Clear blue sky enhanced with spotless white floating clouds with a striking resemblance to cotton ball, bright sunshine, breezy days and the ‘feeling good for no reason’ thing hovering in our minds. Need say more?!! Don’t think so. Yes, I am talking about everyone’s favorite season Spring.
So if Spring comes how can Durga Puja be left behind? Bengal’s greatest festival, where the whole city turns into a carnival for five days. That time of the year is nearing when the city will be perceived in vibrant colors, and even the darkest corner glowing up with sparkling lights. Further, it is an extravaganza that unfolds the age old tradition and culture in addition to the time that speaks of BONGs adorning their traditional attires.
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The best part of this festival is definitely pandal hopping and no debate on that. The city explodes more than thousand thematic and colourful pandals and reveals several forms of goddess Durga idols, thus acting as a huge crowd pulling factor. So before basking in the glory of the festival, get your eyes glued to the next section for a quick sneak peak into some of the best pandals which are a must visit during the Durga Puja festival in Kolkata. Read on:
1.Bagbazar Sarbojanin Durgotsav:
Talking of vintage and tradition, this place has it all. Certified as one of the oldest Durga Puja pandals in North Kolkata, Baghbajar Sarbojanin has hosted Durga Puja for around 100 years. More than the pandal, it emphasizes more on traditional and cultural Puja and the striking factor is the ‘Daker Sajer Protima’, which is strikingly beautiful idol and has remain unaltered since time immemorial. In addition, the mandap ground hosts various exhibitions, carnival rides and stalls for the visitors.
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