5 Melas in Delhi You Must Visit For Those True Diwali Feels!
Our favourite time of the year has officially begun! Come Diwali and there’s a definite cheer in the air and a charm to the city. Top that with the excitement of festive shopping and you’ve got yourself the perfect recipe for a true blue Diwali! And well, we’re here to help you with the last bit. Here are five Diwali melas and exhibitions in the city that will give you reason enough to bunk the malls and loosen your purse strings in true festival style! Lights, colour, and happiness!
Festival of Lights
If we had to pick one must-visit Diwali festival, it would definitely be this one! It is a crafts haven with a variety that spans the creativity of the entire country. Handcrafted décor pieces, pottery, furniture, lights and traditional paintings along with hand woven, hand embroidered and block printed textiles, here’s a true artisans market. Once you soak in the energy of this beautiful space and are done with all the shopping, sit back and enjoy some lip-smacking regional food and the cultural performances by evening.
When: 20th October - 1st November;
Where: Nature Bazaar, Andheria Modh, Chattarpur
Blind School Diwali Mela
Pay this mela a visit for the candles, diyas and paper products made by the super students of the Blind school. You’ll also find a variety of beautiful jewellery, home décor and interesting decorative pieces sold by other NGOs along with the other designer lifestyle products. Don’t forget to try the relaxing massages by the visually impaired masseurs.
When: 29th October - 4th November;
Where: The Blind Relief Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Behind Oberoi Hotel
Akshya Pratisthan Festa of Lights 2018
Go there for products that are sure to make your Diwali even more pretty! From festive apparel, jewellery, and accessories by homepreneurs, to decor pieces made by artisans from all over the country. Don’t miss the crafts made by the students and trainees from Akshya Pratisthan.
When: 30th October;
Where: The Grand, Vasant Kunj
Select Citywalk Diwali Bazaar
The Diwali fest here is a true shop till you drop experience! From designer wear to cutesy trinkets, you’ve got it all! And if that isn’t enough, well the malls are right there! Select Citywalk does a brilliant job with decorations and display and lights. Make a trip there by night.
When: 17th - 21st October;
Where: Select Citywalk Mall, Saket
Defence Colony Diwali Mela
Go there for them true Diwali mela feels! Games, shopping, drool-worthy food and of course musical performances to keep up the spirit!
When: 28th - 29th October;
Where: Defence Colony, Main Market