Land of Red Earth


Christmas greetings to all my darling readers! I hope you have been having a blast of this party season. This post is an update of my recent family vacation to Santiniketan, a beautiful place in the Birbhum district of West Bengal. Birbhum is also known as the “Land of Red Earth” due to the rich mineral content in the soil, which makes it appear red. Santiniketan has attained popularity because of the legendary Nobel laureate, Rabindranath Tagore and his university, Viswabharati. Apart from that, this season is a must visit for the “Poush Mela” (Poush is a month in the Bengali lunar calendar). The fair has artisans from all around showcasing their work along with local folk dance and music performances.

Land of Red Earth
Land of Red Earth
Posing with the Gods and Goddesses
Posing with the Gods and Goddesses
Matching steps with the Saanthal dancers
Matching steps with the Saanthal dancers
The woods of Palash and Sal
The woods of Palash and Sal
Bamboo jewelry
Bamboo jewelry
Tribal jewelry
Tribal jewelry
Kaantha stitched apparel
Kaantha stitched apparel
Baul musicians
Baul musicians
Jute baskets
Jute baskets
Saanthal masks
Saanthal masks
My kaantha worked stole used as a scarf
My kaantha worked stole used as a scarf

The pictures say it all. The trip to Tagore land was a great way to start off Christmas. Coming up next is New Years and my excitement knows no bounds. What are your plans for New Years? Do let me know in the comments below. Till then stay gorgeous and have a blast!

Lots of Love!

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9 comments

  1. I discovered your site to get a quick taste of India, one of my favorite places in the world! Your culture exudes personality and is bursting with energy in every possible way! Okay back to the post, I love the layers you wore in your photo with the scarf and green skirt!

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