Participate in India’s largest parade on January 26th at New Delhi

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Location-  India
Destination Type – Cultural , Historical

The Indian Republic Day parade at New Delhi  is the largest and most important of the parades marking the Republic Day celebrations across  India. The parade takes place every year on 26 January at Rajpath, New Delhi. It is the main attraction of India’s Republic Day celebrations, which last for 3 days. The parade showcases India’s defense capability and its cultural and social heritage.

History of Republic day parade

  1. Republic day parade started when India became a republic on 1950
  2. Since then celebrations were organized at different venues (like Irwin Stadium (National Stadium), Kingsway (Rajpath), Red Fort and Ramlila grounds)
  3. In 1955 the parade and celebrations shifted to Rajpath
  4. In 2016, French Army soldiers and French Army Band took part in the 67th Republic Day parade.
  5. This was for the first time any foreign army regiment parading at Indian republic day parade

Activities for tourists during Republic day in New Delhi

  1. Identify a suitable location at Rajpath and view the entire parade
  2. Participate in “Beating retreat” which officially denotes the end of Republic day celebrations
  3. Participate in cultural shows
  4. Take part in the bravery award distribution by the President of India
  5. Enjoy the floats organized by government organisations, Indian states and other agencies

How to reach there


Indira Gandhi International airport is conneted to most of the major International cities like London, Paris, Moscow, Toronto, Beijing , Abudhabi, Kathmandu, Hongkong, Zurich, Singaporeetc . It is also connected to domsetic aiports in India like Mumbai, Kolkotta, Chennai, Kochi, Thiruvananathapuram, Goa etc


New Delhi station and Delhi Hasrat Nizabuddin are the major railway station which has direct trains to most of the major cities in India


New Delhi is connected to major tourist destinations like, Srinagar, Goa, Agra, Jaipur , Kerala etc through National Highway network

Nearby destinations for tour operators / travel agents

  1. Agra (213 kms away)
  2. Vrindavan ( 160kms away)
  3. Alwar (154 kms away)
  4. Mathura ( 163 kms away)
  5. Fatehpur Sikri ( 180 kms away)

Some hotels in New Delhi for tourists and tour operators with room tariff less than Rs.5000/- per night

Udman Hotels And Resorts

JRD Pride

Hotel Star Plaza

Hotel Golden Oasis

Hotel Broadway


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Photo courtesy – By Lt sumit – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,

Article by – Unni Krishnan Mohanadas



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