The 10-day-long Navratri 2018 festival begins from today October 10 and the most awaited spectacle of this festival is the nine-day Dandiya Raas or Dandiya Dance. This folk-dance form which has originated from Gujarat is popular in most Western India states, including Maharashtra. In Mumbai too, people in colourful attire gather at venues to groove to Garba and dandiya music during Navratri.
As most Mumbaikars will be gearing up for this season many do not know the suitable venues to celebrate this festival, so we have listed the top places in Mumbai where you dance and enjoy this Navratri season.
Dome Dandiya Nites 2018
Be ready to witness some dazzling Dome Dandiya Nites this season by the band ‘Ramzat Music’ along with Dileish, Tejas Kaushal, Arohi and Ekta, so get your best garba attire out. The Dome Raas Garba nites are the only indoor air-conditioned arenas in Mumbai where dandiya will take place!
Address: Multiple Venues
Price: Rs 350 Onwards
Ruparel Navratri Utsav with Falguni Pathak 2018
Dandiya Queen Falguni Pathak is back in Mumbai for yet another Navratri festival and it right to say that the festival is always complete with Falguni Pathak. So, if you intend to enjoy the veteran singer’s concert, visit the Late Shri Pramod Mahajan sports complex for this year’s Navratri Utsav.
Address: Late Shri Pramod Mahajan Sports Complex, Borivali West
Price: Rs 700 Onwards
Korakendra Navratri 2018
It has been held here since 2001, and as the years have passed by, the Korakendra Navratri has emerged as a synonym for Navratri in Mumbai. If you are looking for a great Navratri 2018 experience then Korakendra is the place where you should be heading for.
Every year the place attracts thousands of Garba and Dandiya enthusiasts who visit Korakendra on a daily basis. One can even expect some Bollywood celebrities to attend the event at Korakendra.
Address: Korakendra Ground, RM Bhattad Road, Haridas Nagar, Borivali (West)
Price: Rs 450 Onwards
Jai Ho and Meeras Navratri with Preeti and Pinky
After Falguni Pathak, ‘Preety Pinky’ is another name that is synonymous with Navratri. The inimitable, ethereal duo have performed live shows all over India and abroad holding the audiences spellbound with their magical captivating voices.
The singer-duo is great crowd pullers during Navratri. They began 25 years back as child artists. Borivali is the hub of Gujaratis in Mumbai and it is needless to say that Navratri is celebrated here with great pomp.
Address: Kutchi Ground, Near Aura Hotel, Link Road, Borivali West
Price: Rs 300 Onwards
Radiance Dandiya 2018
The five-star hotel promises a five-star experience for the Garba and Dandiya enthusiasts. So get ready to tap your feet to one of the most renowned orchestras in the industry of Dandiya as Manish Parekh’s Drumbeats will be performing live at Radiance Dandiya this year.
Address: Hotel Sahara Star, Near Domestic Airport, Airport Road, Vile Parle East
Price: Rs 800 Onwards
Garba and Dandia enthusiasts who are fans of the famous playback singer and performer Parthiv Gohil can head to the Rangilo Re event. For the nine days of the festival, Rangilo Re will host Gohil and several traditional folk singers held at Nesco.
Address: Nesco complex, Western Express Highway, Goregaon East
Price: Rs 500 Onwards
Are there any other places in Mumbai which should be added in the above list? Do comment below.
Author: By – Melwyn Fernandes
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