Music in Delhi

Qutab Festival

Three days of Sufi singing and classical dance against the beautiful backdrop of the Qutab Minar Complex.
Cultural in Delhi

Diwali

Diwali is hugely popular in Delhi; the sky explodes with fireworks and the streets with firecrackers.
Parade in Delhi

Republic Day

Celebrating India becoming a republic, this is a spectacular military parade on Rajpath.
Religious in Delhi

Dussehra

Hindus celebrate the victory of good over evil, with parades of colourful effigies.
Cultural in Delhi

Beating of the Retreat

The closing of the Republic Day celebrations is marked by the Beating of the Retreat, with a display of military pageantry, plus Army, Navy and Air Force bands, in front of the President's Palace along Rajpath. Tick…
Cultural in Delhi

Independence Day

India celebrates its Independence from Britain in 1947, and the prime minister addresses the nation from the Red Fort ramparts.
Art in Delhi

Delhi International Arts Festival

Three weeks of international classical and contemporary dance, music, performing arts and exhibitions at venues Delhi-wide.
Literature in Delhi

Delhi Literary Festival

Annual three-day festival at Dilli Haat market, with book readings, poetry recitals, music and drama.
Film in Delhi

Delhi International Film Festival

Annual film festival screening around 200 films from 50-odd countries over a week-long period.