Take a trip through an authentic Indian market at the Festival of India, coming to Montecasino from 16 to 25 March. A one-of-a-kind shopping experience, it promises to be an extravaganza of authentic Indian lifestyle, fashion, culture and cuisine. From performers and traditional foods, to authentic Indian clothing and genuine homeware, this vibrant festival offers to have something for the whole family.
The kaleidoscope of colours, cultures, goods and flavours on offer will take your breath away. See and buy an assortment of merchandise from across India including Chennai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Agra, Jaipur, Pakistan, Rajasthan, Gujarat and much more. It will truly be like stepping into India, as all exhibitors will be coming from India itself to display their wares and delight your senses.
The Festival of India is going to be an annual event that South African and African Indian communities can look forward to. It is a lifestyle, food and cultural extravaganza with truly authentic exhibitors and performers.
Bollywood in Johannesburg is what you will experience fashion-wise at the Festival of India, as exhibitors will be showcasing some of the latest and most intricate of Indian fashion and jewellery designs. You’ll find intricately detailed and exquisite saris, perfectly cut and styled Punjabis, or even the bridal gown of your dreams. Walk the lanes of Montecasino, taking in the sights and sounds of true Indian fashions and accessories including prayer items, religious statues, astrological assortments, and much more.
Celebrating the exotic delights of all things India, including the culture, fashion, cuisine, and lifestyle, is always popular with South Africans of all walks of life and age groups. Author Mark Twain wisely once said, ‘Our most valuable and most constructive materials in the history or man are treasured up in India only.’ The 10-day Festival of India in March promises to share some of those treasures – and we have no doubt it will be a truly great experience for all our visitors.
Mike Page, GM of Montecasino
Do not leave the festival without sampling the many authentically delicious foods on offer that will awaken your senses and have you going back for more. Spicy, flavourful and beautifully rich foods will be on offer throughout the festival to enhance the overall Indian experience of the festival.
From entertainment and fashion, to cosmetics and cuisine, no matter what your Indian influence and interest, you are bound to find it at the Festival of India. This unique festival is open to the public and tickets cost R20 at the door. Gates open from 11h00 to 21h00 daily.