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Sunday, February 13, 2011

At The Fair.....

"Mela" means Fair, the Indian Fair was originated in Calcutta (Kolkata) by the help of the Tagore Family. Rabindra Nath Tagore (1861-1941) was the youngest son of Debendranath Tagore, He was educated at home; and although at seventeen he was sent to England for formal schooling,the first Asian to became Nobel laureate when he won Nobel Prize for his collection of poems, Gitanjali in 1913; awarded knighthood by the British King George V; established Viswabharati University; two songs from his Rabindrasangit canon are now the national anthems of India and Bangladesh.  He was a poet, philosopher, musician, writer, and educationist.  He was popularly called as Gurudev and his songs were popularly known as Rabindrasangeet.

I Love going to the mela, come take a tour with me:-

Bengal is famous for its Handicrafts world wide. people buy these Handicrafts to decorate their homes, most of them buy to gift them to friends and relatives, If you are a tourist then I would suggest you to pick some of them.

I picked some of them to gift my Tour guests.

These are made by the locals.

It is said that if someone gifts you a laughing Buddha it brings luck to you.

It looks so natural..

Oh! the place was crowded.

Hand bags for Rs. 50

At Rs. 10 you get a plate full of chat

Kolkata is famous for its street food, Phuchka, mixed chat and Bhel puri are the famous street food. I figured out few Bhel puri stalls at the fair and posed for a click.

                                              Bhel Puri Shop

                                             I love to sit in the swinging boat. It tosses up and down.

                                                            Kids enjoying the ride

                                       This old lady is cooking traditional Bengali sweets, they are Yummy...

Homemakers haggling for the price...

These cups are for Rs. 10

Decoration stuff and show pieces....

This sweet is made of Rice flour with sweet coconut fillings inside, you will love to have them.

Pitha: you should taste this, its awesome...

Bengali sweets are world famous, I can bet you will never get the variety of sweets any where in the world like in Bengal, they are delicious as well.