Top Choice Cultural in Kohima

Hornbill Festival

Nagaland’s biggest annual jamboree, the Hornbill Festival is celebrated at the Naga Heritage Village, 10km south of Kohima. Naga tribes converge for a 10-day cultural, dance and sporting bash, much of it in full war…
Cultural in Imphal

Sangai Festival

The colourful 10-day Sangai Festival shows off Manipuri dance, music, crafts, sports, food and adventure activities with events at various venues in and around Imphal.
Cultural in Assam

Rongali Bihu

The Assamese New Year festivities last for three days (usually around 15 April) and feature traditional food, lively folk music, group dances, the ceremonial bathing of cows and bullocks, and general merriment acros…
Religious in Majuli Island

Raas Leela

Chanting, masked dances and lively drama recitals take place at satras during this popular celebration honouring the birth, life and feats of Krishna, on the night of the November full moon and the following two nig…
Religious in Shillong


The self-proclaimed Khasi cultural centre, Smit village hosts the five-day Nongkrem Festival featuring goat sacrifices and a slow-motion dance performed by women and men in full ethnic dress in front of the thatched…
Cultural in Manipur

Shirui Lily Festival

The tourism-oriented Shirui Lily Festival, held in Ukhrul for four or five days, features colourful Tangkhul Naga games, music, dance, martial arts, food, rock concerts and activities like mountain biking and, of co…
Cultural in Mizoram

Chapchar Kut

This festival with colourful traditional dances and songs is held statewide to celebrate the onset of spring and the end of the long process of debris-clearing from jhum (traditional slash-and-burn agriculture).The …
Religious in Manipur

Kang Chingba

This energetic chariot festival coincides with the height of the monsoon season and is dedicated to the Hindu god Krishna. The main events focus on Imphal's Shro Govindaji Mandir, but other Meitei communities stage …
Religious in Tawang Valley


Torgya, starting on the 28th day of the 11th lunar month (usually late January), is a ritual chasing-away of evil spirits, and features three days of spectacular masked chaam dances in the courtyard of Tawang Gompa.
Religious in Tawang Valley


Festivities for the dazzling Tibetan New Year festival embrace community prayer sessions, sports like archery and colourful folk dances – including the Senge Cham, which features green-and-white dancing snow lions.