It’s already Ashtami and if you haven’t attended Durga Puja or Pujo yet, it’s time you head to one of the many pandals in Delhi or Mumbai that rival the celebrations in Kolkata. These pandals have been a part of the cities’ celebrations for a long, long time now and capture the essence of all things Bengali perfectly. With lip smacking food, festive spirit that’ll instantly put you in a good mood and well-dressed people around, who would want to give it a miss? You have two more days - Maha Nabami and Vijayadashami to make plans and have a lot of fun!
Powai is where all the magic happens in Mumbai. This one is known for the structural grandeur of the pandal. Each year the pandal promotes a lost form of art in India and this year the pandal will showcase ‘Raibeshe’.
Where: Hiranandani Gardens, Powai
Nearest Station: Kanjurmarg or Ghatkopar Local Station
2. North Bombay
This is where you’re likely to run into Kajol or Rani and others from Mukherjee family serving bhog to the devotees. Bollywood celebs can also be seen performing here. SO fun!
Where: Tulip Star Hotel, Vaikunthlal Mehta Road, Juhu
Nearest Station: Andheri Local Station or DN Nagar Metro Station