Magh Mela

Cultural in Shantiniketan

At the three-day Magh Mela held in Sriniketan (contiguous to Shantiniketan), crafts and rural arts take centre stage. On the second evening, a spectacular fireworks show attracts a huge audience.

Sriniketan was founded by Rabindranath Tagore in 1922 as a rural reconstruction institute, giving training in traditional crafts. It's now part of the Visva-Bharati university.