Love India? Mark your calendars for October 8th-10th! The gigantic Indian culture festival “India Mela” was held for the first time ever last year at Meriken Park in Kobe. The event attracted approximately 50,000 attendees and was such a success that they’re doing it again this year. The Indian community has always been an important part of multicultural Kobe, but this is the first large-scale Indian culture festival in the Kansai region.
We had a great time at India Mela 2010! Attendees enjoyed spicy Indian cuisine, unique groceries, Henna body painting, and awesome Indian music and dance performances under the beautiful autumn sunshine. Don’t miss it this year! Indian dance, music, delicious food, and lots of shopping will be waiting for you. I know I’ll be there.
This event was just recently announced, so be sure to check back later for details and a performance schedule.
Date and time: October 8th – 10th, 2011, 10 AM to 8 PM
Location: Meriken Park, Kobe
How To Get There
India Mela 2011 at Kobe Meriken Park
(JR or Hanshin Lines) Motomachi Station: Walk 15 minutes south to the port area.