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Delhi - Best 10 Places To Visit

An image of the nation’s rich past and flourishing present, Delhi is a city where antiquated and modern combination flawlessly together. It is a place that touches your heartbeat as well as even make it to a frantic speed. Home to a huge number of dreams, the city goes up against exceptional duties of acknowledging dreams bringing people of all culture and stimulating their contemplations.

The Red Fort

The Red Fort was the seat of the Mughal heads for almost two centuries, until 1857. It is situated in the focal point of Delhi and houses various historical centers. Developed in 1648 by the fifth Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan. The unique style of Red Fort is credited to Mustad Ahmad Pahari, the architect, who is also the mastermind behind the Taj Mahal. On India's Independence Day (15 August), the Prime Minister of India lifts the Indian national flag at the Red Fort and convey his message to the citizens of India which will be relayed lively on television. The Red Fort, is a prestigious landmark of Delhi, which is one of its most standout points in the travel map of India, draws a huge number of guests in all seasons of the year.

Timings: 9am – 6pm (Tuesday to Sunday)

Entry Fee: Rs.150 (foreigners)

Photography: Allowed (Video Rs.25)

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 21Km. (13Mi) to The Red Fort Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 18.7 Km. (11.6 MI)

How To Reach The Red Fort

  • By Air : All leading international flights in the world fly through Delhi. Indira Gandhi International Airport
  • By Rail : Delhi is connected with Express trains to all parts of the country.
  • By Bus : Buses from all the major cities of India are available for getting to Delhi.

Must AttendThe Light and Sound Show Held in Red and Old Forts at Delhi.

rpur Mandir, Sai Baba Mandir, Kalkaji Temple, ISKCON Temple.

FACT FILE - DELHI

Famous Monuments in Delhi Parliament Building, Humayun’s Tomb, Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Akshardham Temple, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Lodhi Garden etc.
Famous Forts Red Fort, Tughlakabad Fort, Old Fort
Mughal Outstanding Contributions Jama Masjid, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Humayun's Tomb, Safdarjung Tomb and Lodi's Tomb, Lodhi Garden.
Famous Temples Hanuman Mandir, Lotus Temple, Birla Mandir, Akshardham Temple, Digambara Jain Lal Mandir Ji, Chatta
Must Attend The Light and Sound Show Held in Red and Old Forts at Delhi
Famous Museums National Museum and National Rail Museum
National Park National Zoological Park
Where To Shop Chandni Chowk , Meena Bazaar, Delhi Haat, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Palika Bazaar
Shopping Hand Crafted Carpet, Copper and Brass Items, Woodcarvings, Musical Instruments, Jewelery of Kundan and Meenakari. Bamboo Work, Gems and Stones

Jama Masjid Delhi

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Jama Masjid Delhi:  Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan constructed the Jama Masjid in between 1644 and 1656.  It is said that it was built with the participation of more the 5000 workers. The cost incurred for the construction at the time was more than 10 lakhs rupees. Taj Mahal, at Agra and the Red Fort in New Delhi was also built by Emperor Shah Jahan. Around 25,000 individuals can implore in the yard and it also considered as the India's biggest mosque. This mosque is normally called "Jama" which implies Friday. The construction of the mosque was finished in 1656 AD with three wide entryways, four turrets and two minarets built of red sandstone and white marble. There are three vaults on the porch which are encompassed by the two minarets. It is a standout amongst the most alluring spot for visitor from everywhere throughout the world and all support is given by Delhi Tourism.

Timings: 7am – 12noon, 1.30pm to 6.30pm (Open all days except during prayer hours)

Entry Fee: Free

Photography: Allowed at Rs. 200

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 20Km. (12Mi) to Jama Masjid Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 18 Km.(11Mi)

How To Reach Jama Masjid Delhi

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Qutb Minar Delhi

Qutb Minar Delhi is the highest block minaret on the planet (73 meters) and the second most astounding minar in India, an important place under Delhi Tourism. Qutb Minar, alongside the old and medieval landmarks encompassing it, shape the Qutb complex, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Qutb al-Din Aibak the chief of the Delhi Sultanate started the construction of Qutb Minar in 1200. Firoz Shah Tughlaq completed the work supplanting the damaged story with two new stories, made of red sandstone and white marble. It is encompassed by many important landmarks, which are archaeologically associated with the tower related to Qutb complex.

