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iXiGOers Oct 22 2013

Which are the best Diwali Melas in India?

Reema Bhalla Oct 14 2014
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Check out the best Diwali melas in India in 2015 which will help you prepare for the festivities in an even more joyful way. They are just perfect to buy some glistening diyas and candles, festive gifts and home decor items.

Blind School Mela, Delhi

The Blind School Mela is one of the oldest and most popular melas in the city. Done as an initiative by the Blind Relief Association, it has the widest array of goods available to shop from, right from various styles of candles and diyas which are a must buy from this mela, to furnitures and other home decor items. Many people kickstart their Diwali shopping at this mela as a yearly ritual. Some of the goods available here are homemade chocolates, candles, handicrafts, artificial jewellery and little knickknacks for home decor. This is one of the great option for Diwali shopping in Delhi. The food stalls are an added bonus to this mela.

Where: Blind Relief Association, Golf Links, Lodhi Estate (near Oberoi Hotel), New Delhi.
When: November 2 to November 8, 2015
Timings: 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM

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Select Citywalk Diwali Mela, Delhi

The Select Citywalk is home to some of the best brands in the country. And during Diwali, the mall is spruced up in the festive spirit. The highlight however is the Diwali mela flea market held on its balcony. It is a completely lavish and colourful affair, where everything from designer pooja thalis and candles to chocolates and other unique decoratives can be bought. This mela also scores the high on its fashion and lifestyle stalls, with a lot of options available in clothing—from ethnic dresses to party-wears, along with matching accessories. Select Citywalk is a popular choice for some festive indulgence. It is one of the best Diwali melas in India in 2014.

Where: First Floor Balcony, Select Citywalk, Saket
When: November 14, 2014
Timings: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela, Delhi

There is so much of rustic charm about Sunder Nagar Diwali mela that it almost makes one forget that it is organized in one of the most plush localities of Delhi. A typical Indian mela in the true sense, you will find the entire place buzzing with crowds; numerous stalls selling food and varieties of Diwali paraphernalias, exciting rides and other options for entertainment. The shopping options are endless with the usual Diwali decorations and gifting options. And the food stalls are not to be missed. With amazing street foods to explore and savour, this mela will surely be a treat for all foodies.

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Where: Colony park, near Delhi Public School, Sunder Nagar
When: October 18 & October 19, 2014
Timings: 04:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Dastkar Nature Bazaar, Delhi

If you happen to be an art lover or simply looking to redecorate with a traditional touch, this exhibition should not be missed. What makes it unique is it actually brings the craftsmen in direct contact with the buyers and gives them an incredible platform to showcase their handicrafts. The buyers get the most authentic goods at reasonable prices, and the local artists get fair monetary returns and a chance to promote their talent in a bigger field. A range of goods are available here like toys, stationery, candles, home decor, fabrics etc. but theme remains the same, traditional and ethnic, glorifying the folk art at its ultimate level.

Where: Kisaan Haat, Anuvrat Marg, Andheria Modh, Chattarpur
When: October 10 to October 19, 2014
Timings: 11:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Entry: INR 20

Diwali Dilwalo Ki – A delighted Diwali Mela at Dilli Haat, Delhi

Dilli Haat itself represents the best of the cultures and traditions of the entire country throughout the year. But the charm and energy of this place is unmatchable during festivals. Complete with folk dance performances, magic shows, puppet shows and a lot of other activities, the place is buzzing with people and activities during Diwali. The shopping experience is great and affordable, with lot of ethnic clothes and accessories available on sale, along with food stalls serving traditional treats like mithais etc. Another not to be missed thing while visiting Dilli Haat is the auspicious Lakshmi and Ganesha idols which are beautifully crafted and available in various designs and artistic displays.

Where: Dilli Haat, Pitampura, Near T.V. Tower, New Delhi
When: October 10 to October 12, 2014
Timings: 10:00 AM to 08:00 PM

Epicentre, Gurgaon

Epicentre in Gurgaon hosts a beautiful Diwali mela, where you can find everything from the usual gifting options to amazing jamawars (a special kind of shawl) from Kashmir.

Photo by Water Lemon

Where: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon
When : October 18 to October 20, 2014

World Trade Centre, Mumbai

The exhibition at World Trade Centre would be your best bet for festive shopping. You will find everything from western wear to sarees and gift items to home decorations here!

Where: World Trade Centre Complex, Centre 1 Building, 31st Floor, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai
When: October 16 to October 18, 2014

Diwali is one festival which is just not complete without some festive shopping, and these are some of the best Diwali melas in India in 2014 where you can indulge in the festive spirit.

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