2018 Ganpati festival date is September 13. Ganesh Chaturthi festival is celebrated with joy for 11 days. While Ganesh festival in Mumbai is celebrated in a very grand and spectacular way to honor Lord Ganesha’s birth. Mumbai Ganpati is known to be one of the best places to experience this auspicious festival. There are Grand Celebrations that happen in Siddhivinayak temple, or even more, than 10,000 Lord Ganesh statues are decorated around various locations of Mumbai city. Huge crafted Ganesha status is installed at podiums at even homes. Ananta Chaturdasi marks the last day of Ganesh Festival in India and on this day the statues are immersed in the water bodies. Ganpati visarjan is followed by a parade on the streets, with dancing & singling! Mumbai Ganesh festival marks the biggest celebration of the Mumbai city and to experience this on a grand way we have listed some best ways to enjoy Mumbai Ganesh festival
Best Ways To Enjoy Mumbai Ganesh Festival
Visit The Famous Mumbai Ganesh Mandals
These days there is a great competition among the local communities that to put the best and biggest display of Ganesha.
There are many worth visiting Ganesh mandals in south Mumbai, such as
· Girgaumcharaja (King of Girgaum)
· Ichhapurti Ganesh Mandal (CST)
· Akhil, Anjeerwadi Mandal(Mazgaon)
· Sarvajanik Utsav Mandal( Chinchpokli)
· Kamatchawl Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal “Oldest Ganesh Mandals In Mumbai” (Thakurdwar)
· Rangari Badak Chawl Mandal( Chinchpokli )
Special Ganesh Festival Tours
MTDC conducts a special Mumbai Ganesh Darshan Group Package Tours that help you see most of the popular Ganesh idols. These tours are very helpful as one don’t have to wait in the very long queue to see the idols. In addition, the tours price also includes bus transport, meals, guide, and cultural performances. You can book Ganesh festival tours online can be booked online.
Some other tour packages can be availed with:
· Grand Mumbai Tours ( last day Ganesh visarjan tour)
· Mumbai Magic (daily tours during the festival or even custom private tour available).
· Reality Tours and Travel (tours visit of public Ganpati display in the Dharavi slum, meet families and community in Dharavi who originally started the Ganpati festival)
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The beautiful Lord Ganesh statues are immersed in water bodies after the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. The statues are taken to the ocean with the parade and full of enjoyment with dance, firecrackers, drums, and DJ songs. Usually, the public display or largest Ganesh statues are immersed on Anant Chaturdasi (11th days of the Ganesh festival). However, home Ganesh is even immersed in one and half day, fifth day or seventh day.
Famous Ganpati Visarjan Locations
· Girgaon Chowpatty
· Juhu Beach (dig into dominos Juhu, if you’re hungry!) READ: 5 Best Restaurant Buffet Deals In Mumbai
· Powai Lake
Ganpati Bappa Moriya, Pudcha Varshi Loukar Ya”
Special Ganesh Festival Arrangements For Foreign Tourists
Maharashtra Tourism has a special air-conditioned pavilion for their foreign tourists at Girgaum Chowpatty (immersion point) there are several facilities for Foreign Tourists like WIFI, mobile toilets, & clean drinking water. In addition, they can also take to and fro hotels Transport facility. If you’re a foreign tourist, just register yourself in advance with Maharashtra Tourism to avail the pass.
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