It you live near Kolkata or travel to the city in between November to February, make sure to visit the Handicraft Fair, also known as Hasta Shilpa Mela locally. For handmade craftwork collectors and souvenirs, nothing can be matched up to the collection of handmade apparels, jewlery, decorative fixtures, paintings, vases, statues. So, if you are a passionate traveler who takes pleasure in collecting crafts items from fairs at reasonable rates, think no beyond the handicraft fair of Kolkata.
Kolkata Book Fair has been part of Bengal’s rich culture since its inception in 1976. Winter without the book fair is incomplete. The citizens forward to its book fair every year. With over 600 stalls, the fair is a fusion of literature and cultures– a be-all and end-all for bibliophiles in Kolkata and West Bengal.
The International Kolkata Book Fair is a one-of-a-kind event that offers tons of books from various authors, countries, and cultures. People travel and soak themselves in a magical zone like never before as there are art performances and food too. The 45th edition of the book fair held from 28th February to 13th March in 2022.