Pandals, lighting, themes, cuisine, style, fashion- it is impossible to describe Kolkata’s Durga Puja in one word. Once I invited one of my friends from Bhopal to Kolkata during the Puja, and till now, he is got addicted with the Bong charm of Durga Puja in Kolkata. So, if you want to be on a completely new world during this festive season, Kolkata is here to give you hearty welcome.
I’ m here today to talk about the exclusiveness of Kolkata’s Durga Puja, so that you keep it on your top list while planning tour-
The Pandals, The Big Open Air Art Exhibition–
You will get enough proof why Kolkata is known as the cultural capital of the country. From north to south, you can feel watching a great art exhibition during this time.
Give Your Taste Buds a Visit to Heaven with the Yummy Foods–
Whether it is the special Bengali cuisines of five star restaurants or the finger-licking street foods, you can’t separate festival from the food while you are in Kolkata.
A Time Travel to Old Kolkata’s Durga Puja–
As we said, Kolkata means nostalgia. If you want to feel the traditional touch, the ‘Daker Saaj’ (idol decorated in pristine white thermocol) will mesmerize you. A visit to the traditional pujas like ‘Sobhabazar Rajbari’ or the puja of ‘Saborno-Roychoudhuri’ is must.
No Need to be Present on lakme Fashion Week, Kolkata’s Durga Puja Will Give You the Feel of Runway –
The roads, alleys, streets, etc. become the runway during Durga Puja. From dressing style to jewelries, from footwear to bags- Kolkata’s Durga Puja is the time for being fashionista.
Even You will get SURPRISED!! with the decoration of the roads
Rosogolla Is Not Enough, Durga Puja Is Much More Sweeter than That–
You will be bewitched; I’ve no doubt of that. If ‘Rosogolla’ is the landmark of the Bengalees, you will get ‘Jol-vora’, ‘mihidana’, ‘shita-vog’ and many more exclusively in Kolkata.
Get Carried away with the Unique Smell of North–
Have you ever smelt nostalgia? Yes, Durga Puja in North Kolkata will make you remember those happy childhood days and small happiness no matter from where you are. These places are magical!
The Awesome Lightings Will Blow Your Mind–
Durga puja is the time of Friendship, The time of selfies, The time of fun, the time of hangouts. You can feel it only when you are in Kolkata
You will be amazed with the dedication and creativity that are blended with Durga puja
If pandals are there to give you an artistic sense, the lighting of every Puja Committees not only illuminates your surrounding but also hightens the mood of the festival.
Unique Theme idol of Maa Durga will just blow your mind for sure
Shake Your Legs with the Beat of Dhunuchi Nach–
You can’t imagine how Kolkata can go crazy if you don’t watch the ‘Dhunuchi Nach’. Men and women dance with dhunuchi (earthen pot, filled with burning coconut husk) and that site is awesome. Little love stories build up in between.
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Kolkata never sleeps at night in Durga Puja
The Sleepless City! Always Throbbing with Life and Laughter–
These 4 days Kolkata won’t sleep. It throbs with life and as soon as you feel the beat, you will be one of all. From dawn to midninght, people won’t get tired to have fun.
Looking for Photographic Moment in Durga Puja? You Can’t Miss Sindurkhela-
Kolkata knows how to get the last drop of enjoyment before returning to daily life. If you have plans to visit Kolkata, plan it on Vijaya Dashami. Beautiful ladies with red and white saree and smeared with vermillion is a treat to eyes. You can’t find such great view anywhere around the world.
And Finally It’s Time to Bid Adieu…Wait for the Next Year-
Kolkata cries to bid their dear daughter goodbye after the week-long celebration. You can feel the pain in your heart while listening to the last beats of dhak. Follow the grand procession and experience it by yourself.
You can celebrate Durga Puja at any part of the country, and even of the world. But, the heart you can get here, will find nowhere.
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