Navratri is just around the corner and preparations are already in place to celebrate the nine nights with much fervor and pomp. While Navratri is celebrated in different parts of the country, the way it is done is pretty different. In the south, it is celebrated as Golu with a display of dolls that symbolize feminine power. You wouldn’t find dance to be a part of the celebrations. In the north, Navratri is often celebrated with Ramleela that depicts the tale of Ramayana and effigies of Ravana are burnt on Dushhera. However, in the western part of India is where the real celebrations take place with all the music, dancing, garba and dandiya. The energy of the people during this time is infectious with everyone showing their amazing moves and putting their best foot forward and dancing the night away. Gujarat and even Mumbai have the largest garba and dandiya nights. For nine nights, young and old step out dressed in their finery, armed with two dandiya sticks and a whole lot of spunk. We bring you best 5 places in India for Navratri celebrations and dandiya nights.
Best 5 Places in India for Navratri Celebrations and Dandiya Nights
Visit this theme park for not just its various rides but also for the Navratri celebration. Situated in Rohini, Adventure Island is the place to be to enjoy the dandiya night. The dance event starts at 7:30 pm and ends by 10:30pm. And if you are not interested in dancing, then visit all the food stalls, watch street magic and enjoy some interesting rides. This is the place to have fun with your whole family.
Borivali is the hub of Gujaratis in Mumbai and it goes without saying that Navratri is celebrated here with great pomp. Not just nine but 11 days of dandiya nights are being organized here to make you groove. Singers Pinky and Preeti will perform along with Rafiq Shaikh and other bands to make the event even more memorable. This is going to be an exciting Navratri Mahotsav.
The Mirchi Rock N Dhol party where Bollywood celebs also join in for some Navratri fun is back in Ahmedabad. The line-up includes several artists, a different one on each day. Amit Thakkar, Devang Patel, Bhumik Shah, Aditya Gadhvi are some of them to name a few. Not just music, also dance to dhol beats here.
Listed in the Limca Book of World records, as one of the biggest events that happen in Vadodara. And being the cultural capital there is no doubt that the best dandiya nights are here. In 2004, 40,000 dancers took part to be a part of this World record. And hence today it is the biggest garba event in the world. So what are you waiting for, Book your tickets and get here for the dandiya night.
The 7-day Navaratri celebration kicks off perfect when you make a visit to this heavenly location ‘Imperial Gardens’ sited in Hyderabad. It is something very special because the ‘Rock Beaters’ a prominent live band from Mumbai arrives to lighten up the celebrations with enlightening music and dance. By participating, you can also win special gifts like motorbikes.