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.
Music in the Park is back at the Art Park, along with a marketplace focussing on homegrown, green products as well as an interactive sound project a
A daily ferry ride along the Mandovi river for sunset concerts departs from this jetty
Located in the heart of Panjim, the Old GM complex is our Festival hub this year, buzzing with a host of activities including exhibitions,
Hip-hop is back at this unique venue
This venue will be the focal point of our contemporary visual arts exhibitions with an emphasis on digital and video art
A venue which will bring alive our craft heritage through a project on space making, as well as a space for box camera workshops
DB Ground will come alive every evening with large stage dance performances and music concerts spanning the classical and contemporary genres
A very special site specific, theatre project will be showcased at this venue
A beautiful venue featuring a special archival exhibition and a Camera Obscura project
Public art projects will be dotted across venues in Panjim - keep a look out!
Goa’s only airport is at Dabolim and it is around 30 kms 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.
Find more details here: http://www.goatourism.gov.in/by-rail
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.