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Top Diwali Melas In Delhi You Can't Afford To Miss This October 2019

By Ishan Sharma

Updated - Nov. 27, 2019 14 min read

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If you are a Delhiite, then the October 2019 is going to be a center stage of festivities and fun! This year, it brings to you so many music and food festivals lined up in a spree, that all your bodily senses are up for a treat this once. Diwali falling in this month has only amplified the feeling and so here's a list of all the must-go places and the must-do things in the city like Diwali Melas and Food/Music fests which you cannot afford to miss. All you food lovers among and the excited-for-festivities folks can attend these events for the love of food, shopping and to garner some heavenly memories.  Excited already??! Wait, there's something more for you post to this Diwali madness as well! So Delhi peeps, just get set for the festive rush and wait for the madness ahead, because the end of 2019 is going to be all-things-exciting for one and all. 

 

Diwali Melas In Delhi

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 a variety of options that you wouldn’t be able to resist.

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DATE:  18th Oct - 24th Oct 
VENUE: Blind School Grounds, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Near Oberoi Hotel, Lodhi Road




When you're done exploring the Mela, turn your head to this - 


Out Of The Box is one of the top eateries in Khan Market that gives a sense of calm and coziness. This place serves a wide choice of drinks and also has mouth-watering dishes. The hospitality here is a great plus and being mostly packed in the evening, it is advisable to book your table. It is amongst the few bars near metro stations that is a full package in itself.

 

 

2. Defense Colony Diwali Bazaar

Held in the plush locality of Defence Colony, this Mela is known for its lively atmosphere from day one. The innumerable shopping kiosks set up inside colorful canopies add charm to the Mela along with amazing games, dance performances and a lot of entertainment for people from all walks of life. Adding to the fun, there’s a great deal of mouth-watering food offered here that will leave you asking for more.

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DATES: Yet to be announced 
VENUE: Gumbad Roundabout, Defence Colony Market, New Delhi
EVENT LINK: Yet to be disclosed

 

And wait! There's something more for those who like their celebrations extended 

Touted for its wide collection of cocktails and food options to choose from, Ek Bar is a perfect spot to continue your Diwali celebrations. For a soothing ambience and much more to please all your senses, this is where you can be after checking out Def-Col Diwali Bazaar!  


3. Select Citywalk Diwali Bazaar

From apparel to accessories and an array of home décor assortments 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 that you can extend your shopping spree by heading to the mall afterward.

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DATES: 16th October to 20th October - 12:00 - 22:00 
VENUE: Select City Mall, District Centre Saket, New Delhi
EVENT LINK: Click Here

 

To keep the party going, just get here!

Although Select City Walk is all things amazing to bind you festive feels! But for something better, extravagant and fun, there's one place nearby that you should definitely get to - Junkyard Cafe. For amazing food, beverages and some Diwali festive feels, the Junkyard is sure to satiate your soul. 

 

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4. New Moti Bagh Grand Diwali Mela

New Motibagh Ladies Club is hosting the most awaited Annual Diwali Mela in Delhi. It's happening at Central Park on 13th October - save the date and spend a day shopping for Diwali 2019. They have 90+ merchandise stalls and 80 food stalls which include BTW, Rajinder Da Dhaba, Chow Chacha and more. In addition, they would also offer fun activities like Tambola and racing, to keep you enthralled and engaged throughout.

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DATE: October 13, 2019
VENUE: New Moti Bagh Central Park

 

And the feast doesn't end here!

For those who like extending a feast, the one and only place to be after the Moti Bagh Diwali Mela is the 2 Bandits Cafe in Satya Niketan! Situated at minutes away from the venue, come here to grab some great Diwali deals on food, music & fun.   


5. Dastakar - The Festival Of Lights

The second edition of the Festival of Lights is back with an upgrade. Apart from the world-class, traditional & handmade merchandise up for grab, you can also catch the best of folk dance performances from Haryana, while noshing down the delicious and diverse gastronomic shades of India. A worth the time and effort event in Delhi NCR, the festival of lights would pique the interest of one and all with its array of indulgences offered. 

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DATES: 11th October to 23rd October 2019 - 11:00 AM - 7:30 PM

VENUE: Nature Bazaar, Andheria Modh (Direction

EVENT LINK: Click Here

 

For some more fun 

For if you don't want to finish the fest of festivities here, just head to Lavaash by Saby! It's nearby, serves great food and aesthetics for your eyes and taste buds. And what else can make your Diwali more colourful than something like this? Nada! 

