According to The Morung Express, the annual 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 provided by the Nagaland tourism department.
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 ten day long festival will conclude on December 10. Cultural performance by different Naga tribes will commence at 10:00 AM till 12:00 Noon (Morning session) and it will resume at 1:00 PM till 2:30 PM on December 10. The Grand finale of Hornbill 2013 will witness bonfire lighting by Miss Nagaland 2013. Unity dance by cultural troupes and visitors has been scheduled at 4:00 PM.
Attraction of the Hornbill festivals 2013 included, Hornbill Marathon/Half Marathon, International Hornbill Rock Contest, Kids Carnival, Motor Rally, Cycle Rally, Hornbill International Music Festival, Naga King Chilli Eating Competition, Hornbill Master Chef, National Hornbill Dance Competition, Choral Competition, Miss Nagaland Beauty Pageant, Fashion Show, Naga Wrestling, Literature Festival, Artists’ Corner, Snooker Championship, Zip Lining Adventure, World War II Vintage Peace Car Rally, Hornbill Night Carnival etc.
(Profile Picture: A view of Kisama Village, the main venue of Hornbill Festival)