Head To The Koli Seafood Festival In Versova

by Anvi Doshi
Head To The Koli Seafood Festival In Versova

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A yearly seafood festival at the Versova Koliwada Village that lets you enjoy fresh seafood at very cheap prices.

What Is It?

The Mumbai Koli Seafood Festival is a yearly affair that takes place at the Versova Koliwada Village. A throng of around 20-30 thousand seafood lovers visit this festival every year to enjoy fresh seafood from fish to crabs at a meager Rs. 50, Rs. 100 and Rs. 150. The festival is live starting today, the 8th of March and will end on the 10th of March, Sunday. 

The showstoppers of this festival include stuffed pomfret tops doused in a heady Koli masala, King Prawns, Bamboo Ki Bombil (Bombay Duck), fresh lobsters and Tuna. There are other local varieties cooked by Koli fisherwomen dressed up in traditional Maharastrain sarees such as Surmai (Queen fish), Basa, Teesrya (shell fish), Bangda, Mackerel and Rawas. 

There’s a daily fresh catch of squid and crabs to gorge on, as well! The Koli fisher folk serve these seafood delicacies just after 2 hours of catching them.

What’s In It? 

It’s not just the food that has the visitors staying back. The Koli community also performs various folk dances on tap-worthy numbers. The entire community comes decked in traditional Navari attire, women decked with gold necklaces and men with sarongs and headscarves.

These fisher folk cook up to 1 ton of fresh fish and other seafood daily, during the three-day fest. 

Address: Koli Seafood Festival, Versova Koliwada Village, Church Road, Near Ganesh Temple, Andheri West, 400061
Timings: 5: 00 pm – 11:30 pm
Contact: 075670 07777