Organised by: IIT Guwahati
Fest dates: 3rd - 6th February
'Alcheringa' is the annual cultural festival of the Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati, India. And every year, come spring, it lives up to its connotation of being The Eternal Dreamtime. Held roughly across four days in the first week of February, this Yuletide has come to become the celebration of euphoria that everyone in the North East and the rest of the country look forward to. Battleground to fierce competition in all sorts of cultural and literary events, it also organizes those fun events you always fantasized about, workshops and performances from professional artists from B-Town and elsewhere. This sojourn every February might just be the perfect rendezvous for you and your Dream.
Alcheringa, despite being the largest festival of its kind in Eastern India (and roughly the third largest in the country) today, had humble beginnings. The first edition took place in 1996 when only a few events were organized and most of the participation was local. Then on, it has only been 15 years, but Alcheringa has left behind many established festivals in terms of magnitude, participation, and popularity. Today the festival boasts of a participation in the excess of 150 colleges and other art institutes from across the country as well a footfall of more than 30,000! Over the years, it has seen the some of the best artists and artistes the country has ever produced (Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Shaan, KK; to name a few) enthrall participants with their art and music and performances. In recent years, it has also attracted genuine participation from abroad (Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie performed in Alcheringa 2010), a clear indication of the fact that Alcheringa, and consequently IIT Guwahati are both making their marks on the Entertainment radar in the country and elsewhere.
IIT Guwahati is located just on the outskirts of the city of Guwahati and is well connected to other parts of the country by road, rail or air.
There are direct air services from/to Mumbai, New Delhi and Kolkata with connectivity to all major cities in the country and direct train services from/to all the metropolis and other major cities.