Pracheen Kala Kendra is a widely known organization dedicated to culture and art. The annual event organized by them is participated by art lovers from all over the country. This year celebrated the 50th installment in the esteemed All-India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan at Tagore Theater.
This event sees many famous music maestros and art leaders, who come to grace this event with their amazing performances. The list of dignitaries includes people like tabla player Pandit Anindo Chatterjee, artist pundit Vidushi Manjari Sinha, and advertiser N Khosla. It is a great opportunity for budding artists and art lovers to witness the legends perform in front of them and follow suit in their own fields.
History of Pracheen Kala Kendra
The organization was established in 1956 with the due support given by the then Governor of Punjab - Shri C.P.N.Singh, the Chief Minister Sardar Partap Singh Kairon, and Chairman of the Punjab Legislative Council Sardar Kapoor Singh.
Over the last five decades, this art institution has been successfully able to offer its facilities with a prime objective of promoting, preserving, educating, disseminating awareness about classical Indian music, dance, and several other art forms. Today, the organization offers various certificate and diploma courses in various art forms for beginners and advanced learners.
Major Attractions of Pracheen Kala Kendra and Sangeet Sammelan
1. The Pracheen Kala Kendra Activities
The attractions of Pracheen Kala Kendra situated in Chandigarh, Tagore theatre include an interesting mix of many activities and facilities. Yes, here you will get to see monthly Baithak Programmes, Annual Convocations, special cultural programs pertaining to various Indian states, workshops, painting exhibitions, seminars, and much more.
2. The Facilities at Pracheen Kala Kendra
Some of the facilities at the Pracheen Kala Kendra include Library, Hostel, Auditorium, conference hall, and guest house.
How to Reach
Chandigarh, Haryana is a very interesting place to visit and explore the taste of raw Indian culture. Yes, it is one of the places where you can find that desi touch which is lacking in other Indian cities. Chandigarh is located at a distance of 244, 2,419, 1,664, 1,761 km from Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai, and Kolkata respectively. Let’s see how you can reach Haryana by the following means of transportation.
The nearest airport from Chandigarh, Haryana is Chandigarh Airport (IXC). It is located at a distance of 255 km from the state of Haryana and is known to serve the Union Territory of Chandigarh and other nearby regions which include Harayana as well. In the 1970s this airport was known to handle all the civil and commercial flight operations from the Civil Enclave of the Indian Air Force Station. And it was in 2011, that this airport was declared as a custom airport making it eligible for handling international flight operations as well.
After you deboard, at the airport, you will need to cover the distance of 20-30 km to reach Tagore Theatre. You can cover this remaining distance by some means of public transportation like a cab or a bus.
Delhi - Board Air India, Go Air, Vistara flights from Indira Gandhi International Airport. The airfares start from Rs.1.500
Jaipur - Board Indigo, Vistara, Air India, Go Air flights from Jaipur Airport. The airfares start from Rs.2,500
Ajmer - Board Spicejet, Air India from Ajmer Airport. The airfares start from Rs.3,000
Lucknow - Board IndiGo, Go Air, Air India, Vistara flights from Lucknow Airport. The airfares start from Rs.3,000
Bhopal - Board IndiGo, Air India, Vistara flights from Bhopal Airport. The airfares start from Rs.3,000
Chandigarh has its own railway station of the same name. It is located at a height of around 1,000 feet and comes under the top 100 booking railway stations of India. This railway station is quite well-connected with other Indian cities and offers many facilities like computerized reservation facilities, telephone booths, waiting rooms, and much more.
Here is how you can reach Chandigarh by the following routes.
Delhi - Board Kalka Shatabadi Express from New Delhi Railway Station and deboard at the Chandigarh Junction
Jaipur - Board JP DLPC INTRCTY from Jaipur Railway Station and deboard at the Chandigarh Junction
Ludhiana - Board ASR CDG Express from Ludhiana Junction and deboard at the Chandigarh Junction
Agra - Board UNCHAHAR Express from Tundla Junction and deboard at the Chandigarh Junction
Kanpur - Board HWH DLI KLK MAIL from Kanpur Central and deboard at the Chandigarh Junction
Depending upon your location, you can travel to Chandigarh via road as well. You can choose to travel in your own vehicle, a cab or a bus (regular, luxury or sleeper). From Jaipur, the bus fares start from Rs.700-Rs.800. From Ludhiana, the bus fares start from Rs.250. From Dehradun, the bus fares start from Rs.900. You can book a bus privately or else, the government website is always there for the help of tourists.
Here is how you can reach here by the following routes.
Delhi - 244 km via NH44
Jaipur - 507 km via NH48 or NH44
Jodhpur - 723 km via NH52
Agra - 475 km via NH44
Indore - 1,072 km via NH52 or NH46
Patiala - 80-90 km via NH7 or Ambala Chandigarh Expressway