October is the beginning of celebrations and festivals. With the coming of October marks the start of many festivities and durga puja is one of them. The city is ready and so are we to witness some of the best durga puja pandals in Pune. Here’s all the pandals that you MUST visit this season.
If you are looking for an evening that is packed with all things Bengali, then this is it. The organisers, Anandam Association has been doing this since many years and known exactly how to keep their visitors coming back every year. There is going to be many skits, dance and singing competitions along with delicious food.
Where: Behind ABC Farms, Salunke Vihar
One of the most crowded pandals in the city, the Greater Poona Sarbojanin Durgotsav organised by the Bangiya Sanskriti Samsad, is the oldest pandals of the city. They have been organizing since 1940 and this year it will be their 78th year. They have a lot of things planned and prepared. The durga idol is one of the most beautiful ones. There is going to be dancing, singing, celebration with sweet and savoury food items. So make sure you are here.
Where: Congress Bhavan, Shivaji Nagar
Known for their stunning begali décor, Someshwadi has one of the most beautiful pandals in the city. They are known to showcase the Bengali tradition, culture and literature through their pandals. O, your pandal hopping would be incomplete without visiting this one.
Where: Govinda Garden, Baner
Another great place for you to visit this durga pujo as they have great things planned for their visitors. They have been organising it since the past 15 years and it is another one of the famous pandals in the city. They have an array of food options for you and all are traditional Bengali cuisines. Apart from this there would be stalls of clothes, artefacts and more.
Where: Corporation Ground in Bhosle Nagar, Hadapsar
This pandal is being organised inside the Goddess Kali shrine and is a must visit for all those people who are looking for a more traditional celebration. It is like having little Kolkata in Pune. The evening will have lots of dancing, food stall hopping and free bhog.
Where: Park Road, Khadki
This particular pandal is organised by Nandanik Sanstha and they have been doing so since the past 17 years. There are also many food stalls that will serve the best of food like mutton chops, sandesh and other local Kolkata food. Apart from this there will also be many cultural events like singing, dancing, skits etc.
Where: Rohi Villa, Lane 7, Koregaon Park
Contributed by Mansi