This 26th January, India will celebrate its 69th Republic Day. The air is brimming of a vibe of patriotism and celebration. This Republic weekend is also the first long weekend of the year. So how can you make the best of it? Here are some ideas which won’t let your much-anticipated weekend go waste:
Watch the LIVE Parade
This experience is exclusive to all of you in Delhi during this Republic Day. Watching the parade live at Rajpath is an experience everyone should have at least once. The parade includes brilliant displays of military marching, stellar exhibitions of our nation’s defence as fighter jets zoom off loudly over your head. This simply cannot be experienced fully on a TV screen.
This is for all you foodies out there! Spend your time this weekend exploring the food available in your city. Delhites can venture into the rustic allies of Chandni Chowk. Walk into the classic Karim’s and pamper your palate with delectable kebabs and fluffy rotis. If you are in Kolkata, walk into the popular Arsalan. Known for its aromatic and flavoursome biryani, dining here will be a perfect ending to your day. Go for the Versova Sea Food Festival in Mumbai and savour some of the most succulent preparations of seafood!
Every city in this country has amazing places to shop from. Who doesn’t like to buy new items they love? Lose yourself in the lanes of Crawford market in Mumbai. Shop quirky trunks and vintage crockery in less than 300 bucks! For a fancier experience, walk into the DLF Emporio in Delhi. Find yourself amidst the biggest names in fashion. Nothing wrong in pampering yourself once in a while!
Movies and Plays
When was the last time you watched a great play sitting in an auditorium? For a perfect evening, walk into the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi. Enjoy plays by some of the best theatre artists from our country. If you are in the mood for a film, there are several blockbusters in theatres right now. Watch Insidious: The Last Key if you’re a horror movie fanatic. If you’re in for a grand Bollywood drama, the all new ‘Padmaavat’ could be an option. For Telegu movie buffs, Anushka Shetty’s Bhaagamathie will save the day!
Reconnect with the Arts
From paintings to music, the arts has something for everyone! If you’re a fan of poetry, then check out the Third Poetry Anniversary Jam by Worlds Tell Stories happening in Mumbai. Dance your heart out at the Mumbai Festival which has a line-up including Mika Singh and Ankit Tiwari. If you’re keen of paintings, visit the Modern Art Gallery, New Delhi to look at some fine works by famous artists.
Spend Time in Quaint Cafes
When in Delhi, skip Hauz Khas Village and escape into this cute aisle. Giving the vibes of a Parisian locality, the quiet little village of Said-ul-Ajaib is tucked away in Lane no. 3 of Champa Gali. It is a short walk from the Saket Metro Station, New Delhi. Carry with yourself a favourite book and pop into one the many picturesque cafes or restaurants the village is studded with. Thank us later!
Go on a Date
Take your loved one out for a memorable date this Republic weekend! If in Delhi, shop quirky curios together from Delhi Haat near INA metro station. While in Kolkata, take your better half for a romantic meal to The Bridge in Floatel. Enjoy a delicious meal with your soulmate as you sit atop a ship deck looking over the calm waters of a lake. While in Chennai, take a stroll together barefoot by the beach as you walk towards the old lighthouse. Enjoy the beautiful sunset together. Finish the day with an action packed movie. If you two are Liam Neeson fans, his all new The Commuter would be an ideal choice!
So there you have it! Hope you now have an idea on how to spend this Republic weekend.