock event is no doubt a part of the vibrant Hornbill celebrations. Apart from this, an adventure car rally and various other contest and events are organized during this festival. Some interesting events during the festival are – the Pork eating contest, the King Chilly eating contest etc.

The Kohima Night Bazaar is also an interesting aspect of the Hornbill Festival. The stretch of the Kohima Main town comes alive for 7 nights with food, music, and fun. The street is overcrowded with various food stalls serving out some of the finest delicacies and it’s simply amazing walking through the hustle-bustle.

Itinerary

Day 1-28th Nov’18:

  • Depart London

Day 2 – 29th Nov’18:

  • Arrive Kolkata and transfer to your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Kolkata

Day 3 – 30th Nov’18:

  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • After breakfast flight to Dimapur [6E 377 at 1100: 1230 Hrs]
  • Arrive Dimapur and stop for Lunch at local restaurant
  • Later drive to Kohima [80 Kms: 2.5 Hrs]
  • On arrival transfer to your hotel in Kohima, Nagaland

Day 4 – 01st Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Post breakfast we drive to the Kisama Heritage Complex (12 kms / 30 mins), for the full day, to observe the different tribal performances and to soak in the atmosphere of the rather colourful and vibrant Hornbill Festival. Enjoy Cultural Dances (All 16 major tribes), War Dances (All 16 major tribes), Folk Songs, Indigenous Games, Music (Rock Beat contest in the evening), Fashion Show (Cultural & Modern), Handloom & Handicrafts, Local Cuisines , Local drinks (Zutho, Thutshe) etc.
  • In the afternoon, explore the village of the Angami tribe, Jakhama and Kigwema.
  • In the evening, enjoy the Night Bazaar.
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Kohima, Nagaland

Day 5 – 02th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast visit Kohima state museum, handloom and handicraft emporium
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant
  • Afternoon visit Kohima World War II cemetery and Khonoma village
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Kohima, Nagaland 

Day 6 – 03th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast visit Gurtell Botique which is one of the best places to find colourful traditional and contemporary fabrics and designs.
  • After visit drive to Dimapur [80 Kms: 2.5 Hrs]
  • On arrival transfer to your hotel
  • Later visit Diezephe village – Diezephe Craft Museum displaying woodcarving and weaving.
  • Rest of the day is at leisure
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Dimapur, Nagaland 

Day 7 – 04th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast drive to Kaziranga [215 Kms: 5 Hrs approx]
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant
  • Arrive Kaziranga and check-in at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Kaziranga, Assam

Day 8 – 05th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast witness Silk fabric and Dye festival
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant or packed lunch from hotel
  • Afternoon jeep safari at Kaziranga National Park
  • Evening enjoy a cultural programme-Rang Sandhya
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Kaziranga

Day 9 – 06th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast experience elephant safari.
  • Later drive to Neematighat [80 Kms: 2 Hrs approx] for ferry crossing (1 hr downstream boat cruise) to Majuli.
  • Arrive Majuli and visit the monasteries and interact with local tribes and both Assamese and Mishing villages.
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Majuli

Day 10 – 07th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast visit Mask making village, pottery making villages and participate in activities.
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant or packed Lunch from hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Majuli

Day 11 – 08th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast drive to Tezpur enroute visiting carpet weaving at Gohpur.
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant or packed Lunch
  • On arrival check-in at your hotel
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Tezpur

Day 12 – 09th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast drive to Guwahati [5 Hrs approx] enroute visiting Sualkuchi famous for silk weaving.
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Guwahati

Day 13 – 10th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast visit Rabha tribal villages to explore the weaving styles.
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant
  • After lunch visit Handloom and Handicraft emporium and local shop such as Konyak shop
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Guwahati

Day 14 – 11th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • After breakfast flight to Kolkata [AI 9740 at 1030: 1200 Hrs]
  • Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.
  • Lunch will be at local restaurant
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Kolkata

Day 15- 12th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Morning, enjoy workshop at Kasba Weaver’s Studio to experience the local art of block printing and fabric dyeing.
  • Lunch will be arranged at Ballygunge Weavers Studio on direct payment basis.
  • Post lunch, indulge in some retail therapy at Ballygunge Weavers Studio.
  • Stay overnight at Hotel in Kolkata

Day 16 – 13th Dec’18:

  • Breakfast is at the Hotel.
  • Today, at an appropriate time, you will be transferred to Jaipur airport to connect with your flight backhome.

T&C's

Please read these booking conditions carefully as they form the basis of your contract with Colouricious Ltd Holidays. Once you secure your reservation with payment of a deposit or the full amount, we enter into a contract. We assume that you, and any other person on your booking form, or subsequently added to your booking form, have read these Terms & Conditions and agree to them. 

