Visit the famous College Square Pandal Kolkata for celebrating Navaratri 2016

Searching for famous Navaratri pandals 2016 of central Kolkata? Interested to visit College Square pandal in Kolkata for Navaratri 2016? This article provides details of the unique features of the College Square Pandal Kolkata and how to go there.

Kolkata in India is famous for the Durga puja festival. Every year , this city is visited by lots of tourists from different parts of the world during the festival season. For the year 2016, Kolkata is celebrating Durga puja from October 7-11. During Navaratri celebrations 2016 in Kolkata, you can see different durga puja pandals located in different parts of the city.

Some of them are Kumartuli Park, Ahritola Sarbajanin Durgatsab, Telengabagan Sarbojanin Durgatsab, Dum Dum Park, Lake Town Adhibasi Brinda, Sikdar Bagan Sadharan Durga Puja, Nalin Sarkar Street Sarbojanin Durgatsab, Mohammad Ali Park Durga Puja, Manicktala Chaltabagan Lohapatty Durga Puja, Ekdalia Evergreen Club, Singhi Park Sarbojanin Durgatsab, Mudiali Club, Tridhara Sammilani, Shib Mandir Sarbajanin Durgatsab, Bosepukur Sitala Mandir, Naktala Udayan Sangha, Babu Bagan Club Sarbojanin Durga Puja, Badamtala Ashar Sangha, Suruchi Sangha and Jodhpur Park respectively. Even though there are lots of Navaratri Pandals in Kolkata, here I am focusing mainly on College Square Pandal Kolkata, the famous navaratri pandal of Kolkata. Lets check it.

College Square Pandal also known as College Square Sarbojanin Durgotsav Kolkata is one of the famous durga puja pandals in Kolkata city. This is located opposite to Kolkata University. The main attraction of this pandal is the beautiful illuminations that attracts lots of devotees especially during night time.

How to reach College Square Sarbojanin Durgotsav Kolkata?

If you are interested to visit the place during Navaratri 2016, you can use either the Hatibagan or Shyambazar and even the Bow Bazaar crossing. On the other hand, if you travel by metro, get down at MG road or central metro. The contact address of Sarbojanin Durgotsav Kolkata is mentioned below.

College Square Sarbojanin Durgotsav Kolkata address

College Square Sarbojanin Durgotsav Kolkata
53, Newland
College Street,
Kolkata 700073,

College Square Sarbojanin Durgotsav Kolkata is located very close to M.G.Road. Lets check how we can reach the destination from M. G.Road by walking or by road.

M.G.Road address

College Square,
West Bengal,

  1. By walking: From M G road, it takes only 7 minutes to reach the destination as the distance is only 550 m. You have to move south on Raja Ram Mohan Sarani towards Ramhari Ghosh Lane and then Sidheswar Chandra Lane, Madhu Gupta Lane, Surendra Lal Pyne Lane and finally College Street, where the College Square Sarbojanin Durgotsav Kolkata is located
  2. By road: If you travel by car, you can choose either the Madhu Gupta Lane or the Premchand Boral St. Anyway it takes only 4-5 minutes journey as the distance is only 700-900 m

From Central Metro, you can reach the destination by walking or by road. Here is the details.

Central Metro Kolkata address

Chittaranjan Avenue,
Calcutta Medical College,
College Square,
West Bengal 700073,

  1. By road: You can reach the destination in 4 minutes time as the distance is only 1.4 km. From Central Metro, first you have to travel south on Chittaranjan Ave/ CR Avenue Road towards Dr Lalit Banerjee Sarani and then to Jadunath Dey Road, Nirmal Chandran St and finally you can reach College Street
  2. By walking: If you prefer to walk from Central Metro, then you can reach the College Street in 8-9 minutes time as the distance is only 700m. You can try via Chittaranjan Ave/CR Ave road, Colootola Street and College Street OR via Dr Lalit Banerjee Sarani and College street.

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Author: Partha K.11 Oct 2016 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 7

The article reminds me of my childhood. College Square Durga Pooja is the Durga Pooja of my maternal uncles' locality (in Bengali, it is called 'para'). For more than 70 years, this Pooja has remained as one of the grandest Poojas of Kolkata. The brilliant illumination of the adjacent artificial lake makes this Pooja resplendent. The budget of the Pooja has been one of the biggest in Kolkata (no, all over the world!). More than 40 lakh people see this Pooja during the five days every year.

However, a small guidance for the interested tourists who want to visit College Square Pooja is necessary. During the days of Durga Pooja, kindly don't make any attempt to see this Pooja by car. It is simply not possible. The most convenient way is to avail Metro. The tourists are required to get down at 'Central' or 'MG Road' Metro stations and go by walking.

There are more than twenty another Poojas which vie for second spot in Central Kolkata. The first position (in Central Kolkata) goes to College Square Pooja. However, the tourists must also try to visit the Pooja at Mohamma Ali Park. This is another old Pooja of Central Kolkata extremely famous for its grandeur.

Thanks to the author for this beautiful and useful article.

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