Delhi to Host Its First Ever Monsoon Festival

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Photo of Delhi to Host Its First Ever Monsoon Festival by Priya Pareek

The national capital is all set to host its first ever monsoon festival and the event will be held in at Mehrauli’s Jahaz Mahal, which makes it even more special.

While the festival will allow Delhiites to enjoy the rains and cool breeze of much-awaited monsoon, it will promote Mehrauli as a tourist destination.

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Photo of Mehrauli, New Delhi, Delhi, India by Priya Pareek

When?

August 30 to September 1

Where?

Jahaz Mahal, Mehrauli, Delhi

Why should you go?

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Photo of Delhi to Host Its First Ever Monsoon Festival by Priya Pareek

The three-day long event will include heritage walks, a fete at Aam Bagh with folk music, art, and monsoon special delicacies as well as dastangoi (Persian style of storytelling).

Why Mehrauli?

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Photo of Delhi to Host Its First Ever Monsoon Festival by Priya Pareek

It is believed that during Mughal era Mehrauli was a popular monsoon destination because it has several water bodies, mango orchards and gardens that get greener as rain blesses the city. The initiative is an attempt to revive Mughal emperors’ ancient tradition of visiting Mehrauli during the monsoon season.

Besides, Mehrauli also has numerous monuments and archaeological ruins which makes it a treasure trove of heritage.

Manisha Saxena, secretary (tourism), Delhi government, informed that the state government has asked the Sahitya Kala Parishad to help organise the festival and artists for the cultural performances.

More about Mehrauli

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Photo of Delhi to Host Its First Ever Monsoon Festival by Priya Pareek

Mehrauli is one of the seven ancient cities that make up the present state of Delhi. While Mehrauli is known mainly for the iconic Qutub Minar, the place definitely has other gems which speak of the glorious history of the city.

Spread over 200 acres in Mehrauli, the Mehrauli Archaeological Park houses over 100 historically important structures. While some of them date back to the 10th century A.D., some are as recent as the British era. This is the only place in Delhi that has witnessed over 1,000 years of continuous habitation.

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Hi Priya, great article, thanks for writing. I work for Delhi Tourism and am part of the organizing committee. The picture that you have used for Jahaz Mahal is actually the Jahaz Mahal in Mandu, Madhya Pradhesh. If you write to us or just drop a message on Delhi Tourism's facebook page, you can source an authentic picture. There are some really cool walks too 30th Aug – 4pm to 6pm Start Point: Jharna End Point :Yogmaya temple 31st Aug - 10 am – 12 pm Start point: Adam khan tomb End Point: Jharna 31st Aug - 4 pm - 6 pm Start point: Adham Khan Tomb End Point: Jharna 1st Sept - 7 am – 11 am Start Point: Hauz-i-Shamsi End Point: Jahaj 1st Sept - 4 pm – 6 pm Start Point: Adam Khan Tomb End Point: Jharna Hope you can come and witness the place yourself.
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