What is it?
Neralu (meaning “shade” in Kannada) is an annual crowd funded, citizen initiated, tree festival in its third year in Bangalore. Entry is free to all.
When is it?
It takes place when most of the trees are in full leaf or bloom. In 2017 the festival is taking place on 18th and 19th February.
Where is it?
All over Bangalore but the centre of activities in Cubbon Park where a festival of stories takes place and NGMA campus on Palace Road.
There is story telling, art installations, walks, talks,games, music, street play, dance performances and drawing all designed to explore the trees in the city. The event begins with walks led by botanists, naturalists and tree experts to introduce people to trees throughout Bangalore. This is followed by talks, workshops and performances all day long on 19th February.
Www.neralu.in or Facebook.com/neralufestival