India is a simmering pot of various religions & faith. Each of these has its own traditions, beliefs & culture. The festival season usually begins on/in August & goes on till year-end. Out of the many festivals celebrated during this time, one is Ganesh Chaturthi, also known as Vinayagar Chaturthi, the worship of the elephant-headed God. The festival is celebrated throughout the country especially in the states of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana on the fourth night of Bhadrapada. The immersion ritual or Ganesh Visarjan usually follows on the 10th day of the festival of Vinayaka Chavithi. The immersion process is a scene that is nothing but mesmerizing. It is the day when people all around, irrespective of where they come from, can be seen dancing on the streets, with a smile on their face and travelling to the waterfront with idols for visarjan.
We have listed below 5 places you must visit on the 10th day of the festival. Celebrate the festival with all your heart. We’ve got you covered with our special Ganesh Chaturthi offers, discounts, and more.
Must-Visit Places To Visit For Ganesh Visarjan
1. Girgaon Chowpatty (Mumbai)
There is no start to Ganesha’s Visarjan without a mention of Girgaon Chowpatty. The place is located just beside Marine Drive – one of the famous beaches in Mumbai. If you are planning to visit this place, as the roads will be closed, take the train to Grant Road and then from there towards Girgaon Chowpatty.
2. Powai Lake (Mumbai)
Powai lake is another famous immersion place where people from all parts of the city flock in to view this mesmerizing proceeding. You can see different Ganesh idols being immersed in the lake and people dancing and cherishing with joy. Unlike Chowpatty and other places, Powai Lake is the most peaceful place if you want to immerse your Ganesh idol in a less crowded place.
3. Juhu Beach (Mumbai)
Another of Mumbai’s famous beaches, home to famous Bollywood actors, this place witnesses immersion on a totally different scale. Ganesha’s idols are taken far off into the sea and are then immersed. The immersion takes place at a grand scale, which starts in the late afternoon and goes on until late at night.
This list is incomplete without Pune. The city’s Ganesh immersion festival is known for its melodious dhol, synchronized dance performances etc. This glimpse of a colourful day will make you fall in love with Punekars. The Ganesh immersion in the Deccan area of the city is the most popular and attracts people from across the city including tourists. So, don’t forget to add Pune’s Ganesh immersion to your bucket list.
5. Hussain Sagar Lake(Hyderabad)
Featured as one of Hyderabad’s must-visit destinations among all tourists, courtesy of a single carved stone sculpture of Buddha, immersion in this place is done under tight scrutiny to keep pollution levels at control. With emotions running high, people bid farewell to the beloved Ganesha with chants of “Ganapati Bappa Morya” filling the streets.
As always with pudhchya varshi lavkar ya, another year of waiting starts.
So, this one our list of our 5 Must visit places to enjoy the wonderful day of Ganesh Visarjan. Do let us know which place are you planning to visit this year? Also, if we missed out on any famous Ganesha’s immersion place? Do let us know in the comments section below.