Spread across a patch of Panaji skirting the river Mandovi, the Festival locations have been strategically chosen for their historical value, natural beauty, and affinity to the arts. The initiatives undertaken by the Festival are set to transform these venues into spaces where audiences from all walks of life can experience the wonder of the arts in new and exciting contexts—an endeavour that will turn the Mandovi waterfront into a hub of cultural activity. With its close-knit networks and practical commute options, Serendipity Arts Festival promises to be accessible to all.
DINANATH MANGESHKAR KALA MANDIR, KALA ACADEMY
The venue will programme a series of exciting dance, music, and theatre performances.
This venue will host a large exhibition, film screenings, performances, talks, and a radio play.
OLD GMC COMPLEX
OLD PWD COMPLEX
The newly restored PWD Complex is our home for international exhibitions that explore the themes of medium, sustainability, and ecology. Nestled in one corner of Panjim next to a charming riverlet, the Backyard in the PWD Complex hosts a range of performances every night.
SANTA MONICA JETTY
THE ARENA AT NAGALLI HILLS GROUND
Goa has two airports now: at Dabolim and at Mopa, which are 30 km and 35 km away respectively from Goa’s capital Panaji, which is where our festival is. Several budget airlines, and India’s national carrier Air India, operate direct flights to Goa from Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and several other cities. A return flight to Mumbai with a low-cost airline can cost Rs 5,000 if booked well in advance.
Private and state-run long distance buses run to and from Goa, and in many cases you can simply turn up at the bus station or you can opt to book online. Buses usually ply to Goa (Panaji, Mapusa, Margao) from Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hampi and Pune. A sleeper bus ticket can cost up to Rs 1,500, depending on the boarding station. You can hire a taxi from Mumbai to Goa. The journey takes around 15 hours. The cost of cab ranges from Rs 20 to Rs 50 per km, depending on the car chosen. Additionally, you have to pay toll taxes.
The main train stations in Goa are Madgaon station in Margao; Vasco da Gama; and Karmali station near Old Goa, 12 kms from Panaji. Direct trains run from all metros and other cities such as Jodhpur and Jaipur in Rajasthan and Jamnagar in Gujarat.
The main train stations in Goa are Madgaon station in Margao; Vasco da Gama and Karmali station near Old Goa, 12 kms from Panaji. Direct trains run from all metros and other cities such as Jodhpur and Jaipur in Rajasthan and Jamnagar in Gujarat.