For a lot of Delhiites, Diwali is incomplete without visiting one of the Diwali melas in the city. These fairs are one stop destination for gifts shopping, buying home decor, festival binging and to just soak in festivities of the season. We have grouped together a guide for the most famous diwali melas in town… from timings to nearest metro station to what to eat. Our way of saying Happy Diwali in advance. Cheers.
The Diwali Bazar organised at Blind School is back. The designers of Delhi and surrounding regions have assembled with their fare ranging from clothes, accessories, home décor items and food. Additionally, the Blind School stall carries a variety of candles, paper items such as pads, cards, gift tags and bags, all made by the inmates. The parking arrangements are much better this year since cars may be parked at Sunheri Bag, off Lodhi Road, that is close by.
We attended the Festival of Lights, a quaint Diwali Mela organized by Dastakar prior to the festival. Along with their regular crafts based items – clothes and ornaments, home accessories, ceramics, they had lamps and Diwali motif décor items. Additionally, a group of Rajasthani singers and dancers provided a welcome relief to the dazed shoppers as well as their disinterested escorts who had been forced to accompany them.
The dates for Blind School Diwali Bazaar for 2016 are 21-27 October. The timing for Diwali Mela are 10:30 am to 8 pm and entry is free for all. One can visit the Blind School Diwali Fair for their Diwali shopping. Diwali Gifts such as Chocolates, Diwali Decoration items, hand made Diyas, clothes, home accessories, art etc are available at the fair.
Blind Relief Association’s Diwali Mela is perhaps the most popular Diwali do in Delhi. The pre-winter pleasant weather that Delhi is experiencing is adding cheer to the event. The goods on sale comprise clothes, ornaments, home décor and Diwali specific stuff like designer diyas, hanging lights, candle stands and Subh Diwali danglers etc.
Pre Diwali fair organized by Dastkaar displaying, lamps, candles, diyas, Indian clothes, bags, ornaments, plants, pots etc.
Diwali Mela at the Blind Relief Association is a harbinger of Diwali in Delhi.The pre-winter pleasant weather that Delhi is experiencing added cheer to the event. Goods on offer comprised arty diya stalls, fancy hanging lamps, clothes, ornaments, home décor, Feng Shui items, dry flowers, handmade chocolates et al.