The time has come to buckle yourself up and enjoy the different flavors of Indian food. Yes, the onset of the National Street Food Festival promises and is all about relishing the diverse flavors of 'desi khana'. If you are a foodie, then, this is no less than a paradise for you where you will get to explore scrumptious vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies. It is this time when Gol Gappas, Vada Pav, Tawa Pulao, Chicken, and Poha come under one roof to satisfy the cravings of the food buffs.
During the festival, it seems as if the Indian capital is welcoming food lovers and vendors from across the nation with open arms to the hub of great food. You would be surprised to know that at this event, around 500 street food vendors from throughout the country gather in one place, offering some of the most lip-smacking snacks, main courses food items, desserts, and whatnot. At the fest, one can see rows of food items lined up all waiting to be devoured by the food lovers.
Major Attractions of Indian National Street Food Festival New Delhi
Due to its popularity, this Indian street food festival has become one of the signature events of the capital city. The major highlight of this boisterous foodie event is that it is inaugurated by celebrity master chefs, ministers, journalists, and many other popular and celebrated people, thus successfully attracting a huge crowd.
Yes, every year, this event is attended by an average crowd of 20-25 thousand on a daily basis. Now, that’s a lot, isn’t it? And majorly because of this reason, we can see that it has successfully created a very positive impact thus, it is known as a festival which plays a key role in promoting our food culture, where people get to know better about the food items of other regions while relishing in their taste. It's an exclusive event where food vendors from about 25 Indian states gather in unity for the propagation of this adorable purpose.
And this year, the attendees would also be able to discover the charm of stalls like Festivals foods of India, Temple foods of India, Organic food bazaar, etc. The main objective of this event is to essentially bring the street food vendors into the mainstream so that they get the respect that they deserve.
How to Reach
Delhi is one of the most amazing places to visit if you want to explore the essence of India’s culture. This is a city where you can find everything ranging from exotic food to great places where you can hang out with your friends and family. Delhi is located at an approximate distance of 1,427 km, 2,171 km, 1,516 km, and 1,580 km from Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, and Hyderabad. Let’s discuss how you can reach here via the following routes.
The capital city of India is very well connected with each and every Indian state by air routes. The primary airport serving Delhi is the Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL). Spread over 5,000 acres, it has been named after the late Mrs. Indira Gandhi (a former Prime Minister of India). In terms of overall passenger traffic, this airport is considered to be the busiest all over India.
The Delhi Airport has got three parallel runways with having CAT IIIB instrument landing system. This particular system is responsible for using radio waves for guiding planes to the runway.
Various airlines like Air India, Vistara, Air Asia have good connectivity in Delhi and connect Delhi with most of the Indian cities directly. As you deboard your flight at IGI, you can easily take a cab, auto, bus, or metro to reach your destination. However, to reach Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium you can take a cab as it is only 15-16 km away from the airport or you can also opt for the metro as the orange line directly joins the yellow line at New Delhi Railway Station.
Delhi is well connected via road networks to other nearby Indian cities. Depending upon your location you can either drive your own vehicle or even consider taking the services of an interstate bus. Here is how you can reach Delhi via the following routes.
Lucknow - 553 km via Agra-Lucknow Expressway or Taj Express Highway
Kanpur - 495 km via NH19
Jaipur - 273 km via NH48
Ludhiana - 309 km via NH44
Agra - 231 km via Taj Express Highway or Yamuna Expressway
Amritsar - 450 km via NH44 or NH52
Ajmer - 401 km via NH48
Kota - 518 km via NH52 or NH48
Udaipur - 662 KM via NH58 or NH48
While planning your trip to Delhi and depending upon your location, you can also rely on interstate buses. In Delhi, the Maharana Pratap Interstate Bus Terminus (also known as the ISBT Terminal) is one of the largest terminals handling about 1800 passenger buses on a daily basis.
Delhi has many railway stations. So, you can conveniently plan a trip to Delhi via train as well. Some of the most known railheads in Delhi are New Delhi Railway Station, Old Delhi Railway Station, Anand Vihar Terminus.
However, out of these as well, the New Delhi and Old Delhi stations offer very good connectivity with other Indian cities and states.
The New Delhi Railway Station is known for being the busiest train station in Delhi whereas the Old Delhi station is the oldest. Here is how you can reach Delhi via train from other cities.
Jaipur - Board Swarna J Raj Express via Jaipur Junction and deboard at New Delhi Railway Junction
Kanpur - Board Vande Bharat Express from Kanpur Central and deboard at New Delhi Railway Station
Ajmer - Take Swarna J Raj Express via Ajmer Junction and deboard at New Delhi Railway Station
Bikaner - Board BKN DEE SF EXP via Bikaner Junction and deboard at Delhi Sarai Rohilla Station
Indore - Board Malwa Express from Indore Junction and deboard at New Delhi Railway Station
After you deboard at the New Delhi Railway Junction, you can easily get some means of transportation like a cab, bus, auto, metro to reach Jawahar Lal Nehru Stadium. If you plan on traveling via metro then the nearest station is the Chandi Chowk Metro station located at an approximate distance of 2 km. It will take you 15-20 minutes by walking.