Kolkata, September 6: The famous Durga Puja of Bengal, especially Kolkata attracts visitors from different parts of the country, even foreign visitors. The city flooded with lakhs of people in festive mood may confuse new people in the city. To help the outsiders during Durga Puja, West Bengal State Tourism Ministry is coming up with a new app, “Sharodotsav”.
This year Kolkata is hosting the Under 18 FIFA football tournament which is scheduled just after Durga Puja. Hence many football lovers are gathering in Kolkata from different parts of the country. So the makers of the app think the app will attract them towards the great Bengali festival.
Still now in Kolkata, several traditional Durga Pujas of previous royal families take place. The app will provide information about these pujas too. The nearby restaurants, railway stations, metro stations can be navigated from the app.
The ritual, culture of Durga pujas will be meticulously described in the app. Outsiders can book lodges or hotels from the app. To make the festival more attractive for outsiders, the app will definitely play an important role.