The festival of lights is celebrated with so much of enthusiasm in this country that it is evident even from the outer space; one of the satellites once captured a photograph of India lit up beautifully on the Diwali night. But apart from the lamps, fireworks and sweets, Diwali is also a gifting season, wherein people shop some of the most unique things for their relatives and friends. And Diwali mela is a great place to shop for such things. Home to some of the best Diwali melas, here’s a look at some of the best places where Diwali melas in Delhi will take place.
Defence Colony Diwali Bazaar
Known for a colourful and lively vibe, this Diwali mela is held at the posh locality of Defence Colony and is famous for having a fun-filled environment. Also available are a plenty of kiosks built inside the colourful canopies that sell a wide range of colourful diyas and other interesting items. Adding more fun to the environment are the DJs and dance performance and also the gaming stalls.
When: 28 – 29 October
Timing: 4 PM to 10 PM
Where: The Gumbad, Defence Colony, New Delhi
Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela
Credit: ThinkStock PhotosOne of the oldest Diwali melas in Delhi, the extremely popular Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela has every ingredient that attracts visitors from all walks of life. Apart from the numerous shopping kiosks that sell a wide variety of interesting items that make for popular buys during Diwali, this mela offers enough entertainment in the form of giant Ferris Wheel ride, magic shows and countless food stalls. Some of the most popular items sold in this mela include handicrafts, jewellery, clothes, bags, colourful floating candles, diyas and other Diwali knick-knacks.
When: 3 – 4 November
Timing: 4:30 PM to 10 PM
Where: Colony Park, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi
Select Citywalk Diwali Bazaar
Photo courtesy: Exciting IndiaWhen a Diwali mela is held inside one of the most popular malls in Delhi, it is sure to catch some eyeballs. No wonder, Select Citywalk Diwali Bazaar is so popular. This Diwali mela in Delhi is famous for the wide range of options it offers to the shopaholics. Right from the beautiful curious for your home to the apparels and accessories, this Diwali mela brings smile on many faces with the variety it offers. Some of the best things to buy from this Diwali mela include the hand-painted trays and the traditional imitation jewellery.
When: 17 – 21 October
Timing: 12 PM to 10 PM
Where: A-3, District Centre, Saket, New Delhi
Diwali Mela – Meri Dilli Utsav 2018
Photo courtesy: Meri Dilli UtsavEat, shop and chill, repeat! The yearly ‘Meri Dilli Utsav’ event is a perfect venue where you can just shop, eat and have fun with friends and family! This three-day festivity offers some unique shopping and eating experience and features around 200 lifestyle stalls. There are all kinds of colourful decorative pieces, handmade earthen diyas and fragrant candles. Book your dates!
Where: Dilli Haat, Pitam Pura (Near TV Tower) Delhi
When: November 2 –4
Timing: 4 PM to 11 PM
Blind School Diwali Mela
Photo courtesy: Blind School Diwali Bazaar FansBlind School Diwali Mela is probably one of the best fairs to take place in Delhi annually. This amazing initiative started by Blind School Relief Association in New Delhi features items prepared by blind school students. From handmade lamps, decorative diyas and candles to colourful clothing items, there’s a lot that you can buy from here. In addition to these, there will be food stalls offering a wide range of delicious delicacies from different Indian states.
When: October 29 – November 4
Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM
Where: Blind School Relief Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Near Oberoi Hotel
Dilli Haat Diwali Mela
Photo courtesy: Dilli Haat Diwali MelaAlready a popular spot in Delhi to shop for handicrafts and traditional apparel, Dilli Haat also hosts an extremely popular Diwali mela every year. The buzz of this place becomes even more exciting with an increased number of stalls that sell everything, right from the festive apparel to Diwali curios and handicrafts for home. Also held around this time are some really interesting cultural performances that set the mood of this Diwali mela in Delhi to its fullest extent.
Where: Dilli Haat
When: November 2 – 4 Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM