Bhoomi Habba – The Earth Festival
Bhoomi Habba – The Earth Festival
Celebrated around World Environment Day, which falls on 05 June, Bhoomi Habba – The Earth Festival seeks to increase public awareness of the environmental crises faced by its host city of Bengaluru, and showcase inclusive and sustainable alternatives. Held at organiser Visthar’s green campus, it celebrates people and ways of living that care for our earth and honours individuals and collectives who live gently and resist its destruction.
The day-long activities and attractions at Bhoomi Habba – The Earth Festival include art and photography exhibitions, documentary screenings, nature walks, workshops, dance, music and theatre performances. There are also stalls selling traditional food and organic produce and eco-friendly, recycled and up-cycled beauty, fashion, home and children’s products.
The festival, which has been on hiatus since 2019 owing the pandemic, returns for its fourteenth edition in 2022. Workshops in Warli art, traditional Indian games, and turning trash into toys are among the highlights. There is an entrance fee of Rs 50 per person.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Bengaluru
1. By Air: You can reach Bengaluru via air at Bengaluru International Airport, which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city.
2. By Rail: Bengaluru Railway Station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bengaluru, including the Mysore Express from Chennai, Karnataka Express from New Delhi and Udyan Express from Mumbai, which cover many major cities in between.
3. By Road: The city is connected to various other cities via major national highways. Buses from neighbouring states run on a regular basis to Bengaluru, and Bengaluru Bus Stand also runs various buses to major cities in South India.
How to Reach Vistar
1. From Bangalore city, take Hennur Main Road towards Outer Ring Road.
2. Cross Outer Ring Road and continue for 5 km on Hennur Main Road. (You will cross a Mantri Apartments, Byrathi Cross and Kothanur.)
3. At Gubbi Cross, take a right turn to enter Gubbi Road.
4. On Gubbi Road, keep going, you will cross Legacy School on the left.
5. About 500 metres after Legacy School, turn left.
6. Follow the Gubbi Road as it curves and crosses Ayyappa temple on the right and later, AIACS on the left.
7. When you see a yellow board for KRC, take left. That’s KRC Road.
8. Go further for 500 metres and Visthar is on your left.
- Food stalls
- Free drinking water
- Gendered toilets
- Live streaming
- Parking facilities
- Wheelchair access
- Masks mandatory
- Sanitiser booths
- Socially distanced
- Temperature checks
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. An umbrella and rainwear. It rains in Bengaluru during June.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
3. Recyclable bags for your shopping.
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate at the things you should keep handy.
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