Kolkata is making a "smart" move as its peak tourism season opens with the Durga Puja on September 26, to be trailed by the Fifa Under-17 World Cup finale in October.
West Bengal's Tourism Department is sprucing up the city's image at airplane terminals and railroad stations, and has launched a portable application to enable travelers to do some genuine pandal-hopping amid the festive season. informations about High-Profile Durga Pujas in the city and how to arrive are incorporated into the application.


This Mobile App will make the pandal hoping easier to help the visitors to a great extent in addition to many useful information at the fingertip.
Around two dozen major Pujas go topical every year in Kolkata, displayed after such things as Buddhist temples and terracotta symbols, and before, paid tribute to Satyajit Ray and the Ambassador car. This time, the idol in one display features ornaments seen in the film Baahubali. Guests can get information not simply on such shows, but rather realtime traffic updates. The Sharodotsav (Durga Puja) application launched on 5th Sept. also has interactivity built-in to engage the fan.

“We launched the mobile application keeping in mind the convenience of the large number of tourists during Durga puja, and also Kolkata’s people. It has transport and police links,” the State Tourism Minister, Gautam Deb, said.

The individuals who need to appreciate the merriments without swimming into swarmed lanes can select to simply see trending photographs of the celebrated Pujas on their phones.

Smartphone photographers can send their two best puja shots to the Tourism Department for an opposition. “Users can send photographs to us using the ‘share pujo’ option. After the puja, the three best photos will be awarded,” said Manish Jain, secretary, Tourism Department.

The photograph challenge will open along the puja on September 26 and entries can be sent till September 29.

As India's football capital, Kolkata is additionally held by Fifa Under-17 World Cup fever. The Tourism Department wants to draw in expansive footfalls including foreign tourists when the matches are played.

The city's image is to get a lift through expanded promoting at Kolkata and Bagdogra airplane terminals and at Railway stations, for example, Sealdah, Howrah, and New Jalpaiguri.

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