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  • McCluskiegunj is a town founded by Ernst Timothy McCluskie, a businessman from Calcutta (now Kolkata) of Irish-Indian origin. He formed a co-operative, Colonisation Society of India, in 1933 by taking permanent lease of 10000 acre of land at Lapra, an insignificant…

  • Puppeteers' Colony in New Delhi is a slum where, for the last fifty years, more than 3000 families of puppeteers, magicians, acrobats, singers and dancers have lived. The DDA (Delhi Development Authority) in 2010 initiated the redevelopment project of…

  • Hola Mohalla is a three-day festival started by the tenth Sikh Guru Govind Singh for the Nihangs (holy Sikh warrior) to display martial arts techniques and indulge in mock battles. The festival usually begins on the day or the day after the Hindu festival…

  • Life gets back to normalcy in Chennai after heavy floods at Kasimedu fishing harbour. Royapuram fishing harbour, also known as Chennai fishing harbour or Kasimedu fishing harbour, is one of the major fishing grounds for catching fishes and crustaceans located…

  • To encourage inter-tribal interaction and to promote cultural heritage of all the sixteen tribes of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. The festival was first held in the year 2000.…

  • Ganesha Chaturthi or Ganapati festival is celebrated in honour of the elephant-headed god Ganesha with much pomp and vigour in Maharastra, particularly Pune and Mumbai. It continues for ten days when people pay respect to the deity both at home and public…

  • Digha in East Midnapore district of West Bengal is a seaside resort town about 187 kms from Kolkata. It has a a sand beach extending up to 7 km. Renowned as the most popular seaside travel destination of the people of West Bengal, Digha is visited by thousands…

  • Buddha Purnima (Buddha Day) is observed traditionally by Buddhists in different places all over the world. Sometimes informally called "Buddha's Birthday", it actually commemorates the birth, enlightenment (nirvāna), and death (Parinirvāna)…

  • Organically produced tea of Makaibari fetched a record price of $1,850 (around Rs 1.12 lakh) per kg. It became the official tea partner at Beijing Olympics in 2008 and was served at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

  • The Sonepur Cattle Fair is the largest cattle fair in Asia and begins every year on the full moon day of November on the confluence of river Ganges and Gandak at Sonepur in Bihar, India. It has its origins during ancient times and is also known as Harihar…

  • Five-day long Durga puja festival is fervently celebrated in West Bengal in particular and India in general by the HIndu population. Bengali Hindus enjoy themselves heartily during these days hopping from one temporary pavilion to another round the clock.

  • The Flower Market at Mullick Ghat in Kolkata which is more than 125 years old is eastern India’s largest flower market with hundreds of stalls and people selling sitting on the ground. Here nearly 2000 flower growers sell their produce daily and the number…

  • Holi of Barsana, the birthplace of Radha, a village, 42 kms away from Mathura, is of particular interest. Here, men from Nandgaon, the land of Krishna come to play Holi with the girls of Barsana and hope of raising their flag over Shri Radhikaji's temple.…

  • Puli Kali is a colorful recreational folk art from the state of Kerala.


 

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