October 18, 2018 0 By theindianblogger

India is a country of festivals and in spite of the festival not being a native festival of the land it is celebrated with great pomp and joy even there. One such festival is “ Durga puja” that brings to your mind the celebrations are happening particularly in West Bengal only however the reality is that it is celebrated with all over India with great zeal. It maybe a prime festival of West Bengal but even the other states also give immense importance to this festival.

Here are the top states of the country that exhibit the beautiful pandals during the festival and are deserving to be in your wish list of travel goal for the Durga Puja 2018.

1] west Bengal- not much needs to say about the puja feel of Bengal, else even the words will fail to express the feeling. People from all religions be it Islam, or Christian also get imbibed in the feel of the religion as it was their prime festival. The beautiful themed pandals or the pure and chaste traditional pandals all will leave you mesmerized with its beauty. During the puja nights it is a city that never sleeps, the main motto of people is to visit all the pandals and seek the blessings from the goddess. The food spread during the festival is of top class and wide variety there is so much of positive vibes and laughter in the air. However if you desire to feel a simple and devotional durga puja then heading to Shantiniketan” is a must it will touch your soul to see the puja in the land of Rabindranath Tagore, a place very your mind and soul will get detoxed.

2] Mumbai- the best place in Mumbai to feel the zeal of Durga puja is Balkanji Bari of the Santa Cruz. The pandal is hosted by none other that the famous Mukherji family of the Bollywood. The devotees can get to taste the best of the vegetarian and non- vegetarian delicacies. The rituals are performed in the traditional style and the goddess is offered the “Anjali” at all days of navratri. The last day that is “Bijoy Dashmi” is seen being celebrated with the famous “Sindoor Khela” in short it will not be exaggeration to say that during the puja this pandal can be termed as mini Bengal.

3] Bengaluru- North India is the best place to enjoy the puja but Bengaluru being a cosmopolitan city that has people from the different regions of the country also celebrates Durga Puja with the same vibes. The pandal at the Indranagar that happens to be the socio cultural association witnesses he puja with the same ritual like that of Bengal. The beautiful stature of deity and the delicious delicacies of Bengal will make you believe that you are in Bengal and not the techno city of the country.

4] Delhi- the heart of the country also celebrates this festival with lots of pandal and authentic food from the region. The CR park puts up some real beautiful pandals that should be visited. The rituals same to that of Bengal and the Prasad that is distributed to the devotees is also like the traditional Bengali bhog. The Bengali community of the CR park leaves no stone unturned to help you witness the best puja that is similar to that of Bengal. There are several activities and cultural shows for the kids and thus the kids simply love being here for the puja.

Apart from the above cities it will only be apt to mention the Durga puja 2018 celebrations in cities like Pune, Chennai, Goa, Lucknow, Bhubaneshwar are also worth visiting.