Diwali is no longer around the corner, it’s on our doors. With every corner of the country, beaming with new clothes, shiny jewellery and bright lights, my home city, Delhi is not the one to be left behind at all.
As the Capital lights up a week before, no household can escape the routine of wearing of hitting the markets. I have been doing this for quite some time now. To facilitate your shopping, here are some cracker spaces to hit during this festival of happiness and light. I have completed most of my Diwali shopping this year from these places. Check out and you may find them useful.
#1 Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi
A market as liveliest and colourful is hard to find in Delhi. Thanks to its global recognition, Chandi Chowk’s narrow lanes witness an annual market of more than a billion dollars.
Things you can find here: Candles, clay lamps (diyas), clay pots, fairy lights, clothes and sweets.
#2 Dariba Kalan, Old Delhi
Stretched across the beautiful lane in Chandni Chowk, Dariba Kalan is known for its silver jewellery shops which have stayed around for more than 100 years old. I recently went there and took this picture. I know you can see that it is a perfect Dhanteras visit.
Things you can find here: Silver jewellery, polka ornaments and fancy silver coins
#3 Atta Market, Noida
Atta Market is a shopper’s paradise. I personally adore this place. The market features showrooms and shops selling festive clothing for men, women and children and is a fest for all heavy bargainers out there.
Things that you can find here: Designer candles, Earthen diyas, Decorative items and idols
#4 Tibetan Market, New Delhi
Satisfy your inclination for handicrafts by hitting the Tibetan Market on Janpath Road. The market is flooded with designer lamps, earthen diyas, gorgeous lights and decorative items, along with earrings, anklets, rings and bracelets, among others.
Things that you can buy here: Jute bags, Bohemian clothes, lamps, handicraft decorative items, and diyas