1) Lalbaugcha Raja Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal
The most visited Ganpati pandal during Ganesh Chaturthi is Lalbaugcha Raja, the King of Lalbaug. Devotees wait for 24 hrs in the queue to get a glimpse of Ganpati Bappa. Founded in 1934, this mandal is visited by over 1.5 million people, during Ganesh Chaturthi festival.
2) Keshavji Naik Chawl Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav Mandal, Girgaum
The oldest mandal of Mumbai is Keshavji Naik Chawl in Girgaum. This pandal boasts of holding Mumbai's first sarvajanik Ganeshotsav in 1893. The Ganeshotsav is celebrated in the traditional manner where Lord Ganpati arrives in a palkhi at the Keshavji Naik Chawl. The organizers arrange programs like Keertan, pravachan, reciting Vedic verses & holy hymns by priests, cultural performances and all these efforts in the past years have helped in maintaining strong religious base of the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi.
3) Andhericha Raja
In 1966, Azad Nagar Sarvajanik Samiti was started by factory workers that migrated from Lalbaug to Andheri west due to their work. This pandal located in the suburbs of Mumbai is often visited by celebrities.
4) Ganesh Galli cha Raja
Located in Parel, the famous Mumbaicha Raja pandal is known for its vibrant and colorful decorations during Ganesh Chaturthi. In the past years, they have created replicas of the famous places in India like Hawa Mahal of Rajasthan, Kedarnath Temple, Minakshi Temple, Akshardham Temple.
5) GSB Ganpati
Goud Saraswat Brahmin Sewa Mandal or GSB Ganpati is known for its extravagant celebrations. Founded in 1954, GSB is one of the richest Ganpati pandals in Mumbai, every year the pandal dons the idol of Lord Ganesha with pure gold. The festival is celebrated with traditional musical & dance performances.