In order to get around easily, go to the Information Centre which is located at a spitting distance from the festival avenue. You can acquire brochures that list all the events that are going to be conducted at the festival apart from the other attractions in Nagaland.
If you are a foreigner, you no longer need to produce an entry permit to visit Nagaland. However, you would need to register yourself at the Foreigner's Registration Office within 24 hours of arriving at the state. If you are an Indian tourist, you need to have an Inner Line Permit. You can get it from the Government of Nagaland office or any Nagaland House.
Since the Hornbill Festival is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nagaland, ensure that you book your accommodation beforehand.
There is no airport in Kohima. The closest airport is in Dimapur which offers back and forth flight services from Guwahati and Kolkata. Once you reach Dimapur, you are only a two-hour drive away from Kohima. If you can't stand the two-hour journey, you can take advantage of the helicopter ride which will take you to Kohima in only a half-hour.