Kolkata Festival 2011 dates, schedule, venues and how to get an entry ticket
Kolkata Festival is adding a new charm to the life fun-loving kolkatans. West Bengal is famous for its festivals. We have five day long Durga puja, followed by Kali puja, Jagadhatri Puja, Saraswati Puja, Jamai Shasthi, Bhai phota and the list goes on. Now we have another 9 day long extravaganza, which is named as Kolkata Festival. Surely Kolkata Fetsival will add a new leaf in the book of festival in Kolkata. And with the right climate and weather in the lovely winter as its celebration time Kolkata Festival will surely be enjoyed by everyone.
The only difference of Kolkata Festival with the other festivals is that here you will enjoy the best of bengali culture along with best food, best performances by artistes across the country.
Kolkata festival 2011 dates:
This time Kolkata festival will commemnce from 22nd jan to 30th january 2011.
Venue(s) of Kolkata Festival 2011
Kolkata Festival will be celebrated in different venues, and each of them are hot entertainment destinations of Kolkata.
Here is a list of Kolkata Festival 2011 venues at different and most happening locations of Kolkata.
1. Princep Ghat,
2. GD Birla Sabhaghar.
3. Restaurants West View(The Grill Room),Dum Pukht,Oh Kolkata, Aafra.
4. Vidya Mandir.
5. Tollygaunge Club Lawns.
6. Nicco Park.
Detailed schedule of Kolkata Festival 2011 from the beginning to closing day
22 Jan at Princep Ghat. Performance by Sufi singer Rekha Bhardwaj(of Darling fame 7 khoon Maaf). Show time is 6:30 pm.
23 Jan at Princep Ghat, Qawali by Sabbi Brothers at 6:30 pm.
24th Jan to 26 jan the venue is GD Birla Sabhaghar
24th Jan: Dinner with Friends(English movie)
25th Jan: Kuch Bhi Ho Sakta Hai(Hindi Movie)
26, Performance by 1.Pandit Jasraj.2. Sohini RayChoudhuriis world dance performance.
27Th Jan: Noted Classical dance Mallika Sarabhai's BharatNatyam recital.
From 25-28 Jan free cooking classes for different cuisines. renowned chefs of kolkata will deliver cooking lessons to the interested. Names of Restaurants mentioned above.
28th Jan Tollygaunge Club Lawns Performance by Fusion band Advaita at 7 pm.
29th Jan: Performnace by Rock bands Indian Ocean(Fusion) and Fossil(Rock) from 4 pm onwards.
30th Jan Closing day Performance by Shaan at Nicco park from 6:30 onwards.
Entry tickets :How to collect entry tickets:
For most of the performances of Kolkata Festival you can get/collect free entry passes. Free invitations are available from 18th Jan onwards.
For registering for cooking classes type TOICF
Address to collect free invitation passes for Kolkata Festival
1. Times of India office 105/7A S.N Banerjee Road.
2.Times of India office, 14th Floor Santiniketan, Camac Street.
3.Times house V EM BLock,
Plot 2 Salt LAke.
The Kolkata Festival 2011, is organized by Times of India group in collaboration with Swissotel(hositality group).
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Runa thanks for sharing this info here. It is really useful for fun loving people of Kolkata. I am a fan of Rupam Islam & interested to see the performance of Fosils (Bangla Rock Band)
It is nice to know that my effort to put togather the information about Kolkata Festival 2011 has helped you.
fossils er fan??? but rupam dar namer banan ta jano na........ shame on u, n runa thank u 4 sharing these infos....
Thanks, for correction uddipto. r ami fossils er fan na.