Durgapuja is the most famous and popular Bengali festival. But the festival is not limited to the bongs anymore. People from other religion and caste also enjoy a lot. During puja days, Kolkata truly become the “city of joy” and the “city of lights”. You can compare DurgaPuja in West Bengal to only Ganesh Choturthi in Mumbai.
During Puja days, Pandal hooping is one of the things the people do along with enjoying street foods, masti with friends and loveones.
Are you in Kolkata and couldn’t decide which Pandals you must visit?
Here is a list of 5 pandals in Kolkata, you must include in your puja parikrama plan
The pandal here is relatively new and established in 1995 but gain popularity for its magnificent and out-of-the-box theme. You can see the beautiful artwork of Goddess Durga idol here. The place is also famous as most of the famous Durga idols are handcrafted in this area.
Bagbazaar is one of the oldest Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata having been existence in more than 100 years. You can find blend of tradition and culture in this puja pandal. The beautifully crafted Goddess Idol here is the main attraction.
Mohammad Ali Park
The puja was started on 1969 at M.G road and celebrating 45 years. This year, the main attraction is African safari. The organizers have managed to collect hundreds of imported birds only for this occasion. Don’t miss the opportunity.
Santosh Mitra Square
This Puja was started in 1936 as “Sealdah Sarbojonin Durgotsav” and renamed to the present in 1996. But the pandal got fame in the very next year with a particularly innovative theme. Now the puja becomes a famous and must go destination for the pandal hookers in Northern Kolkata.
This puja was established at central Kolkata near University of Calcutta in 1948. A beautiful lake is just beside the puja pandal. The spectacular lighting and the reflection of light and pandal on the lake water creates a heavenly beauty.
Suruchi Sangha is famous for its fabulous theme which represents a different state in each year. Not only that, Goddess Durga also been molded according to that state. They try to exhibit the accurate culture and tradition of a state through their Pandal decoration and crafting.
Ekdalia Evergreen has started their journey in 1943 and soon become famous for their exquisite themes which replicate famous temples in India each year. In 2015, their special attraction to attract crowd with a ingenious illuminations of prehistoric animals inspired by Jurassic World.
Route Map For Visiting Famous Pandals:
North & Central Kolkata
South & South East Kolkata