10 Must-See Puja Pandals In Kolkata, India

By: SocioGenie

Durga Puja In Kolkata is not just a festival, but an emotion. It has also won the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity award in 2022. Here are the 11 venues you just can't miss during the festival.

1. Kumartuli Park

The Kumartuli Park Durga Puja is special because it is held in the very area where most of the idols of Goddess Durga are made by the master craftsmen who live in the area.

2. Baghbazar Sarbojanin

Renowned as one of the oldest pujas in Kolkata. For over a century now Baghbazar’s Durga Puja has upheld the Bengali traditions and culture, and this is what attracts thousands of people to this pandal every year.

3. Ekdalia Evergreen Club

Established in 1954, Ekdalia Evergreen never fails to amaze the crowd with its massive, colorful, and aesthetic Durga Puja Pandals which are replicas of temples around India.

4. Santosh Mitra Square

With exquisitely crafted pandals and beautifully made Durga Idols, Santosh Mitra Square attracts thousands of visitors every year. In 2017, they had an English theme and Goddess Durga was seen in a setting that resembled Buckingham Palace.

Image Credit: Facebook Page Of Santosh Mitra Square Puja Committee

5. College Square

Established in 1948, this Durga Puja is a unique one as it is located beside the massive College Square Lake. It is illuminated with vibrant lights which reflect in the lake giving it a heavenly appearance.

6. Mohammad Ali Park

This puja is famous for its architectural intelligence. Every year they produce an innovative theme which is mostly replicas of splendid monuments from around the world. The entire park is also decorated spectacularly with dazzling lights.

7. Suruchi Sangha

Every year this puja makes pandals themed after a different Indian state and Goddess Durga’s idol is also beautifully crafted in the way in which she would appear in the respective state the pandal is themed after.

8. Shreebhumi Sporting Club

The pandals of Shreebhumi are examples of architectural genius. Massive-styled pandals are made with great elegance and radiate the cultural and traditional vibe in the atmosphere that is enough to captivate anyone’s attention.

9. Bosepukur Sitala Mandir

A multi-award-winning Durga Puja that became famous when they made the idol of Goddess Durga with earthen pitchers. They are well-known for portraying the rural life of India.

10. Badamtala Ashar Sangha

This puja started in a humble way over 75 years back and later went to win the award for creative excellence in the year 2010. They make unique and spectacular themes for their pandals every year without any repetitions.

Image Credit: Facebook Page Of Badamtala Ashar Sangha

11. Tridhara Sammilani

Trdihara Sammilani is popular for its creative themes. From recreating ancient civilizations to creating themes with a philosophical touch such as ‘Modernism’, it is successful at drawing in a huge crowd every year.

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