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Festivals

Festivals have been a part of our culture since time immemorial. Festivals infuse zest and euphoria in our otherwise humdrum lives. Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation has taken the initiative to promote the state?s unique history, heritage and culture through these festivals. Every year it will showcase five distinct festivals: Kalidas, Banganga, Elephanta, Mumbai and Ellora ? Aurangabad. These festivals aim to celebrate the state?s cultural diversity and heritage, apart from putting Maharashtra?s picturesque destinations in the spotlight.

The Elephanta Festival

Objective : Elephanta is a renowned World Heritage site, and the festival aims to introduce, promote and popularize the beauty and grandeur of this monument to tourists all over the world. The Elephanta Festival is a tribute to the country's great art and musical legacy.

Background : The festival will feature eminent artistes, showcasing a traditional welcome with the catchy tunes of 'Koli' fisher folks, the aesthetically erected stage, bright lights, delicious ethnic food and the marvelously illuminated Maheshmurti cave. This festival by MTDC will, once again, bring back the golden moments of our glorious past through this extraordinary extravaganza of enchanting ragas and dance performances.

Highlights : The festival will host a number of ethnic food stalls which will highlight the traditional foods of the locality. There will be a 'Shehnai' program at the Gateway of India and Gemini boats will be arranged with the help of the Navy to ferry the visitors.

Organized by: : First started in1989, this festival is organized by MTDC

Artists :The festival will see performances by renowned artists like Alarmel Valli, Sanjeev Abhyankar and Ananda Shankar.

Venue : The festival will be held at the famous Elephanta island

Tickets :Rs.300/- per day (Tickets include to & fro journey by the launch between Elephanta island and the Gateway. The travel time is Gateaway of India between 4.00 pm & 6.30 pm and will return from 9.30 pm onwards from approximately 1hr 15 mins).

For further information contact :

MTDC Reservation Division, Tel: 22026713/7762;
Dadar, Nr. Pritam Hotel, Tel: 24143200;
Gateway of India, Tel: 22841877;
Churchgate, Tel: 22093229;
Rhythm House, Tel: 22842835;
Archies Gallery, Churchgate, Tel: 22027511 Extn. 113/9324635505.
Ellora Festival -Aurangabad
 
Banganga Festival
 
Kalidas Festival


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