|2023||24th October 2023|
|2024||12th October 2024|
Dussehra is one of the most popular festivals in India celebrated on a grand scale in major parts of India. Delhi, the capital city of India, deserves a special mention for the Dussehra festival. In Delhi, the festival is celebrated with great zeal and fervour, just after the Navratri celebrations. The festival which symbolises the triumph of Lord Rama over Ravana, triumph of good over evil is celebrated in a grand way in various places of Delhi.
Infact, Delhi is one of the best-known tourist destinations for its grand Dussehra celebrations. It is celebrated all over the city. This starts from the first day of Navratri and ends on the 10th day with the burning or dahan of the demon king Ravan on Dussehra. Delhi Dussera 2023 date is on 24th October 2023 and Delhi Dussehra 2024 date is on 12th October 2024.
If you are planning a trip to Delhi, then book your tour to Delhi during Dussehra time to witness Navratri, Durga Puja and Dussehra at one go
Highlights of Delhi Dussehra
Ravan Dahan: Ravan Dahan is the most exciting part of the entire festival. Dussehra marks the victory of Lord Rama over King Ravana in an intense battle. Huge sized effigies of Ravan Kumbhakaran and Meghnath are burnt, which bring to an end to the 10-day celebrations of the Dussehra Festival in Delhi. It is a sight to behold when you see fireworks display on the sky, when the effigies burn and get destroyed in flames and when you hear “Jai Shree Ram” being chanted and it echoes all around, giving a goose bump to the onlookers. People gather in huge numbers and witness this mesmerising event
Dussehra Melas: Dussehra Melas are held in many places of Delhi. These melas have Ramlila grounds, various food stalls and fun-filled activities like Giant wheel, merry-go-rounds, magic shows which the people enjoy to the core.
Ramlila: Ram Leela performances are held in the mela ground. Stages are being erected on the grounds and plays and dramas are being carried out by local artists, depicting the entire life story of Lord Rama. Celebrities too come to witness this enactment of Ramayan. Some celebrities perform also in Ram leela.
Durga Puja: Dussehra in Delhi is the time when Durga Puja is also celebrated in various places of Delhi. People have fun during this time to do pandal hopping which they with full excitement and grandeur.
Dandiya Nights: Dandiya Nights in Delhi during Navratri time adds fun in Dussehra celebrations.
Shopping: For tourists, Dussehra time gives you a chance to do budget-friendly shopping too.
Food Delicacies: Tasting the street foods in Delhi makes the Dussehra Festival all the more enjoyable and a memorable experience. Delhi itself is a food paradise because it is place where there is warmth and diversity. Festival time gives more opportunities to relish the delectable dishes of this place.
Tourist attractions: Last but not the least, when you make a tour to Delhi during Delhi Dussehra, make sure to explore the popular tourist spots of the capital city like as Red Fort, Akshardham temple, Lotus Temple, Qutub Minar, Jantar Mantar etc. October November months are also considered as the best time to visit Delhi because the weather is pleasant during that time.
Popular places to visit for Delhi Dussehra
There are number of places in Delhi which are known for their larger-than-life Dussehra celebrations. Dussehra in Delhi sees a huge number of people from all parts of India, including from other countries to have a glimpse of this festival. Some popular places to visit for Delhi Dussehra are as follows:
- Ramlila Maidan
- Subhash Maidan
- Lal Qila Maidan
- Shri Dharmik Leela Committee, Red Fort Lawns
- DDA ground, NSP, Pitampura
- Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra, Copernicus Marg
- Dwarka Ground sector 10
- Ramlila Maidan Keshav Puram
- Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
- DDA Ground Patparganj
The spirit of Dussehra is all in the air in Delhi, right from the first day of Navratri to the 10th day of Ravan Dahan. No matter which part of India you are in, you will be able to feel the spirit of Dussehra festivity in Delhi to the maximum. Book a tour to Delhi with the best inbound tour operator of the country. Tourists from across the globe visit Delhi and a well-planned Delhi Dussehra Tour Package will help visitors to explore the enriched heritage and culture of this city in a better way.