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Best Diwali Melas in Delhi- 2017

The festive season is here, the season to eat, dress up & most of all- SHOP! Nothing is better than going to the Diwali Melas in Delhi & shopping & eating to your hearts content! Every year, Delhi hosts a wide variety of Diwali Melas. They have the Best Street Foods as well! Here are some of the best Diwali Melas in Delhi:

1. Blind School Diwali Mela: In association  with the Blind School association in New Delhi, Blind School Diwali takes place every year. It’s one of the most popular & best Diwali melas in town! The students of the blind school make beautiful candles & diyas which are up for sale. In addition to that, there are various stalls selling Indian wear, home decor items, Diwali decoration items, lamps etc. They have fantastic food stalls as well! Chaats, Pastas, Sweets, everything is sold here. Just perfect for having after all that shopping! More info here

Where: Blind School Relief Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Near Oberoi Hotel

When: 10th to 16th October (10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.)

Entry: Free

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2) Select City Walk Diwali Mela: If you love some Diwali shopping, this is the best Diwali mela for you! From fashionable clothing to super amazing Diwali decor; everything is sold here. Held in the Select city mall courtyard, if nothing entices you here you can continue your hunt in the mall! It’s the best isn’t it?

Where: Select Citywalk Mall, District Centre Saket, Sector 6, Pushp Vihar

When: Till 8th October (12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.)

Entry: Free

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3) Dastkar Diwali Mela: One of the oldest melas in Delhi, Dastkar has always been a favourite. A truly fun Diwali mela, Dastkar is the old-school mela. You can buy everything from Indian apparels, accessories, Diwali lamps & decor stuff. Don’t miss out on this Diwali mela!

When: Oct 5 – 16

Where: Dastkar Nature Bazaar, Chattarpur

Timings: 11am onwards

Entry fee: Free

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4) Defence Colony Diwali Mela: A favourite of all of South Delhi’s residents, the Defence colony mela gives the Diwali feels! From fun Diwali lights, yummy food, DJ performances; come here if you want to have a good time this Diwali!

When: Oct 14-15

Where: Defence Colony

Timings: 2pm- 10pm

Entry fee: INR 50

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Reached home late from the Diwali Melas & nothing to eat at home? Here are the best late night delivery joints as well.

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  • The Aristochic
    October 13, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    That’s a great compilation..Wish I was in Delhi to attend some of these…

    • VagabondStories
      October 17, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      Diwali is the perfect time to visit!

  • Manisha Garg
    October 13, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    This is good options .. Wish I was in Delhi right now

    • VagabondStories
      October 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Oh yes! Delhi is in a celebration mode right now. 🙂

  • Dinedelicious
    October 15, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Wow, reading about this making me want to visit once.

    • VagabondStories
      October 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      Oh Delhi is amazing! Especially during Festival time.

  • Khushi
    October 15, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    I so wanna be in Delhi now. I can only imagine the liveliness there.

    • VagabondStories
      October 17, 2017 at 12:26 pm

      Yes, Diwali is the best time to visit Delhi 🙂