West Bengal Government tourism packages to liven up this Durga Puja

With less than 50 days to go for Durga Puja, West Bengal Tourism Development Corporation Limited (WBTDCL) has unveiled a host of packages for tourists wanting to experience one of India’s biggest festivals.

Fifteen packages have been unveiled by WBTDCL covering Durga Puja pandals in Kolkata, on the outskirts of Kolkata and in north Bengal, and a cruise package and one for immersion trips.

The first tour is scheduled for September 30, on the occasion of Mahalaya.

There are three tours within Kolkata named Udbodhani, covering some of the grandest built pandals (pre-Puja whole-night tours on October 5, 6 and 7), and Sanatani-I and Sanatani-II, covering the Durga Pujas in the erstwhile zamindar households (morning tours on October 8, 9 and 10 for both I and II).

Another set of tours covers the traditional Durga Pujas on the outskirts of Kolkata. The different tours are Hooghly Safar, Rarbanger Puja-I, Rarbanger Puja-II, Surul Rajbari in Birbhum, Kashim Bazar Rajbari in Murshidabad and Bijaya Package to Bishnupur, covering the period from October 8 to October 13.

The various north Bengal tours are North Bengal Puja Package-I (pujas of Jalpaiguri and Cooch Behar Rajbari), North Bengal Puja Package-II (pujas of Jalpaiguri and Malbazar, and forest safari in Medhla) and North Bengal Puja Package-III (same as the package-II), from October 8 to October 10.

Besides these, there is a cruise package consisting of Durga Puja on board along with cultural programmes. There are morning and evening trips from October 7 to October 11.

There are also two trips covering the grand spectacles of the immersions of the idols at Babughat (two trips on October 13).

For some of the trips there are options of AC and non-AC buses, and some of the packages include lunch or dinner.

The details of all the trips, along with the prices can be obtained by clicking this link:SHARADOTSAV PACKAGES 2016.


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