Kolkata is the famous for Football, Fish, Politics and Durga Puja. Winter is the best time to enjoy and explore this old yet new city. Now, there are so many places to stay here, be it a budget or 3 star hotels in Kolkata, the city have it all.
Durga Puja is the most awaited festival of West Bengal and celebrates every year with same faith and enthusiasm. It portrays a larger than life image during this time. This time city gets ready like a queen. You can get here numerous small and big pandals scattere, Durga Puja is a must enjoyed festival at least for once. Though Durga Puja is widely celebrated in other parts of the country but it is undoubtedly typical to West Bengal.
When you are planning your India Tours during this time and want to enjoy this festival but confused to choose the Puja Pandals. Here are some famous pandals that you must visit.
1. Suruchi Sangha
Suruchi Sangha is located in New Alipore and one of the best-known clubs of Kolkata. It keeps unique theme each year, especially it displays different states of India and a well-decorated grand pandal, Suruchi Sangha is an award winning puja pandal. Every year thousands and thousands of devotees and pandal hopper visit the pandal.
Rabindra Sarobar and Kalighat is the nearest metro station from there you can take a taxi, auto or bus to New Alipore. From Rabindra Sarobar it is just 3 km; you can also take a walk during puja and enjoy the sight of the city.
2. College Square
It is close to the lake, College Square Puja committee know how to skilfully utilise the lake during Durga Puja. With stunning lighting all over the area, College Square attracts huge crowds every year.
Central metro is the closest metro station that serves this region.
3. Jodhpur Park
Jodhpur Park Durga Puja Pandal is one of the most popular pandals. The splendour and the size make Jodhpur Park Durga Utsav an enchanting one. It has a wide variety of cultural theme that is why Jodhpur Park is a crowd puller.
The pandal is located is 12 km from Rabindra Sarobar metro station. Buses and taxis from Howrah Station and other parts of the city are easily available to reach Jodhpur Park.
4. Kumartuli Park
Kumartuli is the artisan hub. Each year a large number of idols are made in this region which is then send to all parts of the world. The place is located near the Hooghly River. This old place of Kolkata organises one of the glamorous Durga Pujas of the city. Delicate craftsmanship with interesting pandal decoration, Sovabazar is the nearest metro station to reach Kumurtulli Park Pandal.
Goddess Durga is the symbol of victory of good over evils. She also gives the message of peace and unity in the society which you can feel in the pandals. So, plan your vacation and enjoy the world famous Durga Puja in Kolkata that offer you a glimpse of Indian Culture and Tradition.