One of India's most well-known monuments, Qutub Minar, was constructed in the 13th century and radiated immense power and dignity. An important step in the revival of the minaret is the Qutub Festival, which is held at Qutub Minar. The yearly celebration is lavishly planned over three days in the months of October and November.

Several well-known Indian classical dance and music performers will grace the festival. In addition to seeing classical performances, guests may also listen to some great Bollywood music in this location. Everyone is welcome to participate in the Qutub festival for free. The INA, Dilli Haat, or Pitampura Delhi Tourism Office are the sites to purchase tickets for the same.

History of Qutub Festival 

Qutub-Ud-din Aibak constructed the iconic Qutub Minar during the Mughal era. It bears Sufi Sant Khwaja Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki's name, a Sufi. For many years, the Qutub Festival has been hosted to preserve the magnificence of the Qutub Minar as a crucial component of Indian heritage. Renowned Indian musicians perform for an enthusiastic audience every year. Qutub Minar is a wonderful minaret that beautifully boasts Indo-Islamic architectural excellence. This festival proudly celebrates the triumph of Northern India. 

To honour this architectural heritage, this event was established to reaffirm the significance of this wonder each year. Visitors to this exotic dance and music festival expect to witness classical dance performances by well-known performers, enjoy lovely ghazal and qawwali performances, and be entranced by Sarangi and sitar recitals.

Major Attractions of Qutub Festival

At Qutub Festival, you can see Rag Bhairavi, Raag Jaijaiwanti, Megh Malhar, and many more from the Indian music gharanas. Additionally, the Qutub Festival will feature performances by a slew of international musical bands. It is a fantastic endeavour to preserve India's history and was organised by Delhi Tourism. 

1. 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 recognized by Sangeet Natak Akademi. The dance form is an imitation that reflects South Indian religious themes, spiritual ideas, and concepts. Several Bharatnatyam Dance Performances are based on Shaivism, Vaishnavism, and Shaktism. Here, at the Qutub Festival, you can enjoy these mesmerising art performances by renowned Bharatnatyam Dancers.

2. Kuchipudi

It is yet another significant classical Indian dance style that has its roots in the Kuchipudi hamlet in India's southern state of Andhra Pradesh. The Hindu Sanskrit literature Natya Shastra makes a major reference to these ancient dance moves. This dancing technique is typically associated with temples and spiritual practices. 

3. Kathakali

The Kathakali dance's origins are difficult to pinpoint, but from the 17th century, it gained popularity as one of the most significant folk dances, primarily in southern India. A tale play falls under the kathakali genre. Male dancers execute it while donning elaborate costumes, face masks, and makeup.
4. Ghazals

Qutub Festival is the ideal event to attend if you love listening to melodious ghazals. At this event, the finest Ghazal singers in India will undoubtedly create the ideal atmosphere with their lyrical songs.

5. Qawwalis

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

6. Performance of Bollywood Singers

Alka Yagnik, Sukhwinder Singh, Kumar Sanu, Sonu Nigam, Abhijeet Bhattacharya, and Aditi Singh Sharma, well-known Bollywood singers, have all given performances here for their top-charting songs. You may also anticipate some of the most talented people to grace the stage with their mesmerising performances this time.

How to Reach the Qutub Festival

Delhi is a wonderful fusion of customs, culture, history, and regional beliefs. It wouldn't be incorrect to suggest that seeing Delhi, India's capital city is essential if you want to truly understand the country. Here is how to get to Delhi using the listed public transit options.

  • Nearest Major City.  Gurugram
  • Nearest Airport.  Indira Gandhi International Airport 
  • Nearest Railway Station. New Delhi Railway Station
  • Distance from Noida. 24.3 Km

By Air

The park is within a few kilometres from Indira Gandhi International Airport, which is the closest airport. The airport has good connections to both domestic and major international cities. You may take a bus, taxi, or car to the park when you arrive at the airport. Rao Tularam Marg and Thimayya Marg are the two roads you should use if you want to go by car since it will take 40 to 49 minutes to get there. Additionally, modern metro services are available in Delhi. Qutub Minar Metro Station, which is on the Yellow Line, is the closest metro station.

  • Distance from Indira Gandhi International Airport. 25 Km

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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.

  • Distance from New Delhi Railway Station. 15.4 km

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By Road

Delhi has advanced road connectivity, which is well-linked with other neighbouring cities like some cities of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, and Punjab. 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.

  • Distance from Ghaziabad. 21 Km
  • Distance from Noida. 23 Km
  • Distance from Faridabad. 32 Km
  • Distance from Sonipat. 40 Km
  • Distance from Meerut. 58 Km
  • Distance from Haryana. 127 Km 
  • Distance from Agra. 233 Km
  • Distance from Chandigarh. 244.7 Km
  • Distance from Dehradun. 248 Km
  • Distance from Jaipur. 287 Km

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Frequently Asked Questions Qutub festival

Q1. What is the Qutub festival? 
. The five-day event is zealously observed at the well-known landmark Qutub Minar around November-December. Every year, Tourism of Delhi organises it, featuring various dance & music performances coupled with other things.

Q2. How to be a part of the Qutub festival?
. Buy tickets from Dilli Haat or Pitampura Delhi Tourism Office. You can even buy tickets online from 

Q3.  Do I need a ticket to attend the festival?
. Yes, you must buy a ticket to attend this happening festival. For foreigners, the price is INR 550, and for Indian visitors, the price is INR 35. You can get the tickets from Dilli Haat at INA or Netaji Subhash Place Delhi Tourism Office. 


PLEASE NOTE : Dates can vary due to cancellation or last-minute changes.

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