If you are a foodie and looking for a change from the droning homemade food, here is something for you to cheer about. Delhi is always known for its archaeological and prehistoric shrines. But when it comes to foodstuff, the capital city has plenty of lip smacking street food to offer. After witnessing an overwhelming response last year, the National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) is all set to organize the next edition of National Street Food Festival this year as well. With around 300 plus regional cuisines from 25 states across the nation, NASVI National Street Food Festival 2016 is going to unveil is luscious appearance on Friday December 23rd at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Delhi. The three-day street food festival will be continued till Sunday December 25th. So, this Christmas you can make the event more delicious and happening with NASVI National Street Food Festival.
To add more flavour to this mouth-watering food fiesta, the organiser is also going to include a special street food dialogue every day during the entire event. Well, this food event is not going to finite its exposure only to street cuisines. On the contrary, the NASVI National Street Food Festival will also arrange some eye-catching magic shows, solo and rock band performances. Special attraction of the event will be the presence of master chef Sanjeev Kappor and Kunal Kappor.
In our day-to-day life, we try lot many street food vendors. Some of them we find very cost-effective and yummy. As of result of which we keep trying these vendors time after time. This is how the street food vendors play a pivotal role in distributing the food across the cities. Many foreign countries find this practice as an important means of economic evolution of cities and township. Keeping this unique concept of food entrepreneurship in mind, NASVI has come up with an endeavour to cater a supportive platform to the street food vendors. This will not only drive them to sound earnings, but also inspire them to exhibit their brilliance and cooking expertise. In other words, you can also say this is a unique way of promoting the street food to various food lovers and tourist by uniting the cultural and social diversity of India. At this national street food festival, you will get to taste various mouth-watering food items like Chaat Belgarmi, Chhine Jalebi, Tangy Fish Curry, Keema-Mutton and so on.
The organiser of this street food festival believes that a large number of footfalls are expected to flock at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium these three days. All the vendors from 25 different states will represent a diversified flavour of mouth-watering dishes to savour you. Starting from the taste of south to the north and from central west to north-east provinces, you can experience the taste of India under one single platform.
The excitement will reach to an amazing level when you will get a chance to shake your legs along with some exhilarating music. Yes, you thought it absolutely correct! The festival will also feature a great fusion rock genre during this festival ride. On 23rd December, you can experience an electrifying live performance of Delhi-based Indian Ocean rock band. Not only this, if you are planning to get there with your family, the event has something more to double your rejoice. There will be various competitive activities and amusements for women and as well as kids. So, this is going to be something more than just a food event that you will remember for long.
The timings of this street food festival will be from 12PM to 10PM every day, and the entry will be through gate No.14. Regarding tickets, visitor needs to spend only INR 80 per person. You can book the ticket online through Bookmyshow.com.
How to reach there
For Delhiites, getting there is quite convenient. The event venue Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is well-connected to Delhi-NCR by cars, bus and metro. You can also book private cabs or auto-rickshaw as well to reach Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.
If you plan to reach there by metro, get into the Violet Line Metro, which runs between Escorts Mujesar/Badarpur to ITO route. If you are coming from any other route, deboard at Mandihouse or Central Secretariat metro station and then follow the ITO- Mujesar/Badarpur metro route to reach there.
From IGI Airport, Delhi it will take around 30-35 minutes by road. By metro on the other hand, you can travel the distance from IGI Airport to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in around 42 minutes.
If you are travelling from other cities of India by railway, you may deboard at New Delhi or Old Delhi Railway Station as per your reservation. The distance between New Delhi Railway Station and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is merely 8-9Kms that can be travelled by auto-rickshaw or cars. On the other hand, the distance between Old Delhi Railway Station and Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium is around 14Kms. These two places are well-connected by road.
Some nearby places that you may visit
On the way back to your home or hotel, you can also try visiting some nearby places for hangout. Within a mere reach of 0.5 km from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium you can visit Defence Colony. Though, it will not be a good suggestion to get into the food stores again after attending a national food event. However, at Defence Colony you will come across various eateries that will offer you different delicious food items. Defence Colony is also famed for being the residential abode of many celebrity artists. Close to Defence Colony, you can visit the tomb of Shaikh Ali, which is popular as “Gumti of Shaikh Ali”. Within 0.6 km way from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, you can also visit the Sai Baba Temple.
Moving ahead, in 1Km reach from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, you can step into the Habitat World Convention Centre, which offers a blend of amusement including food, films, auditorium, workshop and cultural events. The Habitat World Convention Centre is also popular for organising corporate conference and banquet.
One more historic monument is Humayun’s Tomb that you will find within 1.9 km reach from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. This ancient monument was built in 1565 A.D. Humayun’s Tomb is considered as India’s first extensive example of Mughal architecture. Visitors come here to witness the historic tales of India.
If you travel around 1.8 km distance from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, you can experience the soothing environs of Lodi Garden. Setup during 15th-16th century, Lodi Garden is best known as the jogger’s park of capital city. Once you access to this ancient site, you will get amazed by its historic feelings. People flock here early morning for practicing Yoga and meditation in the midst of lush environment. It is situated only 3 Kms away from Humayun’s Tomb.
Places to stay
Delhi is one amongst the busiest and most tourist pulling cities in India. Being the capital of India, Delhi witnesses plenty of tourists throughout the year. Therefore, numbers of quality hotels are also set up here from time-to-time.
If you are not from Delhi and happen to be in the NASVI National Street Food Festival, you must know some of the nearby hotels for staying purpose. Here are few recommendations for you:
Address: Near Metro Station, 7, Link Rd, Block P,
Jungpura Extension, Jangpura,
New Delhi, Delhi 110014
Distance: 0.9 km to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Charges: Rs.3, 882 (Per Room per Night)
#The Parkland Defence Colony
Address: E-19, Defence Colony,
New Delhi, Delhi 110024
Distance: 1.4 km to Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Charges: Rs.3, 419 (Per Room per Night)
#The Loft Bed & Breakfast
C 29, Third Floor, South Extension Part 2,
Delhi, India 1100044
Charges: Rs. 3,499 (Per Room per Night)
#Hotel Forest Green
24, SIRIFORT ROAD, New Delhi, India 110049
Charges: Rs. 2,505 (Per Room per Night)
C-233, Greater Kailash I, Delhi, India 110048
Charges: Rs. 4,125 (Per Room per Night)
2, Ring Road, Kilokri, Opp. Maharani Bagh,
Delhi, India 110014
Charges: Rs. 1,699 (Per Room per Night)
Note: The charges cited above may vary from time-to-time.
Feel the warmth this winter with a blend of National Street Food Festival and Christmas.
|NATIONAL STREET FOOD FESTIVAL 2016|
|Event||National Street Food Festival – 2016|
|Organiser||NASVI in association Project Clean Street Food, FSSAI|
|Timings||23rd December to 25th December 2016, 12 PM-10 PM|
|Venue||Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium|
|Entrance||Gate No: 14|
|Address||Bhisma Pitamah Road, Lodhi Road, Delhi- 110003|
|Entry Fees||INR 80 Per Person|
|23rd December||Indian Ocean Rock Band Live Performance|
|Special attraction||Master chef Sanjeev Kappor and Kunal Kappor|
|Regional cuisines||More than 300|