This Chikoo Festival 183 km from Mumbai is going to make your weekend sweeter!

A perfect blend of nature and culture, the Chikoo Festival is where you should head for a perfect family weekend getaway

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India’s Chikoo capital, Dahanu is gearing up for the sixth season of its most awaited event, the ‘Chikoo Festival’ which is celebrated at the onset of every year. With a promise to stick to the essence of the festival, the Chikoo Festival is known to showcase everything the locals from Dahanu-Bordi have right from entertainment to food to laughter all under one roof. This year the festival is happening on January 27-28 in Bordi area. 


How Do You Get There?

The little village of Dahanu lies between the borders of Maharashtra and Gujarat, approximately 183 km from Mumbai and is easily accessible by rail, road. The best way to reach the spot is by road which takes around three hours by car. You can book your tour with any local tour company. The view is breathtaking, flanked by lush green mountains on either side with plenty of sunshine. You can halt at one of the numerous dhabas or restaurants on the way for refreshments. 


About The Fest

The two-day Chikoo festival celebrated is really quite a simple affair when Dahanu and Bordi villagers come together and spread the joy of the chikoo harvest. Many tourists from nearby places like Mumbai, Gujarat, and Pune visit the festival as a getaway. An abundance of fun for the entire family right from the youngest to the oldest, this festival has more than 15 activities being organized over the course of two days, including workshops and local tours, which will be perfect for the young ones with a lot of energy to spare. 

Throughout the festivity, you will come across classical dance events, singing, folk performances of the likes of tarapa music and dance, and much more scheduled to be performed by local artists and crew. The festival pays homage to both the fruit and its origins by reflecting as much of the local culture as possible. 


Things To Do At The Chickoo Festival 

  • Learn about Chikoo plantations, tend Chikoo farms and pluck the fruits right off the trees
  • Run a Chikoo Marathon and be a part of the ‘Save Farming’ initiative
  • Visit Warli village and try your hand at Warli painting and pottery
  • Sample indigenous wine at a Chikoo Winery
  • Go on a Chikoo safari


What More?

There are going to be over 100 stalls for the shopaholic(s) of the family, selling artifacts, specially manufactured products, fruit and fruit by-products. There are going to be over 30 stalls for the food connoisseurs selling rich and fresh local cuisine, giving an authentic taste to the festival.


Entry

The entry for the festival is free making it the ideal walk-in event.

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