Three-day Murshidabad Heritage Festival to kick off on February 16
Kolkata: The three-day Murshidabad Heritage Festival '19 is going to be held in Murshidabad from February 16 to 18. It has been organised by the Murshidabad Heritage Development Society.
It may be mentioned that after coming to power in 2011, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave special emphasis on tourism and as a result, Bengal now ranks 5th in the country in terms of international tourist footfall.
The cultural part of the festival will be held in the backdrop of one of the most exceptional palaces in Eastern India – the recently restored Katgola Palace in Lalbagh.
Meanwhile, the recently restored Bara Kothi at Azimganj showcases the re-use of heritage monuments. Heritage lovers will enjoy the romanticism of the river on boats participating in a boat race. Colourful kayaking display on the river will provide some sporting fun.
Heritage walks, visits to museums and temples including terracotta ones and the colourful boat race on the river will add to the charm. Folklore and dances are sure to mesmerise visitors, while the famous Murshidabad fireworks display will add dazzle to the gala event.
The event will highlight Indian heritage with a special emphasis on the distinctive culture of Murshidabad. The festival aims to attract students, heritage enthusiasts, investors, travel and tour agents and tourists.
Murshidabad has a special place in India's history. The festival is of great importance for every Indian to deeply feel the need of preserving, conserving and protecting the rich culture and heritage. It will strive to make people take pride in the uniqueness of the place.
The guests will be taken to the Cossimbazar Rajbari where they will be treated to lunch. Then they will be taken to the heritage monuments. There will be cultural shows in the evening where the folk artistes will present Chhau, Raibenshe and Odissi dance.
On February 17, the guests will be taken to Azimgunj for a heritage walk and later to Motijhil Park and to Hazarduari Museum on the concluding day.