Kala Ghoda Festival

The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is an annual multi-cultural event that takes place in Mumbai, India. It is one of the most prominent arts and cultural festivals in the country. The festival is named after the Kala Ghoda (Black Horse) statue, which is located in the Fort area of Mumbai, and it spans over nine days.

Posted On : 18-10-2016
Kala Ghoda Festival

The Kala Ghoda festival encompasses visual arts, cinema, theatre, dance, lectures, literature, workshops, seminars, and dance. There is also a culinary area where you get to catch glimpses of the dazzling presentation of cuisines along with demonstrations carried out by esteemed experts and chefs. You also see a Literature area that involves poetry sessions, book launches, and workshops, etc.

Panel discussions are also conducted with renowned authors. There are also dance and music performances held by popular groups and artists that give you a taste of various genres such as Indian folk, contemporary, classical and international dances. There are also many merrymaking activities organized for kids. You also get to go on a heritage walk where you gain an insight into the culture and heritage of the city. In a nutshell, the Kala Ghoda festival is abounding with a good deal of events that demonstrate the rich history of arts in Mumbai.

The Kala Ghoda Association, which is a non-profit institution, organizes the festival every year. The festival got its name from the blackish equestrian sculpture of Edward VII which was erected in the area of Fort in Mumbai. Although the festival is mainly known as an artistic feast, one of the prominent features is that it is a street festival. There is no entry fee for visitors to attend the events.

The festival was confined within the Kala Ghoda area in the past. However, it has now widened its range to other areas where similar events take places such as Horniman Circle and Azad Maidan. People who take part in the festivals come from diversified backgrounds including village artists and urban sellers. During the festival, the entire Kala Ghoda area turns into a huge public square with a lot of hustle and bustle all around. Apart from the sculpture and painting exhibitions, you also get acquainted with the different art styles that existed in the past.

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Kala Ghoda has located two km from the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal railway station and 22km from Mumbai airport. Buses and taxis are available.