On Sashthi (October 7), during Durga Puja, ‘Kolkata on WHEELS’ organised its annual Puja Drive Tour to Chongdar Bari at Ghuskara. The drive began after a briefing by Team WHEELS at Renault Kolkata Central showroom on AJC Bose Road, surrounded by the latest models of the popular brand. There were a total of 16 families with 60 participants.
The 16-car convoy led by a Renault 1 lt Kwid as the Marshall car, set off for the 136 km-long-journey to Ghuskara in Bardhaman. The two pilot vehicles and service teams of Team WHEELS ably guided the convoy of cars through the smooth NH-2 followed by NH-2B. The team reached the famous 600-year-old Chongdar Bari at noon following a smooth drive.
The Wheelers were treated with great views such as the historic Shiva temple and the out-house of the Chongdars along a rivulet. However, it was the 400-year-old Durga Puja of the family performed in the ritualistic tantrik style at the Dalan Bari which turned out to be the star attraction.
After a traditional lunch and baul performance, the Wheelers left the serenity and the homely atmosphere of the Durga dalan and returned to Kolkata amidst its mad rush.