Sovabazar Rajbari or the royal house of Shovabazar is one of the oldest zamindar houses in Kolkata. The tradition of celebrating Durga Puja with such grandeur was started by the aristocrats of this house and their descendants continue the tradition till date. Speaking of Durga Puja, a walk through the lanes of Kumortuli is a must. Kumortuli is a potters’ colony where the beautiful, larger than life idols of Durga and other gods and goddesses are made.

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Amitabha Gupta
He is a heritage enthusiast, travel writer, photographer and blogger. He has contributed to several magazines such as The Telegraph, Statesman, Outlook Traveller Magazine, Discover India, Travel Plus, Jet wings and National Geographic Traveller.