FESTIVALS IN DELHI
Prime Festivals : Diwali, Id, Christmas, Holi
National Festivals : Republic Day, Independence day, Gandhi Jayanti
Global Fairs : International Trade Fair, World Book Fair
Rural Crafts Festival : Surajkund Crafts Mela
|Tourist Festivals :||Winter Sports Carnival and Dilli Utsav in December, Jammu and Kashmir Festival in March, Garden Tourism Festival at the end of February.|
|Famous Fairs :||Delhi
Book Fair Held Annually in September or October in Pragiti
India International Trade Fair Held on 14th November at Pragiti Maidan.
Surajkund Crafts Mela Held in February at Surajkund in Faridabad.
|Sufi Festivals :||Qutub Festival of classical music and dance held during October in Qutub Minar Complex, Jahan-e-Khusrau festivals Two Day Festival in Mehrauli.|
|Traditional Fairs :||Phoolwalon ki Sair in Mahrauli Village, Surajkund Fair in Faridabad.|
|Cultural Fairs :||International Film Festival in July, Pirthvi Theatre Festival in December, Roshnara and Shalimar Bagh Festivals, Delhi Craft Bazar.|
|Inside Tip :||Indulge in Shopping. Festivals are the Best Time to Know the Real Culture of the Country.|
|World Known Festivals :||Holi, Diwali, Id Ul Fitr, Dussehra, Ram Navmi, Christmas.|
|Festive Magic :||Bull Fights and Bullock Race during Makr Sakranti, Parades and Processions on National Festivals, Sharad Utsav Prasad Nagar Lake in December, Fireworks on Diwali.|
|Not To Miss :||Mango Festival in Yadavindra Gardens, Pinjore in the month of July where Over 500 varieties of Mangoes can be seen. Various Competitions are Held too.|
|Must Visit :||Garden Tourism Festival at the end of February, Generally for Three Days and Generates Much Enthusiasm Amongst the Gardening Fraternity.|
There is a saying in India that, 'there are 13 festivals in 12 months'..for this is a land where celebration is a way of life, the very spirit of living. There is always a reason to celebrate moments, moments that make indifferent hearts beat congrously. Delhi being the cultural melting pot of India since ages, and today it reverberates with almost all the major festivals of this great country. Capturing the popular imagination and crossing over boundaries of culture and geography, however, there are still festivals that are idiosyncratic to the national capital. Infact, you can also lose yourself in the daily markets that caress a charm of their own. Adorned with colourful stalls and bustling crowd, these markets not only augment the flow of money but also love and affection from one heart to another. Believe us, these handful moments of merriment glitter like priceless pearls in the pendant of secularity and brotherhood, which India is famous for...Come be a part of the vibrant colours and enjoy your holidays in a new cocoon of euphoria.
Perhaps the liveliest of festivals across northern India, Holi or Basant Panchami adds colours to Delhi's air in February. It is a time when the rules of decorum are relaxed, and young and old, man and woman crowd the streets together, painting the ambience with clouds of multi hued 'abir' powder. The chilly breeze of November marks the festival of the 'garland of lamps' or Diwali. If you happen to be present in Delhi during this time, you will see the whole city blazing brilliantly with colorful lights and earthen lamps that create a mesmerising effect. The celebration of Christ's birth too seems to transcend the Christian faith to be joined in by other communities. The whole of Delhi pulsates with decorated trees, plum puddings and yule logs that is a thing to lose yourself. Come January and you can be a part of the most extravagant event of the year, the Republic Day. In the morning, the whole of the Rajpath reverberates with marching soldiers, brass bands, tanks and armoury, multi-hued camel corps, folk dancers, school children, colourful floats and many more. interestingly, each and every part of the country is represented on this occasion celebrating the true harmony of this diverse heart called India.
Surajkund, barely 8 km away from Delhi beyond the erstwhile city of Tughlaqabad, becomes a hot cake during February when the annual Surajkund Crafts Mela is held here. The land around the ancient Sun pool, from which the place derives its name, is peppered with glorious ruins of the Tomar dynasty that are a fun to explore. Plan your holidays during the fair and you'd be able to come back with high quality exquisite stuff bought straight from native craftsmen at fairly low prices. Ride a horse or enjoy cruising on the shimmering waters of the lake while munching mouthwatering delicacies sold in the bustling stalls that embellish the banks. At the Mela, there is always a theme state whose wares are displayed with panache, folk artists perform through the day and there is always a great air of merriment to rejoice.
The month of November grooves on the popular Trade Fair that marks the congregation of several buisness minds under one roof. Tourists can visit the numerous houses, each addressed to a different state, the aroma of their traditional delicacies rocking the air. You can also see rural folks dressed in traditional attire, dancing and singing, thereby creating a miniature India within its boundaries. The grand fair runs for thirteen days and is a major tourist attraction in the city.
If you are a mango freak, don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the delicious Mango Festival, held sometime in July at the Talkatora Gardens. These gardens on Baba Kharak Singh Marg, were once a walled tank, but today the greens attracts hundreds of love birds from all over the city for a quiet escape into the lap of nature. Savour hundreds of varieties of tasty mangoes, brought from all parts of India while beholding some grand cultural programmes, that are run inside the complex itself. Tourists can even buy a mango tree sapling, suitable for independent gardens and learn to nurture and nourish it for attractive results.
The grand festivals of Delhi offer some chosen and cherished moments of the glorious past and affluent traditional culture of the state, to her guests. The most interesting feature is that, all festivals are enjoyed by all communities, irrespective of their caste, creed or belief. Visit the local stalls erected during the festivals which display a wide array of Indian handicrafts and antique items brought from all over the country. Delhi Tourism also encourages multiple commutation options so that tourists can easily access varied festive locations. During the Trade Fair, special parking lots and bus services are initiated, which help in a strategic enjoyment all over the state.
Top 5 Highlights of Delhi's Festivals
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Rural Extravaganza At Surajkund
A Global Affair
Tour of North India
Tour of North India
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