Note: This article was published in 2013

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With Diwali just around the corner, melas are going to be kickstarting in every colony, embassy and garden/banquets of hotels; And we’re excited! The weather is just right to enjoy one of these fairs; one can eat and drink, or hop onto a Ferris wheel. It’s also a great opportunity to see works of lesser-known designers, rummage through stall after stall of bespoke products from all over the country, and to buy festive season gifts in bulk and at very reasonable prices.

Mark your calendars, Delhiwaalas. Here’s where you’ll find us this year.

Blind School Mela |

Where | Blind School Relief Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg

When | October 26* to November 1

Timings | 10am to 8pm

Akshay Pratishthan |

Where | The Grand, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj

When | October 26

Timings | 10am to 8pm

Defence Colony Diwali Mela |

Where | Defence Colony Gol Chakkar

When | October 19 & October 20

Timings | 12pm to 10pm

Select Citywalk Diwali Mela |

Where | First Floor Balcony, Select Citywalk, Saket

When | October 1 to October 31

Timings | All day

Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela |

Where | Colony park, near Delhi Public School, Sunder Nagar

When | October 26 & October 27

Timings | 4pm to 11pm

Epicentre Diwali Mela |

Where | Epicentre, Apparel House, Gurgaon

When | October 18 to October 20

Timings | 11am to 8pm

Dastkar Nature Bazaar |

Where | Kisaan Haat, Anuvrat Marg, Andheria Modh, Chattarpur

When | October 18 to October 27

Timings | Opening at 3pm on October 18; 11am to 7pm from October 19 to October 27

British High Commission Diwali Mela

Where | British High Commission, Shantipath, Chanakya Puri

When | October 27

Timings | 5pm to 9pm

*date has been revised 

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