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Tickets for 2019 Republic Day Parade and Beating the Retreat in New Delhi

Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi is the most awaited and the grandest event of the year which is worth watching. Almost all the TV channels across the country telecast the event live. People can watch the parade live online at http://republicday.nic.in. However, many want to enjoy watching the parade directly at the venue.

In view of facilitating the public to witness and enjoy the parade at Rajpath in New Delhi on January 26 and also Beating the Retreat Ceremony at Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, the Govt of India announces the date and commence the sale of tickets for these two grand events few days before the events.


Those who happen to know senior govt officials or any VIP in New Delhi, they can obtain front row VIP passes from them. Otherwise tickets for the event can be bought from various outlets from January 7 to January 25.

Ticket price for Republic Day Parade 2019

  • Rs.500/- for reserved seats for booking from ticket counters (For Indian citizens). Reserved seats are located close to the main stage where the events take place.
  • Rs.200 and Rs.100/- for unreserved seats for all eligible ones.
  • Rs.50/- for students bookings for reserved seats both online and offline
  • Rs.10/- for students booking unreserved seats offline.

Ticket price for Beating the Retreat (Full Dress Rehearsal)

  • Rs.50/- and Rs.20/-. No reserved seats for this ceremonial event.

Outlets for sale of tickets

Tickets for the Republic Day parade 2019 and Beating the Retreat ceremony will be on sale at various departmental and non-departmental sale counters that will be set up for the purpose in New Delhi.

Non-Department Ticket Sale Counters:
ITDC (Indian Tourism Development Corporation) Travel counters at (i) Connaught Place (CP), Janpath and (ii) Ashok Hotel at Chanakyapuri in New Delhi.

DTDC (Delhi Tourism Development Corporation) counters at (i) Coffee House, Baba Kharag Singh Marg (opp. Hanuman mandir), (ii) Dilli Haat (iii) Food Craft bazaar (opp INA market).

Tickets at these counters will be sold only on working days.

Tickets are also sold at 9 Departmental Sales Counters on all days from 10 a.m to 5.30 p.m without lunch break. The sales counters are located at:
  • Pragati Maidan (Gate # 1), Bhairon Road
  • Red Fort near police picket
  • Shastri Bhavan (Gate # 1)
  • Roundabouts of North block; South block
  • Main gate of Jantar Mantar
  • India Gate
  • Govt of India, Tourist Office at CP
  • 88 Janpat (closed on Sundays)
  • Parliament House, reception office (from 11 a.m to 4.00 p.m. Closed on Saturdays / Sundays / Holidays).
Buyers need to show / produce a valid photo identity proof / aadhaar card at the time of purchasing ticket/s.

For online booking, visit the official website of Republic Day Parade at New Delhi. You need to enter the number of your photo ID card.

Important tips for attending the Republic Day Parade at New Delhi

  • Do not carry your mobile phones, cameras and any other electronic device as these are strictly not allowed.
  • You should try to arrive at the venue as early as possible as the entire area gets too crowded and very congested when the VIPs start coming to this place.
  • Please note that all the entrances will be closed before the National Anthem starts.
  • And there will be a very strict security check as well.
  • You need not spend extra money for getting the reserved tickets as you will get a much better spot or place near the stage and car parking.
  • On this day the morning weather in New Delhi would be mostly chilly and foggy, so get enough of woolen garments or a leather jacket and a cap.

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