Baahubali to Buckingham Palace: 8 quirky Durga Puja pandals that are a sight to behold

Here's a glimpse at the quirkiest Durga puja pandals across the country

The most-awaited festival for Bengalis, Durga Puja is finally here. The extravagant 10-day festival is celebrated all over the world, especially in east India where Bengalis wait all year around for the Durga Puja celebrations to begin and plan their leaves around the festive season. Apart from gobbling up Lucchi-Kosha mangsho and a wide range of Biryanis, people also look forward to visiting the oh-so-creative pandals across various parts of the country.

Trust us when we say that Durga Puja brings the creative best out of people, who work for months to come up with unique pandals with different themes in their own city. Every year, people thrive to these pandals to get a glimpse of Maa Durga at her magnificent best. “Pandal hopping” and “adda” are a major part of the spectacular festival where people visit various Durga pandals with their entourage and sit and chat over mouth-watering delicacies that each pandal has to offer.

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Durga Puja | Reuters

In fact, the pujo organisers compete with each other to win the prize of the Best Pandal in the area. This year too, artisans from different parts of the country have worked hard to build the most quirky and eccentric pandals you will ever see. People have actually recreated Baahubali’s palace in the kingdom of Mahishmati as a Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata. Not just Baahubali, here’s a quick glimpse of the quirkiest pandals across the country:

Baahubali Durga Pandal


Baahubali Themed Pandal in Bhubaneswar

London’s Big Ben themed Durga Puja pandal

Durga Puja

London’s Big Ben in Kolkata

Submarine Themed Durga Puja pandal

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Kolkata: An artist works for making a model of a submarine at a Durga Puja pandal in Kolkata | PTI Photo

Jagannath Temple of Odisha themed Durga Puja pandal

Durga Puja in Ranchi

Ranchi: A pandal, themed on the Jagannath Temple of Odisha, in Ranchi | PTI Photo

Buckingham Palace themed Pandal

Preparation of Durga Puja

Kolkata: Buckingham Palace in London |
PTI Photo by Swapan Mahapatra

‘Unity is Strength” themed Durga Puja Pandal

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Ranchi: Workers of Bhartiya Yuvak Sangh made puja pandal on the theme of ”Unity is Strength” for Durga Puja festival at Uppar Bazaar in Ranchi | PTI Photo

White Temple of Thailand themed Durga Puja pandal

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Kolkata: A worker puts finishing touches on a community puja pandal modelled on the White Temple of Thailand in Kolkata | PTI Photo by Swapan Mahapatra

Ship themed Durga Puja Pandal

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Kolkata: Artists making a pandal in the shape of a ship ahead of the Durga Puja Festival in Kolkata | PTI Photo

Happy pujo, everyone!

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