  • The holiday will include accommodation and meals as described on the website at the time of booking.
  • Any flight and transfers details when not available at the time of booking, will be confirmed as soon as available.
  • All tours and visits as described on the website at the time of booking.
  • Travel arrangements are planned many months in advance and it may, very occasionally, be necessary to make changes to, or cancel completely parts of the itinerary. Therefore we reserve the right to make changes after we have entered into this contract.
  • Although your confirmation and subsequent invoices may show the latest flight timings, these are subject to change at the will of the airline.  We will inform you of any flight changes at the earliest opportunity. We do not take any responsibility for flight changes outside our control.  When a change is a significant change (such as an alteration to your flight time by more than 12 hours, or a change to a lower standard of accommodation for the whole or a major part of your holiday), we will advise you as soon as is reasonably possible. You may then either accept the change, or take an alternative holiday (paying or receiving a refund / credit in respect of any price difference), or withdraw and accept a full refund.
  • If your tour director is, for whatever reason, unable to travel with your party, we reserve the right to provide a replacement of similar professional expertise or a local professional guide. This will not be a significant change.
  • If you book your own flights you should be aware that the land only component of your holiday may not be ATOL protected. Colouricious Ltd will not take responsibility for any problems, delays or expense you encounter with your own travel arrangements. Colouricious Ltd will not take responsibility for any failure by you to arrive at the destination and agreed meeting point in time to join the tour.

Your Host

  • If your tour director/guest artist/host is, for whatever reason, unable to travel with your party, we reserve the right to provide a replacement of similar professional expertise or a local professional guide. This will not be a significant change & the holiday will proceed.

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  • We reserve the right to increase our prices at any time, if costs rise due to unforeseen events such as government action, currency movements, or if fuel costs increase or other unexpected price rises occur of which we were unaware at the time of booking.
  • Any increase in price will be limited to the net cost to Colouricious Ltd.

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  • In the event you wish to cancel your holiday you must inform Colouricious Ltd in writing immediately. Cancellation periods are calculated from the date Colouricious Ltd receive your written notification.
  • Cancellation Charges
10 weeks or more          50% of total holiday cost
   6 – 10 weeks                  75% of total holiday cost
Less than 6 weeks         100% of total holiday cost
NB: In addition to the above you may have to forfeit 100% of any flight cost
  • It may be that it is possible to transfer your holiday to another Colouricious Holiday. In additional to any price differential & ticketing costs, an admin fee of £50.00 per person will be charged.
  • Colouricious Ltd requires a minimum number of guests for us to operate a holiday. In the unlikely event that we cancel a tour for this or any other reason, we will notify you at the earliest opportunity
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Insurance.

  • It is a requirement that all clients have suitable travel insurance.
  • You must provide us with the name of your insurers, the policy number and emergency contact number before you travel. Colouricious Holidays will not be liable for any costs incurred by you due to your failure to take out suitable travel insurance from the date of booking.
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  • Colouricious Ltd will not be responsible for any visa or other immigration matter, nor any costs incurred as a result of such matter.
  • We require full passport details no later than 4 weeks prior to departure for airline bookings.
  • The names that appear on your booking form MUST be the same as the names in your passport. If the names on the booking form is not the same as on your passport you will be responsible for any costs incurred.

Health & Accessibility

  • It should be noted that many of our itineraries include visits to less economically developed countries and that the general levels of comfort and services in some destinations are lower than would be found in the UK and the EU. In particular pavement and road surfaces can be broken and uneven.
  • The dust, heat and exhaust in big cities of LEDC’s may occasionally be troublesome for people with breathing issues. Be assured that providing you are reasonably healthy you will be able to take part in any of our holidays.
  • If you have any special needs or medical condition that you consider (or some other person may reasonably consider) may impinge on your participation of the holiday, you must inform us at the time of booking so that we can advise you on the suitability of the holiday. We will strive to include everyone in every part of our holidays but in visiting LEDC”s some of the sites that we visit or stay, are not necessarily equipped for wheelchair access or other special needs.
  • Dietary requirements should be advised at the time of booking.

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  • Colouricious will always strive to act in the best interest of the client to ensure the best holiday experience possible. It is essential that any complaints and or problems are notified to us at the time so that the matter may be addressed at the earliest opportunity.
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Booking

Online Booking & Payment Terms

Please book your holiday online – the booking form is found at the top of this page. Once you have submitted your booking form and made your payment, you will be sent a confirmation note and if appropriate an ATOL certificate.

Upgrading your flight?

If you are considering upgrading your flight we will be pleased to assist. Please call us on 0203 362 4114 or email us at bookings@colouricious.com at the time of booking for a quote.

Not coming from the UK?

Then it makes sense for you make your own way to Jaipur and meet us there.
Simply email us at bookings@colouricious.com and we will send you the details.
Book your own flight and pay the land only price without flight

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If you do not wish to book your holiday online, then please contact us on 0203 362 4114 or email us at bookings@colouricious.com and we will arrange it all for you and advise you of the ways you can make your deposit payment.

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