Where are you going for Durga Puja this year?
rshalder
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Where are you going for Durga Puja this year?

The package tours advertisements are everywhere in every newspapers/magazine in Kolkata, for pujo package booking 2015. Indian railways have also made their advance reservation period to 120 days this year.
So, where do you plan to travel this puja time? Have you started your plannings already?
Let us share our planned destinations in Durga Puja - 2015 :)


mod note: Thread retitled to include this year's queries.

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Originally posted by: rshalder View Post

The package tours advertisements are everywhere in every newspapers/magazine in Kolkata, for pujo package booking 2015. Indian railways have also made their advance reservation period to 120 days this year.
So, where do you plan to travel this puja time? Have you started your plannings already?
Let us share our planned destinations in Durga Puja - 2015 :)



Ahhh chest pain and heart-burn. Probably nowhere for me this puja :D
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Originally posted by: iamsomnath View Post

Ahhh chest pain and heart-burn. Probably nowhere for me this puja :D


So happily planning another HUGE Ladakh Trip , just before Puja :D
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[banana] :bunny: :ThumbsUp

Planning coming to Kolkata to see the night beauty of Kolkata during Pujo... :D
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Originally posted by: Prakaant View Post

[banana] :bunny: :ThumbsUp

Planning coming to Kolkata to see the night beauty of Kolkata during Pujo... :D


You are always welcome :danc:
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Originally posted by: Prakaant View Post

[banana] :bunny: :ThumbsUp

Planning coming to Kolkata to see the night beauty of Kolkata during Pujo... :D


If you are willing to brave the crowds, you won't regret it. You wouldn't have seen anything like it before. But make sure you are there a couple of days before, it gives you that much extra time.
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Yes, wish to see the crowd and pandals, so we are planning to reach Kolkata on Tuesday, 20th October afternoon and to remain there till Friday, 23rd October 8 PM.

I am not sure whether Vijayadashmi is on 22nd or 23rd...
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Originally posted by: Prakaant View Post

[banana] :bunny: :ThumbsUp

Planning coming to Kolkata to see the night beauty of Kolkata during Pujo... :D


And here are the dates of Durga puja if you seriously plan to visit Kolkata during that time:

Panchmi
18th October 2015
Sunday

Shashthi
19th October 2015
Monday

Saptami
20th October 2015
Tuesday

Mahaa-Ashtami
21st October 2015
Wednesday

Mahaa-Nabami/Dashami
22nd October 2015
Thursday
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Itinerary is in final stage and outbound tickets already purchased...

So, Visarjan is on 22nd October. We will like to attend Visarjan before leaving Kolkata.

Please let me know, shall we take train at 20:30 out of Howrah on 22nd or 23rd
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Originally posted by: Prakaant View Post

Itinerary is in final stage and outbound tickets already purchased...

So, Visarjan is on 22nd October. We will like to attend Visarjan before leaving Kolkata.

Please let me know, shall we take train at 20:30 out of Howrah on 22nd or 23rd


Visarjan will be on 23rd.
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Our plan is to take 13009 Doon Express on Friday, 23rd October which departs from Howrah at 20:30 Hrs and reaches Gaya at 04:55 Hrs to visit Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda and Pawapuri.

Shall we delay our departure for one day?
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Originally posted by: Prakaant View Post

Our plan is to take 13009 Doon Express on Friday, 23rd October which departs from Howrah at 20:30 Hrs and reaches Gaya at 04:55 Hrs to visit Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda and Pawapuri.


And we are planning to take that same train on 17th Oct to enjoy family vacation to Haridwar, Dehradun and Mussoorie :D
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Originally posted by: Prakaant View Post

Our plan is to take 13009 Doon Express on Friday, 23rd October which departs from Howrah at 20:30 Hrs and reaches Gaya at 04:55 Hrs to visit Gaya, Bodh Gaya, Rajgir, Nalanda and Pawapuri.

Shall we delay our departure for one day?


The visarjans are done mainly at evening time.. SO better delay your departure for one day.
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Thank You! :)

So, we will leave Kolkata on 24th October.
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Originally posted by: Prakaant View Post

Thank You! :)

So, we will leave Kolkata on 24th October.


Also there is a Howrah - Jodhpur SF Express which departs Howrah at 23:40 and reach Gaya at 6:28 which you can take on 23rd also.