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9 Diwali Melas You Have To Visit This Year

Tushar posted on 23 October

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.

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 

Tourist Attractions

Near INA Metro Station, West Kidwai Nagar, INA, New Delhi

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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

Malls

Press Enclave Road, Sector 6, Pushp Vihar, Saket, New Delhi

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 

NGOs

Kisan Haat, Andheria Modh, Anuvrat Marg, Desu Colony, Chhattarpur, New Delhi

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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


Parks

Sundar Nagar Park

Mathura Road, Sundar Nagar, New Delhi

    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

    Timings: 12pm-9pm

    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

    Tourist Attractions

    Dilli Haat

    Netaji Subhash Palace, Lala Jagat Narayan Marg, Pitampura, New Delhi

    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

    Cultural Centres

    Ground Floor, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon

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    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!