Independence Day in Delhi

#1 Aug 14th, 2008, 11:50
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Dear Dilliwallahs

Our first Independence day in Delhi so I'd love suggestions on where to go to get into the spirit. I know Red Fort is well and truly closed off, thought about taking a kite to India Gate.
anything else we should do?
It needs to keep a bunch of teenagers entertained so expecting more than I ever manage
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Hi Kate, I am glad that you are so much intrested in Indian Indipendence day.

First thing that, according to me, you must do is to visit “Red Fort” on Aug15th(early morning) there Prime Minister will unfurl the Tri color & will address the Nation, there will be some cultural display by school children, you can buy tickets from Delhi tourist corp. office & also from Dilli Haat.
Today,i.e,on Aug14th there is a Independence rock concert at pragati maidan(Entry is Free).
There must be some cultural display at central park tomorrow, but I am not sure about it.

And as far as witnessing kite flying is concerned, the best place is the walled city, if any member of this forum is from that area, you can take his help, asking anybody by yourself might be a risk. If you don’t get anybody who can help you in this, than, you can ask me, I know one good professional kite flyer from that area, I can talk to him, but let me know before tomorrow noon.Reply to this post.

Hope, my information will be of some use for you.
Happy Indian Independence Day.
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Sory, I misred that you want to fly kite by yourself at India Gate.

Yes you can do it,infact,it's a great idea.
Cheers.
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Thank you for this, my understanding though is that ordinary people can't get within a million miles of Red Fort tomorrow.

Asking people re the Walled City do you mean I need them to help me get in? I did read in the papers it will all be passes and proof of residence.

I just want my kids to get a different perspective, we're Brits so a different understanding is great for us.

In view of the weather tempted to stay indoors. But we will hit the streets and report back
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1.By walled city I meant the Old Delhi (chandni chowk,Chawri bazaar area).
2.Ordinary people do witness Independence & Republic day celebrations at Red Fort & Vijay Path resp., infact, in larger numbers, all you have to do is to buy passes or get them from your embassy. (of course for that you need good contacts in embassy concerned)
Anyways, it to late this time, now you can arrange for passes for republic day parade,which falls on Jan26th, your children will be happy to watch it.
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tickets for independence day at redfort

hi suggest me the possible ways to get tickets for independence day celebrationsat redfort..
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Originally Posted by malar mannan View Post hi suggest me the possible ways to get tickets for independence day celebrationsat redfort..
Ask your Member of Parliament, but it is probably too late now.

BTW who is your MP?. Constituency boundaries have been redrawn recently. Does Karol Bagh lie in West Delhi or New Delhi. If it is the latter Meenakshi Lekhi (she welcomed the Supreme Court decision upholding Art.377) is your MP. Tell her you support "family values" and she'll wangle a ticket for you.
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Such a sad day for many.... as are all dry days. Sigh.
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Originally Posted by KateW View Post Dear Dilliwallahs

Our first Independence day in Delhi so I'd love suggestions on where to go to get into the spirit. I know Red Fort is well and truly closed off, thought about taking a kite to India Gate.
anything else we should do?
It needs to keep a bunch of teenagers entertained so expecting more than I ever manage
Whole Red Fort area would be under heavy surveillance with traffic restrictions.Later in the day the traffic might open a bit so may be in afternoon/evening you may go to India Gate and fly kites.

Never went to India Gate on 15th Aug but it gets illuminated and populated.


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Tickets NOT Required

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You will not be required to get a ticket to be present at Red Fort.

"Arrangements are being made to provide seating for around 10,000 people in front of the historic Mughal-era monument.

The members of the public will be seated to the right of the Red Fort in the public enclosure, next to around the same number of schoolchildren clad in colours of the tricolour.

"We are arranging for the seating, security checks and traffic management for 10,000 people. DTC is also making special arrangements for the same," said a senior police official.

According to DTC spokesperson RS Minhas, the corporation will provide free rides to commuters on August 15 between 6 A.M. And 10 A.M.

Frequency of DTC buses will be increased around Red Fort in order to facilitate ease of access for those coming to witness the Independence Day function.

The visitors, however, will not be allowed to carry mobile phones, cameras, binoculars, handbags, briefcases, cigarette lighters, transistors, tiffin boxes, water bottles, lunch boxes, etc. To the venue and would be subjected to heavy security checks.

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But free Metro rail all lines today. That could be fun..

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