Home

E mail Us

Site Map

 
 
IndiaAccommodation
IndiaStates of India
IndiaAmazing India
India Holiday Tour Packages
IndiaReservation / Booking
 
SIGHTSEEING IN DELHI
Red Fort
Chandni Chowk
Rajghat
Humayun's Tomb
India Gate
Jantar Mantar
Lodi Tomb
Qutub Minar
Safdarjung's Tomb
Tughlaqabad
Lotus Temple
Rashtrapati Bhavan
Zoological Park
Hauz Khas
Feroz shah Kotla
Purana Qila
Places of Worships
Laxminarayan Temple
ISKCON Temple
Akshardham Temple
Jama Masjid

 GENERAL INFORMATION

 History of Delhi
 Distance Guide
 Art and Architecture
 Sound & Light Show - Red Fort
 Events and Festivals
 Museums in Delhi
 Art and Architecture
 Museum of Natural History
 Crafts Museum
 Rail Museum
 Indira Gandhi Memorial Museum
 International Dolls Museum
 Nehru Museum
 Tibet House
 National Gallery Of Modern Art
 HOTELS IN NEW DELHI
Five Star Deluxe Hotels
Five Star Hotels
Four Star Hotels
Three Star Hotels
Budget Hotels
Airport Hotels
  >> Delhi Travel    >>   Sightseeing in New Delhi ( India )
EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
 

Due to Delhi's live and colorful religious and cultural diversity, several events are held in the city throughout the year. Being the capital of India, several national events such as Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti are celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm in Delhi. The Republic Day Parade, held on 26 January, the day India became a republic, is a large cultural and military parade showcasing India's cultural diversity and military might. Every year on 15 August, the day India achieved independence from Britain, the Prime Minister of India addresses the nation on Delhi Fort.

The popularity of these national events is rivaled by Hindu religious and cultural festivals like Durga Puja, Diwali, Holi, Lohri, and Shivratri and Muslim festivals like Eid and Bakrid. Diwali, also known as Deepavali, is by far the most popular cultural and religous festival in Delhi during which millions of Hindus and Sikhs lit traditional lamps, known as diyas and make rangolis, a colorful pattern drawn on floor. Fireworks is also an integral part of Diwali festivities. Buddha Jayanti, a festival celebarating the birth of Gautama Buddha is also a popular festival in Delhi.

Several other famous events such as Kite Flying Festival, International Mango Festival and Basant Panchami or Spring Festival are held every year in Delhi. The Qutub Festival is a cultural event organized by Delhi Tourism Department every year in October during which performances of musicians and dancers from all over India are showcased at night, with the 12th-century Qutub Minar as the chosen backdrop of the event.


Delhi as multicultural society celebrates all Indian festivals with great gusto including Diwali, Dussehra, Id or Christmas as aslo the festivals typical to the different states. Local festivals include the.

Republic Day (26th January):
A splendid parade along the city's main avenue, Rajpath, commemorates the day India became a republic. Marching soldiers, brass bands,  tanks and armoury, the colourful camel corps folk dancers, shool children, colourful floats and an Air Force fly-past together make in the most spectacular event of the year.

Beating the Retreat (29th January):
A marvellous spectacle of marching bands from the armed forces, is set against the imposing backdrop of the Rashtrapati Bhawan, the Secretariats and the setting sun.

Garden Tourism Festival (February):
Held at the Talkatora Gardens, the festival is an annual hourticultural extravaganza with a colourful display of flowers, exotic plants, cultural events etc.

Suraj Kund Mela (February):
The popular Crafts Fair held at Suraj Kund (15 km) is set in a rural ambience, with folk dance, music and food from the different states.

International Mango Festival (July): 
The festival is didicated to the favourite Indian fruit, the Mango.

Phoolwalon ki Sair (Oct.): 
A marvellous flower seller's festival that originated in the 16th century. Beautiful floral fans, taken in procession at Mehrauli are blessed at the shrine of the Sufi Saint Kwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiyar Kaki and at the Hindu Temple of Jogmaya.

Qutab Festival (November):
It is a cultural event held in the magical setting of the Qutab Complex.

 

 

 

 

Beach Tours
- Andaman Beaches
- Exotic Beaches
- Honeymoon Tour
- Golden Beaches
- Orissa Beaches
- Mumbai Beaches

               ... more Beaches

North India Tours
- Rajasthan Travel
- Himachal Pradesh Travel
- Punjab Travel
- Delhi Travel
- Uttar Pradesh Travel
- Uttaranchal Travel

                     
         .. more state guide
   
    
Hotels in India

- Rajasthan Hotels
- Delhi Hotels
- Himachal Hotels
- Kerala Hotels
- Goa Hotels
- Mumbai Hotels

         .. more state guide 

Religious Tours
- Amarnath Yatra Tour
- Kailash Mansarovar Yatra
- Buddhist India Tour
- Chardham Yatra Tour
- Golden Temple Tour
- Hemkund Sahib Yatra

        .. more Religious Tours
Wildlife India Tours
- Corbett National Park
- Ranthambore National Park
- Kanha National Park
- Periyar National Park
- Kaziranga National Park
- Bandhavgarh National Park

            ... more wildlife India