Kolkata truly turns into the City of Joy during the time of Durga Pujo and what adds to the celebrations – why the lovely Durga Pujo pandals, of course! And there are a few favourites that you simply cannot miss when in the city!
So, which Kolkata Pujo pandals perfectly capture the fervor of the city?
Come, let’s take a look:
These two pujas, which are located quite nearby, are icons of Kolkata Durga Pujo. Singhi Park is particularly noted for its experimentations with theme, while Ekdalia is known for its famous chandelier.
This pujo which draws a lot of crowd every year, captures the essence of Durga Pujo perfectly. Located in North Kolkata, Baghbazar Sarbojanin is always a must visit in the books of every pandal hopper in the city.
Organized by the Chetla Agrani Club, they were initially known for the huge Kali Pujo celebrations that they conducted. Today, you have people lining up for two to three hours, just to get a glimpse of the Goddess inside!
Sree Bhumi Sporting Club
This Pujo has a particular fan following because of the new and innovative themes that they come up with and has a loyal band of pandal hoppers, who visit this pandal, every year.
Located in Alipur, the Suruchi Sangha pujo is also a must visit for all those who wish to get a feel of the grandeur that Durga Pujo boasts of.
Ballygunge Cultural Association
From beautiful idols to lovely themes, this pujo in Ballygunge is something that people do visit. Many cultural programmes are hosted here as well, which adds to the fun!
Bonedi Barir Pujo
Apart from the pandals, some of the aristocratic families of Kolkata conduct Durga Pujos at their lavish residences, which are open to the public. These pujos, which are mostly located in North Kolkata, have a different feel of their own. If you are interested, some of the pujos to watch out for are – Laha Family Durga Pujo, Chhatu Babu Latu Babu’s Durga Puja, Bagbazar Haldar Bari Durga Puja, Jhamapukur Chandra Family Durga Puja, amongst others.
So, all set to experience the joy of Durga Pujo in Kolkata to the hilt? Keep these pandals in your list of must-visits and have a lovely Durga Pujo!