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Noise-free garba, performances by famous singers: Best Mumbai places to celebrate Navratri

Mumbai organisers, who plan to host live performances on grounds, said they expect it to pour during Navratri, which is why they have put up wooden platforms

mumbai Updated: Sep 24, 2017 00:47 IST
Yesha Kotak
Youth dance at Borivli.
Youth dance at Borivli.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT)

Revellers are determined not to let the rains dampen their spirits during Navratri. With this in mind, organisers have made preparations to ensure that people have a good time. Some of them include opting for a closed indoor space so dancers stay dry, to setting up a wooden platform for others to party the night away.

“We understand that people travel here from across the city to celebrate and this is why we made arrangements for an indoor festival,” said Soma Roy, organiser, Rangilo Re Navratri, Goregaon.

Organisers, who plan to host live performances on grounds, said they expect it to pour during Navratri, which is why they have put up wooden platforms.

“We had a one-lakh-sq-ft wooden platform last year. We have one double the size this year as singer Falguni Pathak is sure to draw larger crowds,” said Santosh Singh, organiser, Ruparel Navratri Utsav 2017.

Organisers said they received complaints from revellers, who said they could not enjoy as much as they would have liked to, owing to the 10 pm deadline by which public noise should cease. This is another reason why indoor celebrations are preferred, as there is no time limit by which the music should stop.

A few organisers have decided to counter this problem by hosting silent garbas, where revellers wear headphones after 10 pm.

HT has drawn up list of venues where you can dance like no one’s watching.

Ruparel Navratri Utsav 2017

Dandiya queen Falguni Pathak will perform an old Gujarati song ‘Jode Rejo Raaj’ at one of the city’s largest grounds

Venue: Late Shri Pramod Mahajan Sports Complex, Borivli (West)

Attraction: Singer Falguni Pathak is expected use a hydraulic screen during her entrance

Daily pass: Rs700 to Rs1,000

Season pass: Rs4,000

Naidu Club Navratri

For the 14th year in a row, singer Nilesh Thakkar will perform here. The venue will host a silent garba, where dancers will be given headphones after 10 pm

Venue: Kora Kendra Grounds, Borivli (West)

Attraction: An anti-drug campaign and another in support of eye donation

Daily pass: Rs400 to Rs700

Season pass: Rs3,150

Navratri Jalsa 2017

Organisers have touted Bollywood playback singer Bhoomi Trivedi as their star attraction. Tushar Soniga of Beat 16 will also perform

Venue: Near Soni Moni, Vile Parle (West)

Attraction: Those who buy a season pass will get free vouchers worth Rs6,000

Daily pass: Rs100 to Rs200

Season pass: Rs900

Rajmahal Garba 2017

Celebrated folk singer Kishordaan Gadhav will perform

Venue: Rajmahal Banquets, Malad (West)

Attraction: Silent garba

Daily pass: Rs1,500

Season pass: Rs11,000

Prerna Raas 2017

Traditional bands and folk singers will aim to give revellers a feel of Gujarat. Singers Manish Joshi and Bhavin Shastri will perform

Venue: Kalidas Grounds, Mulund (West)

Attraction: Traditional folk-style Navratri

Season pass: Rs700

Radiance Dandiya

Manish Parekh’s Drum Beat, which has been in the industry for the past 15 years, will perform. For the convenience of couples, organisers have made provisions for a crèche

Venue: Sahara Star Hotel, Near Sahar Airport, Vile Parle (East)

Attraction: Various Navratri packages are on offer, some of which include a stay at the Sahara Star. Revellers can win prizes for the best selfie, best photographs

Daily pass: Rs400 to Rs1,200

Season pass: Rs6,000

Rangilo Re Navratri

Organisers have touted playback singer Parthiv Gohil as their star attraction. He will perform a special segment of various genres of Gujarati songs. From 6 pm onwards, revellers can check out a flea market at the venue

Venue: NESCO Centre, Goregaon

Attraction: All-night dandiya

Daily pass: Rs300 to Rs500

Season pass: Rs2,500

Dome Dandiya Nights

Ramzat, a popular south Mumbai band, will perform. The organisers also plan to play Hindi, Gujarati and Marwari songs

Venue: Dome @ NSCI SVP stadium, Worli

Attraction: A trip to Europe for specific winner everyday

Price: Daily passes from Rs750 to Rs900

Season pass: Rs3,500

Meera’s Navratri 2017

Indipop duo Priti-Pinky, who have been popular in Borivli for the past 15 years and have also made a foray into Bollywood, will perform

Venue: Kutchi Grounds, Off Link Road, Borivli (West)

Attraction: A one-lakh-sq-ft wooden platform

Daily pass: Rs200 to Rs450

Season pass: Rs1,500

Raas Rang 2017

Musician Naitik Nagda will perform

Venue: Modella Mill Compound, Thane (West)

Attraction: A selfie booth

Daily pass: Rs300

Season pass: Rs2,000