German Ambassador Ask Netizens To Guess Where He’s Off To, Reveals Answer In A Vibrant Tram Post

by Shreya Rathod
German Ambassador Ask Netizens To Guess Where He’s Off To, Reveals Answer In A Vibrant Tram Post

India has a vast scope for tourism and every place has a significance. Recently, the German Ambassador to India and Bhutan posted a cryptic message on X. He asked Netizens to guess which city he was travelling to. And he revealed the answer with another post!

Where Is The German Ambassador Is Travelling To?

German Ambassador to India & Bhutan, Dr Philipp Ackermann, shared a cryptic message on X. He stated that he was on his way to a historical city in India. Further, he wrote that the city is a melting pot of literature, art and culture. Also, the place has the most iconic bridges and a festival like no other! He asked people to guess where he was heading to.

He also posted another post with a pic of a tram decorated for Durga Puja. And only one city in the country is known for these trams—Kolkata! In his post, he stated that he was in Kolkata, the city of joy. And he was about to catch the iconic Kolkata tram which was styled for Durga Puja.

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Trams & Durga Puja In Kolkata!

The oldest tram network still in operation in India and Asia is the tram system in Kolkata. It is India’s first electric tramway, having opened in 1902. Currently, it is India’s only tram network that is operational. Besides trams, the city is known for its marvellous celebration of Durga Puja. The 150-year legacy of Kolkata’s tramways and Durga Puja were all celebrated in the design of this tram, which is sure to be a sight to behold.

In order to coincide with Durga Puja, Kolkata’s most important month of celebration, this customised tram’s path weaves its way from Tollygunge to Ballygunge. It takes you through the majestic Puja pandals and old areas that characterise this city as it travels the Tollygunge route.

Every year, the Hindu mother goddess Durga is worshipped during the grand celebration known as Durga Puja. The largest festival in Kolkata is this one. The five primary days of Durga Puja are Shashti, Saptami, Ashtami, Navami, and Dasami.

However, the holiday spirit around Durga Puja in Kolkata begins earlier than Shashti, primarily from Mahalaya. Public access to Durga Puja pandals begins on Mahalaya Day.

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The decorations, sculptures, pandals, lights & illuminations and funfair are the key Durga Puja draws in Kolkata.

Cover Image Courtesy: Dr Philipp Ackermann/ X

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