 

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6. DLF Park Place Diwali Mela

This Diwali, the best celebrations in town will be hosted at DLF Park Place. With over 100 stalls and options for the guests to indulge in true festive feels, the DLF Diwali Mela is sure to make this Diwali a memorable one for you. In addition to which, 20 food stalls to keep your taste buds satiated, a gaming section to ensure there's ample for your kids' enjoyment and live stage performances to keep the fun kicking alive. So be here for fun or for some serious Diwali shopping, you won't leave disappointed! 

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DATES: 19th October 2019 

VENUE: DLF Park Place, Phase IV, Gurgaon (Direction)

EVENT LINK: Click Here

 

Need another reason to be here, here's one- Cyber Hub Social

Yeah, it's definitely another reason to come here every Diwali, as for the after party, you can always come to the Cyber Hub Social. A melting pot of festive feels and fun, there's nothing dull or drab about a Diwali celebration at this cafe. 


7. INA Dilli Haat Diwali Mela

Dilli Haat has always been a melting pot of festivities. Talking of Diwali celebrations, it hosts one of the most colourful & vibrant Diwali Melas in Delhi. From a host of traditional, cultural & ethnical products to mouth-watering delicacies from the various corners of India, the INA Dilli Haat is a one for all spot to celebrate Diwali. So get here to experience the true shades of festivities in Delhi and you're in for a great deal of Diwali pleasure. 

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DATES: 16th - 27th October 2019

VENUE: INA Dilli Haat, INA (Direction)


8. Scottish High International School - Diwali Mela 2019

Another reason to feel happy this year is the Diwali Mela by Scottish High International School. A fun fest for people of all shapes and sizes, this place is sure to turn you into a kid again. Options like Dance Fun, Knick Knacks of everything up for grab, an entire game zone for all, a raffle draw and the last but not the least to look up to is the mouth-watering food you'll get there. So make plans and save the dates, for the most fun things to do this Diwali await you here. 

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DATES: 19th October 2019

VENUE: Scottish High International School, Gurgaon (Direction)

EVENT LINK: Click Here

 

What next? More fun around!

Molecule, which is synonymous to the festive fun in Gurgaon is right up your alley when at the Scottish High Diwali Mela! Getting here would only make your Diwali more wonderful and memorable, both at the same. 


9. Mega Diwali Mela in Gurgaon

Undoubtedly, there's so much good to do this Diwali! And the Mega Diwali Mela adds so much of festive colours to the Diwali celebrations this year. Offering a plethora of experience ranging from shopping, activities for kids and adults, amazing food, live music, performances & fashion shows, this is where all your Diwali desires will be satiated. 

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DATES: 20th October 2019

VENUE: 7 Phere Lawn, Gurgaon (Direction)

EVENT LINK: Click Here

 

10. Preet Vihar Diwali Mela

A Diwali Mela that's been a favourite among the East-Delhiites since long, is back with a set of all the more amazing things to do this year. A shoppers' paradise and a place where food lovers churn out smiles and something for those bundles of joy along as well. This indeed is one of the most extravagant displays of Diwali celebrations in Delhi.

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DATES: 19th - 20th October 2019

VENUE: CBD Ground (Direction)

EVENT LINK: Click Here

 

To make the most of today - Utopia Karkardooma

When at the Preet Vihar Diwali Mela, you cannot afford to not miss out on Utopia! Such a fun place to be is sure to get you going for your post-Diwali-Mela Celebrations. So after the Mela ends, you still have some fun to look up to! 


11. Sunder Nagar Diwali Mela

Diwali is one of those festivals that is best celebrated in Sunder Nagar, and the Diwali Mela held here annually is evident of their love for these festivities. Recommended highly for the handmade home decor merchandise to score from here, this place is as colourfully lit as a Diwali feast should be. 

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DATES: 19th - 20th October 2019

VENUE: Sunder Nagar Park (Direction)

EVENT LINK: Click Here

 

And then there was, more fun!

And who isn't a fan of Big Chill? Who isn't looking for a reason to be here? Well, I say you got one now. Come here after the Mela to gorge on their world-class fries and replenishing milkshakes. One thing is for sure, you won't forget this Diwali ever. 


12. 10th Grand Diwali Mela By Adaah

Held in the heart of Gurgaon every year, the 10th Grand Diwali Mela by Adaah is all that you need to make your festive fantasies come alive. From shopping to gorging on some great food and much more, this is one place to be if you wish to make this Diwali a memory to be cherished forever.  

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DATES: 19th - 21st October 2019

VENUE: Apparel House, Gurgaon (Direction)

EVENT LINK: Click Here

 

For when you're done shopping, here's a treat for your soul!

Done with shopping, it's time for some real fun! And what's better than the Big shot bar for the same? So after hitting the Apparel House for those beautiful home decor merchandise, come here for some great food and the best of festive vibes. 


