Pune is recovering from the recent rains. But the worst is behind us. Its time to move ahead and celebrate Navratri with great fervour. We bring you some great pandals for Durga puja and the ones that you should visit for Dandiya in Pune.
Talk about Durga puja in Pune and the first name that comes to mind is Congress Bhavan. Congress Bhavan celebrates Durga Puja since 1940 and is the oldest pandal in Pune. The place is very crowded in the evenings as it is the most famous pandal in Pune. If you want to taste the authentic Bengali cusine and hog on the Bengali sweets then this is the place for you! The Ma Durga idol here is really huge and is the main attraction for the visitors.
If you want to witness the traditional Durga puja then head to Kali Bari in khadki which is located in the premises of Kali Bari temple. You can attend puja in the morning, have free bhog in afternoon and enjoy the dance and music in the evening. The food served is lip smacking. People like to attend the authentic “Ashtami” puja and “Sindhur kela” here.
Rohi Villa, Koregaon Park:
This is also known as the Nandanik Sanstha Durga puja as that is the group that organizes it. The puja is just like it is done in Kolkata. There is pushpanjali in the morning and aarti in the evening which has “dhaaki”. People come here especially to see the authentic dhaaki dance. Also the pandal has authentic Bengali food and serves as the main attraction! Music,skits and other activities are also an attraction here!
Govind Garden is known for its Bengali culture with a potrayal of Bengali literature and Rabindra Sangeet. That is the main reason why most of the people visit this Pandal. Visit this pandal to get a complete cultural experience.
Along with Durga puja celebrations, we also have Dandiya nights organized at many places. While there are small groups those organize these and every society has one celebration, there are a few places where Dandiya nights are not to be missed
Yash lawns, Bibwewadi:
Yash lawns in Bibwewadi holds one of the largest Dandiya nights in Pune. They have celebrities visiting, play live DJs and also host Live Gujrati orchestra.There are games for kids and delicious Gujrati Food. Bookings have already started and you might not want to miss out on enjoying the season of dance with your near and dear once. So go ahead and book on the below link:
Yet another famous place for Dandiya is Shubharambha lawns in Pune. The live band and the mesmerizing Dandiya performance by a troupe of dancers are the main attraction here. Get ready to groove to the traditional Gujarati music and enjoy food at the food stalls here.
To book your tickets checkout the link below:
Vimal Garden,Pimple Soudagar:
Dance to the tunes of the modern as well as traditional music and participate in the competitions and win a prize. After 4 successful season, the group is back with some wonderful music, live bands, celebrity performances and wonderful food. The dance area is in the closed area so you need not worry about the rains. There is a special kids area too! There is a tattoo counter and a selfie counter too!
Book tickets on the link below
There are various other Dandiya night events and you can check them on bookmyshow.com
So where are you heading this Navratri.Do share your photos with us!
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