October: Kolkata carnival of Durga Puja

Durga Puja is a major festival of Bengal held usually in October. It is a four day festival and at the end, the idols are immersed in the River Ganges. The carnival showcases the best idols of Goddess Durga and her retinue on its way to the immersion. It is an attraction for not only the locals of the city of Kolkata but also for outsiders who arrive from abroad to enjoy the extravaganza.