B'desh, China, UK tourists throng Kolkata during Durga Puja
Kolkata, Oct 6 (PTI) Visitors from Bangladesh, China
and the United Kingdom have topped the list of people from
abroad who are thronging the city during Durga Puja, a travel
e-commerce company claimed.
Kolkata's Durga Puja is India's official nomination
for UNESCO's 2020 list of cultural institutions from around
the world that require protection and preservation.
Amsterdam-based travel major Booking.com said China,
which was seventh among the top 10 countries from where people
visited the city during Durga Puja in 2018, has climbed to the
second spot this year.
The data is based on bookings made by travellers till
October 27 this year, it said.
New Zealand, South Africa and Canada are among the top
10 countries from where people are visiting Kolkata to witness
Durga Puja this year, the firm said.
"Departing from the earlier trend of festive season
travel being limited to people returning home, travellers from
across the world are now visiting India to experience the
country's varied festivities," Manager of Booking.com for
India, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Ritu Mehrotra, said. PTI BSM