It’s that time of the year when Kolkata comes to life with rhythmic beats, colours & festivities. The level excitement reaches new highs as the goddess arrives. Experience true bliss with melodious sounds of dhak and mantra chants throughout night.
Chaotic streets, over crowded pandals & never ending queues – nothing in this world deters the devotees from visiting all the pandals. As the day sets in, devotees clad in crisp ironed clothes & heavy silk sarees, patiently wait for one single glimpse of the goddess without worry lines. But practically speaking covering all the pandals in a week isn’t as easy as it sounds. This is why Ridlr presents a list of top 10 pandals that will help you master the art of pandal hopping. Read on to find out more.
Simpler themes, traditional décor with century old charm are a couple of words that define pooja pandal at Bagbazaar. You shouldn’t miss this one if you love exploring oldest pandals in the history of Kolkata.
College Square Sarbojanin Durgotsav:
College Square Durgotsav welcomes you aboard with its colourful chandeliers and vivacious lights. It’s an ultimate treat for book lovers as this place hosts literature laden book stalls. Students and crowd right from the Coffee House form a large majority of visitors here.
Ekdalia Evergreen Durga Pujo Club:
Pay a tribute to prehistoric era featured at Ekdalia Evergreen Durga Pujo Club this year. This pandal is known for outstanding lifelike replicas of the goddess. Just give it a close glimpse and it’s sure to stir your soul from within.
Bose Pukur Sitala Mandir:
Take a deep dip into ingenious art work by Bose Pukur Sitala Mandir pandal. It has won numerous awards for presenting an alluring combination of both skill and grandeur. This pandal has been captivating the audiences with exceptional themes since 1950.
Deshapriya Park is the showstopper this year with tallest Durga pratima carved out of cement. This 88 feet high goddess attracts people from across the globe. Recent stampede at the pandal here left several devotees bruised.
Suruchi Sangha is a must visit pandal if you’re fond of sports and cultural activities. Apart from innovative ideas & décor designs, they come up with state-centred themes every year. It is also known for its benevolence & extra ordinary contribution towards safeguarding the environment.
Badamtla Ashar Sangha:
Pamper your cerebral senses with magnificent creativity put forth by Badamtla Ashar Sangha. Compilation of Kolkata’s top 10 pandals is incomplete without this pandal.
Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda:
Sneak peek into the nostalgic charm of long gone regal days with Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda. This pandal takes you back to the golden era of Kolkata with ancient artefacts like palki, bullock carts, fishing nets, and more.
Want to witness what old Kolkata looks like from a clay-modeller’s perspective? Checkout Kumartuli Park pandal that has been worked upon by several clay modellers who reside here. This place offers a unique blend of both classic grandeur and urban opulence.
Mohammed Ali Park Pandal:
Mohammed Ali Park Puja pandal is a picturesque haven for wildlife enthusiasts. The pandal has used African Safari as the theme this year and has imported 100 live birds, all hired and trained for this event. Do you still feel like missing it?
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