Experience these 8 Most Gorgeous Durga Puja Pandals in Kolkata this Year

The ‘city of joy’? Of course it is. Kolkata is literally a city where enjoyment doesn’t stop. Here you can witness traditional Bengalese’ lifestyle entangled with modernity. Kolkata is among those cities where you experience how people try to maintain the customs and traditions of some events, rituals and festivals. One such thing that not only this city but the whole West Bengal celebrates is the festival of Durga Puja, and Kolkata being the political, commercial, official, cultural hub and capital city of the state, observes the festival with such enthusiasm and grand programmes that no other city in India does. Durga Puja in Kolkata is no doubt one of the most celebrated festivals of India.

Several pandals are made during this festival and during the last four days of the ‘navaratri’, these pandals are flooded with visitors. The reason behind such crowd is not only the devotion for the goddess, but also the inspiring themes and mind-blowing decorations for those pandals. The creativity and use of decorative pieces and lights haunt tourists from all over the country, even the world too. Don’t believe it? Let us take you to some of the most amazing and most famous Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata.

  1. Bagbazaar

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One of the oldest Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata can be seen in Bagbazaar of North Kolkata. For over 100 years, this place is observing simple Dura Puja without much grand functions. What attracts the visitors most is the age old rituals and stunningly beautiful idol of the goddess.

  1. Deshapriya Park

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Last year this park made an 88 ft tall Durga idol and also made its place among the most discussing topic of the year. The idol was made of cement and could be seen from a far distance. And without a doubt, it got the tag of ‘tallest Durga idol ever’.

  1. College Square

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For over 50 years, puja pandals are being made here with a unique theme every time. And the decoration is counted as a grand scale artwork. The reflection of the lights on the lake is amazing, where the pandal is built with picturesque setting.

  1. Badamtala Ashar Sangha

Badamtala Ashar Sangha durga puja pandal 2016

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The creative excellence in the making of this pandal is world-class. This is also one of age-old places to celebrate Durga Puja festival in Kolkata with a heritage of over 75 years. Along with the pandals, the idol too is uniquely created here.

  1. Kumartuli

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Kumartuli is a very much new pandal comparative to others. What makes it renowned to the world is that most of the major Durga Puja clubs in Kolkata carry idols from here which are handcrafted by expert artists.

  1. Jodhpur Park

Jodhpur Park Durga Puja pandal 2016

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The various eye-catchy and unique themes are the specialities about the puja celebration in Jodhpur Park. For the first time in Durga Puja history of the world, in 2014, biodegradable materials from a 3D printer were used to make the idol for this pandal.

  1. Ekdalia Evergreen

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If you want to see never ending crowd before a pandal, you must have to visit the puja pandals of Ekdalia Evergreen. This place has a magnetic power to pull people towards it with pandals themes of famous Indian temples’ replicas.

  1. Bose Pukur Sitala Mandir

Bose Pukur Sitala Mandir durga puja pandal 2016

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The puja pandal of Bose Pukur Sitala Mandir mostly come up with the idea of rural Bengal in their idols, pandals, motifs and entire theme. The creative artwork is worth appraisal and it has won several awards multiple times.

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