Religious Tourism

West Bengal Tourism offers Puja Parikrama packages

KOLKATA

The West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation (WBTDC) has launched its exclusive ‘Puja Parikrama’ packages for this year.

Tourism Minister Bratya Basu said the Puja Parikrama has been split into two segments – pujas in Kolkata and in the districts and duration of these packages will be about five to eight hours, costing between Rs 700 to Rs 1,500 per head, while some packages with extended duration and even night-stay are also on offer.

The WBTDC has arranged about seven tour packages in Kolkata and five packages in the districts, he said. Apart from these, one night and two days packages for Kolkata and the districts will cost around Rs 4,000 and Rs 3,000 respectively per head, WBTDC sources said. Elaborating the schemes, WBTDC officials said under Sanatani-I, arrangement has been made for a tour from 8.30 AM to 1 PM on October 1, 2 and 3 to take tourists to traditional Durga Pujas at Khelat Ghosh Bari, Chhatubabu and Latubabu’s house, Chandra Bari, Rani Rashmoni’s house, Thantania Dutta Bari and Sovabazar Rajbari, and then again between 2.30 PM and 6.30 PM on the same dates under Sanatani-II.

Under Uttara, the tour will cover Durga Pujas at Md Ali Park, College Square, Bagbazar Sarbojanin, Kumartuly Park, Ahiritola, Pathuriaghata, Pancher Pally, Kasi Bose Lane, Telengabagan, Maniktala Chalta Bagan and Rammohan Smriti Sangha from 9 AM to 3.30 PM on October 1, 2 and 3. The Dakshini package will have visits to Durga Pujas at Maddox Square, Adi Ballyganj, Ekdalia Evergreen, Singhi Park, Hindustan Park, Deshapriya Park, Mudiali, Shib Mandir, Badamtala Ashar Sangha, 66 Palli, Chetla Agrani, Suruchi Sangha and other puja pandals from 9 AM to 3.30 PM on October 1, 2 and 3.

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