Tuesday, October 25, 2011

If you go out shopping at this time of the year you'll agree with me that Diwali is not just the festival of lights but colors too. Delhi's markets are suffused with lights and doused with all kinds of bright colors as if it were going up in flames. People occupied every little space on the street and flows like current of the river. Spirits are light! Even the thriftiest are willing to splurge some of their savings on gifts, clothes and good foods. There is nothing like relishing the gaiety atmosphere on a Diwali eve. It is the best time for families to hang out together and munch on good foods or to go shopping till you drop. Delhi is alive more than ever. The festive mood is in the air. You just have to go out and feel for yourself.

From our visits to some of the most popular markets, we've created a 'Photo feature', but these photos will just give a glimpse of what Delhi is building up to for Diwali. There is nothing to substitute the experience you can have on the streets. Different market place, offers different shopping items to choose from. Delhi is shopping like crazy; get a feel of it.

                                                            1. Delhi Haat
Fabrics and colors of Diwali can never be gloomy
In Delhi Haat you'll get some of the most Stylish 'diyas' 
A Rajasthani Folk dancer entertaining the crowd and drawing more people to his shop
These colorful lamps will brighten homes and make good gift items as well.
Literally foreigners are flocking the place and enjoying the Pre-Diwali shopping. 
Colorfully adorned Delhi Haat gearing up for the Diwali

                                                            2. Sarojini  Market
A road brimming with heads at Saojini Market
Diwali Crackers salesman doing brisk business right in the middle of the market
Decorative items for their homes
Colors for 'Rangoli'
Getting ready for the festival with 'Mehndi'
Shops are doused with colors to attract more customers
                                                  3. Lajpat Nagar Market  
Diwali will be incomplete without these elements
Shop owners will do anything to get people's attention
Innovative gift items
Waiting for their turn to buy gifts for others
Most Streets, like this are bubbling with life
                                       4. Khan Market
Good earth has one of the best gift items in Delhi
Going with the flow; foreigners getting Mehndi painted on their hands
'Shop till you drop' is the current phenomenon
Array of gift items to choose from. Khan market's gift shops are more professional; even the wrapping is done in a more stylish way. But they charge a lot more for that. 
                                                             5. karol Bagh
The city is shopping like crazy
'Discounts and Sales' are the most common Phrase you see on any shop
A heavily decorated shop
Going Indian. All shops offer good prices for the festival
Unique gifts for loved ones

                                           Happy Diwali!


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