Durga Puja also known as Durgotsava or Sharodotsav, is an annual Hindu festival originating in the Indian subcontinent which reveres and pays homage to the Hindu goddess Durga and is also celebrated because of Durga’s victory over Mahishasura. Durga Puja is a ten-day festival, of which the last five are of the most significance. Each human living in West Bengal waits a whole year for these five days. People are really fascinated by Durga puja. Durga puja is a festival where people buy new clothes and enjoy viewing magnificent pandals built around all the corners of West Bengal. So to ease your journey here are some exquisite places you can visit in North Bengal during Durga puja. North Bengal has a rich cultural heritage and offers a vibrant celebration of Durga Puja.
1. Siliguri – The festival of Durga Puja has a cult of its own in Siliguri. It draws all kinds of crowds from far and wide. It’s the time when you can see the city in vibrant colors and even the darkest corner glows up with glittering lights. Pandals in Siliguri with their unique and innovative themes try to outdo each other in a quest for the best. 2. Darjeeling -The dwindling Bengali population of Kalimpong and Darjeeling has cast a shadow on the age-old Durga pujas in the Hill town of North Bengal. Visit the famous Mahakal Temple and enjoy the festive atmosphere during Durga Puja.
2. Darjeeling -The dwindling Bengali population of Kalimpong and Darjeeling has cast a shadow on the age-old Durga pujas in the Hill town of North Bengal. Visit the famous Mahakal Temple and enjoy the festive atmosphere during Durga Puja.
3. Malda -Durga puja has always made a significant impact on Malda district. People from all squares of the district come together and enjoy this occasion irrespective of caste and religion. Malda also hosts impressive Durga Puja celebrations. Explore the local culture and enjoy the festive spirit.
4. Cooch Behar- Explore the heritage and tradition of Durga Puja in the royal city of Cooch Behar. People from all around the city come here and enjoy the Royal traditions followed here during Durga puja.
5. Jalpaiguri-Explore the Durga Puja celebrations in Jalpaiguri, where you’ll find beautifully adorned pandals and a lively atmosphere. There are many magnificent pandals built-in Jalpaiguri which must be visited. Like Panda para Sarbojonin Durga puja committee is listed under the tourist attraction in Jalpaiguri.