Every Year on 26th January, I and My Family position ourselves in front of the Television, eagerly waiting for the LIVE telecast of the Republic day parade to start on Doordarshan. Since 2013 it has started telecasting it LIVE on it's Youtube Channel. Here is the Link in case you are curious ;)
Yesterday, I was wondering if I could see 66th Republic Day of India Live at Vijay Chowk, you know.. witnessing the parade and the Colorful Procession (Jhankis) for real would be a Life Time Experience Indeed! But the Question was, from where can I buy the Tickets? And if the tickets are actually available or not?
Here came our Friend GOOGLE. I typed "Buy Republic Day Ticket 2015" ..and TADANG!
I got all the basic information I needed . Thanks to Sharell Cook ( goindia.about.com) :). With the Help of HOHO's Guest Relation Executive (Ms. Dolly Sharma) who knows nook and corner of Delhi roads and where-about, I have prepared a quick list of Ticket Counters.
If You are like Me looking for Republic Day Tickets, then Read on.
Tickets are available from 10th to 25th January. Following are the 7 Easy Ways you can buy one for Yourself. Some of the ticket counters are painted in white, "Republic Day Tickets Available Here" mentioned on top of them.
1. India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) Travel Counters
I did not know the Office were located at Ashok and Janpath Hotels. Open only on Working days, so you better get them on or before 25th Jan.
2. Tickets are available at all the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) counters
At a Stones throw distance from HOHO Centre is Coffee Home at Baba kharak Singh Marg. Besides that you can find it at Dilli Haat -INA and Pitampura.
3. Departmental Counters at South & North Block Entrance
which happens to be adjacent to President House, near Vijay Chowk.
4. At Jantar Mantar Entrance
just next to ticket counter of Jantar mantar monument
5. At Outer Circle of India Gate, near Shanjahan Road
you will find small white painted iron counters.
6. Parliament house reception Office
Tickets are available between 11am and 4pm. Satuday, Sunday and Holidays Closed. 7. Government of India Tourist Office
Centrally located just opposite to Janpath Market, Connaught
Place. Closed on Sunday.
Ticket Price for 2015
I am not sure of the Ticket Price for 2015, as per Press Information Bureau, Government of India 2013 release, prices are as follows:
The price of tickets for the Republic Day Parade on 26th January 2013 will be Rs. 300/- and Rs 150/- for reserved seats and Rs. 50/- and Rs. 10/- for unreserved seats. The tickets for the Beating Retreat Ceremony (Full Dress Rehearsal) on 28th January 2013 will be in the category of Rs.50/- and Rs.20/- respectively and will not have reserved seats.
Beating Retreat Ceremony
3 days after republic day Beating Retreat Ceremony is organized in the afternoon on January 29 each year. Tickets are also available for this event at the above outlets.
Thanks Sharell Cook of goindia, and Dolly Sharma of HOHO Delhi for helping me write this post.
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