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Mumbai Festivals

Banganga Festival

Usually held in January, organised by the MTDC, this two-day festival of music is held at the historic Banganga Tank.. Performers are usually exponents of classical vocal and instrumental music, and its beautiful setting and soothing music provide a charming ambience. Proceeds from the sale of tickets go towards the conservation, upkeep and maintenance of the Banganga temple complex.

Elephanta Festival

Against the dramatic facade of the cave temples, this festival of dance and music is held in the early part of the year, usually in February. Also organised by the MTDC, the event involves a boat ride from the Gateway of India to the Elephanta Islands.

Kala Ghoda Festival

Every Sunday from November to January, at Mumbai in the Kala Ghoda area (now known as K. Dubash Marg), near the Jehangir Art Gallery is transformed into a street bazaar of arts and crafts. Food, handicrafts and performances are all part of this daylong event starting from 10 am and ending at 9 pm, organised by MTDC.

Mumbai At A Glance:
Districts Area(sq km )
Area 603 sq km
Population 18 millions
State Maharashtra
Languages Marathi, Hindi, English
STD Code 022
Time Zone GMT/UTC plus 5.5 hours
Altitude Sea level
Altitude Sea level
Summer Max. 34° C
Winter Max. 30° C
Winter Min. 19° C
Rainfall 212 cms (June to September)