A Simple Guide For Your Kolkata Puja Destinations, Puja Zones

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Priyanka Dutta, Kolkata: The festival of Durga puja renders Kolkata a glamorous look. Almost every nooks and corners of deck herself with puja pandals and various themed lights. In fact many puja associations of different localities arrange for grand decorations which without fails attracts tourist from worldwide.

If you are planning for a pandal hopping this puja, be sure to go through that will surely guide you through the lanes and help you reach the most famous pandals. So what are you waiting for?

Get handy of some bandages (for they’ll be highly required for the famous shoe bites) and get started with the tour. And do not forget to carry this guide along with you. You may also refer this guide to your near and dear ones by  so that they as well visit the best pandals but at ease. Happy pandal hopping! Here are the list of those pandals which is a must visit….

1: Dum Dum Park, Tarun Sangha

If one wants to see the magic of sheer creativity and social concern then Dum Dum Park Tarun Sangha Durga Puja is a must visit during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. A variety of themes and abstract form of art flares up every year that has managed to seize the mind of visitors and treat their eyes with vibrant colours.

Nearest Metro Station: Belgachia

2: Kumartuli Park

One of the prominent Durgatsab in Kolkata that is held in North Kolkata, close to Sovabazar Ferry, the Kumartuli Park Durgatsab showcases a fusion of old-fashioned grandeur and art.

Nearest Metro Station: Sovabazar Sutanuti

3: Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab

Close to Kumartuli Park is another popular Durgatsab in Kolkata, the Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab,  is to be noted that the Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab is one of the “baroari types Durga puja” and is pioneer in the field of organizing Durga Puja festival, bringing in a traditional and musical extravaganza.

Nearest Metro Station: Sovabazar Sutanuti

4:  Telengabagan Sarbojanin Durgatsab

Over the years the Telengabagan Sarbajanin Durgatsab samity has tried to bring a trenchant chapter of Indian history and culture through its intrinsically designed pandals, interior works and different forms of goddess Durga and other deities sculpted distinctly. Every year the Telengabagan Sarbajanin Durgatsab samity has managed to receive several awards in different categories and thus emerged as one of the must visit Durgatsab in Kolkata.

Nearest Metro Station: Belgachia

5: Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda

It is yet another baroari type Durga Pujathat was initiated in the year 1963 by the residents of this locality. In contrast to other popular Durga puja pandals in Kolkata, the Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda Durgatsab does not go for huge artificial structures. The samity for years has preserved its social and cultural side engaging in the maintenance of parks for children

Nearest Metro Station: Belgachia

6: Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja

One of the popular Durga Pujas of North Kolkata that one must visit is the Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja that is held every year and showcases magnificent architecture. This year they made a controversy by having Mahisasur Idol with Apron.

Nearest Metro Station: Mahatma Gandhi Road

7: Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja

The Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja has bagged myriad of honours and awards in various categories like Best Puja in the year 1997 and Best Artisan in the year 2002 by Asian Paints Sharad Samman.

Nearest Metro Station: Girish Park

8:Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja

Right away you are in one of the oldest Durga Puja in Kolkata, the Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja, which was started in 1913 and is going to celebrate its 102 years, this 2015. The Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja offers a unique dose of culture and a century old tradition that one can easily notice in its various form of goddess Durga idol every year.

Nearest Metro Station: Shyam Bazar

9: Singhi Park Sarbojanin Durgatsab

Close to the Ekdalia Evergreen Club Durgatsab stands one of the heritage Durga pujas in Kolkata, the Singhi Park Sarbojanin Durgatsab which has upheld the traditional way of worshipping the goddess Durga thereby carving its own identity. The history of Singhi Park Durga Puja dates back to 1941.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

10: Ekdalia Evergreen Club

The most interesting aspect of Ekdalia Evergreen Club Durgatsab is that they preserve their age old form of traditional Durga pratima… which marks a distinct feature from any other noted Durga Puja in Kolkata.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

11: Mudiali Club

The Mudiali Club Durgatsab is yet another popular baroari Durga puja in South Kolkata; it has the distinction of winning the Asian Paints Sharad Samman Best Puja awards in the year 1988, 1990, 1992 and 1994. The committee ensures that the glamour of the puja remains undiminished and an ideal joyous ambiance with traditional form of goddess Durga idol.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

12: Tridhara Sammilani

At the meeting point of three roads Rashbehari Avenue, Monoher Pukur Road, and Mahanirban Road stands another popular Durgatsab in South Kolkata, the Tridhara Sammilani Durgatsab.. It is one of the must visit Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

13: Shib Mandir Sarbajanin Durgatsab

One of the prominent Durgatsab in Kolkata is the Shib Mandir Sarbajanin Durgatsab that witnesses the highest number of crowds every year 2002, a colorful Monestry of hills in West Bengal in 2003.

Nearest Metro Station: Rabindra Sarovar

14: Bosepukur Sitala Mandir

Yet another multi-award winning Durgatsab in Kolkata is the Bosepukur Sitala Mandir that often depicts the rural picture of West Bengal in its thematic structure. It is one of the must visit Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

15: Naktala Udayan Sangha

Innovative, creative and vivid are elements that make the Naktala Udayan Sangha one of the best Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata. It demonstrates the impossibility in simplicity, through its distinct pandal architecture every year and brings up an indifferent form of goddess Durga idol.

Nearest Metro Station: Gitanjali (Naktala area)

16: Babu Bagan Club Sarbojanin Durga Puja

The Babu Bagan Club Sarbojanin Durga Puja is one of the popular Durga Pujas in South Kolkata, which stands close to Jadavpur Thana. It pulls in a huge crowd every year. Initiated in the year 1962,the journey has been rewarding as it has received several awards including the Best Puja by Asian Paints Sharad Samman.

Nearest Metro Station: Rabindra Sarovar

17: Badamtala Ashar Sangha

With standing over 78 years, the Badamtala Ashar Sangha has a special place in people’s hearts.. Badamtala Ashar Sangha is now one of the few durga pujas of kolkata which has slowly and steadily made a permanent place in the hearts of millions.

Nearest Metro Station: Kalighat

18: Suruchi Sangha

Suruchi Sangha entertains visitors with a cultural extravaganza and outdoor display, themed on a different state of India each year. The Durga idols are modeled on how they look in each state. Although this puja pandal is more than 50 years old, it first found fame in 2003 when it won an award for the best decorated pandal. It won the award again in 2009. The artwork is exquisite.

Nearest Metro Station: Rabindra Sarovar

19: Jodhpur Park

Jodhpur Park durga puja pandal is one of the most popular pandals in south Kolkata. Its themes have been vast and varied, with it being more traditional in some years than others.

Nearest Metro Station: Rabindra Sarovar

 Kolkata 24×7 Wishes You A Happy Pandal Hopping

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