Rajpath or originally called Kingsway when Edwin Luytens designed architectural map of Delhi, is the main avenue of 26th January (Independence Day of India) Parade. The avenue is covered by huge lawns, canals and lush green trees on both sides. It’s a beautiful place for walks and often locals can be seen running or taking morning walks on Rajpath till India Gate.
Just near the Rajpath are North and South Block of Secretariat Building ending at Rashtrapati Bhavan. One can easily see Rashtrapati Bhawan from Rajpath which is a beauty in itself. It also crosses Sansad Marg and Parliament House of India. (All the buildings around Rajpath have been designed by Architect Edwin Lutyens and Herbet Baker.) A panaromic view of the entire Delhi City can be seen from the top of these official buildings). Although one is not allowed to enter these prominent Government houses without prior permission and without any reasonable work, one can easily see these from outside. Seeing these buildings from outside is beautiful. The place becomes more beautiful at night when the entire area is filled with lights all around these buildings. If you look across you will India Gate which looks really awesome in the night!
The Sight of Rajpath changes altogether, on 26th January each year when Royal parade takes place. Filled with thousands of people who flog in from the entire Country to see Independence Day Parade! Both sides of Rajpath is filled with people, kids and school children as major dignitaries of India - President, Prime-Minister and the entire Cabinet of ruling and non – ruling parties come to pay homage to the brave soliders of India. To add to the excitement, a fanfare of Jhankis (by selected Indian States), Motorides (Border Security Force ) and Air Show (Indian Air Force) is carried out on Rajpath. School children too participate in this action packed program. Live telecast of this program is done of National Television as millions all across the country see this thrilling program!
Open: All 365 days of a year
Entrance Fees: Nil
Nearest Metro Station: Udyog Bhavan Metro Station, Race Course Metro Station and Rajiv Chowk Metro Station Gate No 1
Nearby Attractions: India Gate (All India War Memorial)
Travellers Day Advice: If you coming to Rajpath to see Independence day celebrations, make sure you do not carry any extra belongings with you, they will be taken by the Police who are deputed there. You can carry eating items but that too depends upon the Police if they allow you to carry it. Strict co-ordination with Police is required to see the Independence Day Parade.