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Navratri is upon us all and if you, like us, are dying to let your hair down and dance away your blues, here are five best Navratri venues from around the country. Pick the one closest to your home! Also Read - Cyclone Nisarga to Make Landfall Today; Maharashtra, Gujarat on High Alert | Top Developments
1. Pushpanjali Navratri Utsav, Borivali, Mumbai Also Read - Bangladesh ODI Captain Tamim Iqbal Was 'Ashamed Of Himself' After Seeing Virat Kohli's Fitness Levels
Falguni Pathak is generally acknowledged as the Queen of Dandiya’. The singer has been the single most recognizable face of Navratri dandiya in Mumbai for several years and one who is always in high demand for these nine days of festivities. This year, Falguni Pathak will perform at Pushpanjali Navratri Utsav this year in the Mumbai suburb of Borivali.
Where: Pushpanjali Gardens, Chandavarkar Road, Near Don Bosco School, Off New Link Road, Borivali West, Mumbai
Tickets: Rs 600 onwards or Rs 3999 for season passes.
2. SVP Stadium, Worli, Mumbai
The folks at SVP stadium like to keep it help and so you are invited to buy special LED dandiya sticks that will dance to the beats of Gujarati folk songs as well as contemporary Bollywood numbers. Get your ghaghra-cholis ready as you join the party at SVP Stadium. Parthiv Gohil will perform live for you. The dance will go on until midnight.
Where: Sardar Vallabhbhai Stadium National Sports Club of India, Worli, Lala Lajpatrai Marg, Mumbai
When: October 7-9, 7 pm onwards
Tickets: Rs 750 to Rs 1800
3. Shanku’s Dandiya at Surat International Exhibition Centre, Surat
The air-conditioned exhibition center serves as a perfect getaway from the heat and grime (or unseasonal rains) of Ocrtober. Shanku’s Dandiya will feature some well-known local artistes such as Chetan Rana, Sanai Rawani, Rajesh Modi, Zarna Kotecha and Priya Patidaar among others.
Where: Surat International Exhibition And Convention Center, Samruddhi, Nanpura, Surat, Gujarat
Tickets: Rs 500 to Rs 1200
4. Navlakhi Garba Ground, Vadodara
The dandiya celebrations at the Navlakhi Garba Ground in Vadodara are rustic and very traditional. Expect a lot more folk songs than Bollywood numbers from local singers like Gautam Dabir and Anupa Pota.
Where: Navlakhi Garba Ground, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, Raj Mehal Rd, Anandpura, Vadodara, Gujarat
When: October 1-10
Tickets: Rs 100 to Rs 7500
5. Adventure Island, Delhi
Delhi may be better known for its Durga Puja pandals but Adventure Island throws a pretty neat Navratri party too. However if you’re expecting to dance through the night you will be disappointed. The party starts early (7.30 pm) and winds down at 10.30 pm. While at Adventure Island, take a break from the dancing and enjoy the food, rides, street magic and of course, the garba troupe.
Where: Adventure Island, Opposite Rithala Metro Station, Sector 10, Rohini, New Delhi
When: October 5-10, 7.30 onwards
Tickets: Rs 300 for singles and Rs 500 for couples
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