Timings : 8 AM - 8 PM
Entry Fee : Rs. 400
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One of the popular places which you need to visit whenever you arrive in Chandigarh is Kalagram. It is a popular craft village which is one of the major tourist attractions. Kalagram is located on the street when you head towards Panchkula from Chandigarh.
Every year, it hosts the National Crafts Festival that lasts up to 10 days. Various folk artists, cultural dancers, singers, and traditional craftsmen arrive to showcase their talent. The Kalagram village was set up to preserve the cultural heritage and revive the local craftsmen and artisans. Various handicraft materials such as clothing, home-furniture, lifestyle, architecture attract tourists round the year.
One of the major attractions of Kalagram is "Baithak" which is a specifically designed restaurant in Punjabi style. It offers several lip-smacking dishes of Punjabi cuisine. You can also organize exotic parties at the next stop which is the "Glassy Bar." Here people organize get-togethers and enjoy dancing with spectacular lighting and music.
Another attraction is "Citco Da Vehra" which is a mansion designed in a Punjabi style with colourful decorations. The grand entrance and beautiful greenery make this place extraordinary and give a glimpse of the historical provinces of Punjab. Along with that Kalagram also has a museum called "Virasat Museum," which exhibits the various ancient and cultural artefacts of Indian culture.
Not only this, Kalagram offers several foods that attract visitors from across the world. This is a great initiative by the government to preserve and introduce Indian tradition to the world. It is a great place to rejoice and explore rural India in a modern and organized way with friends and family.
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