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Mumbai’s Art District: Kalaghoda

Published: April 6, 2023
Author: Fashion Value Chain

Mumbai’s Kalaghoda is a hub for art, culture, and heritage. The name Kalaghoda literally means Black Horse while Fort refers to Fort George, a now-demolished British-era fort. This area boasts several historic buildings that serve as a testament to the city’s rich cultural heritage. Visitors can take a leisurely stroll through the area, as it is pedestrian-friendly.

The district offers a wide range of restaurants that cater to every taste. Food enthusiast will find plenty of options to choose from. Kalaghoda is also known for its cafes.

Every year in February, the Kalaghoda Art Festival is hosted in the area. The festival is a nine-day event that spans 15 locations in the Kalaghoda neighbourhood. The festival celebrates the arts and allows artists to showcase their talent to the world. Visitors can participate in various activities such as film and music-related events, workshops, and heritage walks. The Kalaghoda Arts Festival is one of the most awaited and celebrated art festivals in Mumbai and attracts many tourists from India and around the world.

The area is also home to many flagship stores of renowned Indian fashion designers. Several notable fashion designers have opened flagship stores in Kalaghoda in recent years, including Gaurav Gupta and Anita Dongare. Noorie Sadarangani opened her furniture and clothing store, Obataimu, in November 2013, and designer Masaba Gupta launched a joint store with jewellery line Valliyan by Nitya Arora next door. The neighbourhood’s unique blend of history, art, and culture makes it an ideal location for fashion designers to showcase their creations.

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