Dum Dum Utsav 2019 or Dumdum’e hoichoi (দমদমে হ ই চ ই !)
Held from 2nd – 9th January, at Lichubagan Ground, Gorabazar, Dum Dum Cantonment.
Hoichoi…yes it’s having fun….
We are here at the Dum Dum mela….
The most amazing feature of the Dum Dum Fair is that they have numerous stalls of food items and a special attraction for flower lovers…yes…there are lots of flowers like different varieties of rose, and unbelievable sizes of Daliah and my favorite bonsai…yes a collection of Bonsai’s which we can see when we move ahead inside the Dum Dum Utsav mela.
A huge auditorium where cultural events and performances of prominent personalities showcased.
First lets…start with the food stalls…numerous stalls of varied food items… though most of them might be conventional once which we have had quite often but what I like the most is there combo offers… and though conventional but for a Bengali foodie nothing is conventional if Prepared…packaged…and served well…
Here we have regular biriyani’s…tandoori’s…kebabs…fish fries…I myself have tried the fish fry’s they were crisp at the outside and really succulent in the inside…which is amazing….
Here comes the Go Lebanese stall … This is the stall which might be a different experience… Go Lebanese as most of may know is a well-known brand throughout Kolkata. Here we get to taste the Shawarma This is a bit difficult actually to share the taste…but visually, but you can imagine the ingredients going in making this really tasty… the right temperature at which the chicken is being roasted…the exclusive mix and the right amount of spices and superb flavours… Tastes Amazing…
The most interesting was the Khichuri combo… As I said conventional, but appealing to every Bengali and what to ask for when you get a beguni with it in the combo.
So we see…Dum Dum Mela or the Dum Dum Utsab 2019…as it means Celebration…so everybody celebrated…not only kids with many rides to have fun…but even the foodies and the flower lovers… Not forgetting the usual stalls of toys, cosmetics, ornaments, garments… you just name it…it was there…
Now let’s move from the food to the flowers… this I can swear will be a completely amazing experience… no words will be able to express this…so just enjoy the pictures below of the amazing collection and well maintained and nurtured flowers.
Welcome the and enjoy the Dum Dum Utsab of 2020 :