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Top 5 Popular Durga Puja Pandals To Visit In South Kolkata

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As the five-day festival of Durga Puja approaches, the vibrant city of Kolkata gears up for a carnival of festivities. Nowhere is this celebration more grandiose than in West Bengal, particularly in the bustling streets of Kolkata, adorned with colorful lights and bustling with fervor.

Durga Puja

For those planning a pandal-hopping excursion, South Kolkata boasts some of the most captivating and must-visit pandals. Here's a roundup of top five popular ones:

  1. Chetla Agrani, Chetla: Established in 1958, Chetla Agrani stands as one of South Kolkata's most prominent Durga Puja pandals. Renowned for its unique themes, this year's theme, "Je Jekhane Dariye," promises to depict the struggle with fate in an innovative manner.

  2. Suruchi Sangha, New Alipore: Situated near Majerhat and Kalighat railway stations, Suruchi Sangha captivates visitors with its exquisite craftsmanship and artsy outdoor display. Each year, it showcases a theme representing a different Indian state, earning accolades such as the Best-Decorated Pandal in 2003.

  3. Ekdalia Evergreen, Ballygunge: Dating back to 1943, Ekdalia Evergreen is a vibrant pandal known for its colorful replicas of stunning temples from across India. The decor and lighting are awe-inspiring, complemented by a traditional yet towering Durga idol.

  4. Badamtala Ashar Sangha, Kalighat: Conveniently located near Kalighat Metro Station, Badamtala Ashar Sangha is celebrated for its creative excellence. Since 1999, it has been experimenting with themes, earning recognition such as the Creative Excellence Award in 2010, marking its 85th year this season.

  5. Deshapriya Park, Kalighat: With its elaborate designs and decor, Deshapriya Park stands as one of South Kolkata's oldest and most iconic puja pandals, established in 1938. Notably, in 2015, it stunned the city with the creation of the world's tallest Durga idol, towering at 80 feet.

As the countdown to Durga Puja begins, these five pandals in South Kolkata promise an immersive experience into the rich cultural tapestry and artistic brilliance that define this grand festival.