Poush Mela(Last Updated 06 May, 2022)
Poush Mela Santiniketan is a colorful rural carnival. It is one of the important festivals in Birbhum of the West Bengal district. The festival is celebrated at the Santiniketan Mela Grounds with great excitement and the essence of Bengali culture. The mela is the perfect site for the coming together of different cultures and traditions from different parts of the country.
Santiniketan Poush Mela started as a small Tagore family affair along with a handful of Brahmo Samaj followers at Santiniketan. Today, it is one of the international events which Bengal is identified for. Enjoy the carnival setting with Baul musicians, Tribal dancers, local village artists, and millions of visitors from across the world. Every year on the 7th day of the Bengali month of Poush, Santiniketan Mela grounds hosts ‘Poush Mela’.
|Dates||24 Dec to 26 Dec 2022|
|Location||Santiniketan, Birbhum district in West Bengal|
|Famous For||Dance & Music|
|Nearest Airport||Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport is 139 kms away from Santiniketan|
|Nearest Railway Station||Bolpur railway station is 2-3 km away from Santiniketan|
Celebration of Poush Mela
Poush Mela 2022 is one of the major fairs organized at Santiniketan. It attracts many tourists from India and different countries of the world. The fair is famous for the perfect merger of different cultures and traditions. Visitors enjoy the fair and experience the rich heritage of Bengal. Take the enjoyment to a higher level through the splendid and mind-blowing cultural performances.
The students of Santiniketan, the Visva-Bharati University, celebrate the occasion with exuberant festivities. Do not miss the live performances of Bengali folk music, notably Baul music. Tribal dances are also a part of the cultural performances. Witness the tribal arts performed by folks dressed in their traditional attire. Attend the exhibition of handicrafts from Bengal and other parts of India as well. There are beautiful specimens of Batik print and Taant saree and other handloom stores manned by artisans from Kashmir to Kanyakumari.
Food is an integral part of Bengali culture, and here you can treat your taste buds to authentic treats of Bengal. Paati saptha, a kind of pancake, is a must-try. There are numerous sweet, salty, and spicy delights waiting to tantalize your taste buds.
The fun-filled days of the fair are full of different exciting activities. Apart from the cultural activities, experience the Bengali spirit in the true sense. The rural touch of the festival makes it one of the most popular events in the season.
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