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Poush Mela 2018 in Shantiniketan, West Bengal India

Poush Mela 2018 in Shantiniketan, West Bengal India

Poush Mela in Shantiniketan is a colorful rural carnival. It is one of the important festivals in the district of Birbhum of West Bengal. The festival is celebrated at the Shantiniketan 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 country.
Poush Mela 2018

The Poush Mela started as a small Tagore family affair along with a handful of Brahmo Samaj followers at Shantiniketan. Today it is one of the international events that Bengal is identified by. Enjoy the carnival setting with Baul musicians, Tribal dancers, local village artists and millions of visitors from across the world.


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Poush Mela 2018
Poush Mela
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2018 Poush Mela


The Guide

Poush Mela will take place between Monday December 24-Wednesday December 26, 2018. Entry and all events for the 3-day festival are free. Shantiniketan is 170km/4 hr from Kolkata. The nearest station is Bolpur, 2 km/10 min, from the town centre. Regular trains connect Kolkata to Bolpur.

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