8 Things You Should DEFINITELY Do To Make The Most Of Your Diwali In Delhi
You know Diwali is right around the corner when your local markets are all decked up with lights, you see sales, offers and discounts everywhere, your refrigerator is stocked up with mouth-watering mithais and there's a sweet smell of festivity in the air (happy sighs!)
The entire country celebrates this festival of light with grandeur, and Delhi celebrates the month-long festive season with much fervour that everyone should experience at least once in their lives. Wanna know how? Scroll down for deets.
1. Get Delicious Mithai & Dry Fruits From Chandni Chowk
Sondesh from Annapurna Bhandar, Karachi Halwa from Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners, Ghiya Ki Barfi from Shyam Sweets - if these names are enough to get you drooling, then you surely are a Dilliwala! And since no Diwali is EVER complete without hogging on some delicious mithai and munching on dry fruits, we’re sure you must be planning to head to Chandni Chowk soon. Because, hello, where else will you get dry fruits at wholesale prices (read - Khari Baoli) and sweetmeats from decades-old eateries?! So scamper over and indulge in all the delicacies!
2. Shop For Pretty Diyas At Sarojini Nagar Market
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This has got to be one of the most amazing traditions associated with Diwali - lighting up the whole place with lil diyas! And if you want to grab the prettiest, most colourful and traditional diyas and candles, then head straight to Sarojini Nagar Market right away. The huge variety here will leave you awestruck and definitely spoilt with choice. So go stock up on diyas ASAP!
3. Get New Ethnic Clothes From Lajpat Nagar/Dilli Haat To Rock At Diwali Parties
Jeans, dresses and skirts are all cool and comfortable BUT nothing beats the charm of good ol’ suits and kurta pyjamas at Diwali parties, are we right or are we right? And if you have nothing to wear at the hundreds of get-togethers, cards parties and dinners that you’re invited to, then it’s time to go shopping at Dilli Haat, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar or Janpath because every party needs a new outfit, people! So get, set, SHOP!
4. Get Cool Diwali Gifts And Souvenirs From Old Delhi
Now, Diwali is incomplete without exchanging some amazing gifts, right? So, if you’re confused about what to pick and from where then we’d say you need to head straight to Old Delhi. It has got something for all. Dariba Kalan in Chandani Chowk has a great collection of silver and gold coins, Chawri Bazaar is great for greeting cards and other souvenirs, while Kinari Bazaar is your one-stop-shop for all things bling. And ofc you can always buy some mouth-watering sweets from age-old sweet shops like Anupama Bhandar, Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners and to name a few more.
Where | Evergreen Sweet House - Green Park & Punjabi Park
Call Them | +91 11 4978 9325
Timings | 10 AM - 11 PM
5. Head To Bangla Sahib & Enjoy The Special Langar There
Langar at Bangla Sahib is always special but there’s something even more awesome about the langar here on Diwali! The festival of lights coincides with Bandi Chhor Diwas, the day Guru Hargobind was freed from Mughal prison and reached Amritsar. The Sikh community in the city celebrates this joyous occasion by lighting up the entire gurudwara and serving delicious langar to all devotees, which is absolutely delish. So head over to Bangla Sahib with your squad to have an unforgettable experience.
6. Shop At The Decked Up Malls In The City
The Image Is From Select Citywalk
Shopping and Diwali are synonymous to each other and since this festival time comes with the most kickass deals and offers from the best brands, you just can’t say no to all the ensuing shopping sprees. And adding to all them Diwali feels are the beautiful decorations that you see around the malls during this time. Be it Select CITYWALK, DLF Emporio, DLF Mall Of India, The Chanakya or even Ambience, you’ll find big lights, colourful hangings and pretty props everywhere you look!
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7. Get Pretty Lights To Decorate Your Homes From Bhagirath Palace
You really didn’t think we’ll forget the most important part of Diwali now, did you? Hanging gorgeous lights all around your home IS one the most important things during Diwali and if you want to get the best and the most unique ones, then you need to head to Asia’s largest electrical market in Chandni Chowk at Bhagirath Palace right away! You can shop for anything from fairy lights to bright decorative ones to even handcrafted Turkish lights (heart eyes). So get ready to pretty up your homes with the lovely lights from here RN!
8. Attend The Festival Of Lights
The Dastkar's Festival of Lights is back to satiate your festive cravings with stunning collections from crafts groups across India. You will find a wide range of beautifully hand-woven textiles, gorgeous terracotta jewellery, home furnishings and delectable food from all various states including Rajasthan, Kerala, Maharashtra and of, course Delhi. Sounds Tempting Right?
Where | Festival Of Lights - Nature Bazaar Venue, Andheria Modh, Chhattarpur
On Till | 28th October 2021
Timings | 11 AM - 7 PM
Entry | Rs 30
Call Them | +91 11 2680 5948 & +91 11 2680 8633
Here’s Their Website | https://www.dastkar.org/
Check Out Their FB Page | https://www.facebook.com/dastkarsociety/
Skim Through Their Insta Feed | https://www.instagram.com/dastkar.delhi/
So what are you checking off this list today?