No wedding prep is complete without booking a killer mehendiwala for the bride and all the ladies in the house. There’s definitely a great level of excitement involved when it comes to mehendi, and let’s be honest, this is one age old tradition we can never let go off. So we went around hunting for the best mehendiwalas in town for you to give a go on your big day.

#LBBTip: Before booking a mehendiwala for the big day, make sure to give it a try {a patch test of sorts}. You don’t want any skin allergies or dyed hands on your big day. After booking, make sure to tell them to not mix any dye or colouring agent in your mehendi.

Raju Mehendi Art

Photo source: Raju Mehandi Artist

Photo source: Raju Mehandi Artist

We all love ourselves some mehendi from GK M-Block market. Honestly, they’re all amazing, but this guy aces the modern-meets-traditional department. If you’re looking for the latest designs with no compromise on detailing and intricacy, he’s the guy to reach out to {make sure to find the original Raju mehendiwala}.

Where: M-46 {near Fashion Point}, M-Block market, GK 1

Contact: +91 9818767881, +91 8800663014

Price: Starting at INR 5,100 for bridal, INR 300 for normal

Akbar Mehendi Wala

Hanuman Mandir is one of the oldest places in Delhi where you’ll find the best mehendi and bangle walas at reasonable prices. We found Akbar mehendiwala to be one of the best, with some rather fancy options and designs to choose from. He’s usually over-booked too, so make sure to book in advance.

Where: Hanuman Mandir, Baba Kharak Singh Marg

Price: Starting at INR 1,100 for bridal, INR 50 for normal

Talwar Singh Mehendi

Photo source: Talwar Singh Mehendi

Photo source: Talwar Singh Mehendi

From a wide range of designs including Zardozi, Arabic, and almost everything we could imagine, this guy has it all. The best part about his mehendi is that the colour is neither too dark nor too light {that’s when you know it’s real mehendi on your hands}. Make sure to book him well in advance, though.

Where: F-39, NDSE, South Ex Part I {behind Levi’s}

Contact: +91 9811410868

Price: Starting at INR 3,100 for bridal, INR 100 for normal

Sukhdev Mehendi Art

Talking about the best mehendiwalas in town and not mentioning Central Market would be a crime. We love some good old Lajpat Nagar mehendi, and Sukhdev mehendiwala is known to be the best out of the lot there for the designs and quality he offers. Aside for booking him for doing mehendi at a mehendi function, he’s also a great no-fuss option for festivals and upcoming Karva Chauth.

Where: Shop No. 12, Central Market, Lajpat Nagar – II

Contact: +91 9810004453

Price: Starting at INR 3,100 for bridal, INR 100 for normal

Prakash Mehendi Art

Photo source: Prakash Mehendi Art

Photo source: Prakash Mehendi Art

With an experience of over 17 years, this guy sure knows what he’s doing. We loved the variety he has to offer, from traditional Rajasthani to coloured fusion designs, he had them all. He is known for using herbal mehendi, which makes him one of our favourites.

Where: 173-D, Kamla Nagar {opposite Prem Studio}, Near W-mart

Contact: +91 9899531424/34

Price: Starting at INR 5,100 for bridal, INR 200 for normal

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