Diwali 2017: Interesting diwali melas in Delhi to visit during this festive season

It’s that time of the year again!

The ‘Festival of Lights’ – Diwali, which falls on the 15th day of the Hindu month of Kartik.

This year, Diwali will fall 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.

Diwali being the most awaited festival of the year; it is time to look around for the interesting melas that we can pay a visit while we eagerly await the festival of lights.

We bring to you a list of diwali melas you should definitely attend –

  • Blind school diwali mela –

Blind School Diwali Mela is run by Blind Relief Association at the school grounds near Lodhi Road. It is a must for all those who 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 definitely wouldn’t be able to resist. Another attraction is the perfectly carved diyas and gifts that the blind association makes.

When: 10th October – 16th October, 2017

Entry: Free

Where: Blind School Relief Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg


  • Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela –

Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela is one of the most favourite melas for all Delhiites, it has been organized since the last 50 years. The mela is filled with activities for kids and elders, has magic shows, fun-filled competitions, never ending shopping zones and mouth watering food. Pay it a visit to experience culture.

When: 14th October – 16th October, 2017

Entry: INR 100

Where: Colony Park, Sunder Nagar

Select City Diwali Bazaar 


  • Select City Diwali Bazaar –

From apparels to accessories and range of home décor options to choose from, you will have several options 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 October – 8th October, 2017

Entry: Free

Where: Select Citywalk, District Centre Saket

  • Defence Colony Diwali Bazaar –

Held in a posh locality of Defence Colony, this diwali mela is known for its lively atmosphere from the day it begins. The innumerable shopping stalls 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 definitely leave you asking for more.

When: 14th October- 15th October, 2017

Entry: INR 50

Where: Gumbad Roundabout, Defence Colony Market

Gear up for all the melas and the happiness of diwali!






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