The pergola and the Pergoda are both structures with a roof, but that's where their similarities end.
A pergola is a type of garden arbor or trellis structure, usually made from posts and beams, although it can be from stone as well. It has been popular especially in Europe since Roman times as a way to provide shade in gardens.
People often use pergolas for walks or sitting, and they are popular in public spaces like parks and in private gardens. They are frequently painted or stained to protect the wood from rot and damage by water, insects, or the sun.
What is a Pergoda?
It is a kind of hut with one end open, and is traditionally made out of bamboo which has been plaited together to form panels for the walls. The roof of the structure is either sloped or pyramidal.
The word pergola comes from the Italian language, which means 'little path'.
The word Pergoda comes from the Hindi language, which means 'a type of hut made with plaited bamboo walls and a sloped or pyramidal roof'.