The festival of lights, for many, is an occasion to stay at home and celebrate with their family. For others, it is an occasion to go out, frolic and enjoy a drink with friends. To celebrate in the latter fashion, here are a few spots to chill at this Diwali
To witness some mind boggling fireworks, pay a visit to India Gate, Ram Leela Ground or Old Delhi and witness the charm of Delhi in a whole new festive light. A trip to one of these shows will remind you of your childhood days, when you didn’t have a care in the world and celebrated like there was no tomorrow.
The shopaholic in you must pay a visit to Dilli Haat, Chandni Chowk, Dariba Kalan or even Paharganj. In these markets, you can find everything to make your Diwali as vibrant as can be. From lehengas to diyas, from fire crackers to idols of deities they have you covered. You can even buy sweets and gifts from here that are available solely in these markets for a more classic Diwali feel.
Dastkar Diwali Mela features a range of traditional Diwali based decorations for your home. You can get some great clay ornaments here that will light up your Diwali. In addition to that, there is a wonderful troupe of Rajasthani dancers and musicians who will dazzle you with their brilliant performance.
Indulge in some savoury sweets at Nutmeg Gourmet Shop or go for some traditional desi ghee ki mithai at Nathu Sweets. Among the hundreds of sweet shops in the city, choose whichever you fancy but do not forget to bring sweets from all those you plan to visit.
Hone your rangoli and diya making skills at some of the workshops all over the city. These will give you a great insight on how to best decorate your house for a modern albeit colloquial feel. Send out your own hand carved Diwali cards to friends and family as you have them wonder where you got the eye striking greeting cards from.
All in all, Delhi has something to offer to all this festive week. You may be the foodie, the shopper, the traditionalist or may just want to watch a fireworks show, Delhi is a gem that will light up like a star on the festival and is sure to leave you finding more secrets to the city all during Diwali.