Timings: 6am – 6pm, closed on weekends

Entry Fee:  Rs.250 (foreigners)

Photography: Free

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 11Km. (7Mi) to Qutb Minar Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 12 Km.(7Mi)

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India Gate Delhi

India Gate Delhi  is a monument to thousands of  fighters of the Indian Army who gave away their life in the First World War. The names of many patriots, including some soldiers and majors from the United Kingdom, are chiseled on the entry and a must see place under Delhi Tourism .  The India Gate, yet a war monument, induces the compositional style of the victory arch like the Arch of Constantine, outside the Colosseum in Rome, and is sometimes compared with the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, and the Gateway of India Mumbai (Bombay). It was drafted by Sir Edwin Lutyens.

Timings: Open on all days

Entry Fee: Free

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 19Km. (12Mi) to India Gate Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 14 Km.(9Mi)

How To Reach India Gate Delhi

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Humayun's Tomb Delhi

Humayun's Tomb Delhi The tomb of the Mughal Emperor Humayun in Delhi was built by the order of Humayun's son Akbar in 1569-70, and the building was designed by Mirak Mirza Ghiyas. The building was first to utilize a special blend of red sandstone and white marble, and incorporates a few components of Indian engineering, well known in Rajasthani design which were initially enclosed with blue tiles. The tomb is stated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993, a landmark of Delhi Tourism. This beautiful architecture is one of the must visit for Delhi visitors.

Timings: All days, 6am – 6pm

Entry Fee: Free

Photography: Still photographs free, INR 25 for video filming.

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 21Km. (13Mi) to   Humayun’s Tomb Delhi, Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 15 Km. (9.3 Mi)

 

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The National Museum

Image credit : Nomu420 CC-BY-SA-3.0 The National Museum

The National Museum of Delhi, is located at the junction of Janpath and Maulana Azad Road. It has more than 210,000 showpieces, both of Indian and from other parts of the world, comprising more than 5,000 years. It similarly contains the Conservation and Museology and National Museum Institute of History of Arts, on the primary floor which was set up in 1983. The accumulations of the National Museum covers almost all sections. It signifies to all subjects of workmanship: Archaeology -Sculptures in Bronze, Terracotta, and Stone, Decorative Arts, Armor, Arms, Jewelry, Anthropology, Miniatures and Thanjavur painting, Manuscripts, Textiles, Epigrapy, Central Asian Antiquities, Numismatics, Western Art and Pre Columbian American Collection.

Timings: 10 am-6.00 pm (Monday Closed)

Entry Fee: Foreigners Ticket Cost Rs.650/- (including audio guide)

Photography: Videography not allowed, Still Photos-allowed, permission is to be taken.

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 17.4Km. (10.8Mi) to The National Museum, Delhi, and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 12.2Km. (7.6 Mi)

How To Reach The National Museum

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The National Zoological Park

The National Zoological Park (Delhi Zoo) is more than 175-acres of land area close to the Old Fort in Delhi. A sixteenth century fortification, an expansive green island and a diverse accumulation of birds and animals, all amidst a thriving urban Delhi. The zoo is turned to be the habitat to around 1360 animals from the family of around 134 types of birds and animals from all over the globe. A visitor can walk around or use the non-polluted vehicles (battery operated) to see the whole area. Guests are not allowed to bring any nourishment other than drinking water, there are small cafeterias inside the zoo. The zoo is a part of preservation breeding programs of the Central Zoo Authority for the royal Bengal tiger, Indian rhinoceros, and many other animals which are in the endangering list.

Entry Fee:

Foreigners- Rs.50

Photography: Free, Video Camera –Rs.500 per day (professional)

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 22.1 Km. (13.7 Mi) to The National Zoological Park Delhi, and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 15.99 Km. (9.9 Mi)

How To Reach The National Zoological Park

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Akshardham Temple

Image credit : Kapil.xerox CC-BY-SA-4.0 Akshardham Temple

Akshardham Temple: The complex presents old centuries of conventional Hindu and Indian philosophy, sanctity, and architecture . The temple, which draws in around 75 percent of all travelers who pay a visit to Delhi. The magnetism of the complex is the Akshardham Mandir. It rises 141-foot high, traverses 316-foot wide, and amplifies 356-foot long. It is artfully cut with flowers, animals, artists, performers, and Hindu Gods. It is completely built from Italian Carrara marble and Rajasthani pink sandstone. With the view of conventional Hindu rules. It also includes 20,000 murtis of sadhus, acharyas and devotees, 234 elaborately cut columns and nine arches. The mandir also has 148 huge elephants which comes to 3000 tons. It is a must visit point in Delhi.

