World Jazz Festival
Events company Banyan Tree launched the World Jazz Festival in February 2020 with the intent to showcase and celebrate jazz and world music in India. The festival, held in association with the Amersfoort Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, features artists from around the globe.
The second edition will take place in Bengaluru on 03 June 2022 and in Mumbai on 04 and 05 June 2022. The line-up includes saxophonists Alexander Beets and Ben van den Dungen and multi-instrumentalist Saskia Laroo from the Netherlands, singer-songwriter Jodi Fredericks from South Africa, and Indian composer and guitarist Prasanna, among others.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Mumbai
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.
How to Reach Bengaluru
1. By Air: You can reach Bengaluru via air at Bengaluru International Airport, which is located at a distance of 40 km from the city.
2. By Rail: Bengaluru Railway Station is located in the heart of the city. Various trains from all over India come to Bengaluru, including the Mysore Express from Chennai, Karnataka Express from New Delhi and Udyan Express from Mumbai, which cover many major cities in between.
3. By Road: The city is connected to various other cities via major national highways. Buses from neighbouring states run on a regular basis to Bengaluru, and Bengaluru Bus Stand also runs various buses to major cities in South India.
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- Wheelchair access
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. Mumbai is hot and humid in early June unless the monsoon arrives. Be prepared for the monsoon season in Bengaluru during June. Pack light and airy cotton clothes and some rainwear.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the venue has refillable water stations and allows bottles to be taken inside.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
About Banyan Tree Events
Banyan Tree Events
Founded by Mahesh Babu and Nandini Mahesh in 1996, Banyan Tree Events focuses on…
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