It's that time of the year! The sound of dhaak, the sweet smell of shiuli, and the bhog that you have been waiting for all year long. Although your leave might not have been approved this year, Durga Puja is all about forgiving. The city does not wish to see you sulk either, Bangalore tries its best to bring you the Pujo vibe. Here’s a list of 5 Durga puja pandals for you to visit this year.
5 Durga Puja Pandals in Bangalore
1. Sarathi Koramangala Durga Puja
The Sarathi Koramangala Durga Puja is the most famous and vibrant Durga Puja in Bangalore. The association celebrates Durga Puja in a grand manner. From food stalls to cultural programs, it offers you an all-round experience. Music, dance and drama, you just cannot miss this!
Location: Mangala Kalyan Mantapa
2. Barsha Bengali Association
The BARSHA Bengali Association organises the biggest Durga Puja in Bangalore. Winners of the Sharod Samman Awards for Best Durga Puja in Bangalore, the association is all geared up for a grand celebration. Food stalls, mini flea markets, book fairs, band performances, you name it! This place has it all. Barsha celebrates Durga Puja in the traditional way, with dhakis and craftsmen coming all the way from Bengal. They also serve daily bhogs and perform puja from 9 in the morning.
Location: BARSHA Durga Puja Ground, off, Sarjapur Road, opp. TCIS, HSR Extension, Haralur, Bengaluru
3. Whitefield Cultural Association
If you live in or around Whitefield, then worry no more about going out in the traffic because your Pujo is sorted. The five-day celebration has pujas, Anandamela, cultural performances, live band performances and a lot more! Additional arrangements, which include free parking space, special assistance for senior citizens, washrooms, and medical care facilities are available as well. So get ready for a trouble-free Pujo this festive season, and you can expect a few Bengali delicacies too!
Location: Inner Circle Ground, Whitefield
4. Jayamahal Durga Puja
Acclaimed as the only themed puja in Bangalore, Jayamahal Durga Puja is also one of the oldest pujas. With its massive decor and setup, Jayamahal does not fail to put up unique puja pandals every year for its visitors. Not only known for its pandal, it is also the perfect place to be for all food lovers. There are stalls serving Kolkata style rolls, biryani, mutton kosha, bhapa ilish and a lot more. You definitely cannot miss being here.
Location: Jayamahal Durga Puja, Ladies Club Premises, Near Jayamahal Park
5. Bengalee Association Ulsoor
Among the oldest cultural associations hosting Durga Puja in Bangalore, the Bengalee Association celebrates the occasion with great pomp and fervour. From cultural programs, shopping bazaars to a massive food court, this puja is the ultimate celebration. The Bengalee Association definitely teaches you how to be Bengali in Bangalore!
Location: 1A, Assaye Road, Sivanchetti Gardens