Poush Mela is a yearly event that takes place on the seventh day of the Bengali month poush on the Shantiniketan Mela ground in the Birbhum district. This rural festival is one of the most important in the area and is an epitome of Bengali culture. It was originally organised by the Tagore Family as a family affair but today it is attended by millions of global visitors that come to witness the carnival and its Bengali folk performers.
What to look forward to:
Bengali folk music, tribal arts, handicrafts and everything that you expect out of a mela. The food is also outstanding with authentic Bengali treats on offer.
24th December 2019 - 26th December 2019
Shantiniketan, Birbhum, West Bengal
How to get there:
The nearest major airport is in Kolkata, which is 200 km away. You can easily catch a private taxi to Shantiniketan which will be a good three-hour-long drive. The nearest railway station is in Bolpur, just 3 km away from Shantiniketan. Bolpur station is directly connected to Kolkata, which is extremely well-connected to everywhere else in India. You can even take direct state transport buses to Shantiniketan from Kolkata.
Attendance is free.
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