We are at the doorstep of Durga Puja 2016. The Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata is now just about to come and the festive mood of the Bengalis have begun to be diluted with the essence of cultural and social integration. You can discover the city of joy in a more gleesome mood in this particular festive season. There is full of lively colors which will glow even the darkest corner of the city. Durga Puja is a spectacular event that bridges the age old tradition and culture with the cheers of the modern age.
Must Read: Most Awarded Durga Puja in Kolkata 2017
Though many other states celebrate Durga Puja with the same splurge and faith, Kolkata becomes first in respect of fascinating decorations and innovative themes that attract thousands of visitors from all over the country and even internationally. Last year, we have given you 5 best Durga Puja destinations in 2015. Hopefully this time it would be grander.
Though it is impossible to list out all those best Durga puja pandals of Kolkata which will flabbergast you, we present top 5 Durga Puja pandals of 2016 in Kolkata that you should not miss out.
Top 5 Durga Puja Pandals Of 2016 in Kolkata
Here is the details of best 5 durga puja of 2016 according to its culture, design and decoration.
1. Deshapriya Park :
The official name of the puja committee is Deshapriya Park Durgotsab Samity. Last year they have mesmerized the worshipers with their 88 ft tall and 80 ft wide fiber glass idol. Kolkata police closed the public access to Deshapriya Park Puja pandal for last year to ensure people’s safety because of overcrowding. So in this year, they have take their necessary preparation and full proof arrangements to present their surprise of 2016. They have promoted their puja with a new tagline “Sahasro Hate Maa Durga” in this year.That means we may percept idol of Maa Durga with her thousand hands in Deshapriya Park in the coming festive season. So Deshapriya Park stands No. 1 in must watch Kolkata puja pandal list.
Check here to see the images of 1000 Hand Durga Puja and Theme of Deshapriya Park
2. Suruchi Sangha :
If you are searching for the astonishing pandel and interior decoration, then Suruchi Sangha should be your prime destination during this durga puja. This pandal is in South Kolkata, located near New Alipore close to Nalini Rajan Avenue. This is the 63 rd year of their Puja celebration. They have always focused on giving social messages through their themes. In the year 2003 and 2009 Suruchi Sangha wons the award of best-decorated pandal in Kolkata.
This year Mamata Banerjee, the Honorable Chief Minister of West Bengal, has written the theme tag line for Suruchi Sangha. Their theme of 2016 is the whole World is a single country in respect of brotherhood. So don’t miss the well-decorated show of communal harmony.
The theme song of Suruchi Sangha is already a hit. Listen here Suruchi Sangha Theme Song od 2016 Durga Puja
3. Bagbazaar Sarbojanin :
One of the oldest Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata. They are the carrier of rich Bengali culture and tradition in this new age. It is Situated in North Kolkata near Shyambazar. Bagbazaar Sarbojanin was formed by only few people by contributing money and with the time, it shaped into a proper organization. They are well known for their cultural exhibition also. The traditional idol of Maa Durga is the prime attraction of this Puja. The name like Santosh Kr. Basu, Netaji Subhash Ch. Bose, Acharya Prafulla Ch. Roy are are involved with Bagbazzar Sarbojanin. So get ready to be witnessed of rich bengali culture and tradition with Bagbazzar Sarbojanin.
4. Ekdalia Evergreen :
Once again we have turned around our focus to south Kolkata. It is Ekdalia Evergreen, the puja of Honorable Panchayat and Rural Development minister of West Bengal Shri Subrata Mukherjee. This puja is renowned for its crowd pulling capacity. Their artistic pandal decoration will surely hypnotize you. In this year they will celebrate their 73rd year of puja. The very distinctive feature of their puja is, they preserve their age old form of traditional Durga Pratima. Hope it will be the same in this year also and surely we shall be blessed by Maa Durga by seeing her traditional Pratima in Ekdalia Evergreen.
Ekdalia Evergreen inaugurated today by our CM. Here is the latest image Ekdalia Evergreen Durga Puja Pandal 2016
5. Badamtala Ashar Sangha :
The last but not the least in our must watch Durga puja 2016 list is Badamtala Ashar Sangha. It is situated near the Kalighat Metro station. It is their 78th year of puja celebration. In spite of not being an eminent and unprecedented puja, they have some overall special attractions in pandal, lighting, and pratima that you just can’t ignore it. They have got the creative excellence award by Asian Paints in 2010. They also arrange some other events like blood donation camp and sports events during the Puja. So your journey will not complete without visiting Badamtala Ashar Sangha.
More read: Durga Puja 2017
Asian Paints Sharad Samman 2016 :
APSS 2016 Best Pujas –
- Chetla Agrani Club
- Naktala Udayan Sangha
- Behala Nutan Dal
APSS 2016 Best Discovery –
- 66 pally club
- State Bank Park Sarbojonin Durgotsav.
⇒ Google Map to locate the top 5 Durga Puja in Kolkata :
In our top 5 list we can’t give place some other renowned Puja but you should not miss those also. Here is the list –
Best Puja Pandals in North & Central Kolkata
|No||Durga Puja Pandal||Street|
|1||Muhammad Ali Park||Central Avenue
|2||Kumartuli Park||Rabindra Sarani|
|3||Simla Bayam Samiti||Bidhan Sarani|
|4||Sealdah Athletic Club||Kaiser Street|
|5||Santosh Mitra Square||Creek Row|
Best Puja Pandals in South Kolkata
|No||Durga Puja Pandal||Street|
|1||23 Palli||A.T.M. Road|
|2||Tridhara Sammilani||Hazra Road|
|3||Singhi park Sarbojanin||Garcha 1st Lane|
|4||Chetla Agrani||Pyari Mohan Roy Road|
|5||Ballygunge Cultural||Purna Das Road|
Checkout these Durga puja 2016 guide maps of Kolkata :Puja guide map of north and central Kolkata Puja guide map of south Kolkata
You may also like,