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Durga Pooja 2022: West Bengal Tourism relaunches Hip-On-Hip-Off services

In December 2021,” Durga Puja in Kolkata “, one of the most popular festivals in India, was inscribed in UNESCO’s Representative List of The Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This was announced at the Committee’s 16th Session held in Paris.

The festival was commended by the Committee for its initiatives to involve marginalized groups, individuals and particularly our ” Nari Shakti ” i.e., women’s participation in safeguarding the element.

Durga Pooja 2022: West Bengal Tourism relaunches Hip-On-Hip-Off services
Credit- Joydeep Dutta


To mark and celebrate the occasion, The West Bengal Tourism Department has come up with several packages for tourists during this period. The most unique however being the Relaunch of Double Decker Bus Service, namely ” Hop – On – Hop Off “, that will operate during the Durga Puja festive period from 11 am- 6 pm, till Oct 10th.Few buses will play in a loop between Cathedral Road to the Jora Sanko Thakurbari Gate.

The tickets however will be priced at Rs 50 / head and a Whole Day Ride Pass would cost Rs 250/-.

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