Pretty lights, bright colours, festive gifts, and new clothes—everything about Diwali just screams happiness. The festive vibe engulfs the city well ahead of the actual Diwali date, and if you’re a true Delhiite, pre-gaming is in your blood. So, in the spirit of the upcoming Diwali season, here are the most exciting Diwali melas in the pipelines.
9 Diwali Melas You Have To Visit This Year
Delhi Haat Diwali Bazaar
The already buzzing Dilli Haat transforms into a festive shopping oasis with the Diwali Bazaar. You’ll find everything from clothes and accessories to home decor and handicraft products.
When: Nov 2-7
Timings: 11am to 9pm
Defence Colony Diwali Bazaar
This one’s got bright lights, colourful canopies, drool-worthy food, and a DJ scratching the records to create an unparalleled festive vibe.
When: Oct 28-29
Timings: 4pm to 10pm
Blind School Diwali Mela
One of the most famous of the lot, beautiful diyas and candles handcrafted by the students at Blind School fill up the buyers’ carry bags at this mela. You’ll also find a colourful and vibrant range of decoration products and ample food stalls all around.
When: Oct 29 to Nov 4
Timings: 10.30am to 8pm
Abhinandan—Grand Diwali Mela, DLF Saket
With multiple canopies offering everything you’d need to make this Diwali a memorable one, this mela is a must-visit. You’ll surely walk off with loaded shopping bags.
When: Nov 1-5
Timings: 12pm to 10pm
Dastkar, Festival Of Lights
Get ready for a blast of ethnicity at Dastkar’s Diwali celebrations. Score everything from lights, lamps, traditional sarees to hand-painted earrings and more.
When: Oct 20 to Nov 1
Timings: 11am to 7.30pm
Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela
A mela that’s been running annually for over 50 years, Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela promises not only products but experiences. You’ll find a crazy range of handicrafts, Diwali decorations, jewellery, floating candles, clothes and even giant Ferris wheels, magic shows and more.
When: Nov 3-4
Timings: 4.30pm to 10pm
The Diwali Edit, DLF Mall Of India
Noida dwellers, this mela promises you delish food, entertaining stalls and exhaustive shopping options. Bookmark it for scoring ethnic fashion and festive decor like no other.
When: Nov 3-4
Meri Dilli Utsav, Dilli Haat Pitampura
With more than 200 stalls lined up for food, entertainment and all kinds of festive shopping, this one where you can meet all your gifting requirements and spend quality time with your fam all together.
When: Nov 2-4
Timings: 4pm to 11pm
Grand Diwali Mela—Adaah, Epicentre
Gurgaon folks, this one’s of the biggest festive shopping carnivals where you can score all kinds of decor and lifestyle products to apparel, jewellery, furniture and more.
When: Nov 2-4
Timings: 11am to 8pm
While we haven’t raided it with our shopping bags just yet, we do hear amazing things about the Punjabi Bagh Diwali Mela. Have you been? Let us know!