Delhi to Celebrate its First Monsoon Festival in Mehrauli

Delhi to Celebrate its First Monsoon Festival in Mehrauli
The monsoon festival will promote tourism in Mehrauli, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

For the first time in the city, a monsoon festival will be organised to celebrate the culture and food of the nation’s capital

OT Staff
July 25 , 2019
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As the national capital, Delhi has been subjected to increasing cultural and social changes throughout the centuries due to changing rulers and perpetual immigration from various states. This cultural diversity in Delhi is the soul of the city, soon to be celebrated at the first-ever monsoon festival hosted. An event spanning three days (August 30 to September 1), the festival will host cultural programmes and culinary delicacies at Jahaz Mahal in Mehrauli. 

If you plan to visit, you can choose to participate in the handful of events, including heritage walks, a fete at Aam Bagh with folk music (the likes of Malhar and Kajri), Dastangoi (Persian style of storytelling), and art displays. Additionally, Indian monsoon comfort food- tea, sharbat, pakoras will also be a part of the menu. 

Through the festival, the Tourism Department will attempt to promote the event site, Mehrauli, as a tourism destination. Popularly known for the Qutub Minar, Mehrauli has been a welcoming location to rulers in history with its compelling features of mango orchards, stepwells and gardens, that blossom in the monsoons. The introduction of the monsoon festival intends to make Mehrauli visible to tourists beyond the iconic Qutub Minar. Clear you calendars and enjoy the monsoons, Dilli style. 

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