Rajpath is located in the capital city of India, New Delhi. Rajpath which means royal road is one of the most beautiful and historical boulevards in Delhi, with breathtaking view on both sides, the pathway looks absolutely panoramic giving a fresh outlook of Delhi to the visitors. Delhi is known for its history that dates back to thousands of years, it has seen the rise and fall of world’s greatest empires. Rajpath is a part of one such important history which saw the rise and fall of British Empire. This royal road was built for the purpose of having a panoramic view of Delhi from the viceroy’s house (now Rashtrapati Bhawan). Every year on 26th January on the republic day a grand ceremony is held in Rajpath in which the prime minister of India himself hoist the national flag and honor those who had been martyred which is then followed by the magnificent parade with armed military and citizens putting on a show for the spectators showcasing the diverse and rich culture of India.
Rajpath is located in the heart of Delhi; the posh elongated road is laid in front of Rashtrapati Bhawan that proceeds to parliament building, India gate and Vijay chowk.
How to reach–
Being in the centre on Delhi, stretched out in between Rashtrapati Bhawana and India gate, Rajpath is the most popular tourist place, tourists can reach by
By air- Indira Gandhi International airport is the easiest and most convenient way to reach Rajpath. It will take only 22 minutes to reach.
By road- the roads leading to Rajpath are wide and clean, the unique road map will give you a new perspective of this contemporary capital of India.
By metro- the nearest metro station to Rajpath is Udyog bhawan, central secretariat and Janpath.
There are a lot of things to see and do in Rajpath, central Delhi is filled with historical monuments and museums, tourists can also take a cycling tour around the area.
Segway tour– Delhi city Segway tours provide tours around Delhi, the Segway tours allows the tourists to experience some of the most historically celebrated sights in the capital city and bask in the arresting beauty of the magnificent sights. The tour starts from 5:15 to 8:15 a.m. Monday to Friday and from 5:15 to 9 a.m. on weekends and holiday. The tour requires you to reach at least 20 minutes before actually starting the tour for a little training that is essential to ride the Segway.
Price per person- 800 INR (incl. tax) on weekdays
1000 INR (incl. tax) on weekends
India gate– India gate is a war memorial standing astride Rajpath. The monument is dedicated to those martyred in world war one. The gate has engravings of the name of all the soldiers (almost 13000 of them) who died during the war. The monument encompasses the lush green lawns and parks which has now become the popular picnic spot for the residents of Delhi. You will see all kinds of vendors and sellers selling all kinds of sweets and snacks to the visitors. The place is vibrant and always packed with tourist from all over the world. India gate is open for all at all hours of the day, tourists can also come here in the night time to enjoy its monumental beauty.
National museum– national museum of India is one of the largest museums on India. It houses over 200,000 collected artifacts and articles from pre historic era to modern day art works. The museum is an epitome of national identity as it tells the history of India dating back to almost 5000 years. The museum is located on Janpath road and opens from: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Tuesday- Friday)
10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (weekends) closed on Mondays.
Entry fee: 20 INR for adults
650 INR for foreign nationals
(Free for students up to high school)
Best time to visit– Delhi has the best weather in winters, and if the tourists wants to visit Rajpath specifically then one should consider visiting at the time of republic day, on 26th January India celebrates the republic day and a grand parade is held in Rajpath which lasts for 3 days, it is basically a massive exhibition of India’s rich culture and diversity.
Although Delhi is famous for its street food and spicy flavors which you can get at any corner in Delhi yet there are some of the best food eateries where you will get to experience the variety of food.
Seville– the Claridges New Delhi, 12, Dr APJ Abdul kalam Rd, New Delhi, Delhi 110011
Opening hours- 7a.m. to 11pm. Everyday
Tamra– Level 1 Shangri-La’s – Eros Hotel, 19, Ashoka Rd, Connaught Place, New Delhi, Delhi 110001
Opening hours- 6:30 a.m. To 11:45 pm. Every day
I have been living in Delhi for the past 23 years and still there are places I have never been to, living in the capital of a country which has a rich history and culture that attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world every year, I decided to go on a Delhi tour and explore the depths of the city myself and get to know the place of my birth a little better. I had been to a few places in past but never really got a chance to stop and stare into the beautiful architectures and views, so I started out from the heart of Delhi and took a walk on the grandiose pathway laid in front of the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The view from Rajpath was breathtaking, it was surreal because I had passed through the same place many times but looking at it standing in the middle of the enthralling boulevard was something else. The lush green lawns and parks, the hustle of Delhiites, the wide roads and history that is attached to this place makes It even more interesting, thinking that it is the same place where the prime minister hoist our national flag every year gave me goose bumps. From the very beginning since I remember I had seen all the republic day parades with my Dad but never saw it in person so I made a promise with myself to visit here once again at the time of parade.