Without a doubt, Navratri is the biggest festival of Gujarat. Not only it’s celebrated in Gujarat, but across the country with similar devotion and passion. For other Indians, Gujaratis are always synonymous with the Garba. Garba is dance form that is performed during nine days festival of Goddess Durga. Mostly, people start preparing for the Garba a few months ago by joining classes or academies.
During Garba, people swivel around what is usually an idol of Goddess Durga or an earthen lamp. This is the time to wear those shiny sparkly Chaniya cholis and don that dancing Mojris to dance the whole night. Dandiya is a variant of Garba, where instead of clapping, wooden sticks are used, and then they are beaten in a rhythm.
For participating in this festival, wearing colourful traditional outfits are a must. And because of that, a lot of women throng into the local markets before Navratri to buy beautiful costumes and jewellery for different nights. If you want to visit Ahmedabad, we have already covered the Best Garba Venues in Vadodara for 2018. We have curated the best Navratri Garba venues in Ahmedabad, that you surely can’t afford to miss out! And after doing Garba don’t forget to visit these places to satisfy your hunger!
1. Friends Garba 2017
Venue: Vrundavan Party Plot, SG Road, Ahmedabad for 12th October
Nirvana Party Plot, Opp YMCA Club, SG Highway, Ahmedabad for 17th October
Garba organized by Friends Cultural Group is one of most sought-after Garba Event in Ahmedabad. Unlike other Garba or Dandiya events that happen for nine days, Friends Garba in Ahmedabad is organized for only two days. In addition, this is the best place where you can celebrate a wonderful evening with your friends.
It’s the perfect blend of wonderful music, dance, food, tradition, and culture with attention to the spectacular ambience. This is also the 14th year of Friends Garba Celebrations. This year’s theme is “Garbaland-Back to Roots”, hence everything is going to be in Traditional Style. Usually, the price of the tickets hovers around Rs 1000. The Garba event is going to be organized only on the 12th and 17th of October from 8 PM onwards. So, Grab your tickets as soon as possible before they are sold out!
2. Rajpath Club: SOI Navli Navratri 2017
Venue: Rajpath Club, Thaltej, S G Highway, Bodakdev, Ahmedabad
The theme for this year’s Rajpath Club Navratri Celebrations is “Experience Ahmedabad” in appreciation for ‘World Heritage City’ tag conferred to the city by UNESCO. So, this year amazing traditional props, pillars, lightning, and decor have been set up. The days it’s going to be celebrated are 21,22 and from 25 to 29th of September from 8 PM onwards. It’s most famous for its Disco Dandiya. Also, various singers and artists perform here on all the nine nights.
The ticket prices for a single person is Rs 400-500, and the tickets can be booked at BookMyShow.
You can contact them at +91 9724779184
3. Mirchi Rock N Dhol, Vasna
Venue: Aman Aakash Party Plot, Beside Trustnagar Society, Shreyas Crossing Road, Vasna
It’s organized by Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM and is amongst the most sought after Garba Event in Ahmedabad. The Event is mostly star-studded by Bollywood celebrities every year. And this time around, if lucky you can get a chance to shake your legs with the star cast of Judwaa 2. Yes! you heard it right, on 24th of September Varun Dhawan, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Tapsee Pannu will be a part of the celebrations.
This year it starts on 21st September to 29th September. And it’s indeed a delight to participate and watch there. The best Gujarati singers and artists are always a part of this extravaganza. You can get the complete list of artists participating here. Only Traditional Gujarati Dresses are allowed inside the playing area. This is one the most famous Garba as well as Dandiya event in Ahmedabad.
The prices for the daily passes hovers from Rs 350 to Rs 700. You can also book passes from BookMyShow, Or you can contact them at +91 9558886711.
4. The Garba Nights by DJ NIHAR
Venue: The Ummed, International Airport Circle, Hansol, Sardarnagar, Ahmedabad
The Highlights of this Event is that on nine different days, nine different DJs will be creating an amazing musical experience for you. It’s particularly known for its amazing theme decoration and mind-boggling sound experience. The ticket prices for a single person is Rs 299, and the tickets can be booked at BookMyShow. Also, It’s going to be organized from 21st to 29th September.
You can contact them on their Facebook Page or you can directly call them at +91 9825073436.
5. Baal Raas 2017: Adukiyo Dadukiyo
Venue: Baghban Party Plot, Thaltej-Shilaj Road, Thaltej, Ahmedabad
It’s one of the most unique Garba events held in Ahmedabad, as this event is meant to be exclusively for the mother and her child. This year furthermore, will be the straight successful 6th-year for them. The highlight of this Event will be the Robotic Arti. The organizers are also promising a lot of surprises, games and fun elements for children and their moms. Moreover, the entry fees for it is Rs 800 for mother and child. And the date for this event is 20th September 2017 and timings will be from 7 PM to 11 PM.
You can contact them on their Facebook Page or you can directly call them at +91 9825611119.
6. GMDC Ground
Venue: 132 Feet Ring Road, Ahmedabad
Every year Navratri is celebrated with great fervour at GMDC Ground by Gujarat Tourism. A massive stage is set during Navratri, where a lot of singers perform and Arti also happens here. In these nine days, various Handicraft Exhibitions are also organized by people from different regions of the country. Furthermore, various food courts, sports, and kids activities corner also sprung up during these days. A state-level Garba competition is also organized at the time of Navratri celebrations and best performers are awarded. Also, the people wearing the best attire and traditional dresses are awarded by the Gujarat Tourism.
7. Heritage Garba 2017: The Festival Of Gujarat
Venue: Amiraj Farm, Near Kargil Petrol Pump, Sola Bridge, S G Highway, Ahmedabad
The ticket prices for a single person is Rs 250, and the tickets can be booked at BookMyShow. Moreover, It’s going to be organized from 21st to 30th September from 7 PM onwards.
You can also directly call them at +91 9824532200.
Other noteworthy and best Navratri Garba venues in Ahmedabad are NID, IIM-A, CEPT(Center for Planning and Technology) and YMCA. Also, you can find numerous Garba venues along the Sarkhej Gandhinagar Highway (SG Road), this is the highway that connects Ahmedabad with Gandhinagar.