Kala Talao fest in Kalyan begins on traditional note
Kala Talao in Kalyan ( West) has come alive as its annual festival started on Friday.
Popularly known as Kala Talao Mahotsav, the three-day festival is being organised by Samavedhana Pratishthan for the past seven years.
Friday, the first day of the festival, had a line- up of interesting events such as archery, Malkhamb, pottery and chess competition.
The festival will continue till Sunday.
Visitors tried their hands at archery and pottery.
“K ala Ta lao festival is something we always look forward to. The festival along the lake is worth visiting. The archery demonstration was an attraction today,” said Sachin Kadam, 43, who was at the festival with his two sons.
Every year, the festival has a wide range of different enter t ainment events and activities.
On Saturday morning, several paintings based on Swachh Bharat theme would be on display. On Sunday, a live orchestra performance will be attraction. Poems of Mangesh Padgaonkar will also be sung.
President of Samavedana Pratishthan Deepak Brid said: “Every year, we organise the festival at this historic place. Footfall increases during the festival. Our aim is to make people aware of the importance of water bodies and preserve them.”
The Kala Talao is spread on 21 acres with a sprawling garden. It is well-preserved and a boating facility for visitors.
Kids perform Malkhamb at the Kalyan fest.