The Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka is hosting a 3 day extravaganza-a festival called “Karnataka Habba” at Phoenix Marketcity, Kurla from 4th to 6th March 2016. The 3-day fest is an initiative by Tourism Department of Karnataka to showcase the state in all its glory to the people of Mumbai.
Basically, this 3 day festival is a celebration to podium Karnataka culture and promotes the state of Karnataka as a favorable tourist destination. Through the “Karnataka Habba” event, Karnataka Tourism wishes to cabinet its own pavilion in a high traffic zone to attract the general public visits to its own marquee.
It must be noted that, Karnataka Habba-Kolkata and Karnataka Habba-Bengaluru has recently been concluded during 12th-14th February and 26th-28th February respectively. The event was a huge hit among the crowd in both the places.
Karnataka – One State, Many Worlds, which is well known for silk, milk, coffee, honey and many more is being showcased in a magnificent manner through 25 different boutiques, each displaying tourism circuits, handicrafts, cuisines, art, craft, culture, handlooms, etc. Famed silk sarees, Mysore Sandal products, Dharwad kasuthi, Khadi wears, Lacquer Ware, Lambani Crafts, Tribal Jewellery, rosewood inlay and sandalwood articles, ganjifa paintings, mirror embroidery, Bidriware, terracotta items, wine and much more the are on display and will be handy for visitors to purchase.
Food courts serving various types of cuisines from different parts of the state will be put up, to showcase a whole unique range of Karnataka food. Authentic cuisines from Karnataka like Raagi Rotti, Akki Rotti, Paddu & Chatni, Neer Dosa & Chatni, Shavige, Mangaluru Bajji, Bisibele bath, Jawar Rottti, Yennegayi, Hesaru Khalu Palya, North Karnataka cuisine, Coastal cookeries and many more varieties will be available at the Karnataka Habba for the visitors to feast on.
A separate stage has been made to exhibit the rich cultural heritage of Karnataka. Professional artists who have come down from different parts of the state will showcase the various dance & music forms of the state during the Habba. Spectators can enjoy Yakshagaana, Puja Kunitha, Nagari, Bharatnatyam along with live Hindustani music performance during the 3 day event.
The 3 day event would be nothing short of presenting a “mini Karnataka” to the public of Mumbai.