As the blooming of white shankhphool (flowers) and the melodious rhythm of the dhak (drums) start resonating our heartbeats, the smell of Dhuno and Shankha (Conch) declare the advent of Sharodiya.
Forget about the mythology and divinity, streets of Kolkata will bustle with its older vibes in an attempt to restore normalcy as children, adults, and older people alike will step out in their fineries to pay respect to Ma Durga, one and half years being stuck indoors due to Pandemic. That is how, I think, our Durga Puja outshines almost any other festivity in terms of the life and light it bestows upon the City of Joy and in other parts of the Country and the World where it is celebrated with equal pomp and grandeur, second to none.
Having lived in Kolkata since my birth, there hasn’t been a year when I was not thrilled to celebrate Durga Puja with my family and friends. The Morning Anjali (offerings to the Goddess), Bhog (Special food preparation that is eaten after it is offered to the Goddess), Adda (chatting), and lots of fun activities for the ultimate Puja experience for me and several other. So what better than Kolkata’s finest getaway offering all these ultimate Pujo experiences under one roof that is bound to leave you asking for more?
The ‘Sharod Adda Milap 2021’ is an initiative by the Vedic Village Resort that gives you the opportunity to relish the auspicious festivities with your loved ones in the lap of nature. Commencing from 8th October 2021, this wholesome package includes a traditional Bengali Welcome to the guests, Buffet Breakfast and Lunch. In addition to food galore, this package has special activity. This icludes a Dhak / Sakhbajano competition and DhunuchiNach. It will feature Karaoke Night on Chaturthi and ChhauNaach/BaghNacch on Chaturthi as well as Panchami. On Sashti it boasts of a Musical Bollywood night, Saptami has Puppet Show, the guests will witness Folk Fusion musical show on Ashtami, Traditional Dandiya on Navami, and a spectacular Ram Leela with RavanVadh on Dashami. Guests will also have the opportunity to enjoy Live Band Performance on Ekadashi. Buggy Rides will be made available from 12th-14th October at an additional charge. The guests can enjoy the DJ nights in their exclusive V Den Lounge on all days with complimentary access to pool, Gym, Indoor sports and library! This holistic package offers special kids zone with activities like pottery making, and filmy tambola. Vedic Village also offers its guests an additional 20% discount on Spa therapies at Sanjeeva Ayurveda Wellness Center. So you can enjoy the festivities to the fullest while also having the opportunity to rejuvenate your body.
Asfar as accommodation is concerned, the rooms are categorized under Resort Rooms, Bungalow Rooms, and Villas. Under Resort Rooms the room categories include Superior Room (INR 10,999), Standard Suite (INR 11,999), and One Bedroom Suite (INR 12,999). The Bungalow Rooms include Resort Bungalow of 2 BR (INR 21,998), Aqua Home Bungalow of 3 BR (INR 35,997). The Earth Villa (INR 14,999) and Lake View Villa (INR 16,999) are also available. The cost of these rooms is on a per night basis.
Children below the age of 6 can enjoy a complimentary stay while those between the ages 6-12 will be charged @ INR 1999 including taxes per child including stay breakfast and lunch. Children above the age of 12 will be considered as adults and will be charged at INR 2999 for the same facilities as mentioned previously.
Their culinary outlet Bhoomi will offer several meal packages including ‘Calcutta Trails-A Cuisine Story’ (starting INR 1699), and Sharodiya Mahabhoj from 12 pm-4 pm starting at INR 1699. For connoisseurs of special beverages, not to worry as the V-Den will offer you the City’s Longest Happy Hours starting at INR 1999.
In addition to the already elaborate programs and delicacies spanning over the festival, the unique Sharod Adda Milap will be another attraction for the guests as it will offer Events and Activities spanning across DhunuchiNach, Karaoke Evenings, and SindoorKhela to mention a few. And for foodies like me, you have another reason to celebrate as you can enjoy lip-smacking Street food like Jhalmuri, Phuchka, Momo, Shingara, and much more! A food lover’s heaven indeed!
It is important to note that this package will be valid from 9th -17th October 2021. Given the pandemic at hand Vedic Village takes extra precaution to sanitize luggage, check temperature of visiting guests, as well as assuring that sanitary requirements are met at all times since the safety of their guests is their ultimate priority.
So come and avail this opportunity to enjoy the auspicious festivity with your loved ones as you enjoy a stay filled with fun, frolic, and food.