Security Alert for U.S. Citizens:  Ganesh Festival Celebrations in Mumbai

Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Event:  Mumbai’s annual Ganesh Chaturthi (Ganesh Immersion) festival takes place from September 2–12, and features large crowds and street parades that can cause serious traffic disruptions throughout the city.

Actions to Take:  U.S. citizens are encouraged to exercise caution and make informed personal security choices during the festival season.  The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai reminds U.S. citizens in Western India that large gatherings remain potential targets for terrorist groups, and also provide conditions for crimes of opportunity such as pickpocketing and assault.  Please review the Safety and Security section on the State Department’s country information page for India for additional information and recommendations.

For assistance:

U.S. Embassy New Delhi

Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri 110021

Telephone: +91-11-2419-8000

U.S. Consulate General Mumbai (Bombay)

C-49, G-Block, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra East, Mumbai 400051

Telephone: +91 22-2672-4000

U.S. Consulate General Chennai (Madras)

220 Anna Salai, Gemini Circle, 600006

Telephone: +91-44-2857-4000

U.S. Consulate General Kolkata (Calcutta)

5/1 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 700071

Telephone: +91-33-3984-2400

U.S. Consulate General Hyderabad

Paigah Palace, 1-8-323, Chiran Fort Lane, Begumpet, Secunderabad 500003

Telephone: +91-40-4033-8300.

State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

India Country Information

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