Delhi is a metropolitan city and is a melting pot of
cultures, and traditions and festivals of the country.
All the major festivals are celebrated over here by
different communities. The main attractions are the
national festivals of Republic Day, Beating the Retreat
and Independence Day, when the whole country proudly
celebrates the significance of being an independent
Nation. The International Mango Festival is dedicated
to the favourite Indian fruit, the Mango. Qutub festival
is held at the Qutub Complex, presenting a glimpse inside
the rich Indian cultural heritage. During the rule of
Mughal ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar, flower sellers of Mehrauli
honoured the emperor with fans that were adorned with
flowers. Also called the Punkha festival it is a colourful
and sweet-smelling celebration.
India's annual religious celebrations are a large part
of Delhi's multicultural social life, and it's well
worth trying to take some time out to enjoy the city's
whirl of rowdy activity, traditional dances and vibrant
costumes. In addition, several secular festivals are
specific to the capital, when performers gather for
music, dance and drama events.
Savour innumerable varieties of mango - the king of
fruits, at the unique Mango Festival in Delhi. Cultural
programmes make this a lively event.
One of the most delicious festivals in Delhi is the
Mango Festival at the Talkatora stadium.
Expect hundreds of varieties of mangoes. And expect
sticky fingers. A peculiar event, with over five hundred
types of mango on show, usually takes place in Talkatora
Tourists can enjoy free tasting and a cultural programme