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Republic Day Parade 2024: How to Book Tickets Online, Where to Watch, Live Stream – All You Need to Know

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Happy Republic Day Parade 2024: Republic Day is one of the most important national festivals in India, celebrated on January 26 every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India in 1950. On this day, the President of India hoists the national flag and takes the salute of the armed forces and paramilitary forces at Rajpath, New Delhi. The Republic Day Parade is a spectacular display of the cultural and military diversity of the country, featuring tableaux, floats, folk dances, music, and aerobatics.

The Republic Day Parade is a popular event that attracts thousands of spectators from across the country and abroad. However, due to the limited seating capacity and security arrangements, the tickets for the parade are in high demand and often sell out quickly. If you are planning to witness the grandeur of the Republic Day Parade 2024, here is everything you need to know about how to book tickets online, where to watch, live stream, and more.

How to Book Tickets Online

The online booking for the Republic Day Parade 2024 will start from January 7, 2024 and will close on January 23, 2024 or until the tickets are sold out, whichever is earlier. The online booking can be done through the official website of the Ministry of Defence, www.mod.gov.in, or through the mobile app, RDP 2024, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

The online booking process is as follows:

  • Register on the website or the app with your name, email, mobile number, and Aadhaar number.
  • Select the date, time, and category of the ticket you want to buy. The tickets are available for two events: the Republic Day Parade on January 26, 2024, and the Beating Retreat Ceremony on January 29, 2024. The tickets are also available in two categories: reserved and unreserved. The reserved tickets are for the seats near the main stage at Rajpath, while the unreserved tickets are for the seats along the parade route.
  • Pay the ticket fee online using a debit card, credit card, net banking, UPI, or wallet. The ticket fee is Rs. 500 for the reserved seats and Rs. 100 for the unreserved seats for the Republic Day Parade, and Rs. 50 for the unreserved seats for the Beating Retreat Ceremony. There is no fee for children below the age of five years.
  • After the payment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email and SMS with a QR code and a booking reference number.
  • Download and print the e-ticket from the website or the app. You will also need to carry a valid photo ID proof along with the e-ticket to enter the venue.

How to Book Tickets Offline

The offline booking for the Republic Day 2024 Parade tickets will start from January 7, 2024 and end on January 25, 2024. You can buy your tickets from any of the following authorized outlets in Delhi:

  • North Block Roundabout
  • South Block Roundabout
  • Pragati Maidan (Gate No. 1, Bhairon Road)
  • Jantar Mantar (Main Gate)
  • Shastri Bhawan (Near Gate No. 1)
  • India Gate (Near Jamnagar House)
  • Red Fort (Near Police Picket)
  • Parliament House Reception Office (Special Counter for MPs)

The tickets are priced at Rs. 500 for reserved seats and Rs. 100 or Rs. 20 for unreserved seats. You will need to show your photo identity proof, such as Aadhaar card, PAN card, passport, or voter ID card, and pay in cash at the counter. You will receive a physical ticket with a barcode after successful purchase. You will need to carry the ticket along with your original photo identity proof to the venue on the day of the parade.

Where to Watch

The Republic Day Parade 2024 will start from Rashtrapati Bhavan and end at Red Fort, passing through RajpathIndia Gate, and Tilak Marg. The parade will cover a distance of about 8.5 km and will last for about 90 minutes. The parade will start at 9:00 AM on January 26, 2024, and will be followed by the cultural and military performances at Rajpath.

The best seats to watch the parade are the ones near the main stage at Rajpath, where the President of India, the Prime Minister of India, the Chief Guest, and other dignitaries will be seated. These seats are reserved and require tickets to be purchased in advance. The other seats along the parade route are unreserved and can be occupied on a first-come, first-served basis. However, these seats may not offer a clear view of the parade and may be crowded.

Alternatively, you can also watch the parade from the comfort of your home or any other place with a television or an internet connection. The parade will be telecast live on various channels of Doordarshan, the national broadcaster of India, as well as on other private channels. You can also watch the parade online on the official YouTube channel of Doordarshan National, or on the official website of the Press Information Bureau, www.pib.gov.in.

How to Live Stream

If you want to live stream the Republic Day Parade 2024 on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other device, you can do so by using the following options:

  • The official mobile app, RDP 2024, which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. The app will provide live streaming of the parade, as well as other features such as information, trivia, quizzes, and feedback.
  • The official website of the Ministry of Defence, www.mod.gov.in, which will also provide live streaming of the parade, as well as other details such as the route map, the order of march, the participants, and the highlights.
  • The official YouTube channel of Doordarshan National, which will also provide live streaming of the parade, as well as other programs related to the Republic Day celebrations.
  • The official website of the Press Information Bureau, www.pib.gov.in, which will also provide live streaming of the parade, as well as other news and updates related to the Republic Day.

Important Points to Remember

  • The tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable. Any attempt to resell or misuse the tickets will result in cancellation and legal action.
  • The tickets are issued on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no guarantee of availability or choice of seats.
  • The entry to the venue will start from 7:00 AM and close at 9:30 AM on January 26, 2024, and from 2:00 PM and close at 3:30 PM on January 29, 2024. No entry will be allowed after the closing time.
  • The security at the venue will be strict and no bags, cameras, mobile phones, or any other electronic devices will be allowed inside. There will be no cloakroom facility available at the venue.
  • The spectators are advised to dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes, as the weather will be cold and the seating will be on the ground.
  • The spectators are also advised to follow the COVID-19 guidelines and wear masks, maintain social distancing, and sanitize their hands frequently.

We hope this article has helped you to plan your visit to the Republic Day Parade 2024. For more information, you can visit the official website of the Ministry of Defence, www.mod.gov.in, or call the helpline number, 011-23019545.

We wish you a happy and patriotic Republic Day!

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