Ganesh Chaturthi 2023: Top Mumbai Pandals

Ganesh Chaturthi 2023 in Mumbai promises vibrant celebrations. Explore the top five largest pandals during the festival and find convenient transportation options to reach these iconic sites.

Discover Mumbai’s Top Ganpati Pandals and Easy Travel Tips for Ganesh Chaturthi 2023

GANESH CHATURTHI 2023: As Ganesh Chaturthi approaches in Mumbai, the city is abuzz with preparations for this grand celebration. Scheduled from September 19 to September 28 this year, the festival symbolizes the return of the elephant god and is among the most eagerly awaited religious events in Maharashtra. It is observed with immense enthusiasm not only in the capital city but also across the state. If you plan to explore various pandals during the festivities, here are the top five largest ones to consider visiting this Ganesh Chaturthi.

How to reach?

The closest railway stations include Parel, Dadar, Byculla, Currey Road, and Chinchpokli stations. If you happen to be travelling via the Western Railway route, Lower Parel station will be the most convenient option for you.

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Ganesh Galli Mumbaicha Raja

Mumbaicha Raja, situated in Ganesh Galli (lane), was established in 1928. It stands as one of the most ancient and renowned pandals, having celebrated its 95th anniversary last year. Positioned just a couple of lanes away from Lalbaugcha Raja, this pandal is famed for its distinctive themes. Its location is in Ganesh Galli (Lane), within the Lalbaug market in central Mumbai.

How to reach?

The closest railway stations include Chinchpokli, Currey Road, Dadar, and Parle. For those travelling on the Western Railway route, Lower Parel station is the most convenient choice. Additionally, you can reach the pandal by using buses, taxis, or private vehicles.

Khetwadicha Ganraj

Khetwadicha Ganraj Raja can be found in the bustling lanes of Khetwadi. This pandal is renowned for hosting the tallest Ganesh Idol and introducing fresh themes each year. In addition to the extravagant festivities, they organize various social programs and themes in the pavilion. You’ll locate it at the 12th Lane in Khetwadi, Girgaum, South Mumbai.

How to reach?

The closest railway stations are Charni Road and Marine Lines. If you’re travelling on the Central Railway route, the nearest station is Sandhurst Road.

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GSB Seva King’s Circle

The GSB Seva Ganesh mandal, founded by the Goud Saraswat Brahmin community from Karnataka in 1954, is renowned as the wealthiest pandal in Mumbai. Their Ganesh idol is famously known as the ‘gold Ganesh’ because it’s adorned with over 60 kilograms of pure gold. However, there’s a unique aspect to this pandal – the Ganesh idol only remains for the first five days of the festival, so planning your visit accordingly is essential. You can find it located at G.S.B. Sports Club Ground, Near S.N.D.T. Women’s College, R.A. Kidwai Road, King’s Circle, Matunga (central Mumbai).

How to reach?

If you’re travelling on the Central Line, you can access the pandal easily from Kings Circle and Matunga railway stations. On the Western Line, the nearest railway stations are Dadar and Matunga.

Chinchpoklicha Chintamani

Founded in 1920, the Chinchpoklicha Chintamani pandal stands as one of Mumbai’s most ancient pandals. Each year, it attracts a multitude of devotees who come to offer their prayers to Lord Ganesha. This pandal is located on Dattaram Lad Marg in Chinchpokli.

How to reach?

GD Ambedkar Road, Lalbaug (focal Mumbai). 

Closest Railway Station: Walking separation from Lower Parel, Curry Road, and Chinchpolki stations.

Lalbaugh cha Raja:

Mumbai’s exuberant celebration of Lord Ganpati surpasses festivities abroad. The city’s spirited embrace of the festival centres on captivating pandals. Ganpati’s enduring popularity as the wish-fulfilling deity makes visiting this pandal essential for all.
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