State : Assam, in the north east of India.
Time : (The Spring Festival) 28th - 30th April.
Venue : Guwahati in Assam, India.
at the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra
As the month of April knocks the door of Assam, people (numerous tribes and sub-tribes) of Assam starts preparing for their one of the most entertaining festival - Rongali Utsav. Rongali Utsav of Assam is Colourful Festival and Fair is celebrated by numerous communities, tribes and sub-tribes inhabiting the banks of the mighty Brahmaputra. This is the time, when the tribes and sub-tribes of Assam come together to welcome the onset of the agricultural season, a celebration of the vibrant springtime fertility ceremony.
The festival is being organised by the Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs and the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra. Rongali Utsav is an excellent platform for showcasing the different ethnic cultures of the State before a wider audience.
At this point of time the rich, unique and diverse cultural heritage of Assam is exhibited to the outside world.
Assam has enough materials for attracting tourists to the world over. The programmes of the famous Rongali fair of Assam includes a husori which was followed by a mukoli bihu, and songs and dances of different ethnic tribes. Another attraction of the Rongali Colourful Utsav is the Ahar mela where one can have a taste of various delicacies from different parts of the country. There are programmes featuring folk songs and dances and some ethnic songs and dances. The cultural function also presents variety of cultural items including modern songs.
Travel to the Rongali Utsav in Guwahati, Assam
Airport : Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport of Guwahati is well connected by air with New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai. Indian Air Lines, Sahara And Jet Airways operate regular flights to Guwahati. The other towns to which these airways operate flights are Jorhat, Dibrugarh, Tezpur, North Lakhimpur and Silchar. Air India operates direct flight between Guwahati and Bangkok on Mondays and Thursdays.
Railhead : The busy and overcrowded Paltan Bazar railway station is the nearest railhead for many trains from every part of India. There are direct train services from New Delhi and Kolkata with connectivity to Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram etc.
Road Transport : All India tourist permit vehicles are available for the local transportations and also for the inter city transportations too. Guwahati is connected by regular bus services with Shillong, Silchar, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Tezpur, Siliguri, Sibsagar, Dimapur, Kohima, Imphal, Aizawal, Itanagar, Barpetta Road and Cooch Bihar.
Staying in Guwahati
Guwahati offers several private hotels ranging from luxury to budget-friendly ones. Fish is a major delicacy in Assam and one can savour mouthwatering curries in and around Paltan Bazar at cheap rates. There are excellent accommodation facilities in and around Guwahati in Assam.