Timings: Tuesday – Sunday, 9:30am – 6:30pm, closed on Monday

Photography: Not allowed. Mobile phones not allowed

Complex Entry: Free | No Ticket

Exhibition: Ticket (available 10am – 5pm)

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 28Km. (17.4Mi) to Akshardham Temple    Delhi, and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 24 Km. (14-9 Mi)

How To Reach Akshardham Temple

  • By Air : All major international airlines in the world fly through Delhi.
  • By Bus : Buses from all the major places are available for getting to Delhi.
  • By Rail : Delhi is the hub of the Indian Railways network
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Chandni Chowk

Chandni Chowk This is an important part of Delhi which is not only known nationwide, but rather around the globe, for its specialties. This thickly populated market has been around for over three hundred years. You may purchase trinkets and gifts from here. It is a mixture of shops, customers, vehicles, man pulled rickshaws, stallions, street hawkers and travelers. Spices are richly available in Khari Baoli market and a spice lover definitely likes it— remember Indian spices are what attracted Westerners to India.

Timings: Open all days

Entry Fee: Free

Photography: Allowed

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 21.2Km. (13.2 Mi) to Chandni Chowk Delhi, and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 16.1Km. (10 Mi)

Dilli Haat

Dilli Haat, is a stable market place, offering a vivid perspective of the extravagance and differing qualities of Indian handiworks and ancient rarities. Items offered may contain sandalwood and rosewood artifacts, decorated camel skin footwear, modern textile and curtains, diamonds, metal art works, carved elephants, brassware, wool materials and silk. Various shows advancing handiworks and handlooms are held at the presentation lobby in the complex. Taking all things together, Dilli Haat, Market has 62 shops allocated on a rotating style to Indian skilled workers and artisans.  Dilli haat has everything a young lady needs. From jhumkis to anklets to neck pieces and an important place under Delhi Tourism. Bargaining is a must in these shops, because they don’t have a fixed price.

Timings:  10.30 – 22.00 Seven days a week

Entry Fee: Foreigners are charged Rs. 100

Photography: Allowed

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 10.4Km. (6.5 Mi) to Dilli Haat Delhi, and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 9.8Km. (6.1 Mi)

 

How To Reach Dilli Haat

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Lodhi Gardens

Lodhi Gardens -Tomb of Shisha Gumbad- Delhi. Lodhi Gardens is a city park located in New Delhi. Compass more than 90 acres of land and it includes, Tomb of Sikandar Lodi, Mohammed Shah's Tomb, Bara Gumbad and Shisha Gumbad, the compositional works of the fifteenth century by Lodhis-who reigned the regions of northern India from 1451 to 1526. The site is presently safeguarded by the Archeological Survey of India. As there are only very few designs from these two periods lasting in India, It is a vital place of conservation.

Timings: All days of the week 6:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Entry Fee: Free

Photography:  Allowed

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 18Km. (11Mi) to Lodhi Gardens and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 13Km. (8Mi)

 

How To Reach Lodhi Gardens

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Lotus Temple Delhi

Lotus Temple Delhi: The Lotus Temple, situated in New Delhi, is a Bahai's House of adoration finished in the year of 1986. Striking for its flowerlike structure, it functions as the Key Temple of the Indian subcontinent and has turned into a noticeable value in Delhi Tourism. The Lotus Temple has won various building design rewards and been included in many daily paper and magazine articles. It is not restricted to any religion or other criterion. The structure is made out of 27 detached marble-clad "petals" positioned in groups of three to frame nine sides, with nine entryways opening on to a focal corridor with elevation of more than 40 meters and a limit of accommodating 2,500 people. This is the most visited building on earth as per the report of CNN in 2001

Timings: All days of the week except Monday

9:00 AM - 7:00 PM (Summer)
9:00 AM - 5:30 PM (Winter)

No food and drinks allowed to bring
Entry Fee: Free

Photography:  You can click pictures from outside only not in inside.

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 20Km. (12Mi) to Lotus Temple Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 15Km. (9Mi)

How To Reach Lotus Temple Delhi

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Old Fort Delhi

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Old Fort Delhi (Puran Qila) is one the most ancient forts in Delhi. Its present structure was constructed by Sher Shah Suri, the forefather of the Sur Empire. Sher Shah erected the fortification of Old Fort with a broad city-territory lying around it. It is assumed that the Old Fort was still imperfect at Sher Shah's demise in 1545, and was possible finished by his son Islam Shah, in spite of the fact that it is not sure which parts were worked by whom. Un- earthings did by Archeological Survey of India uncovered painted old product belongs to 1000 B.C., and with an incessant traditional order from Mauryan to Mughal through Shunga, Kushana, Gupta, Rajput and Sultanate periods, affirming the relic of the site. The site of the Old Fort was probable that of Indraprastha, the eminent capital of the Pandavas of Mahabharatha. It is one of the important tourist attractions under Delhi Tourism.

