5 Diwali Melas In India that Are Bringing Festivities Near You

Diwali is just not a few days’ affair but is the biggest and brightest occasion of the year. Presently, this festival has become a full-fledged season which includes distribution of gifts, lighting up of houses, interesting events, stunning melas, awesome parties, meeting friends and family and everything that amps the celebrations. So, here’s a handpicked list of 5 best Diwali melas from India to help you decide which one (or more) to visit this year.

Delhi: Blind School Diwali Mela

Of all the Diwali melas in Delhi, Blind School Diwali Mela is probably one of the best fairs that takes place annually. Started by Blind School Relief Association in New Delhi, this amazing initiative features items prepared by the blind school students. From handmade lamps, gorgeous jewellery, decorative diyas and candles to colourful clothing items and footwear, there’s a lot that you can buy from this mela. And for those who love gorging on food, this place offers delicious delicacies from different Indian states that you wouldn’t be able to resist.

Date: 10 to 16 October
Address: Blind School Relief Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Near Oberoi Hotel, Delhi
Timings: 10 AM to 8 PM
Entry- Free

Chennai: Kavasam’s Diwali Fun Fest

It is time to bask in the festive spirit!  Kavasam’s Diwali Fun Fest in Chennai is a colourful and youthful two-day event which comprises of several famous artists who are crowd favourites. The added bonus of this place is that one can see AR Rahman’s favourite singer Sid Sriram live in action.

Date: 14 to 15 October
Address: Sir Mutha Venkata Subba Rao Concert Hall, Lady Andal Premises, Shenstone Park, Chetpet, Chennai
Timings: 6 PM
Entry – Starting from INR 500 (single ticket for both days)

Hyderabad: Instyl Fashion & Food Festival

Save the dates for the best event of the season! From fashion, mouth-watering food to real estate, this place has all the right ingredients to attract visitors from all walks of life.

Date: 14 to 15 October
Address: Hitex Exhibition Centre, Hi-Tech City, Hyderabad
Timings: 10 AM – 8 PM

Kolkata: The Different Mela – Pre Diwali Exhibition & Sale

This Diwali mela in Kolkata is famous for having a fun-filled environment. There are plenty of kiosks which are built inside the colourful canopies that offer a wide range of unusual Diwali goodies.

Date: 14 October
Address: Haldiram, Ballygunge, South Kolkata
Timings: 9:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Bengaluru: Navaratri cum Diwali Dhamaka

Bengaluru is hosting an amazing Diwali mela this year. Not to forget there are several engrossing cultural performances that will set your mood perfectly for all the festivities around.

Date: 14 October
Address: Whitefield Main Road, Bangalore
Timings: 7 PM

So, what are you waiting for? Start on a shopping spree and fill in your tummies with delectable cuisines from across India. Till we meet again, happy travels!