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Indian Festival at Queen Victoria Market

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FREE festival to experience Indian food, culture & music
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Cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne hosts a range of multicultural events throughout the year. The Indian Festival is one of the most prominent festivals of the year which will woo Melburnians and tourists alike. This festival will showcase the wonders of the Indian food, music and culture.

The two-day event has an amazing program itinerary and features cultural activities, Bollywood beats and more. The music lover in you will have a ball grooving to the melodious Indian musical performances. The foodie in you will rejoice at the tantalising aroma and drool-worthy flavours of the diverse and delicious Indian cuisine. And if you are feeling really adventurous, try the $68 VIP Foodie Experience which incorporates a special tasting menu of four items, a drink and a designated service area. There are vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, nut free and dairy free options. You can book by going here.

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Pick up a thing or two from the merchandise stalls purveying Indian handicrafts. Learn some Bollywood dancing moves or hone the skill of wearing a sari. Have some fun with henna application and amaze your friends. Participate in a yoga class and enhance your health and wellbeing. Take advantage of one of the cooking demonstrations to add Indian cooking skill to your resume. There is something for both young and old. You will witness the transformation of the Queen Victoria Market into Indian's Chandi Chowk, which is one of Delhi's oldest and busiest markets.

Indian Festival will be held from 24 March 2017 to 25 March 2017 at the venerable Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne CBD. Entry is free but buying merchandise/food will incur costs.

More important nuggets of information can be found by going to the official website. Queen Victoria Market is located in the free tram zone so you can tram it to the festival. Take the 19, 57 or 59 to Stop 7, Elizabeth St or Tram 58 to Stop 9, Peel St. You can also walk to the festival from the nearest railway station: Melbourne Central railway station.

Come along with your near and dear ones and celebrate the multiculturalism of Melbourne by immersing yourself in this flamboyant and flavoursome two-day long festival.

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Why? To explore and experience the wonders of India
When: Sat: 9am – 3pm; Sun: 9am – 4pm
Phone: 1800 667 791
Where: Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne
Cost: Free entry
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