For the last few years, a Chau and Jhumur festival is taking place at Bamnia village of Jhalda-II block of Purulia district. Purulia is home to a number of Jhumur artists, and the mela hosts at least one Jhumur performance each evening, along with Jhumur dance.  Last year (2018) around 80,000 people visited this seven - day Mela from 22nd December 2018 to 28th December 2018. They were from the neighboring villages, from across West Bengal and Jharkhand, who were overwhelmed by the performances as was evident from the footfall. The entire Mela has been covered by various photography teams from Purulia and even from Kolkata. Tourists who visited Purulia, also dropped in to get the vibrant flavor of the Mela.