The Kala Ghoda Festival
The Kala Ghoda Festival is an important event which takes place in Mumbai every year. The Kala Ghoda Festival is a nine-day festival which is organized by the Kala Ghoda Association which a non-profit organization is putting efforts in up-gradation of Kala Ghoda sub-precinct by developing and showcasing the art culture of Mumbai. The Kala Goda Festival till date has been carried out successfully in Mumbai every year, with many events and workshops organized under it. The venues selected for Kala Ghoda are usually located all around South Mumbai and the 9 day festival of Kala Ghoda resembles to that of a Annual Street Fair where various artists from all across India exhibit their artwork, many food stalls sell sumptuous cuisine and there are various other street art installed here and there for the visitor's enjoyment. Earlier The Kala Ghoda Festival was limited only to the South Mumbai Area, but recently due to super success the other areas which have been included are the Azad Maidan in Mumbai and the Horniman Circle in Mumbai. The Kala Ghoda Festival is a full on entertainment event of 9 days which includes various interesting sub-events like music, theater, films, art, children events, workshops and lectures. Many known and amateur artists and musicians perform or exhibit their art during this 9 day festival. There are many artists who paint the Mumbai City red with their glorious art works. The complete Mumbai City seems to go colorful with the Kala Ghoda Festival. The Kala Ghoda Festival is usually held in post January or mid – February every year.
Venues for Kala Ghoda Festival
The venues for the 9 days Kalaghoda Festival include the National Gallery of Modern Art, the David Sassoon Library, the Elphinstone College, Jehangir Art Gallery, Max Mueller Bhavan, K R Cama Institute, M C Ghia Hall and the Rampart Row Street. The Rampart Row Street is closed down for traffic during the 9 days Kalaghoda Festival. Two new venues included in the Kala Goda Festival are the Azad Maidan and the Horniman Circle.
Various Events at Kala Ghoda Festival
The various events that take place at Kala Ghoda Festival include the Art Exhibitions, International Films fest, Creative Workshops, Workshops for kids, Music Performances, Street plays, Open Air Performances, Dance Shows, Food Festival and many many more.
Entry Fee for Kala Ghoda Festival
The best part about The Kala Ghoda Festival is that it is completely free to all the visitors and hence manages to drive large crowds. The visitors of Kala Ghoda Festival only have to pay at the Food stalls for the food items they eat.
Dates and Schedule of Kala Ghoda Festival 2011
The annual event Kala Ghoda Festival 2011 will be held from 5th February 2011 and would last up to 13th February 2011. This time, however the Kala Ghoda Festival 2011 has to follow certain rules which are stated to them by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). The part of Mumbai where the Kala Goda Festival is organized is a Silent Zone since there are 2 religious structures, high court and city civil as well as Sessions court located within the proximity of the area. And hence the noise levels of the Kala Ghoda Festival have to be under the decided decibels. But the low noise is definitely not going to take out the spirit of The Kala Ghoda Festival.
Kala Ghoda Festival 2011 Dates: 5th February 2011 to 13th February 2011
Kala Ghoda Festival Timings: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Please Note:The timings for the events which will take place during this 9 days Kalaghoda Festival 2011 may vary. Though the schedule will be known to the visitors once it is announced. Visitors should visit the official website of Kala Ghoda Festival for more details. Plan your own route and get set to enjoy this beautiful experience in the Cultural Wonderland.
Contact Details and Contact Person for Kala Ghoda Association
Ms. Pallavi Sahney Sharma (Chief Executive)
Kala Ghoda Association
Telephone number: +91-22-65055034
Visit the Official Website of Kala Ghoda Festival
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