Two fair is starting at the same time in the maker Sankranti at West Bengal. One is Gangasagar Mela, and another one is Jaydev Kenduli Mela. Gangasagar Mela is too crowded now, Right? So why don’t you visit and join Jaydev Baul Mela which is just 4 hours from Kolkata??
This place is 30 kilometres away from Bolpur and 26 kilometres away from Durgapur. Jaydev Kenduli Mela is also crowded and attracts millions of people every year on the Makar Sankranti Day but not like Ganga Sagar.
I started my journey from Howrah station. We boarded Hool express from Howrah at 6.45 am.
There is another good train from Howrah to Durgapur in the morning called Ishpat, which is started from Howrah at 6 am. You can reach Kenduli by two ways one is Bolpur another is Durgapur. The distance from Bolpur is 30 km and from Durgapur it is 26km.
We reached Durgapur around 9.30 am. Just outside of the Durgapur station you will get buses, auto etc. for Joydeb Mela. In the Mela time buses are running Durgapur rail station to Jaydev Kenduli Mela directly. The bus fare is 30 rupee.
Another option is to take Bolpur buses from the Durgapur station and get down to Muchulipara. The fare is 8 rupee per person. From there you will get a car and reserve an auto to reach Jaydev Kenduli Mela.
We reserved a car for 330 rupees. The journey time is 45 min for both options.When going back, you get a direct bus for Durgapur from the Mela premises and return as the same way.