Charida, a small quaint village in the foothills of Ayodhya is home for some wonderful artists making Chau mask, the headgears for Chau, the dance form with vigorous movements. In Purulia, Chau dancers wear large stylized masks while performing. The masks have a frank, simple and bold look. Charida welcomes you with its wondrous beauty, rustic charm and the simplicity. Visit Charida this year for its annual Chau festival between Dec 18 and 20. This is when each house transforms into colourful galleries of artworks. Stay at the small school building, enjoy the homely hospitality and live the simplicity.