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9 Fabulous Festivals and Fairs to Attend in January

Kasturi posted on 31 December

From the World Book Fair to the Neon Festival, we have a bunch of events lined up in the new year. Come say hello to us at any of these great events.

Dastkari Craft Bazaar

????????????????????????????????????Dastkari Crafts Bazaar is organised annually by Dastkaari Haat Samiti, a non-profit organisation. Dilli Haat will come alive with a kaleidoscope of crafts, music, dance, and food at the Crafts Bazaar, featuring handicrafts from all over India as well as fancy crafts from Myanmar. We say aye to pathein umbrellas and velvet slippers. Read all here.

When: 1 -15 January

Where: Dilli Haat, INA

Nearest Metro Station: INA

Price: INR 20 per adult

Timings: 11am – 9pm

Contact: 011 26852373 or email them at

Follow their Facebook page here. Check out their website here. 

Delhi Literature Festival

With a rich cultural and literary heritage such as ours, its about time the Delhi Literature Festival got its due recognition. Find young aspiring authors, as well as established literary mammoths coming together for panel discussions, book readings, book launches, workshops, performances, speaker events, poetry, theatre and cinema.

We’re excited for the likes of Avirook Sen, Madhu Trehan, and Madhulika Liddle. Find their programme here.

When: 8 - 10 January

Where: Dilli Haat, Opp INA Market

Nearest Metro Station: INA

Timings: 2pm - 8pm


Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here. 

World Book Fair

worldbookfairAsia’s biggest book fair is back and is in its 41st edition; organised by National Book Trust of India. The guest of honour this year is China, so you’ll get your hands on some pretty fantastic books, attend interesting seminars and get to see cool Chinese paintings.

When: 9 - 17 January

Where: Pragati Maidan

Nearest Metro Station: Pragati Maidan

Timings: 11am - 9pm

Contact: Numbers here. 

Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here. 

North East Festival

Cultures of Peace – Festival of the Northeast will be showcasing the diverse culture of the Northeastern region of India through its writing, music, film, theatre, media and photography. Bridging 'mainland' India and attempting to create awareness about the seven sisters and more, this is a festival for the glitterati.

Expect talks by Urvashi Butalia, Uma Chakravarti and performances by The Vinyl Records.

When: 9 January

Where: Amaltas Hall, India Habitat Centre

Nearest Metro Station: Jor Bagh

Timings: 10am - 5pm

Contact:  011 26494617-18

Follow their Facebook page here.

Jaipur Literature Festival

Feature2Though not Delhi, Jaipur is close enough for a weekend getaway. With Margaret Atwood, Stephen Fry, Ruskin Bond and more showing up, it’d be a shame for us to miss this. If you need more reasons to attend this, then this will help you. You can also opt for doing these fun things in Jaipur while you’re there.

When: 21 – 25 January

Where: Jaipur Literature Festival, Diggi House, Shivaji Marg, C-Scheme, Jaipur

Contact:  +91 9643302036, +91 9643302037, +91 9643302038, +91 9643302039

Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here. 

World Food and Wine Festival

This one's pretty self-explanatory, isn't it? Giving you food and wine from all over the world under one roof, it's all that we could ever ask for. And the best part? They have something for all age groups. We're also pretty excited for all the food-related competitions that will be held here.

When: To Be Announced

Where: JLN Stadium, Sports Complex, East Gate, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Timings: 12pm - 10pm

Contact:  +91 9873671717

Check out their website here.  Follow their Facebook page here. 

India Art Festival

indiaartfestA contemporary art fair from Mumbai is holding a Delhi edition, and we can’t be happier. The fair presents excellent seminars and will be organising a debate here for the first time. Find a list of exhibitors here. 

When: 14 - 17 January

Where: National Stadium, Opp India Gate

Nearest Metro Station: Central Secretariat

Timings: 12pm - 8pm

Contact: 022 24445508, 65665111

Check out their website here. Follow their Facebook page here. 

Crime Writer’s Festival

We’re going here for sure. Noted crime writers, journalists and filmmakers from around the world are going to congregate to talk about crime, murder, serial killers and society. And there will be books. This is going to be a fab event for thrill seekers and thriller readers. More on this, soon to come.

When: 16 - 17 January

Where: Oxford Bookstore, Connaught Place

Nearest Metro Station: Rajiv Chowk

Timings: 10am - 7pm

Check out their website here.  Follow their Facebook page here.

Neon Music Festival

neonA musical event like no other {this is what we hear} this is going to be India’s answer to electronic and psych music festivals. Electronic music and dance will meet stagecraft and technical wizardry, and we aren’t sure what awesomeness will go down at this one.

When: 30 Jan

Where: JLN Stadium, Pragati Vihar, New Delhi

Nearest Metro Station: JLN Stadium

Price: INR 1,395 onwards

Timings: 5pm - 10pm

Buy tickets here. Follow their Facebook page here. 

Feature image courtesy: Dastkari Craft Bazaar