5 Must Visit Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai This Year and How to Reach There

During this Ganpati period, scores of visitors and residents go pandal-hopping. Here are five most popular and unique Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai that you should not miss this year.
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Updated Sep 19, 2023 | 03:38 PM IST

5 Must Visit Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai This Year and How to Reach There
Mumbai: Mumbai's biggest festival- Ganeshotsav 2023- has kick-started from Tuesday, September 19. The 10-day long celebrations wherein scores of Ganesh idols with different themes are set up in public spaces across the cities with some popular pandals being set up at the same spots for years. Such idols are named mostly after the location they are set up in. For example, Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol is set up every year at Lalbaug and Andhericha Raja idol is installed in Andheri. During this Ganpati period, scores of visitors and residents go pandal-hopping. Here are five Ganesh Pandals in Mumbai that you should not miss-

5 Top Ganpati Pandals To Visit in Mumbai

1. Lalbaugcha Raja

One of the most famous Ganesh Murtis in Mumbai, Lalbaugcha Raja is frequented by celebrities and Bollywood actors. First look of the Lalbaugcha Ganesh was unveiled amid much fanfare last week.
Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh
One of Mumbai's most popular Lalbaugcha Raja Ganesh idol 2023
Location: Lalbaug
How to reach?
  • By train: Lalbaug railway station is the nearest railway station, located about 500 meters away from the pandal.
  • By bus: There are several buses that stop near the pandal, including the 47A, 126, and 129.
  • By taxi: You can also take a taxi to the pandal from anywhere in Mumbai.

2. GSB Seva Mandal Ganpati (King Circle)

GSB Seva Mandal Ganpati idol is Mumbai's richest Bappa. The idol adorns gold and silver jewellery. On the first day of Ganeshotsav on Tuesday, the idol got 32kgs of Silver donations. The gold and silver from this year's idol will be used in construction of gate for Ram Temple in Ayodhya.
GSB Seva Mandal Ganesh is Mumbai39s Richest Ganesh Idol
GSB Seva Mandal Ganesh is Mumbai's Richest Ganesh Idol
Location: King's Circle
How to reach?
  • By train: King's Circle railway station is the nearest railway station, located right next to the pandal.
  • By bus: There are several buses that stop near the pandal, including the 41A, 126, and 129.
  • By taxi: You can also take a taxi to the pandal from anywhere in Mumbai.

3. Ganesh Galli Mumbaicha Raja

The Ganesh Galli Mumbaicha Raja was started in 1928. Every year this pandal comes up with innovative themes and decorations and sees a record number of visitors-reaching millions-each year.
Location:
Ganesh Galli
How to reach?
  • By train: Lalbaug railway station is the nearest railway station, located about 1 km away from the pandal.
  • By bus: There are several buses that stop near the pandal, including the 47A, 126, and 129.
  • By taxi: You can also take a taxi to the pandal from anywhere in Mumbai.

4. Andhericha Raja

Andhericha Raja is one of the most popular ganesh idols in the financial capital. What makes it unique is that its visarjan (Immersion) does not take place on Anant Chaturdashi but on Sankashti Chaturdashi.
Location:
Andheri West
How to reach?
  • By train: Andheri railway station is the nearest railway station, located about 1 km away from the pandal.
  • By bus: There are several buses that stop near the pandal, including the 129, 201, and 231.
  • By taxi: You can also take a taxi to the pandal from anywhere in Mumbai.

5. Girgaoncha Raja

Set up by Nikadvari Lane Sarvajanik Shri Ganeshotsav Mandal, 22-feet Girgaoncha Raja idol, is made of special Shaadu clay. It is one of the most eco-friendly Ganpati murti (idol) in Mumbai.
22 feet Girgaoncha Raja idol in Mumbai
22 feet Girgaoncha Raja idol in Mumbai
Location: Girgaon
How to reach?
  • By train: Charni Road railway station is the nearest railway station, located about 500 meters away from the pandal.
  • By bus: There are several buses that stop near the pandal, including the 6, 171, and 202.
  • By taxi: You can also take a taxi to the pandal from anywhere in Mumbai.
Apart from these there are many popular Ganesh pandals in almost every nook and corner in the city that can be visited. More than 27,00 Ganesh Pandals have got BMC permits this year.
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