Diwali 2017: 5 Interesting Diwali Melas in Delhi NCR to Visit this Festive Season

   |  Updated: October 18, 2017 10:23 IST

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Diwali 2017: 5 Interesting Diwali Melas in Delhi NCR to Visit this Festive Season
  • The most awaited festival is the Festival of Lights Diwali
  • This year, Diwali will fall on 19th October, 2017
  • Diwali melas are the most exciting part of the pre-Diwali celebrations
Amongst the many festivals celebrated across India, one of the most awaited ones is the 'Festival of Lights' - Diwali or Deepawali that falls on the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartik. Most Indians will celebrate Diwali tomorrow, that is on 19th October, 2017. This five-day fiesta marks the return of Lord Ram to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile and defeating Ravana who abducted his wife, Sita. This homecoming is celebrated by lighting up houses, distributing sweets and meeting friends and family. While there is still time for Diwali, preparations have begun in full swing, including shopping gifts for the loved ones.

It is that time of the year when markets are flooded with lots of beautiful lighting, crackers, sweets and savouries. Amongst these, Diwali melas are the most exciting part of the pre-Diwali celebrations. Here are some of the Diwali Melas in Delhi-NCR that you would love to visit:

1. Blind School Diwali Mela

Of all the Diwali melas, Blind School Diwali Mela is one of the most sought after festival shopping events. Blind School Diwali Mela is run by Blind Relief Association at the school grounds near Lodhi Road. It is a must for those who would love to buy beautifully made diyas, candles, jewellery and a lot of home décor options. For those who love food, the mela has varieties of options on offer that you wouldn't be able to resist.

When: 10th to 16th October, 2017
Where: Blind School Relief Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Near Oberoi Hotel
Timings: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Entry- Free

2. Mahotsav Diwali Mela

This family extravaganza is sure to get you on your feet. Mahotsav Diwali Mela in Seven Seas Banquet and Lawn brings the choicest lifestyle brands, gifting options, home décor options, and lots of other fun-filled activities to have fun. Don't forget the lip-smacking delicacies to treat your palates.

When: 2nd October, 2017
Where: Seven Seas banquet & Lawn, B-28, Britania Chowk, Lawrence Road Industrial Area, Indira Colony, Shakurpur
Timings: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Entry: Free

3. Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela

Organised for more than 50 years now, Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela is one of the most favourite melas for Delhiites. The mela is filled with loads of activities for kids and elders, has magic shows, fun-filled competitions, never ending shopping zones and amazing food to devour!

When: 14th to 15th October, 2017
Where: Colony Park, Sunder Nagar, New Delhi
Timings: 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Entry: INR 100

4. Defence Colony Diwali Bazaar

Held in a plush locality of Defence Colony, this mela is known for its lively atmosphere from the day it begins. The innumerable shopping kiosks setup inside colourful canopies add charm to the mela along with amazing games, dance performances and a lot of entertainment for people of all ages. To add to the fun, there's great food that will leave you asking for more.

When: 14th to 15th October, 2017
Where: Gumbad Roundabout, Defence Colony Market, New Delhi
Timings: 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Entry: INR 50

5. Select City Diwali Bazaar

From apparels to accessories and an array of home décor options to choose from, you will be spoilt for choice as you explore the various stalls in Select City Diwali Bazaar. Held in the Select City Courtyard, this mela will give you extensive choices of gifts for your friends and family to choose from. The added bonus is to extend your shopping extravaganza and head to the mall afterwards.

When: 4th to 8th October, 2017
Where: Select City Mall, District Centre Saket, New Delhi
Timings: 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Entry: Free

So, get set to go on a shopping spree and fill in your tummies with delectable foods from across India. Happy Shopping!

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