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5 Must-Visit Places to Witness the Fervour of Ganesh Chaturthi

The grand Ganesh Chaturthi is here, and the whole environment is echoing with the chants of Ganpati Bappa Morya. Beautifully decorated mandaps, the fragrance of the flowers, and gigantic idols of Lord Ganesha that reflect artistic excellence invite people to get immersed in the feeling of devotion.

This holy festival is celebrated for 10 days, and the fourth day is considered the most pious. Throughout these days, people perform pujas and seek blessings from Bappa to resolve all the problems in their lives. Although Ganpati puja is celebrated throughout the country, there are few places that are known to organise it in an awe-inspiring way. Lord Ganesh devotees love visiting these places to witness the joyful celebration and book the best family resorts for enjoying a peaceful stay.

Top Five Places for Ganesh Chaturthi

1. Mumbai

Mumbai is famous for two things. One is Bollywood, and the other is the grand Ganesh Chaturthi celebration. The festivities here are unmatched by any other place in India. Lord Ganesha is the patron deity of Maharashtra. Therefore, Mumbaikars look towards this festival with extreme zeal and enthusiasm.

The biggest reason to visit Mumbai this year? The largest Ganpati idol for Ganesh Chaturthi 2022 is in Mumbai! ‘Khetwadi cha Lambodara’ also known as ‘Mumbaicha Maharaja’ is 38 feet tall idol of Ganpati in the Parashurama avatar and is the tallest in Maharashtra.

When you visit Mumbai during Ganesh Chaturthi, you will witness the splendid decoration of the whole city with magnificent idols of Bappa. Further, the dhol-tasha, music, festive colours, and happiness spreading through the air will surely fill your heart with positivity. If you are planning to visit Mumbai this Ganesh Chaturthi, book the best OYO family hotels, or you can also search for hotels near Pune to enhance your experience.

Our top picks:

  • OYO 3630 Hotel Ajwa
  • OYO 80951 Hotel Radisson Suite

2. Pune

Pune stands at the second spot for celebrating Bappa’s festival in a grand way. The celebration of Ganpati Puja at Pune has its origin in the freedom fights as Bal Gangadhar Tilak who first started Sarvajanik Ganpati to bring people together and aware them of their responsibilities. It has become the most awaited festival for the city when people devote themselves to the worship of Lord Ganesh. They also decorate the entire city to welcome Bappa with enthusiasm.

If you plan to visit this place, consider visiting Guruji Talim, Kasba Ganpati, Tulsi Baug Ganpati, Kesariwada Ganpati, and Tambdi Jogeshwari Ganpati to join the festivities of worshipping Bappa. While you are here, consider booking OYO family hotels in Pune that offer various facilities like wi-fi, free parking, TV, AC, and many more facilities.

Some family resorts in Pune are:

  • OYO 11601 Hotel Karishma
  • OYO Townhouse 063 MG Road

3. Chennai

Chennai is another famous spot that celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with devotion and zeal. When you visit this place, you will witness pandals decorated with a specific theme. Moreover, the display of artistic excellence captures everyone’s attention.

One of the most distinctive features of Chennai’s Ganesh Chaturthi celebration is the creation of Bappa’s idol in the form of a fisherman. This year when you visit Chennai for the Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, don’t forget to bow your head at Varasiddhi Vinayagar temple and witness the grand visarjan at Marina beach.

To participate in all the festivities, book family hotels like:

  • OYO 5208 Park View Inn
  • OYO Townhouse 430 Everest Hotel

4. Bengaluru

To the south of Mumbai, Bengaluru is another city that holds this festival in an impressive way. The IT hub of India houses numerous temples of Lord Ganesha as he is the most worshipped God here. Although the entire Bengaluru celebrates Bappa’s arrival with full energy, the best festive vibe is witnessed at Sankey tank and Ulsoor Lake.

Apart from chanting religious slogans and prayers, you will also witness folk dance performances and musical shows. If you visit Bengaluru this Ganesh Chaturthi, pay a visit to Dodda Ganesh temple, Jambu Ganpati Temple, and Panchamukha Hramba Ganapati temple.

For accommodation, you must search for the best family suites in Bengaluru and select from the list, which includes:

  • OYO Townhouse 106 Airport Road
  • OYO 62331 GN Collection O

5. Hyderabad

This city is known for creating one of the most magnificent Lord Ganesh idols in the country. The festival here starts on the 4th day of Ganesh Chaturthi and continues till the 10th day. During these days, a massive number of devotees visit places like Kahiratabad, Chaitanyapuri, Kamalanagar Balapur, Durgam Cheruvu, the Old city, and New Nagole.

If you are looking forward to visiting this city, don’t forget to visit the places that conduct laddu competitions where people display their art by making massive ladoos. Hyderabad also houses comfortable family resorts to make your trip more enjoyable.

Some of these resorts include:

  • OYO HYD1516 Hotel Aroma Classic
  • OYO 72073 Imperial Guest House


Although every city in India celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi with complete devotion and positivity, the places mentioned here are particularly known for their grand Ganpati Puja. Therefore, you must plan a visit to these places to experience a fusion of art, colour, dance, and music.


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