Bengali New Year
Bengali New Year or Naba Barsha is celebrated on the 14 th of April every year. The spectacular fest celebrated with fervor features songs, dances, regional games, kite flying, ox fighting or reciting of poems with all their regional traits and festivity. Even the day prior to Naba Barsha (last day of the previous year) is celebrated with equal alacrity and pomp. Celebrate Naba Barsha with Indian Festival Tours .
Ganga Sagar Mela
Ganga Sagar Mela is the largest fair celebrated in west Bengal and is celebrated at the beautiful Sagar Island at the mouth of Hooghly River which is a distributor of river Ganges . The fair is held on the Makar Sankranti day (mid January) when the sun makes a transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn. Since the place is where the holy river Ganges drains into the sea, the place is also considered to be of great religious significance and it is widely believed that taking a dip here on Makar Sankranti would avail girls handsome grooms and boys beautiful brides. After taking the holy dip they head towards the Kapilmuni temple nearby to worship the deity. Witness this grand fair with Indian Festival Tours.
Kenduli Mela is a large and splendid festival celebrated at Kenduli in Birbhum District of west Bengal on akar Sankranti (mid January) when the sun makes the transition from Sagittarius to Capricorn. The Mela attracts large crowd including a large number of Bauls (a certain sect of West Bengal). The Bauls have their own style of Folk music which is one of the attractions of the mela. Enjoy this grand fiesta with Indian Festival Tours .
Basant Utsav is a manifestation of the Holi festival that celebrates spring (in March) celebrated at the Shantiniketan/Viswabharati University established by the Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. The festival features various cultural programs including dances, songs and choreography. After the cultural programs students attire in exuberant and colorful clothes play Holi with colored powder- smearing and dying each other. Plunge into the colorful world of Basant Utsav with Indian Festival Tours .
Jalpesh Mela is a grand fair held at mainaguri in Jalpaiguri districy of west Bengal during Mahasivaratri (Feb/Mar). The fair is attended by people from all over the state and country irrespective of caste or creed and lasts for one whole month. The age-old Siva temple around which the fair is held is a major attraction. Witness this grand gala event where various cultures converge with Indian Festival Tours .
Rash Mela is a grand fair held at Cooch Behar in North Bengal in connection with the Rash Yatra, which is a festival celebrated in many parts of north India. Rash Yatra is a procession featuring clay models depicting the deeds and various phases of Lord Krishna’s life. The month-long fair is the biggest festival of the region and thousands of people from across the state participate. Indian Festival Tours proudly offers to take you to the fabulous Rash Mela.
Bera Utsav is a grand festival held at lalbagh on the river Bhagirathi near the palace of the Nawabs. This spectacular fest is held on the last Thursday of the Bengali month of Bhadra (mid-September). Spectacular fireworks and color are the major attractions of era Utsav. Enjoy this grand fiesta with Indian Festival Tours.