Gorbhanga village of Nadia district is the home of the Fakirs, the makers of soulful, mellifluous music. The village symbolises a quiet celebration of peace and free flowing music - the elementary essence of the village, practised in the age old Baul tradition. The singers of Gorbhanga are making ripples across the world.
The village that has evolved as a popular destination amongst music enthusiasts is an ideal one if one is seeking soul searching music in the natural habitat of the music genre. One can visit Gorbhanga round the year to enjoy the music, jam with the musicians, and experience the lifestyle and philosophy of the Fakirs. The Baul artists of West Bengal celebrate their songs and traditions through the annual festival 'Baul Fakiri Utsav' in Gorbhanga.
There are many other nearby fairs and festivals throughout the year in Nadia to explore like the Raas Mela at Shantipur and Nabadwip and Lalonmela at Kadamkhali village at Asannagar. Know More »
Home stay at the artists' houses is also possible with prior intimation. There are lodges and guest houses available in Karimpur and Nazirpur.
There is a community Resource Centre in Gorbhanga to preserve the tradition of Baul-Fakiri songs. It is also a seat of learning where Bauls from other parts of Nadia and Murshidabad come to learn and exchange.
The Bauls and Fakirs of West Bengal celebrate their traditional music through Baul Fakiri Mela.