Diwali is considered one of the most important festivals in Indian culture and people wait for this festival relentlessly. This festival is a symbol of the victory of truth over the evil and is celebrated in most of the parts of the country. Indians welcome this festival with great zeal. People decorate their houses; buy new clothes, kitchenware, and many more things. Further, this festival of light is also associated with many believes and one major belief linked with Diwali is that the goddess of wealth comes to our homes so we decorate our homes, buy gifts to welcome the goddess. It is of no shock that shopping for Diwali is like a ritual for Indians. If you really want to enjoy shopping and love travelling, explore the below mentioned destinations which are apt for Diwali shopping.
The national capital Delhi is not only a centre of importance for having the government’s centre, but this destination is well known for welcoming the festive seasons with great enthusiasm. Diwali being a major festival brings with itself the craze for shopping. The best market in Delhi where you can easily find all the things at one place is at Chandni Chawk. Markets are flooded with all kinds and varieties of items that one would wish to buy on Diwali. For buying home décor and artifacts items for decorating the home on Diwali, then one can visit Dilli Haat at Netaji Subhash Place. Further, Palika Bazaar and Sarojini Nagar are considered good markets for garments shopping for Diwali. Here you can get good choice that too at pocket friendly prices.
Diwali brings with itself the opportunity to buy new outfits and also brings the feeling of joy. Mumbai is a city which is popularly known as the city which never sleeps and there are ample markets in Mumbai where one can enjoy Diwali shopping. To buy affordable range of clothes one can visit Colaba Causeway and Fashion Street in South Mumbai. Here at these two markets you can easily get best clothing and shoes. You can also explore Bandra Linking road, Mangal Das Market and Dadar. Further, if you want to purchase jewellery on Diwali, you can visit Chira Bazaar and Zaveri Bazaar in South Mumbai. To intensify the interior of your house on the festival of Diwali head towards Crawford Market where you can find bedsheets, pillow cover, cushions and much more.
Bangalore is a city which is well known as shopper’s paradise. You can easily use your shopping skills for having the best time in the markets of Bangalore. Unlike the narrow lanes like in the markets of Delhi and Mumbai, you can find some of the best wide shops for shopping in Bangalore. The Bridge Road Market that connects MG Road and Residency Road is a very good market for Diwali shopping and can be considered similar to the Chandni Chauk market of Delhi. Here you will be able to find both local and international brands. In Bangalore, you can witness ample number of street vendors from whom you can buy the home decors.
That fun while shopping for Diwali can be best experienced in Kolkata. This city is popularly called as ‘City of Joy’ and there is no doubt in that. Here you can find a variety of clothes, handicrafts and terracotta items. If you are looking for beautiful sarees and cheap jewellery which you can wear on Diwali then explore ‘New Market’ which is also known as Hogg’s Market. If you want to add an extra oomph of the festival to your home then you should visit Dakshinapan Shopping Centre. This place offers Indian handicrafts and artefacts. Further, one can visit Bara Bazaar which is basically a whole sale market and here one can easily get almost every kind of stuff which you need for the festival of Diwali. This market in Kolkata is more like Chandni Chauk market in Delhi.
The colourful state of Rajasthan is quite famous for its glorious artistry and workmanship. The markets of Rajasthan have a wide variety of impressive jewellery, pottery, textiles, wooden furniture and much more. There are many markets in Rajasthan’s various cities where one can enjoy Diwali shopping. Sadar Bazaar market in Jodhpur is a good place to shop for jewellery, clothes and kitchenware. The Johri Bazaar market is a place which is famous for Rajasthani traditional jewellery. Moreover, if you wish to decorate your home with Indian traditional artefacts and pottery items, you can explore Alwar which is also known as Mini-Rajasthan. Rajasthali in Udaipur is one of the best places for shopping; it is a government emporium that offers a variety of artefacts.
Chennai hosts best shopping hang-outs. During the festive months especially at the time of famous festival Diwali, the T-Nagar market offers grand sales on clothes, home decors, kitchenware and many more. Women can here find accessories like bangles, ear-rings, and cosmetics stuffs. The Saravana stores and the Jayachandran stores have large number of shops inside them and these shops offer various different items. Chennai is a famous destination and there are many markets where the locals can travellers can shop for Diwali.
People who love to enhance the interior their home with local handicrafts during Diwali season, they must definitely visit Himachal Pradesh. Shimla is one such Himachali destination which is famous for Kinnauri handmade woollen items which you can gift to the near and dear ones on the festival of Diwali. Manali is another popular destination if you wish to buy woollen shawls as the Mall Road of Manali has many shops from where you can add rugs, silvery trinkets to your shopping list. Himachal is another popular destination to enjoy Diwali shopping.
Written By: Akanksha Narang