Pandit Durgalal Festival
Mumbai, Maharashtra

Pandit Durgalal Festival

Pandit Durgalal Festival

Founded by the Samved Society for Performing Arts, the Pandit Durgalal Festival is held in memory of the doyen of the Jaipur gharana of Kathak. It was started by his disciple Uma Dogra as part of the Samved Society. Over three decades, this festival has seen luminaries from the field of Indian classical vocal, instrumental and dance grace its stage and pay tribute to the kathak legend. This is the 33rd edition of the festival. Some of the renowned artists who have performed in the Pandit Durgalal Festival include Pt Jasraj, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Pt Shiv Kumar Sharma, Pt Hariprasad Chaurasia, Smt Sitara Devi, Pt Birju Maharaj, Pt Kelucharan Mohapatra, Smt Sonal Mansingh and Shri Jagjit Singh.

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How To Get There

1. By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai metropolitan area. It is situated about 30 km from the main Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) train station. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has two terminals. Terminal 1, or the domestic terminal, was the old airport referred to as Santa Cruz Airport, and some locals still use this name. Terminal 2, or the international terminal, replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as Sahar Airport. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 km from the international airport. There are regular direct flights to Mumbai from most major cities in India and across the world. Buses and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach desired destinations.

2. By Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by train. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the most popular station in Mumbai. Trains to Mumbai are available from all major railway stations in India. Some important Mumbai trains of note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto, and Konkan Kanya Express.

3. By Road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways. Visiting by bus is economical for individual tourists. Government-run and private buses operate daily services. Travelling to Mumbai by car is a common choice made by travellers, and hailing a cab or hiring a private car is an efficient way of exploring the city.



  • Family-friendly
  • Free drinking water
  • Gendered toilets
  • Parking facilities
  • Seating

Covid Safety

  • Limited capacity

Items & Accessories to Carry

1. Summer clothes to beat the humidity in Mumbai.
2. Sandals, flip flops, sneakers; wear comfortable shoes and ensure your feet are summer-ready too!
3. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations.
4. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.

About SamVed Society for Performing Arts

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Contact Details
Phone No +91-9820711418
Address A-202/2 Amit Nagar
Yari Road
Andheri (West)
Mumbai 400061


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