Kolkata erupts with more than a thousand themed and colorful pandals and goddess Durga idols during Durga Puja, one of the world’s largest festive celebrations.
Here are some of Kolkata’s best pandals for Durga Puja 2022.
Bagbazar Kolkata Durga Puja is almost a century old and one of Kolkata’s oldest, drawing enormous crowds for its stunning Durga idol. The carnival rides and booths add to the pleasure of the idol and pandals. Married ladies perform Sindoor Khela on the last day of Durga Puja, Dashami, which attracts many people to this pandal near Bagbazar Launch Ghat and Kolkata Circular Station.
2. Kumartuli Park
Kumartuli Park is a newer pandal in Kolkata as they began Durga Puja in 1995. It is a place where most Durga idols are produced by generations-old clay modelers creating something new every year. It is located by the river with Sovabazar Metro close by.
3. College Square
College Square in Kolkata is a Kolkata Durga Puja hotspot with a pandal beside the lake and water reflecting the glittering lights of the pandal. A unique Kumara puja is also held here. It is near 53 college street, Kolkata university, Mahatma Gandhi road, and Central Metro.
4. Mohammad Ali Park
The Mohammad Ali Park in central Kolkata is famous for its unique pandal and idol. They began Durga Puja in 1969 with changing themes every year, and from then on, city residents have come to visit the Durga idol every year.
5. Santosh Mitra Square
Kolkata’s most famous Durga Puja pandal, Santosh Mitra Square, is famous for its distinctive themes and artwork. It is in central Kolkata near the Central Metro station nearby.
6. Badamtala Ashar Sangha
Visit Badamtala Ashar Sangha’s Durga Puja Pandal at Nepal Bhattacharjee Street, Kalighat. This most frequented pandal is famous for its annual creative themes and won the creative excellence award in 2010.
7. Ballygunge Cultural Association
Ballygunge Cultural Association at 57 Jatindas Road, Hemanta Mukherjee Sarani, Lake Terrace, Ballygunge, first held Durga Puja in 1951. The eco-friendly Durga Puja 2022 pandal features several art forms and cultural events.
8. Suruchi Sangha
At New Alipore, you will find Suruchi Sangha, Kolkata Durga Puja pandal, which is famous for its outdoor art based in a different state in India every year and has even won the best-decorated pandal award in 2003.
9. Ekdalia Evergreen
The Kolkata Durga Puja at Ekdalia Evergreen at Gariahat is a replica of temples around India. With Ballygunge and Kalighat Metro nearby, visit this pandal during Durga Puja 2022, as it boasts of Kolkata’s tallest Durga idol and is famous for its lighting and décor.
10. Jodhpur Park
In South Kolkata, Jodhpur Park near Jadavpur Thana is home to one of the most prominent Durga Puja pandals. They use diverse themes that showcase creative talent. The nearest railway station is Dhakuria.
Plan a trip to Kolkata for the Durga Puja 2022 celebration to experience traditional makeovers, pandal hopping, and food feasting. Immerse yourself in the brilliant lights of the bundles’ pandals, fragrant smoke from the mud lamps, the famed Dhunuchi Naach, and sindoor-smeared attractive Bengali women in traditional white sarees with a red border.