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5 vantage spots to head for last darshan of Ganesha



Thousands of devotees will hit Mumbai’s roads for the annual Ganesha procession on Anant Chaturdashi –falling on September 15 this year. If you have missed the darshan of your favourite trunk god and want to catch a glimpse, then you can head to these 5 spots.

  • South Mumbai 

If you want to see huge Ganesha idols then head to JSS Road and Kennedy Bridge Road from Nana Chowk leading to Girgaum Chowpatty. You will also see people performing the final aarti, dancing and distributing prasad. This is the place Lalbaugcha Raja is brought for immersion. The good time to visit is between 10 am and 3 pm as it gets crowded by evening. And if you are hungry you can head to the eateries located here.

  • Central South Mumbai

Head to Veer Kotwal Garden in Dadar West and Dr Ambedkar Road in Dadar East to witness Ganesha procession. You will see Ganesha idol of different sizes on the beach.

Also read: Lalbaugcha Raja Visarjan (Immersion) Route 2016

  • Juhu 

The roads along the beach near Palm Grove Hotel is an ideal place to spot royal immersions. Watching the immersion in this famous beach is an experience you will remember for long time. Don’t forget to gorge on those signature chats at the beach.

  • Versova 

Versova beach is another beach where you can experience grand procession of Ganesha visarjan. The area is home to fishing folks. Idols from nearby areas are brought here for visarjan.

  • Powai 

Located in Powai valley, the place also serves as a tourist attraction and people from nearby areas flock here to witness visarjan.

Over thousands of policemen and personnel from the central paramilitary forces will be deployed to maintain law and order.