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Built in the 13th Century, Qutub Minar is one of the most popular monuments of India, exuding incredible strength and pride. But, unfortunately, due to some suicides which people committed here, it became quite infamous. 

The Qutub Festival, celebrated at Qutub Minar, is a major effort put towards the revival of the minaret. The annual festival is organized with grandeur for three consecutive days during the months of October-November.

In 2020, the Qutub Festival will be celebrated from November 15 to 19. The festival will be graced by several renowned Indian Classical dance and music artists. And apart from classical performances, the tourists would also get a taste of Bollywood music here. 

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From Indian Music Gharanas, you will get to witness Rag Bhairavi, Rag Jijavanti, Megh Malhar and many more. Also, several International Musical Bands would be performing during the Qutub Festival. Organized by Delhi Tourism, it is a great effort towards saving the heritage of India. 

The entry to Qutub festival is free for every person. One can get tickets from INA, Dilli Haat or Pitampura Delhi Tourism Office.

History of Qutub Festival 

Qutub Minar is a historical monument, built during Mughal Era by Qutub-ud-din Aibak. It is named after Sufi Sant Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki. Qutub Festival is being organized for many years now with the motive to sustain the grandeur of Qutub Minar as an integral element of Indian Heritage. Every year renowned Indian artists come and perform to entertain the audience.

Major Attractions of Qutub Festival

Bharatnatyam. Tamil Nadu's dance form, Bharatnatyam derives from four terms; Bhava means expression, and Natya means dance. Bharatnatyam is one of the eight dance forms that is recognized by Sangeet Natak Akademi. The dance form is a type of imitation that reflects South Indian religious themes and spiritual ideas and concepts. Several Bharatnatyam Dance Performances are based on Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Shaktism. Here, at the Qutub Festival, you will get the opportunity to enjoy these mesmerizing art performances by renowned Bharatnatyam Dancers.

Kuchipudi. It is again one of the major Indian classical dance forms that originated in Kuchipudi village in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh, India. This classical dance form has a significant mention in the Hindu Sanskrit text of Natya Shastra. Mostly, this dance form is related to temples and spiritual beliefs. 

Kathakali. It is difficult to state the roots of Kathakali dance but it was popular as one of the major folk dances during the 17th century, mostly in southern parts of India. The category of kathakali is a story play. It is performed by male dancers wearing heavy makeup, costumes, and face masks. 

Ghazals. Those who love to indulge in melodious ghazals, Qutub Festival is the perfect event to attend. The best Ghazal singers of India will surely set the mood right with their melodious numbers at this event. 

Qawwalis. There are also several performances of Qawwalis by popular Qawwali groups like Wadali Brothers, Ateeq Hussain Khan, Rizwan Muazzam Qawwali Group, etc.

Performance of Bollywood Singers. Popular Bollywood singers like Alka Yagnik, Sukhwinder Singh, Kumar Sanu, Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, Aditi Singh Sharma have performed here on their hit chartbusters. This time as well, you can expect some of the most phenomenal personalities to grace the stage with their spell-binding performances.

How to Reach the Qutub Festival

Delhi is truly an amazing combination of traditions, history, culture and local beliefs. It won't be wrong to say that if you want to know India from its core then, you mustn't miss travelling to its capital city, Delhi. It is situated at an approximate distance of 2,169, 1,422, 1,518 km from Bengaluru, Mumbai and Kolkata respectively. Here is how you can travel to Delhi by the below-mentioned means of public transportation.

By Air. The nearest airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport which is just a few kilometres away from the park. The airport is well-connected to other major cities in India as well as overseas. Once you reach the airport, you can hire a bus, taxi or auto to reach the park. If you want to go by your vehicle, choose two roadways Rao Tularam Marg and Thimayya Marg which will take 40-49 minutes to reach the park. Also, Delhi is served by advance metro services. The nearest metro station is Qutub Minar Metro Station that falls on the Yellow Line. 

By Rail. The nearest railway station is New Delhi Railway Station which is well-linked to other major cities of India and gets frequent train services across the country. Once you reach the station, you can hire a bus, auto, or taxi to reach the park. The nearest metro station is Qutub Minar Metro Station on the Yellow Line.

By Road. Delhi has advance road connectivity which is well-linked with other neighbouring cities like some cities of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Punjab. You can consider travelling to Delhi by interstate or private buses, or if possible hire a cab. Otherwise, the best option to travel at your own pace is self-drive.

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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    15 November 2020 - 19 November 2020

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    Qutub Complex

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