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The Puja carnival

New Delhi, Oct 4 (TIWN) Navratri - the nine nights of Goddess Durga - are a time when India is drenched in a celebration of the divine feminine. And the diverse festivities are unique to every part of country.

If you have time at hand to travel during the festival season, EaseMyTrip co-founder and COO Rikant Pitti picks some must-visits destinations.  1. Kolkata  Kolkata witnesses the most spectacular Navratri or Durga Puja celebrations, as the whole city turns into a big carousal full of pandals, food, colour and people. The festivities begin a week ahead of the festival, with Bengalis gearing up to welcome their Goddess.

The fun begins from the fifth day of Navratri, when there’s just hopping from one pandal to another, enjoying their unique décor and events and indulging in the relishing bhogs. The dhunuchi dance to beats of the dhaak is a prominent Pujo ritual.  Must Do: Pandal hopping, sightseeing, delicious delicacies and shopping  2. Ahmedabad  Navratri in Ahmedabad is nine nights of midnight revelry set to folk songs and beats of dhol and garba sticks and supported by buffets of lavish vegetarian fare. Stadiums, parks and all open spaces during these days are turned into massive dance grounds where youth dressed in vibrant chaniya cholis, kediyus and kafni pajamas converge in hordes to match steps with spirited singers belting out traditional numbers.

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