10 day Hornbill festival culminates today

The Hornbill Festival 2013 has so far registered over 1.62 lakh visitors, with foreign, domestic and local tourist visiting the main venue at Naga Heritage Village, Kisama.  At the end of the 8th day, 1,62,318 visitors, including 1347 foreign tourists visited the festival according to a statistics accessed by The Morung Express through state’s tourism department.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio today said there has been overwhelming response from both foreign and domestic tourists as well as the local visitors.

The number of visitors is likely to cross over 2 lakh, the largest ever turn up since the start of the festival in 2001. The last day of the festival is expected to pull the maximum number of visitors. The Chief Minister expressed hope that the inflow of visitors to the festival would increase in the years to come. Rio further stated that Nagaland has become a safe destination for tourists and that during the Hornbill festival; one can witness the beautiful culture and tradition of all the different tribes of Nagas.

Full report here Morung Express


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