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Kolkata (Calcutta) Sights

Poush Mela

  • Festival–Sight

Updated 10/13/2014

Fodor's Review

A great time to visit Shantiniketan is during the town's biggest festival, Poush Mela, which is usually held December 22 to 25. The festival includes huge fairs where handicrafts and other other items are sold, as well as performances by bauls, wandering minstrels singing folk songs. It's a favorite event of expats and non-resident Indians, so booking a hotel in advance is essential.


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