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Khoai Mela

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Khoai the famous river inspiring Tagore

The river is famous. One can see it near a temple in Shantiniketan, flowing by. However, the river... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Navi Mumbai, India
Star Attraction of Santiniketan

If you are in Santiniketan on a Saturday, you cannot afford to miss the Sanibarer Hat or Sonajhuri... read more

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Santiniketan | Near Bolpur, Birbhum, 731204, India
+91 98304 21152
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The river is famous. One can see it near a temple in Shantiniketan, flowing by. However, the river does not have much water in it. Its nearly dry. This mela takes place near the river, of the Bauls and Santhals singing and dancing and celebrating...More

Thank EnakshiC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are in Santiniketan on a Saturday, you cannot afford to miss the Sanibarer Hat or Sonajhuri Hat. Hundreds of artisans selling their hand-made stuff near the Sonajhuri forest, is an absolute delight to watch. You can buy Khesh/Kantha stich/Handloom sarees, dress materials, hand-made...More

Thank TamalikaM2
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Khoai mela is not so far from santiniketan main ground. Battery-equipped auto can bring to that place. This place is full of local cloths, toys and ornaments which cost reasonable. The mela is only opened on Saturday so be careful before going. It is a...More

4  Thank DibyenduR19
Reviewed 23 May 2018

Great experience to see the life of tribal, their art work song, dance. All you will get in a single place

Thank arnabc_iitm
Reviewed 3 April 2018

The Best attraction of the mela was the baul songs,,along with wonderful view of the surrounding natural beauty and the market

Thank SayakP12
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Once it was purely a "haat" managed by local village people with beautiful display and sell of their handmade things, artefacts, tribal dance, baul gaan, sweets and others. Now it has become a status symbol for some so called sophisticated, well dressed, car driving people...More

3  Thank amitava g
Reviewed 17 March 2018

Visited Khoai mela on a Saturday afternoon. Variety of products from ethnic dresses to ethnic jewelries, lamps, local wood work and many more. Lot of choices.

1  Thank Surojit G
Reviewed 6 February 2018

We visited the Khoai Mela with my family and friends. As the fair is held on every Saturday afternoon, our Shantiniketan Visit timing was carefully arranged. Apart from many stalls selling handicrafts (rather expensive), I found the baul song and santali ance renderings most attractive....More

1  Thank pksarker
Reviewed 11 January 2018

A visit to the Shanibarer Haat (Saturday Weekely Market) is one of the prime attractions of staying at Khoai. The weekly market officially known as “Khoai Boner Annya Haat” is a platform for local artisans and small goods traders to showcase their works. The usual...More

2  Thank Subrata D
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Khoai..the name comes from the landscape ('khoy' in Bengali means erosion)n this area has a concave shape as a result of erosion over the years.The fair on a small scale is there almost every day but on Saturdays it takes a totally different look..the stuff...More

1  Thank Padmini15
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1 December 2017|
Response from SubrataCh | Reviewed this property |
At the time of Poush Mela, the Khoyai hat will be organised all the days
Sarayu K
9 August 2017|
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Response from Soumitram59 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure. After 1-00 pm I guess. However, if you want to go the fair ground by car or toto you have to reach there by by 3 pm. After that the police don't allow any vehicle after a barricade they install a few hundred... More