Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival - 2016



About Kala Ghoda Arts Festival-

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival was first hosted in year 1999, in the art district of South Mumbai, Maharashtra. A committee named as Kala Ghoda Association was formed in 1998 with the sole objective of maintaining and preserving the heritage and art of Southern Mumbai. From its inception in 1999, Kala Ghoda Arts Festival was announced to be celebrated annually, for a period of nine days, starting from 1st Saturday of February month to 2nd Sunday in February.





It’s considered as one of the largest multi-cultural festivals in the world. Since there is no entry fee for this festival, a huge number of people gather here to attend different sections of the festivals like visual arts, dance, music, theatre, cinema, literature, workshops, heritage walks, urban design and architecture, food, street section (including stalls for selling handmade arts and crafts wares) . People also participate in building Eco-friendly projects and demonstrates them during the festival. Also, these events are normally organized at different locations in South Mumbai. So, if one has to attend all the events, then it’s very hard to attend them all in a single day.
 






My Experience-

Recently when I attended this festival, I had only one day to cover the maximum events. So, I picked only 2 places to cover them completely, but since it was a weekend and people gathered there in huge numbers. So it ruined my plans somewhat, and I couldn’t manage to cover the 2nd place properly.
Places which I visited were:

1) Kala Ghoda maidan, next to Jehangir Art Gallery, Mumbai, Maharashtra
2) Cross maidan, near Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra

Here are some more photos from my trip...











My Take-

This is one such festival which can be visited by anyone of any age group. And you will never regret attending this for sure. This is a heaven for art lovers (a must visit) and a perfect place for photographers to capture memories.








 



 






This post is written for the #HalfMarathon blogging challenge at #Blogchatter DailyChatter.
Suggestions and feedback are most welcome.

 

21 comments:

  1. I've always looked forward to the kalaghoda festival, what piques my interest on most occasion is the people who turn up, and the installations.

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    1. Trust me it's really amazing..do plan to visit it next year. You will definitely love the atmosphere of the place. 😊

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  2. Wow..didn't know about this festival..Looks interesting..Awesome pics!

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    1. It's one of the best cultural festivals in India today..do plan to visit it next year in Feb.You will love the festival for sure..and thanks for liking the pics.. :)

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  3. Havent heard of this festival before.Thanks for sharing

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  4. Not heard of it before either... but the photo of one of the installations was so realistic, that it jarred me. Good photography. If I visit Mumbai during this festival time, I'll be sure to visit.

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    1. I came to know about this festival last year only and this year I managed to visit the place. There was no theme in specific but yes they had some installations with some very important messages. Do plan a visit if possible next year. :) And thanks for liking the pictures :)

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  5. Kala Ghoda and Comic Con are two events I wish to attend. Thanks for a visual treat.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! Well, I attended both these events i.e. Kala Ghoda and Comic Con this year only, and trust me both are worth attending. :)

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  6. That's quite a visual tour for someone who has never been to Kalaghoda festival! Love the back story! Great post :)

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    1. Wow! So glad that you liked it :) The place is awesome,definitely worth a visit! :)

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  7. I was in Mumbai for 8 years and heard so much about this festival !!! Your post brings back lot of memories, also takes me there virtually :)

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words! So glad that it took you to the good old days.. :) :)

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  8. Beautiful post, loved reading about your experience. It is one of those festivals where the creative energy floating around is exceptional!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Arti! It's indeed one such festival where you can find the creative Indian youth with full of exuberance. :)

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  9. I wish to attend this festival someday. Beautiful captures. Enjoyed reading your post :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Purba! So glad that you liked the pictures :) Well, the place is awesome and definitely worth a visit! :)

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  10. What a beautiful art work. Nice click.

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