5 Reasons to Visit New Delhi in October

Undeniably the most romantic and festive season of New Delhi, autumn evokes a great sense of euphoria in one’s heart.

With the weather being just perfect, the city bursts into a riot of fun activities and is filled with a plethora of engaging sights and sounds for locals and tourists alike.

Here are some pretty compelling reasons for you to be in New Delhi this October!

By Arinita Sandilya

#DLF Emporio Luxury Shopping Festival

What: The annual Luxury Shopping Festival at DLF Emporio is every reason for you to be in the capital this festive season! The venue is abuzz with exciting special offers and packages for shoppers, from some of the finest luxury fashion brands.

Must see: The festival also includes an exclusive pop-up store wherein the winners of Design Awards 2014-15 are showcasing their collection for two weeks at DLF Emporio.

When: 13th October – 8th November 2015

Where: DLF Emporio, Nelson Mandela Marg, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi


#Delhi International Arts Festival

What: An umbrella festival of all genres of music, dance, theatre, puppetry, literature, poetry, and films- Delhi International Arts Festival is India’s premier cultural festival that brings together artists, writers, connoisseurs and tourists from all over the world.

Must see: Some of the International performances to look out for include Whirling Dervish and traditional dances from Egypt, Chongqing National Opera from the Sichuan province of China and Taiwanese Bamboo Orchestra amongst others.

When: 16th October – 1st November, 2015

Where: Purana Qila, Old Fort & across various venues in New Delhi


#10 Heads Festival

What: True to its name and the first of its kind, 10 Heads is a unique four-day event that has 10 festivals rolled into one!

Must see: From an extensive food fest, exciting music acts, and theatre performances to a Great Indian bazaar, a techno-fair and a celebration of pop culture through comics, animation, film, gaming and cosplay, this mega carnival has it all.

When: 22nd -25th October, 2015.

Where: Dhanchiri Camping Resort, NH-8, Gurgaon


#Delhi Photo Festival

What: India’s first and largest international photography festival, the Delhi Photo Fest seeks to create a platform to bring together the photographic community and the general public to engage with photography better.

Must see: The festival features a multitude of photography exhibitions, projections, portfolio reviews, workshops and master classes by leading national and international photographers. The theme this year is ‘Aspire – to seek, to attain or accomplish a goal.’ and learning of photography as an art form.

When: October 30-November 8, 2015.

Where: Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, 11 Man Singh Road, New Delhi


#Zubin Mehta: Live In Concert

What: Experience a scintillating performance by the Australian World Orchestra, lead by Zubin Mehta, the renowned Indian conductor of Western music.

Must see: Over the course of two days, the orchestra will be performing some famous pieces such as Mozart’s dramatic overture from The Marriage of Figaro, Brahms’ Symphony No. 2 in D Major and Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-flat Major featuring Daniel Dodds and Tobias Lea.

Ticket prices: Rs 1,500 to 12,000

When: 30th -31st Oct, 2015

Where: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi


PS: Another reason that you should be in New Delhi in October is for the fabulous StyleCracker Borough happening on Oct 31, 2015. Drop in for fashion, food and a great big shopping bag full of fun. RSVP here.