With all the nuisance going on about banning of crackers in India all there is left is to focus on other brighter things such as shoppinggg! People go all kinds of major ethnic during Diwali. Diwali, the festival of lights, is the happiest time to be in India. There are lights, crackers, people all in colorful clothes and so cheery. All in the festive positive vibe. People go Diwali shopping for new clothes, jewelry, crockery, pets, sweets and what not. On Diwali, people splurge on themselves and in also worship the goddess of money >> Maa Lakshmi<< (secretly wishing to redeem all the money they spent on the day). Here are some of the best places to go for your Diwali shopping.
1. Tibetan Market, Connaught place
This little Tibetan market on Janpath Road in Connaught place is flooded with designer lamps, earthen diyas, gorgeous lights and other decorative items. You can also buy artificial jewelry such as earrings, anklets, rings, and bracelets. This market is closed on Sunday.
2. Lajpat Nagar,Delhi
Make Lajpat Nagar your next stop for Diwali shopping. It is a growing market. You can find the fanciest footwear, jewelry, and ethnic outfits here undoubtedly at a low cost. In case u do not like the outfits here, you know where to go. Head to Chandni Chowk.
3. Kinaari bazaar, Chandni Chowk
Outfits of every range are available in Chandni Chowk, but what is amusing is you can buy very beautiful looking jewelry sets for as low as 500 (artificial of course). There are vendors selling earrings for Rs. 50. Kinari Bazar is also known for home decoration Items. Feast yourself while you are there. Get pampered.
4. Dariba Kalan, Chandni Chowk
Yes, absolutely obsessing over Chandni chowk just because it is a package. Dariba Kalan is an old lane in Chandni Chowk. Some of the stores here are more than 100 years old! It is recommended for beautiful murtis, ornaments and silver coins. The market is brimmed with alluring silver artifacts.
5. Bengali market, Delhi
Which by the way has nothing to do with the Indian state of Bengal, is situated near Triveni Kala Sangam and Mandi House. It is a marketplace with famed shops such as Nathu sweets and Bengali sweet house. These sell the best sweets in the city providing a variety for your sweet tooth's Diwali shopping.
6. Mangal Bazaar, Laxmi Nagar
You absolutely have to include crockery and those appliances in your Diwali shopping, you know the ones you see only on Diwali and have to gift your neighbors and the relatives of the relatives. Mangal Bazaar, in Laxmi Nagar in east Delhi, can shower you with such goodies at very reasonable rates.
The festival is just a few days to go now (already excited also because of holidays, you know) Head out to these marketplaces and splurge on yourself. This is probably the only time of the year when your parents are so giving with the shopping budgets. Feel the joy and the spiritual positive vibes of the festival and live it out.