Kohima Camp Nagaland

Nagaland, the unique, mystical, and delightfully enchanting mountainous state of India is a land of ancient warriors. The northeastern state has more than 60 tribes and clans, each with its distinct cultural canvas. One of the best ways to explore the beauty and culture of this captivating land is to partake in the festivities of the renowned Hornbill Festival, a 10-day spectacle that celebrates Naga culture in all its glory. While there are many hotels in Kohima, there is only one that is supremely exclusive, so much so that the camp is dedicated to the famous Hornbill Festival. And that’s not the only thing exclusive about the TUTC’s Kohima Camp, Nagaland. Nestled on a gentle slope of a solitary high-altitude forest (6600 ft. above sea level) surrounded by the gorgeous Japfü mountain range, the camp is one of the finest and most luxurious bases to explore this remote land located only 15 minutes from the festival venue. The Camp recreates a safari-inspired canvas luxury with a hint of colonial charm featuring teak furniture, luxurious interiors and amenities. Traditional greetings in Naga style at the lavish reception tent sets the tone for the showcase of the cultural treasures that lie ahead while a personal butler provides seamless and warm service throughout the stay.


The camp is located 15 minutes from the venue of the Hornbill Festival, the Kisama Heritage Village. It is located 12km from Kohima on the National Highway number 39. The nearest major airport is Dimapur Airport (DMU), while the nearest railway station is Dimapur Railway Station, both are well-connected to major Indian cities.


Things to know

  • During December it is warm during the daytime, with the temperature ranging between 18°C-24°C. However, in the evening the temperature drops between 3°C-12°C
  • The camp is open from 29 November to 12 December
  • Light woolens and shawls are recommended for chilly mornings and evenings. Layered clothing works best as it can get hot when the sun is out. Strong and comfortable shoes are recommended for excursions along with a pair of sunglasses.
  • In the evenings, smart-casual clothing is preferred around the camp and in the dining tent.
  • Children of all ages are welcome.
  • The camp offers varied itineraries ranging from 3-5 days and featuring visits to the festival as well as activities and excursions in and around Kohima.


Rooms & Suites

The Luxury Tented Suites are nestled on a gentle slope surrounded by verdant forests. The large tents sit on a wooden base with all the luxurious comforts of a hotel and a personal butler on hand at all times. The tent houses a bedroom with a king-sized four-poster wooden bed an en-suite bathroom with large netted windows, and a private patio. The suites are lavishly furnished with thick carpets, leather trunks, and fine furniture.

Restaurants & Bars

The camp’s culinary offerings are made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients and arguably one of the best in the state. Sample the local cuisine and enjoy sundowners whilst live music by local musicians fills the air around.

Spa & Wellness

There is no spa facility at the camp.



Multi-day immersive tours and customisable itineraries designed by the camp allow travellers to soak in the natural and cultural splendour of Nagaland.

The Hornbill Festival begins on the first day of December every year is a big draw for travellers. The Hornbill festival unites the major tribes of Nagaland who come down to Kisama to show off their culture and traditions. Once inaugurated, the festival is really a round-the-clock affair for the next 10 days packed with a mélange of events and exhibits including traditional championships like Naga wrestling and archery, and indigenous games and competitions like the greased pole climbing, fire making and meat kicking competitions, some that are even open to tourists.

Outside of the festival, guests can visit Kohima War Cemetery, Khonoma village walk and explore the Kohima bazaar.


The camp is set up exclusively for a short window during the Hornbill Festival every year ensuring environmental, social, and economic sustainability and development.  TUTC is strongly committed to sustainability and reducing its carbon footprint and takes several measures and efforts at the various campsites.  The use of steel flasks instead of packaged drinking water, LED lights in the camps, zero plastic policy, usage of low flow faucets for water conservation, responsible waste management, and solar energy use are just some of the measures implemented at the various camps.