Fri, 15 Dec|
Kholeydai - Annual Harvest & Music Festival 2023
"Kholey Dai" is the community's annual rice harvest & music festival of Parengtar, Kalimpong.
Time & Location
15 Dec, 8:00 am IST – 17 Dec, 11:50 pm IST
Parengtar, Kalimpong , Parengtar, Jaldhaka, Kalimpong
'Kholey Dai' is the community's annual rice harvest & music festival of Parengtar.
The purpose is to revive and re-establish the age-old tradition of the community’s culture
conducive to rice-grain harvesting, generally known as 'Dai' in Nepali. This festival is organized by the Parengtar Nawlo Umanga Welfare Society in association with Muhaan and Cafe Kalimpong. With time such traditions have faded, such that the ‘Kholey Dai Celebrations' is an initiative to re-engage the community in activities that will reaffirm our culture's values as a whole. This event is therefore an excellent opportunity for the visitors to participate and immerse themselves in our authentic village culture, while undeniably being a wonderful prospect for the residents of Parengtar to preserve their cultural essence.
Parengtar is a small village located at the Indo-Bhutan border in Patangodak Gram Panchayat under Gorubathan Block, Kalimpong, West Bengal. The village is easily distinguishable, situated in a unique location, on a plateau adorned by green paddy fields. Though Parengtar is still largely unknown, the village has a strong and ambitious community. The community is determined to bring Parengtar to the forefront as a clean model village with strong cultural roots. It is believed that the village came into being in the late 19th century by clearing a Pareng forest (a certain type of bamboo).
What makes the festival stand out is the active participation of the rural communities right from the conceptualization to the organization of the festival. The festival is a key element of the community tourism model that is being developed in Parengtar by the organizing team and the community members of the village which aims to integrate every possible aspect of the community. Promoting a cyclic economy the event is based on the effective utilization of local resources from the community itself. As part of community tourism, even the local houses of the village are encouraged to provide accommodation as homestays for the visitors of the festivals. Part of the revenue from the festival is also contributed to the welfare of the society of Parengtar.
EARLY BIRD (Festival Pass)
From ₹700.00 to ₹2,100.00
10 Oct, 9:00 pm IST
Inclusions: Admission to the festival grounds for the designated dates. Access to all general festival areas and stages. Opportunity to enjoy live performances, exhibitions, and interactive activities. Exclusions: Any meals, snacks, or beverages. Accommodation or lodging before, during, or after the festival. Transportation to and from the festival location. Participation in any pre or post-festival tours or activities. Any personal expenses or incidentals during the festival.
From ₹700.00 to ₹2,100.00Price optionPriceQuantityTotal
+₹17.50 service fee
+₹17.50 service fee0
EARLY BIRD (Event Pass+ Stay)
From ₹2,000.00 to ₹7,000.00
10 Oct, 9:00 pm IST
Inclusions: Admission to the festival on specified reserved dates. Enjoyment of live gigs, cultural performances, and all festival activities. Comfortable accommodation in local homestays/camps during the festival. Daily breakfast to start your day. Exclusions: Transportation to and from the festival destination. Additional meals apart from the provided breakfast. Extension of stay beyond the originally booked days. Any supplementary tourist activities not covered by the festival.
From ₹2,000.00 to ₹7,000.00Price optionPriceQuantityTotal
1 DAY - Event pass + Stay
+₹50.00 service fee
+₹50.00 service fee0
EARLY BIRD DOUBLE ACCOMODATION
From ₹3,500.00 to ₹12,500.00
10 Oct, 9:00 am IST
Inclusions Festival admission for two on reserved dates. Access to performances and activities. Double accommodation in local homestays. Daily breakfast for two. Exclusions: Transportation to/from the festival. Additional meals/snacks beyond breakfast. Extended stay charges. Non-festival-related activities. Personal expenses during the festival.
From ₹3,500.00 to ₹12,500.00Price optionPriceQuantityTotal
1 Day (Festival pass + Stay)
+₹87.50 service fee
+₹87.50 service fee0