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The most-awaited festival of the year, especially for the Bengalis, i.e., Durga Puja is over now. With heavy hearts and a ray of hope for the next year’s puja we prayed to Goddess Durga for her blessings. However, our festive spirit is still intact, isn’t it? This is quite natural since the month is filled with festivals and the ‘the festival of lights’ is still yet to be celebrated! Most of us usually take a long break and go on a trip during this time. But some of us are still in this ‘city of joy’ to celebrate every festival and enjoy them thoroughly! Are you one of them? If yes, you can visit the following places in the city and make each day special!


Are you a lover of nature and in search of tranquillity amidst the hassles of daily life? Take a ferry or a boat ride in the mesmerising Ganges! Get a breathtaking view of the iconic Howrah Bridge, the azure sky above and the calm river water. The entire ambience is perfect to give you immense peace and happiness!


If you are not willing to take the cruise ride but you want to get the panoramic view of the Ganges and its surrounding along with food, come to The Bridge restaurant which is a part of the famous Floatel Hotel, Kolkata. You are sure to cherish this unique experience for a very long time! With various delicacies and an awesome ambience, this restaurant welcomes everyone throughout the year! Want to give it a try?


Many of you must have visited this famous place just before the commencement of Durga Puja, some of you are still left to have this lifetime experience, isn’t it? Well, from the name itself you can guess that this area is the place of potters and their wonderful creation. The creativity of the artists will surely make you awestruck and to witness the making of an idol is indeed a wonderful experience! Take your camera, enliven your spirits and head towards this place without fail!


For shopaholics, shopping is a never-ending activity, right? After Durga puja, we need some more new clothes and accessories for the upcoming festivals as well like Lakshmi puja, Diwali and so on…! Gariahat is the best place to buy whatever you want, starting from an innumerable variety of accessories, bags, shoes to sarees, western dresses and Indian wear at an affordable range!! Sounds great? Enliven your shopping spree and just step out…Gariahat is waiting for you!!

Excited? So, which is the first place you want to visit in this break? Do let us know and have loads of fun!!

By Sayantani Sengupta.


  1. Kolkata will be Kolkata only!!
    May be we are forced to leave but still we get the true flavour when we go there!! I got more nostalgic seeing those places!!
    Keep it up shaili


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