Maha Mumbai Expo Unveiled at Mumbai Festival 2024, An Immersive Journey into Maharashtra’s Cultural Tapestry

Mumbai, January 20, 2024 – The magnificent start of the Mumbai Festival 2024 was marked by the grand opening of the Maha Mumbai Expo at the MMRDA Grounds, BKC. Against the backdrop of rhythmic beats and the vibrant hues of cultural performances, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Shri Girish Mahajan and Mr. Anand Mahindra, Chairperson of the Mumbai Festival Advisory Committee, unveiled the Maha Mumbai Expo in the presence of Hon’ble Minister of School Education and Marathi Language, Hon’ble Guardian Minister, (Mumbai City), Shri Deepak Kesarkar.

Smt. Jayshree Bhoj, Secretary Tourism, Government of Maharashtra and Dr. B.N. Patil, Director, Directorate of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra also graced the occasion with their esteemed presence.

The inauguration set the stage for an enchanting spectacle, as the rhythmic beats of Dhol Tasha and the spirited dance of Lezim reverberated through the air during a captivating ribbon-cutting ceremony. A world of cultural delights was unveiled as the ribbons dropped and the rhythms resonated, guaranteeing an unmatched experience that skilfully combines history and contemporary.

The Maha Mumbai Expo is from January 20 to January 28, 2024, at the MMRDA Grounds, Bandra Kurla Complex and exhibits Maharashtra’s art, heritage, and timeless traditions between 4pm to 10pm on weekdays and 1pm to 10pm on weekends. Reconnect with the joy of traditional games at the Kreeda Experience Centre, where the echoes of age-old games reverberate, offering a dynamic embrace of Maharashtra’s cultural roots.

Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Rural Development & Panchayat Raj, Shri Girish Mahajan, stated, “The Maha Mumbai Expo is an essential part of the Mumbai Festival that presents Maharashtra’s rich culture and diversity. Join us in unlocking the doors to this extraordinary journey and immerse yourself in a once-in-a-lifetime experience, embracing the very essence of our vibrant state. This Expo celebrates a vibrant kaleidoscope that showcases the soul-stirring melodies, the intricate dance forms, and the timeless traditions that define Maharashtra.”

Smt. Jayshree Bhoj, Secretary, Tourism, Government of Maharashtra, added, “The Maha Mumbai Expo presents the multifaceted beauty of our city by unveiling the cultural brilliance of Maharashtra. We have thoughtfully curated every facet of the Maha Expo, ensuring a seamless blend of tradition and innovation. The Expo creates a comprehensive platform for cultural exchange and tourism promotion. It is a unique opportunity for guests to capture the dynamic spirit and artistic heritage that resonates with the global audience.”

Experience the best of Mumbai at the Maha Mumbai Expo 2024, where a diverse array of attractions awaits. Indulge in Mumbai’s famed street food at stalls like Mumbai Chowpatty, featuring Bhelpuri, Panipuri, Gola, Kulfi, and more. The Mumbai Festival 2024 boasts over 20 food stalls, presenting a curated culinary journey named “Taste of Mumbai” by GTC. Explore iconic delicacies from renowned stalls such as Bademiya, Sichuan Spice by Whitelight, Marrakesh, Pratapjee’s, Fred Tea, Tibb’s Frankie, and Jimmy’s. Additionally, savor traditional Maharashtrian savories served in a contemporary style. The Game Zone promises immersive thrills with virtual reality games, bumper cars, airlifts, Columbia Boats, and traditional games like life-size Chaupar and Snakes & Ladders. Engage in retail therapy at the Retail Zone and participate in the Raffle Excitement by filling out a card for a chance to win exciting prizes. Attendees can anticipate daily announcements of home electronics winners, while mega prizes like E-bikes, Holiday Packages, Mobile Phones, and Laptops will be revealed on 26th Jan at the Expo and 28th Jan at the closing ceremony. Join the festivities for a delightful blend of food, games, shopping, and the opportunity to win incredible prizes at the Mumbai Festival 2024!

The Mumbai Festival 2024, with its Maha Mumbai Expo, promises a celebration of Maharashtra’s cultural vibrancy, which nurtures inclusivity and global connections.

About Mumbai Festival:

The Mumbai Festival from 20th January to 28th January 2024, in its inaugural edition, emerges as a grand celebration spanning nine days, taking center stage across diverse locations in the heart of Mumbai. With a mission to showcase the city’s cultural kaleidoscope, the festival brings together a tapestry of events, performances, and experiences. Spearheaded by the dynamic Mr. Anand Mahindra, serving as the Chairperson of the Mumbai Festival Advisory Committee, the cultural phenomena aims to capture the essence of Mumbai’s rich heritage and spirit. This festival promises to become an iconic annual celebration, uniting communities and celebrating the vibrant cultural mosaic that defines the city of Mumbai.

About Directorate of Tourism:

Directorate of Tourism, the flagship body of Maharashtra Tourism, looks after introducing and implementing various tourism schemes, promotions and publicity to boost tourism in the State. Since the inception of the Directorate of Tourism, Government of Maharashtra, the State has attained several milestones and bagged numerous accomplishments with the help of various initiatives.