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7 Best Garba Places in Ahmedabad for Navratri 2019 Celebration

The Nine Garba nights are one of the most significant events on the Gujarati cultural calendar.

Goddess Durga photo during Navratri

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Navratri is one of the traditional festivals of Gujarat that resonates with the cultural richness of the state. It anchors the beauty and significance of Gujarati festivals for nine long days and is nothing less than a cultural fest.

The history behind 9 days dedicates to Goddess Durga for her nine Avatars, which mostly celebrates the victory of Maa Durga for peace over the demon Mahishasura.

Navratri 2019 Days: 29th September to 7th October

If you are prepped up to celebrate the world’s longest dance festival with more pomp and joy, then keep scrolling!

We have curated a list of fantastic Garba places one must never miss to visit in Ahmedabad.

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1. YMCA Club

The biggest city of Gujarat covers dozens of Garba places along the S.G Highway of Ahmedabad. Out of several star clubs in the city, YMCA Club has become the most favorite among youngsters and viewers to set the trend of tradition and contemporary Garba style.

They invite famous Gujarati singers to keep up the festive glory. If you are planning a royal and epic celebration this year, do not miss to seek this Garba venue. The all-night saga of dance, an impressive collection of music, lavish grand decoration makes up the attraction for Amdavadis.

This year they are back with Radhiyali Raat 2019 to make you groove to the dandiya beats! You can dance your heart on the famous voices of Ravi Shah, Yash Barot, Harsh Raval, and many more. The Navratri passes start from Rs.300 onwards, and you can book them online through Paytm.

Dates: 29th September to 7th October

Timing: 8 PM onwards

Entry Fees: Starting from ₹300 (approx.)

Location: Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Highway, Makarba, Ahmedabad

2. Garba at GMDC Ground

GMDC ground is the premise of every joyous celebration or occasion in Ahmedabad and falls second in the list of the best places to witness the great Garba performances.

The well-managed Garba pandals, organized by Gujarat Tourism, is the testament of the most traditional way of Navratri celebration in the city. The big fat stage in the center of the ground and harmony of Gujarati Garba-songs gives the feeling of a musical concert.

Apart from Garba events, it hosts small exhibitions to showcase the traditions of Gujaratis. Every year, it has the most grandeur celebration of all the time. You do not need any tickets for entry to GMDC ground.

Dates: 29th September to 7th October

Entry Fees: FREE

Location: GMDC Ground, 132 Feet Ring Road, Ahmedabad

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3. Rajpath Club

Rajpath Club is one of the premium places to enjoy Navratri in the Heritage city of Gujarat. For your guide, it has the most serene environment, haunting music, and tight security to experience a luxurious event.

The Navratri passes for Rajpath Club are usually available at the venue itself. Every year it welcomes a footfall of more than 7,000 people. Overall, it’s delightful and joyous to participate and watch the Garba event at Rajpath Club.

Dates: 29th September to 7th October

Timing: 7 PM onwards

Entry Fees: For guests starting from ₹300 (29 Sept. to 2 Oct.) and ₹499 (3 Oct. to 7 Oct.)

Location: Sarkhej – Gandhinagar Highway, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad

4. Mirchi Rock N Dhol

Every year thousands of people go to Mirchi Rock N Dhol Navratri Event organized by the well-known Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM. The renowned artist from Gujarat and famous Bollywood celebrities become the part on the auspicious occasion of Garba nights.

The Navratri guests and viewers are allowed only in traditional dresses to perform Dandiya Raas. It is one of the ideal places in Ahmedabad to celebrate an enlivening Garba Night.

This year the event has been sponsored by Gaana.com, and you can book online Garba passes from BookMyShow. We have heard that few celebs play Garba here and you never know who you bump into.

Dates: 2nd October to 7th October

Timing: 8:30 PM onwards

Entry Fees: Starting from ₹400 (approx.)

Location: Aman Akash Party Plot, Shreyas Crossing Road, Vasna, Ahmedabad

Navratri-Festival by Parshwa Mehta on 500px.com

5. Red Raas Live 2019 by RedFM

Garba party plots are most favorite among the people of Ahmedabad to groove the festive season of Navratri. Get ready to spark up Navratri nights in the Red Raas Live Event with renowned singers like Darshan Raval, Jigar Gadhvi, RJ Devki (as a Host) and many others having to enjoy the festive glory. They have extraordinary decoration around the stage and lighting around the ground to grace the Garba players.

It is one of the recommended places in the list of Navratri venues in Ahmedabad to celebrate it with a full swing. Garba lovers performing Raas belong to various groups. If you are new to the city, buy Ahmedabad Garba passes for this event and experience Navratri like never before.

Dates: 29th September to 7th October

Timing: 8 PM onwards

Entry Fees: Starting from ₹500 (approx.)

Location: Vrundavan Party Plot, Sindhu Bhawan Road, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad

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6. CEPT University

CEPT University is indeed the best destination to experience the traditional Gujarati folk music adorned with vibrant ambiance. One of the significant reasons for the vast crowd attraction is its lively environment, proper management, and high barrier security.

The ground is beautifully decorated with colorful lanterns and flowers by the University students itself. The college campus is spacious enough to accommodate thousands of people to play Garba, but there is no entry without traditional dress.

The place truly rejoices a fun-filled affair of Garba lovers and traditional Raas. The food stalls and facilities are also available on the other part of the campus to encourage non-stop Garba celebration on the ground!

Location: CEPT University, University Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad

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7. Street (Sheri) Garba of Ahmedabad

Street Garba is practiced as a folk art of Navratri events in Ahmedabad. Due to the force of commercial party plots and clubs, it has been forgotten over the decades.

However, when most of the crowd is planning to visit Garba party plot or clubs, a lot of people are thronging towards the common streets to play Garba. Many apartments and private residential societies organize Garba pandals in the open-field ground.

The crown of the event lies in group aarti performed for Maa Durga. The dancers distribute among the lovely groups playing Raas in a circular pattern around the pandals. You don’t have to buy Navratri passes for street Garba, and usually, it is organized from the society’s fund collection.

Wrap Up

During Navratri, Amdavadis indulge in many different dance forms out of which Dandiya Raas and Garba are most popular.

We hope you got to know some exciting places for Garba in Ahmedabad to celebrate Navratri 2019 and enjoyed reading this article.

If you do happen to visit Ahmedabad during the Navratri festival, share your experiences in the comment section below. Also, do let us know in case of any suggestions for the same.

Thank you for reading so far. ExciTrend wishes you all a very Happy Navratri!

 

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