Subho Panchami! Have you started exploring the beautiful Durga Puja pandals of Kolkata this year? If not, you must start ASAP as the next days are going to pass in the blink of an eye and you won’t even understand where the 5 best days of the year went. The City of Joy is decked up in its most beautiful look and is welcoming people from everywhere to visit the pandals and enjoy the darshan of Maa Durga and her entourage. If you are not well aware of the routes and puja pandals of the city, don’t worry as we have a list of guides and tours to check so that you do not miss out on the city’s vibrant atmosphere.
List Of Tours & Guides To Check Out To Explore Durga Puja Pandals In Kolkata
1. 12-Hour Bus Tour
Insider has come up with an exciting 12-hour Bus Tour that is taking people on a fascinating journey to different pandals of the city. Costing ₹1499 onwards, the recent tour is all set to start from 4:30 PM on October 20. It is going to end at 5:00 AM on October 21. It is surely a new way to experience the grand festival with this transport package. They have packages for both North and South Kolkata. Not only you are about to travel in AC buses but you are getting VIP passes too. So, there is no need to wait for hours outside the pandals. Also, they have more such trips till October 23. So you can book your ticket at your convenience.
2. Walking Tour
Calcutta Capsule has come up with a great walking tour this Durga Puja. They are taking visitors to some of the city’s most iconic pandals. From exploring the pandals to knowing the stories behind them, this walking tour covers a lot of things and provides an extraordinary experience. The tickets start at ₹5000.
3. Guide Map
Kolkata Traffic Police (@KPTrafficDept) took to the X (formerly Twitter) platform to share a guide map for Durga Puja.
Durga Puja Guide Map 2023.
— Kolkata Traffic Police (@KPTrafficDept) October 17, 2023
From the guide maps to the pedestrian circulation plan, this post by the Kolkata Traffic Police has all the necessary information for pandal hoppers exploring pandals. The puja guide also focuses on routes of North Kolkata, Central Kolkata, South Kolkata, Port Area, South Suburban, and more parts of the City of Joy. This guide map is going to be helpful for all the locals living in Kolkata and visitors travelling here from different places.
4. Jupiter Travels
Are you ready to visit puja pandals like never before? If yes, head to the website of Jupiter Travels and book your passes already. Inclusive of all the services, each ticket costs ₹3250.
5. Kolkata Puja Parikrama
Jupiter Travels also organises Kolkata Puja Parikrama which has a ton of options to choose from. From pandal hopping to Bonedi Bari’r Durga Puja Parikrama, there are different services provided by this company.
Are you ready and excited to visit the most beautiful pandals in Kolkata?
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