Diwali 2017: Melas to visit in Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Mumbai

Check out the biggest and the brightest Diwali melas all over India in the cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata, and splurge on food, games, art, fashion and culture during this festive season.

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 12, 2017 2:18 pm
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Diwali fever is in the air already, what with diyas being made by the hundreds of thousands to meet demand and people heading out every evening to shop. Of course, the junta stays divided over the issue of the Supreme Court banning firecrackers in the Capital, but there is no denying the full-fledged preparations that have begun in Indian households to celebrate the festival with fanfare. And part of that are Diwali melas or fairs.

Most cities all over India are decked out to welcome the festival with Diwali melas, where people gather in hordes to partake in the fun and frolic of the festival. Be it food, games, art or culture, these melas offer something for everyone and are a popular hangout for shoppers as well. From apparels and trinkets to diyas, candles and crackers, these melas offer a large variety of items and at great prices. If you’re looking to hit the such a fair in your city, we have compiled for you. Take a look:

Delhi

*New Moti Bagh Grand Diwali Mela: This hidden gem of Delhi has something great and different to offer this year. Be there to experience the most exquisite Diwali Mela of Delhi.
Date: Sunday, October 15
Time: 10 am- 10 pm
Venue: Central Park New Motibagh (opposite to Leela Palace Hotel Africa Avenue, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi)

* Diwali Street Food Festival: This will showcase delicacies from the best-known restaurants, cafes, food trucks, pubs, lip-smacking delhi street food and desserts.
Date: October 13-15
Time: 12-10 pm daily
Venue: Gardens Galleria Mall, Plot No A2, Sector 38A, Entertainment City, Sector 38, Noida

* Blind School Diwali Mela: One of the oldest and most visited Diwali melas of the Capital, shop for the latest ethnic wear designs, gifts and diyas made by children from the Blind School. There is also much fun to be had with rides and street food.
Time: Tuesday-Monday, October 10-16
Time: 10 am – 8 pm
Venue: Blind School Relief Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg

* Defence Colony Diwali Bazaar: Indulge in fun games, shopping and great food at one of the biggest melas in the city. For those who love a bit of culture, this has some interesting music to check out, too.
Date: October 14-15
Time: 4-11 pm
Venue: Sunder Nagar Colony Park, Public School, Sunder Nagar

Mumbai

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* Udaan – Diwali Exhibition and Sale: This Diwali you can share your happiness with marginalised women of Goandevi community, Santacruz East by buying products made by them. Buy intricately painted diy’s, quilled jewellery, macrame home decor items, handmade incense sticks and much more.
Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time: 12 noon
Venue: Grand Hyatt Mumbai, Mumbai Western Suburbs

Chennai

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*Diwali Mela by Country Club Jade Beach Resort: Country club Jade Resorts is going to celebrate this Diwali in a Grand way along with their members and guests, with lots of fun, events, music, and finish off up with a cracker show.
Date: October 18
Time: 3 pm- 7 pm
Venue: Jade Beach Resorts – ECR

* Thursday Night Trivia – Diwali Edition: After the success of TNT in August 2017, the event is back again. The rules of the game remain the same – the only difference would be that there is a dress code this time, which is Indian!
Date: Thursday, October 12
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Gopala Puram, Central Chennai

* Kavasam’s Diwali Fun Fest: Masala coffee band is gonna rock at the event with their big hits and performances comprising songs in Tamil, Hindi and Malayalam. An eye-catching performance by the Jimikki Kammal dance fame, Kerala-based girls Sheril and Anna George, a stand-up comedy gig by Soda, Manoj, Jeggan and Randy, are some other things you can catch here.
Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Lady Andal, Central Chennai

Kolkata

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* Diwali Bazaar: A pre-Diwali exhibition-cum-sale with bandarwars, diyas, candles, Ganesh-Laxmi idols, rangolis, pujan kits, poshaaks, brass handicrafts, marble handicrafts, decorative lights and lanterns, showpieces, LED mirrors, podiums, vases, artificial flowers, Tanjore paintings.
Date: Wednesday, October 11
Time: 11 am
Venue: Kolkata Ice Skating Rink, Kolkata

* Twaksati: Dreamcatchers will be a part of Twaksati. Be there on October 14 to shop from a wide range of handmade accessories, Diwali goodies and kurtis.
Date: Saturday, October 14
Time: 9 am
Venue: Haldiram, Ballygunge, Kolkata South

Bengaluru

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*Workshaala Diwali Mela: A number of stalls hosted by NGOs and Non-NGOs will be held, with exciting stuff to do. Do entertain yourself this Diwali and end your last minute shopping while serving the community.
Date: October 17
Time: 1 pm
Venue: 154, 13th main, sector 5, next to Devi eye hospital, HSR, Bangalore 560102

* The Diwali Gifting Mela: Visit The Diwali Gifting Mela at VR Bengaluru, the one-stop shopping destination for all your festive needs. The market will host a range of innovative handicrafts, essential Diwali decor, khadi clothing, handmade accessories for women with lots of candles and diyas.
Date: Tuesday, October 10
Time: 1 pm onwards
Venue: VR Bengaluru, East Bangalore

 

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