Durga Puja also called Sharodotsab or Akalbodhan is a prominent Hindu festival celebrated annually with fun and gaiety by the Bengali community. Usually it is celebrated in the month of September-October each year accordingly. It marks the victory of Goddess Durga over the demon Mahishasura. It is celebrated across India but a major festival of West Bengal, Tripura besides other states like Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand to name a few.
To experience the true essence of the festival Kolkata is the only place to witness its grandeur. During these five days of celebration people from all walks of life visit Kolkata to be a part and seek the blessings of Goddess Durga. There are puja pandals on every corner of the city with stunning decoration and at night the lightning is amazing. There are food stalls, cultural activities, games and people of all ages participate with enthusiasm. People wear their traditional attire dhoti-kurta for men and typical Bengali saree for women. Both domestic and international tourists takes part enjoy, participate and cheer to visit next year.
Welcome by our tour executive on arrival at the airport/railway station on the auspicious day of Shashthi. You will check-in at the designated hotel. Spend rest of the day at leisure and visit the nearest pandal in the evening. Overnight haul at hotel.
Daily after breakfast go for sightseeing and visit various pandals across the city according to the area and the available time. By the evening you will enjoy the scintillating decoration of the pandals. Enjoy the Bengali cuisine and sumptuous sweets during these days. Also know the rich Bengali culture and enjoy the festival mood. Places like the Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge and renowned pandals like Kumartuli Park Durgatsab, Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja, Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja, Singhi Park Sarbojanin Durgatsab, Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgatsab, Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja.
Dashami marks the end of the festival with the immersion of the idols of Goddess and her children. People with heavy heart bid adieu to Mother with the hope to come soon next year.