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Celebrated in the honour of Field Marshal Kodandera M. Cariappa taking over as the first Army-Chief of our country, Army Day is observed every year on January 15. The title was transferred from the last British Army Chief General Francis Butcher to him in 1949. 

This day is celebrated in the form of parades along with other military shows in New Delhi as well as in various other headquarters of the Indian army. The purpose of this day is also to salute our brave soldiers for protecting our lives to the extent that they are ready to sacrifice their own. In 2021, India will celebrate its 73rd Indian Army Day.

Major Attractions of Army Day

1. Army Day Parade. On this occasion, a grand parade is conducted in Cariappa Parade ground in Delhi Cantonment. After the parade, various gallantry awards are also distributed to the soldiers. On Army Day 2020, 15 brave soldiers were presented with bravery awards. The Param Vir Chakra and Ashok Chakra awardees also usually take part in the parade.

2. Combat and Contingent Display. On Army Day, all kinds of military hardware and equipment are also displayed as a part of the occasion. One of the main objectives of Army Day is to display all the arms and ammunition to exhibit India’s might. 

How to Reach 

To reach Delhi in order to celebrate the Army Day here, you will need to cover a distance of 1,418, 1,534, 2,178 km from Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Check out the following details on how you can reach here via the following means of public transportation.

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By Air. To reach Delhi via air, you will need to deboard at Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL), which has overall very good flight connectivity with other prominent as well as remote cities and towns. Several major air carriers operate to and fro Delhi at a good frequency. From the airport, you can easily hire a cab at affordable prices to reach Delhi Cantonment situated about 5-8 km away. 

By Train. To reach Delhi via train, you can consider deboarding at one of these stations - New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station, Hazrat Nizamuddin, or Anand Vihar Terminus. All four of them have great railway connectivity with other Indian cities and towns. From here, you can take bus, cab, auto, or even metro to reach your destination.

  • Pune - Board Goa Express from Pune Junction and deboard at H Nizamuddin Junction
  • Agra - Board VSKP NDLS SPL from Agra Cantt station and deboard at New Delhi Station
  • Amritsar - Board ASR NED EXP SPL from Amritsar Junction and deboard at New Delhi Junction 

By Road. Depending upon your location, you can also travel to Delhi via well-maintained networks of roadways and national highways. For travelling, you choose to book interstate/private buses or book online cabs as well. However, if you like travelling at your own pace and are addicted to long drives with your kind of people then nothing can beat the fun of travelling via your own vehicle. 

  • From Lucknow - 553 km via Agra-Lucknow Expressway or Taj Express Highway
  • From Haridwar - 222 km via NH334
  • From Bareilly - 278 km via NH9
  • From Kanpur - 495 km via NH19

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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