Poush Mela

Cultural in Shantiniketan

The highpoint of Shantiniketan's festive calendar, the Poush Mela fair brings together artists, musicians, artisans and poets from nearby villages and far-flung continents. You can spend time with the bauls – the wandering minstrels of Bengal – and listen to their songs about life and love, or roam stalls selling tribal artefacts, clothing and jewellery. There's some lip-smacking regional food available at the food stalls.