When your local markets are decked up in lights, you notice deals, specials, and discounts everywhere, sweets are sited in all directions, there's a beautiful fragrance of celebration in the air (happy sighs! ); you know Diwali is just around the horizon.
The entire country embraces this festival of light with majesty, and Delhi celebrates the month-long holiday season with a zeal that everyone should experience at least once in their life.
This festive season, you do not have to pick a hole in your pocket to enjoy the festival. Here is a list of places where you may simply purchase for less than Rs 500.
Chandni Chowk has delicious mithai and dry fruits
If the titles Sondesh from Annapurna Bhandar, Karachi Halwa from Chaina Ram Sindhi Confectioners, and Ghiya Ki Barfi from Shyam Sweets have you drooling, you are a Dilliwala! And because no Diwali is complete without indulging in some delectable mithai and snacking on dried fruits, we're sure you're planning a trip to Chandni Chowk soon. Because, hello, where else can you acquire wholesale dry fruits (read: Khari Baoli) and sweetmeats from decades-old eateries?! So hurry over and savour all the goodies!
Purchase New Ethnic Clothes from Lajpat Nagar/Dilli Haat to Shine at Diwali Parties
Jeans, dresses, and skirts are all fashionable and comfy, but nothing rivals the appeal of good ol' suits and kurta pyjamas for Diwali festivities, are we right? And suppose you don't have anything to wear to the hundreds of get-togethers, card parties, and dinners to which you've been asked. In that case, it's time to go shopping in Dilli Haat, Lajpat Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, or Janpath because every celebration requires a new outfit, folks! So be ready to SHOP!
Sarojini Nagar market is a great place to look for beautiful diyas
This has to be one of the most spectacular Diwali traditions - lighting up the entire room with tiny diyas! And if you're looking for the most beautiful, colourful, and traditional diyas and candles, head straight to Sarojini Nagar Market. The vast array of options available here will astound you and make you wanna take all. So get some diyas as soon as possible!
Purchase unique Diwali gifts and souvenirs from Old Delhi
Now, Diwali isn't complete unless we exchange some great presents, right? So, if you're not sure what to select and where to start, we'd recommend going straight to Old Delhi. It offers something for everyone. Dariba Kalan at Chandni Chowk provides a remarkable collection of silver and gold coins, Chawri Bazaar sells greeting cards and other gifts, and Kinari Bazaar is your one-stop shop for all things shiny.
Bhagirath Palace sells lovely lights for home decoration.
Did you honestly think we'd overlook the essential aspect of Diwali now? Hanging beautiful lights all about your home is one of the most critical things to do during Diwali. If you want the brightest and most unusual ones, you should head to Asia's largest electrical market in Chandni Chowk. At Bhagirath Palace you can get everything from fairy lights to dazzling ornamental lights to handcrafted Turkish lights . So be ready to adorn your houses with these beautiful lights, right now.
Rani Bagh is another market decked out in stunning lights and offers truckloads of exceptional knick-knacks to take home, ranging from gorgeous home décor products to small flatware items.
This Diwali, hop onto these places to buy budget-friendly and elegant items.
Happy Diwali shopping!