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Fairs & Festivals in West Bengal

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Starting from Saraswati puja honouring Goddess Saraswati the goddess of learning and arts which falls on January Kolkatta celebrates its festivals.

Dover lane festival
One of the most popular events in winter. For many days including nights the great maestros in Indian Classical music sings with instrumentals.

Sagar mela
January also witnesses the gathering of hundreds of thousands of pilgrims from all over India for the annual Sagar mela held at the Sagar island beyond Diamond harbour.

New Year's Day Racing
Thousands throng along the Kolkatta Race course for the annual ritual of the New Year day's races. For a change the horses take second placeafter the dresses to kill crowds who come to see.

Vintage Car Rally
In January is the Vintage Car Ralley, crowds gather early in the morning to view and admire the sleek lines and incomparable beauty of the cars of the yesteryears.

Book fair
The Kolkatta Book fair is a popular event attended by many people. It is usually held in Jan/February.



 
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West Bengal - Myriad Colours
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Ideal time to Visit - October - March

Capital - Kolkatta
The best time to visit West Bengal is October to March

October-March is relatively less humid and is the time of the 10 day Durga puja festival. Sunderbans is also opened at this time for visitors. In summers the temp goes to 38 degrees, and the humidity levels are very high. In winters the temperatures may fall to 10 degrees. Teesta Tea and Tourism Festival is held in November.

The hilly areas of Darjeeling and Kalimpong is best visited from March to June. June to August is the rainy season here.


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