Festivals and celebrations especially in Indian culture have always borne an integral part. Well, it’s been hardly any days that Ganpati festival got over that now it’s time for Navratri to begin for which people have already started gearing up. The best part about the Navratri festival is Dandiya and Garba where people from across the country get together and dance their heart out. Navratri is a festival of 9 days where we welcome Goddess Durga and impress her with our true worship.
It also symbolizes the nine forms of Goddess Durga and simultaneously welcomes the autumn season in India. Garba and Dandiya dance forms derives its roots from Gujarat, its quiet popular across the country and particularly in ‘Aamchi Mumbai. You can call it a grand hub for Garba and Dandiya on a larger scale.
Here we bring you the top 5 spots to enjoy Garba Nights across Mumbai:
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1.Ruparel Navratri Utsav with Falguni Pathak
One person without whom the Garba programs are never complete is none other than Falguni Pathak. Falguni Pathak who is also known as the ‘Queen of Dandiya’ and who is universally acknowledged as the singer and performer and known for her melodious voice. She is best known for her entertaining Navratri nights where she sings songs that set the traditional flavor of Gujarat. She is one of the most popular Navratri artists, charging whopping amount (over 1 crore) for her Navratri performance and to enjoy her concert, you will have to lose your pocket. It is a hub of Gujaratis. Falguni will be present to enthrall her audience with her energetic voice.
Address: Late Shri Pramod Mahajan Sports Complex, Borivali West, Mumbai
Tickets: Rs. 700/day, Rs.4000/season passes.
Radiance Dandiya, this place is for those who want to party beyond midnight in a nice air-conditioned luxury setting. The orchestra band’s Drum Beats will be present to enthrall your inner soul with beats of Navratri.
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Address: Hotel Sahara Star, Vile Parle
Ticket prices: Rs.700/day, Rs. 6000/season ticket.
3.Dome Dandiya Nites
At Dome, traditional Garba is organized with the fusion of Bollywood-style Dandiya amalgamated with special contests where the winners are announced every day. There is no time limitation to play the Garba and all you focus at is Entertainment and nothing else. Dome Dandiya Nights will keep you rocking till midnight, for sure!
Address: NSCI Dome, Worli.
Price: Rs.339/- onwards
4.Rangilo Re with Parthiv Gohil
Here, you will find unique celebration of this 9-day festival with renowned singer Parthiv Gohil and other folk artists from Gujarat taking up the stage so that your feet don’t stop. With Gujarati specialty food stalls and cultural activities like puppetry and Bhavai folk dance to keep you entertained.
Address: Nesco Center, Goregaon
Price: Rs.250/day, Rs.2000/season
5. Kora Kendra Ground, Borivali West
It is organized by the Naidu Club. It’s been at the same venue for 13 years now. It’s a larger arena comprising event on a larger scale. You can expect Bollywood biggies show up for the 11 days of the event too. Isn’t it like hitting a bonanza?
Address: Kora Kendra Ground, SV Road, and Link Road, Borivali West
Ticket prices: Rs.360/day, Rs.6300/VIP Season Pass.
So Guys, can anything stop you now from going to any of these places? Get ready with your chaniya cholis and dust off your dandiyas and brush up on your garba dance moves and hit the garba nights. You are sure to enjoy this in Mumbai.