Kolkata Bidhan Nagar Mela

Kolkata Bidhan Nagar Mela- The Global Handicrafts Market

Have you just been to your neighbor’s house and fell in love with the Egyptian wall hanging? Well, now you need not visit Egypt or pay a high price online to get such exquisite handicrafts and wall hangings; just be at Bidhan Nagar handicrafts fair, popularly known as Bidhan Nagar Mela. Held every year during January, it runs almost a month and is a perfect New Year gift to the city.

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Egyptian Paintings
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Elegant Pakistani Onyx Inlays

Traders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Turkey have gathered at the Bidhan Nagar Mela 2016. While the stock of delicious dry fruits of Afghanistan attracts food lovers to their stalls, the grace of the Turkish mosaic lamps beckons people passionate about art and craft. The stalls of Egypt are as varied as their culture. While the paintings and sculptures represent the rich culture of Egypt, the small pyramids and sets of Egyptian wine glass glitters under the afternoon sun.

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Illuminous Turkish Lamps
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Yummy Pickles
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The Golden Beauty

If you are in love with saris, a visit to the stalls from Bangladesh is must. With their infinite stock of Dhakai Jamdani and silk, these stalls can be your excuse to start puja shopping! Get wonderful gift items at the handicraft stalls of Pakistan. From onyx marble showpieces to large marble statues, you will be spoilt for choices here.

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Gorgeous Bangladeshi Saris
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Sparkling Souvenirs From Egypt
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Classic Carpets

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Precious Egyptian Showpieces

Last but not the least; you have numerous Indian handicrafts to fulfill your shopping spree. From soft hand woven carpets to embroidered pashmina shawls and salwar suits, you cannot ignore the magic of Kashmiri handlooms. The magnificent jewelry designs of Kolkata, clay toys from Krishanagar and lip smacking pickles from Suri represent Bengal at the Bidhan Nagar MelaBengal.

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Colourful Bengal Clay Art

 

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Delicate Mirror Work

Tired of shopping? Just sit and relax to enjoy cultural programmes organised everyday at the ground. The rides not only enhance the glamour of the fair but also are a fun place to the kids. Hence soak the warmth of winter sun filling your bags with precious antiques at Bidhan Nagar Mela.

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Cultural Programmes
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Exhilarating Rides

 

Explore the simple but glamorous crafts of West Bengal at the Kolkata Handicrafts Fair, 2014

Explore the Indian creativity with the unique Kolkata Handicrafts Fair, 2014

India is truly “incredible” with its rich culture and tradition. Be it the architectural masterpieces or the beautiful handicrafts, India is a treasure-house. Every year at the City of Joy, Kolkata an awesome handicrafts fair is arranged; Kolkata Handicrafts Fair, 2014 is not an exception.

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The Kolkata Handicrafts Fair, 2014 has been arranged at the Milan Mela ground, near Science City. With hundreds of shops, this fair consists of stalls from different parts of West Bengal. Besides buying and witnessing an array of hand crafted products, you can also know a lot about the specialty handicrafts of the different districts of West Bengal.

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While the bamboo craft with beautifully designed totem poles are perfect home decor, the colored jute chairs and stools are a must to complete the decoration. Try out the jute dolls which can be put on curtains for a traditional look. The beautiful jute bags not only are comfortable for use but also environment friendly.

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The terracotta horses, wall collage and dolls from the Bankura district are another set of home decor that you can try out. Besides home decor, you have a lot to take back as jewelry from the Kolkata Handicrafts Fair, 2014. From terracotta jewelry to jewelry of Dokra, sea shells and beads is bound to change your look completely.

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The Kolkata Handicrafts Fair, 2014 is also a must visit for sari lovers. You can get a glimpse of the fine beautifully textile saris here. The gorgeous silks from Murshidabad and Bishnupur are also one of the main attractions of the Kolkata Handicrafts Fair, 2014.

Food lovers need not get upset. The Kolkata Handicrafts Fair, 2014 has a large food court at your service along with temporary stalls within the fair along with ample supply of fresh water.

Thus, if you are in love with the Bengali culture and crafts, this fair is a must visit for you; and if you are not, then also this fair is a must visit for you to fall in love with the Bengali culture and crafts.