Timings: All days of the week- Sunrise to Sunset

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Entry Fee: Rs.100 (Foreigners)

Photography:  Still camera is allowed free, movie camera Rs.25/-

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is 16.4Km. (12.4Mi) to Old Fort Delhi (Puran Qila) and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 13Km. (8Mi)

How To Reach Old Fort Delhi

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Gandhi Smriti

Gandhi Smriti is a museum committed to Mahatma Gandhi, located on Tees January Road, in New Delhi. It is the area where Mahatma Gandhi spent the final days of his life and was murdered on 30 January 1948. Amid his last stay, Mahatma Gandhi remained here from 9 September 1947 to 30 January 1948 when he was assassinated. The museum hall in the building holds various objects connected with Gandhi's life and demise. Guests can visit the building and grounds, observe the well-maintained room where Gandhi lived and the place on the grounds where he was shot while having his daily open walk. Gandhi was shot amid his invocations at where Martyr's Column now stands.

Timings: All days of the week except Monday 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM. The nearest metro station is Race Course and you can take an auto from there.

Entry Fee: Free

Photography:  Allowed

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is.22 Km (14Mi) to Gandhi Smriti Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 17Km. (11Mi)

How To Reach Gandhi Smriti

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Basilica Church

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Basilica Church of the Redemption otherwise called the Viceroy Church, is among the most delightful and radiant cathedrals in India. The Church, an observer to almost eighty years of history, is a haven of calm reflection, entreaty and liberal giving. It is found east of Parliament House  and Rashtrapati Bhavan Delhi, which was a frequent visiting place of the then British Viceroy. The church building was inherent such a way, to the point that even in the ultimate summers season it stays cool and tranquil. The church has wonderfully bended high curves and gentle vaults, which had a place in the heart of the then Viceroy Lord Irwin.

Timings: All days of the week 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Entry Fee: Free

Photography:  Allowed

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is.16.9 Km (10.5Mi) to Cathedral Church of the Redemption Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 11.4Km. (7.1Mi)

 

 

How To Reach Basilica Church

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib: It is located close to Connaught Place, New Delhi, on Baba Kharak Singh Marg and it is right away conspicuous by its brilliant vault and tall flagstaff. Situated near by Sacred Heart Cathedral. Millions visit this Gurdwara from everywhere throughout the world and of all religions to worship at this rich yet ancient Gurdwara in Delhi. The Gurdwara marks where the eighth Sikh Guru, Guru Harkrishan experienced his final gasp serving the vulnerable populace desolated by smallpox and cholera pandemic. The Gurdwara offers free sustenance to all people and followers every day.

Timings: All days of the week 24 hours

Entry Fee: Free

Photography:  Not Allowed

Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Train Station

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is.18 Km (11Mi) to Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 13Km. (8Mi)

How To Reach Gurudwara Bangla Sahib

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Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

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Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir is located facing the gigantic Red Fort at the convergence of Netaji Subhas Marg and Chandni Chowk Delhi.  Digambar Jain Temple is the most ancient Jain sanctuary in the capital of India, constructed 1658. One of the important qualities which makes it different from other temples is a medical center for birds, which is functioning inside the temple premises. It’s a Birds' Charity Hospital. The structure of the temple brag comprehensive carvings, and beautiful drawings that encompasses the principle hallowed place.

Timings:  Holi to Diwali (Summer Timing): 5:30 am to 11:30 am & 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm

Diwali to Holi (Winter Timing): 6:00 am to 12:00 pm & 5:30 pm to 9:00 pm

Visitors should take off their shoes and all other leather goods and hand it to the concerned person before entering the temple complex.

Entry Fee: Free

Photography:  Allowed

Nearest Railway Station: Chandni Chowk (Yellow Line).

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is.16.5 Km (10.2Mi) to Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 11.4Km. (7.1Mi)

How To Reach Shri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir

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Alai Minar

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Alai Minar Alauddin Khilji began building the Alai Minar, after he had multiplied the span of Quwwat ul-Islam mosque. He considered this tower to be twice higher than Qutb Minar Delhi, in comparison with the augmented mosque. The development was however deserted, soon after reaching the 24.5-meter-high first-story, Alauddin passed away in 1316. It was not continued by his successors of Khilji empire. The main story of the Alai Minar, a huge debris workmanship center, still stands today, which was clearly planned to be protected with decorative stone later on. Renowned Sufi artist and holy person of his period, Amir Khusro in his work, Tarikh-i-Alai, notices Alauddin’s plans to develop the mosque and furthermore building another minar much bigger than Qutb Minar.

