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The First Ever Amur Falcon Festival is to be Held in Nagaland

The First Ever Amur Falcon Festival is to be Held in Nagaland

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Oct 2018 8:39 AM GMT

Nagaland is going to be the host of the first ever Amur Falcon Conservation Week and Festivals which is just very new of its kind. Remarkably, this festival is going to kickstart from November 8 Doyang in Wokha District.

Nagaland is already hosting the Dzükou Valley Festival’ as the festival is currently running from October 19 to 25. Moreover, Nagaland is the home to the Hornbill festival for which it has a particular place in the world map of festivals. Tourists from all across the world make their way to this northeastern state to be a part of the amazing Hornbill festival. Now, with the introduction of the Amur Falcon Conservation Week and Festivals, there will certainly be another reason for the tourists to make their way to Nagaland.

The festival is to be held for three days and will be celebrated alongside the Lotha Nagas’ post-harvest festival Tokhu Emong. As already known as the ‘Falcon Capital of the World,” this new festival to showcase the amazing treasure of the state will be a great venture for the tourism department. The tourism website of the state also mentions that this festival is going to be an annual affair from this year to coincide with the “peak migration period and the best season for undertaking outdoor activities.”

Apart from attracting tourists to the state, the tourism department also aims at spreading awareness on wildlife conservation among the masses. It states that this festival aims to “address alternative and sustainable livelihood opportunities for the community through eco-tourism.”

There are over a million of Amur falcons that come to Nagaland who later flies off to Somalia, Kenya and South Africa. Amur falcon (Falco amurensis) is a small raptor of the falcon family. The most amazing factor about these kinds of birds is that these migratory birds have one of the longest migration routes of all birds, doing up to 22,000 km in a year.

There will be a real lot of attractions and activities for the tourists that range from wildlife conservation, cultural, eco-tourism, adventure to water sports.

Let’s get to know in detail about the vivid activities and attractions available for the tourists:

Watersports

  • Boat racing
  • Swimming
  • Diving
  • Angling

Outdoor activities

  • Camping
  • Trekking
  • Boating
  • Photography
  • Cycling

Adventure Sports

  • Ziplining
  • Mountain terrain biking
  • Offroading

In addition to so many adventure and activities to be done, there will be mouthwatering ethnic, continental and other food options too for the tourists to make the festival even more memorable.

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