Delhi Delights: What’s Happening In The Capital This Weekend?

From film and sports screenings to elaborate Holi celebrations, find out the best events to go to over this weekend in the capital
Delhi's India Gate lit up in the evening
Delhi's India Gate lit up in the eveningShutterstock

Adorned in a fresh flush of Semal, Coral tree, Amaltas, Charmod and much more, Delhi looks more beautiful than ever in the phases of March and April. With the long Holi weekend coming up, the air is already jovial and it only makes sense why it's best to spend the weekend outdoors, enjoying various events and celebrations with your loved ones. We have curated a list of all the top events happening in the capital this weekend; take a look and make your plans to spend a memorable and colourful weekend:

An Evening Of Punjabi Beats

A man beats the dhol at a traditional Punjabi performance
A man beats the dhol at a traditional Punjabi performanceShutterstock

With March returning, the Sounds of Punjab is back and promises to exceed all expectations this year. The fourth season of the festival will feature the esteemed presence of renowned singer Gurdas Maan, a true legend of Punjab, who will grace the stage with a performance that encapsulates the essence of our culture. Alongside Maan's performance, attendees can expect various Punjabi cultural elements, including culinary delights, vibrant Bhangra and Giddha performances, captivating Gatka displays, and much more. Whether you have deep-rooted connections to Punjab or simply seek an authentic Punjabi experience, you can join in celebrating the region's rich heritage and traditions.

Dates: March 23, 5 pm

Venue: Talkatora Indoor Stadium

Address: Talkatora Ln, Talkatora Garden, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004, India

You can find your tickets on their booking website.

Take A Long Stroll In Floral Haven

A view of the Amrit Udyan and Rashtrapati Bhawan
A view of the Amrit Udyan and Rashtrapati BhawanShutterstock

Experience the expansive beauty of Amrit Udyan, also known as Mughal Gardens, which spreads across 15 acres in the heart of Rashtrapati Bhavan. Udyan Utsav 2024 invites visitors to immerse themselves in the spectacle of blooming tulips, daffodils, Asiatic lilies, roses, and an array of rare seasonal flowers. Discover the intricate art of bonsai in the Bonsai and Theme Gardens. Besides, the Circular Gardens offer a serene retreat, showcasing a diverse tapestry of flora and fauna.

Dates: February 2 to March 31

Venue: Amrit Udyan

Address: Rashtrapati Bhawan, President's Estate, New Delhi, Delhi 110004

You can buy your tickets at the ticket counter or online.

Join Fellow Fans For A Cricket Screening

A group of friends watch a cricket match
A group of friends watch a cricket matchShutterstock

Cricket enthusiasts are in for a riveting experience as the Indian Premier League (IPL) springs back into action, with the Delhi Capitals (DC) set to clash with the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in a highly anticipated T20 showdown on March 23. Fans worldwide eagerly anticipate an epic battle between DC and PBKS in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Both teams boast an impressive lineup of international stars and rising talents. Huddle your friends and witness this promising, nail-biting spectacle until the final ball is bowled.

Dates: March 23, 3:30 pm

Venue: Drink and Dine by Terrace

Address: FOF 23D to FOF 24, Spectrum Metro, Gardenia Gateway, Sector 75, Noida, Uttar Pradesh 201301, India

You can book your spots on their booking website.

Enjoy The Kashmiri Platter

An assortment of Kashmiri food
An assortment of Kashmiri foodBhuvan Chawla

Join the five-day Kashmiri Food Festival at Indian cuisine restaurant 'Kheer,' curated by renowned Chef Rahul Wali. The CEO, Mr. Kush Kapoor, expressed excitement about bringing Chef Rahul Wali's Kashmiri cuisine to their establishments, aiming to offer unique dining experiences while promoting sustainable food practices. The festival, named Koshur Wuribal, promises guests a taste of Kashmir's rich flavours, with Chef Rahul presenting signature dishes like Buzith Chaaman, Nadur Kebab, Buzid Gaad, Kabargah, Gucchi Yakhni, Haakh Collard, and more.

Dates: March 20 to March 24

Venue: Kheer, Roseate House

Address: Kheer, Roseate House, Aerocity, Hospitality District, Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi

For more information you can contact their representatives at 9990769558 and 9910748050.

Join A Profuse Holi Celebration

Holi celebrations at Dwarka ISKON
Holi celebrations at Dwarka ISKON

Experience the enchanting festivities of Iskcon Dwarka's unique Holi celebration, "Phoolon ki Holi". This celebration combines tradition with contemporary flair, offering a refreshing take on the timeless revelry. You'll step into the ambience of Lathmar Holi, which traces its roots to the legendary tales of Vrindavan, where playful exchanges between lovers sparked exuberant revelry. At Iskcon Dwarka, this tradition takes on a whimsical turn with foam sticks replacing wooden ones, ensuring a joyful celebration without discomfort. Moreover, for those who prefer more natural indulgences, "Phoolon ki Holi" offers a fragrant experience with orange Marigold flowers, catering to those with sensitive skin. But the excitement doesn't end there – brace yourself for the thrilling Matka Phor Holi, set against the pulsating rhythm of "Govinda Ala Re".

Anticipating thousands of devotees seeking blessings, you can indulge your palate at the varied food stalls. You can savour the diverse flavours of Delhi street food, North Indian cuisine, South Indian classics, Bengali desserts, Oriental and Continental delights, and refreshing beverages like Iskcon Thandai.

Dates: March 25

Venue: ISKCON Temple Dwarka

Address: Plot No.-4, Sub-City Level, behind Radisson Blu Hotel, Sector 13, Dwarka, New Delhi, Delhi 110078

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