Kolkata during festival of Durga Puja (2018) Things to see and Eat ?

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#1 Jul 19th, 2018, 07:32
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Many people suggested for visiting Kolkata during Durga.festival. This list was suggested in another thread.

Last week, I ask many people I meet in the Embassy for my class, and also a kind lady in my public Library. This is twelve places.

Salt Lake: CA block, Laboni and Shribhumi

Park Circus: Mohammad Ali Park

North: Rajbari, College Square, Kumartuli

Center: Kalighat, Shiv Mandir, Jodhpur Park, Bosepukur Sarbojanin and Tridhara

This will be good for four nights in the festival time ? I am also making listing for places to eat.

We have now confirm for our group fly with ANA and Singapore Airline to Kolkata Airport.

Please make suggestion and addition.
#2 Jul 19th, 2018, 11:12
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To be honest, the list will be endless. By and large, your list looks good. Incase, you manage to get privilege passes from embassy, visit to different pandals(temporary structure) wouldn't be a tall task. Else, be ready to face rush like that of Japanese metro but no way that disciplined. You may add a place in north i.e. Bagbazar Sarbojanin where visit is to be made on conclusive day(Dashami). I'm sure you will enjoy "sindur khela" there which starts from afternoon.
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Kolkata during festival of Durja.Puja (2018) Things to see and Eat ?

will wait for your eating point list. :-)

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I do not know if Embassy in Tokyo give pass ? But we have one medium van for tour.

One japanese living in Kolkata is sending list for eating. Another lady from our library is help make a suggestion for deserts and snacks. I shall share. We only have five big meals. Our hotel will have buffet breakfast.
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If the locals here, on IM, cannot suggest a "Bonedi Barir" Durga Puja, inquire from the concierge at your hotel for a recommendation. It's at houses of old aristocratic households of a different era
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This is list from people before who live in Kolkata many years.

6 Ballygange Place, *Kewpies, Bohemian, Bedwin

Nalin Chandra Das and Sons or Bhim Nag or K.C.Das

Peter Cat or Mocambo kebab

Arsalan, street food in Deckers Lane, Flurys and Nahoum & Sons.


Can people who are Kolkatan, or who know Kolkata make opinion on this ? We have only four meals we can ourselves. So, is very important for me choose most remembering one.
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6 Ballygange Place, *Kewpies, Bohemian, Bedwin - Here you get bengali cuisine. 6 Ballygaunge place is for authentic bengali food, you can add oh!calcutta in your list for that reason. Kewpies and Bohemian are famous for bengali fusion food. Bedwin is not that special.

Nalin Chandra Das and Sons or Bhim Nag or K.C.Das - Sweet savories, again lot more could be added. These are not the main course ones.

Peter Cat or Mocambo kebab - Mostly continental with indian cuisine. Chelo kabab in peter cat is must and any sizzlers in both these places are too good.

Arsalan, street food in Deckers Lane, Flurys and Nahoum & Sons. - Arsalan is for mughlai food and again a lot more could be added. In puja days, Deckers lane would be closed. Flurys is famous for continental breakfast, so in Nahoums.

Try these places in lunch time since in dinner time there will be long queue and you will have to wait for an hour or two to get entry. Sweets shops could be visited at any point of time.
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I would add to your choices the restaurant in Ballygunge called Bhojohori Manna, where as well as enjoying your Fish Fry and your Fish in Banana Leaves, you can admire the Sukumar Ray sketches on the walls !
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We have now only four big meals. One meal was decided for us by one lady who is known to one of our group. Can you make list in order, if you was decide for your guest from another place ?
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My 4 choices would be 6 Ballygaunge Place/Bhajahori Manna, Bohemian, Chello Kabab at Peter Cat and Biriyani at Arsalaan. Don't forget to taste the sweets in the shops already mentioned. These are Kolkata's best and you won't get those everywhere.
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Originally Posted by Ghosal View Post My 4 choices would be 6 Ballygaunge Place/Bhajahori Manna, Bohemian, Chello Kabab at Peter Cat and Biriyani at Arsalaan. Don't forget to taste the sweets in the shops already mentioned. These are Kolkata's best and you won't get those everywhere.
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Nobody suggested Rasgulla!! Whichever sweet shop you visit, do not miss it
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http://www.kalchul.com/index.php/cak...engalirasgulla
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Try Rasmalai also.

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http://kollolbiswas.blogspot.com/2013/


And Gulab Jamun.



http://www.dishesguru.com/gulab-jamun-recipe.html
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Here are two bloggers online for you to take a look. There are many kolkata based blogs on food; but most are cooking and kitchen related


@kolkatafoodlovers on Instagram

Rukshana Kapadia's blog The Culinary Commentator
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Another question.

Will traditional markets and handicrafts places be closed in this puja season ?

Is a list where we can see what is open or close ?
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Crowds during Durga Puja in Calcutta

http://www.google.co.in/search?q=pic...aOzUQy0RGUPIM:

not to dissuade you from visiting our "City of Joy", but this is the kind of crowds you can expect on any given day during the Festival, and at any given time in any given place of the city. I am sure your friend in Kolkata has already warned you about this. Doubt if you will ever have faced such crowds in Japan, so do come prepared - both mentally ad physically.
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