Timings: All days of the week Timings: 6.30 AM to 6.30 PM.

Entry Fee: (Qutub Complex): Rs.250 for Foreigners.

Photography:   Allowed

Nearest Railway Station: 15 Kms

Place Location: Qutub Complex

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is.10.3 Km (6.4Mi) to Alai Minar Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 12.2 Km. (7.6Mi)

How To Reach Alai Minar

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Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir

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Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir known as the ISKCON temple Delhi, is a notable Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani. Began in 1998, it is situated at Hare Krishna Hills, in the East of Kailash territory of New Delhi. ISKCON takes after severe guidelines of adoration in the Vaishnava custom, with a specific purpose to give a devoted loyalty to the Lord Krishna at the temple. This is one of the best places to visit in Delhi. It is a worshiped sanctuary as well as a Vedic Learning Center in extremely logical way. The beautiful design of this consecrated hallowed place draws in numerous travelers from all parts of India and outside. It can be noted the rich 'rising towers', mounting off as high as 90 ft from the base of holiness, that overwhelms the dark red horizon of this part.

Timings: All days of the week 4:30 AM - 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Entry Fee: Free

Photography:  Not Allowed

Nearest Railway Station: New Delhi Railway Station

Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport is.13.7 Km (8.5Mi) to ISKCON  temple Delhi and from the Domestic terminal at Palam is 11.4Km. (7.1Mi)

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Baisakhi Festival

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Baisakhi Festival This is the harvest festival of Punjabis, as a sign of regard to their Guru, Sikh followers visit the sanctified places and make liberal offerings of flowers and fruits. Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, are important places that must be attended on this day. Even it’s crowed, they draw out the genuine soul of Sikhism through the customs and reverential psalms that are sung the whole day and night. Unique supplications are arranged during Baisakhi Festival. After finishing the customs at the Gurudwara, the followers get the festival special Kara Prasad and sweetened semolina. Public lunch is a basic part of the festival.

Flower Shows

Flower Shows

Flower Shows There are several Flower Shows in Delhi which are held in various seasons. The Garden Tourism Festival – yearly festival of flowers, which continue for three days is held by the end of February at Talkatora Gardens Delhi which was made by the Mughal Emperor Babar. Flower show at Delhi's Rashtrapati Bhavan normally held in February. The Long Garden has many beds of roses, comprising both new and old assortments and various intriguing, bulbous blossoming plants. Shows will be set up close to the Spiritual Garden presenting natural cultivation farms, cultivation of fruits, vegetables and flowers without using any chemicals.

Republic Day Celebrations

Republic Day Celebrations Respects the date on which the Constitution of India came into practice on 26 January 1950 supplanting the Government of India Act (1935). It is held in the capital, New Delhi. Beginning from the entrances of the Rashtrapati Bhavan, this occasion is the core fascination of India's Republic Day Celebrations enduring 3 days. The parade displays India's Defense competency and the Social and Cultural Legacy. Distinct regiments of the Indian Army apart from the Navy, and Air Force participate in the parade in all their luxury and authority enrichments. The President of India takes the salute, who is also the Commander-in Chief of the Indian Armed Force. Twelve delegations of different para-military strengths of India and other civil bodies participate in this show.

Qutub Festival

Qutub Festival is a three-day celebration generally welcomed in November–December in the Qutub complex of Delhi, well arranged by Delhi Tourism and Govt. of Delhi. The celebration stages the classic art forms of the nation, moreover puts this exemplary structure of Qutub Minar in the centre of admiration of national and global consideration. The Festival as recommended by the name, is an impeccable impression of the significance and historical base of Qutub Minar. In this way, the Festival is not just valid as a respect to the notable Qutub Minar, it also assumes its part in safeguarding the rich legacy of Dance in India and great Music.

Lohri In Delhi

Lohri in Delhi

Lohri in Delhi: It is a traditional Punjabi celebration, celebrated by people from the Punjab state in Delhi. Many of them consider the celebration honors the passing of the winter solstice as Lohri was initially celebrated on winter solstice day, being the briefest day and the longest night of the year. An important component of Lohri is the fire. Lighting of the fire has been customary in winter solstice celebrations all through time and the word it implies the arrival of longer days. The fire is an old custom, establishing a vital role of Lohri norms and backgrounds. The day on which Lohri is declared, the young folks visit houses of the locality and collect money by presenting dances and singing songs. At night, while dancing around the bonfire, different food is served in traditional style.