13. Meri Dilli Utsav @ Dilli Haat Pitampura

Not just another Diwali celebration in the city but a grandeur one for the festive love, the Meri Dilli Utsav is one of the best places for celebrating Diwali in Delhi. With over 200 lifestyle stalls and shops to buy festive wear, home decor and so much more, this is surely one of the best places to head to for a complete Diwali shopping experience in Delhi. 

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DATES: 18th - 20th October 2019

VENUE: Dilli Haat Pitampura (Direction)

EVENT LINK: Click Here

 

And see what's brewing up!

Although, Delhi Haat Pitampura is fun enough to keep you engaged, but if you think that you need more, then we've got you sorted! You just need to get to the Beer Cafe at Unity One Rohini and all your post Diwali Mela desires are sure to be satiated!


14. The Grand Diwali Mela At DLF Promenade

This one is right out of a Diwali lover's dreams. From food & shopping to live music performances every single day, you should probably cancel all your plans and be here this Diwali. The eclectic decor and the festive vibes are best felt when at the DLF Promenade Diwali Mela, so make way for a chic and classed up Diwali this once.

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DATES: 18th - 20th October 2019

VENUE: DLF Promenade (Direction)

 

To quirk up some more festive madness!

A true Diwali feast at the DLF Promenade cannot be complete without quirking it up at the Cafe Delhi Heights. Come here for food, the festive vibes or for a glass of soulful goodness, one thing is guaranteed, you'll leave a fan forever! 


15. Green Park Diwali Mela

One of the coolest Diwali parties in town, the Green Park Diwali Mela is all things fun! Boasting a boatload of fun things to do, including Tambola sessions, a DJ to shake a leg, Bouncy for kids and what-not, this is the true meaning of Diwali celebrations in Delhi.

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DATES: 18th - 20th October 2019

VENUE:  Agrasen Park, Opposite Green Park Market, New Delhi

EVENT LINK: Click Here

 

You gotta try this!   

And then comes the personal favourite, the Summer house cafe! One of the most extravagant Diwali parties are held here in town here! So come here for some long-lasting fun, food and Diwali madness, or just for something new this festive season, you won't leave disappointed!

 

Post-Diwali Fests To Keep The Festivities Alive

 

Grub Fest - Keeping The Festive Vibe Alive

India's biggest food & entertainment fest is back this November. Indeed, food is a religion in India and the Grub fest is keeping its festivities alive. With all-new kitchens in the house, that will churn out so much more delectability every minute, the foodie in you is sure to leave with a smiling soul. And it's not just about food, but this once it has music, entertainment and so much more to raise the bar. So get ready to be exclaimed with the pleasures of Grub fest, as it marks the way down to your gastronomic desires this November. 

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DATE & TIME: 1st November 2019 - 3rd November 2019, 12:30 PM - 10:30 PM

VENUE: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi (Direction

EVENT LINK: Click Here 

 

Horn OK Please! India's Happiest Food Festival

Indeed it is, India's happiest food festival! Because what can make you happier than a night dedicated to finger-lickin good food, some music and other entertaining assortments that make for the eclectic vibes of Horn OK Please! 3 days of extremely delicious madness is what you need to get through the lazy November evenings and afternoons. So be here for sure and indulge your taste buds into a feast of flavors and colors you'd have not come across before.

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DATE & TIME: 15th November 2019 - 17th November 2019, 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

VENUE: Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi (Direction)

EVENT LINK: Click Here 

 

FAQ

Q: Which are the best places to shop for festive wear in Delhi-ncr?

A: Fab India, Lajpat Nagar Market, South Extension, Sarojini Nagar Market

 

Q: Which are the best places & shopping malls to shop for Diwali Gifts? 

A: Select Citywalk, Ambience Mall Vasant Kunj & Gurgaon, Mall of India, Pacific Mall Subhash Nagar, Karol Bagh, Lajpat Nagar Main Market, etc.

 

Q. Is it mandatory to wear ethnic to these Diwali Melas in Delhi?

A. No, not at all, you can wear whatever you wish, however, a shade of ethnicity would only accentuate the Diwali feels for you!

 

Q. How can I avoid excessive Diwali rush during these days?

A. There isn't any way you can avoid the rush hour which is practically always on, however, using public transportation, and planning shopping in much advance would help you in such situations. 

 

Q. Is there an age restriction for these events?

A. For almost every one of these events, there isn't an age restriction implied. However, for accurate information on the same, please refer to the event authorities.

 

Q. Will there be food available at these events?

A. Food will be available at these places on a chargeable basis, for food events like Grub fest and Horn OK Please, cover charges would be applicable.   

 

Q. Will alcohol be served at the Grub Fest food events?

A. Yes, alcoholic beverages will be served at the Grub fest food event, however, you need to be above or of the legal drinking age in order to buy or consume alcohol at the food fest!

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