There is no denying the fact that West Bengal is an extraordinary state. Its cities, especially Kolkata, comes alive during the nine-day long Durga Puja celebrations. Check out these Instagram posts to find out why this is the best time to visit Bengal. By Nitya Malika


1. Capture the interplay of colours and music at the pandals.

2. Watch drama unfold at the artistic pandals in Kolkata

3. Visit the local streets to catch a glimpse of the dhunuchi nach.

4. Go pandal hopping to capture magnificent idols of Goddess Durga

5. Watch as tearful locals bid goodbye to the goddess on the last day of the festival.

6. The grandeur of pandals is something to look out for

7. Join in the celebrations with the locals.