The festive season is fast approaching with its twinkling lights, decorated houses, pujas and of course the very familiar smell in the air indicating the beginning of celebrations. If you are a student or working professional living in Delhi, likely, your schedule will only allow you to head home for only the occasion of Diwali and you will be celebrating the rest of the festivals such as Dussehra, Navratri and Durga Puja away from home. We know it’s not the best experience to be away from your family during the festive season but it’s a part of adulting and you will surely sail through it, especially with your college buddies and your-space hostel mates around. You will have lots to explore, shop from and make the most of the festivals in Delhi where all celebrations are larger than life.
If you are currently behind on your festive shopping for the upcoming card parties at your friend’s place or don’t know where to head for the best Durga Puja experience, worry not! We have compiled a list of the best places in Delhi where you can shop, celebrate and revel in the festive season.
Hostel/PG in Munirka, South Delhi
₹10,000 – ₹20,000
PG in Hudson Lane Delhi
PG in Laxmi Nagar, Delhi
₹14,000 – ₹25,000
PG in North Campus – 42 Bungalow Road
₹24,500 – ₹35,800
PG in North Campus – Vijay Nagar
PG in North Campus – 24 Bungalow Road
₹23,500 – ₹33,500
PG in North Campus- Roopnagar
PG in Kailash Colony A20
₹19,000 – ₹20,000
PG in Kailash Colony A1
₹25,000 – ₹26,900
PG in North Campus – OC Mittal
PG in North Campus – Swastik
₹14,500 – ₹18,000
PG in Khirki – Bhagat Singh
₹12,000 – ₹21,000
YOUR-SPACE PG in Hauz Khas – Adchini
₹13,000 – ₹14,500
GK D Block
₹17,900 – ₹30,000
PG in Maharaja Sadan (II)
₹14,000 – ₹19,000
PG in Maharaja Sadan (I)
₹9,500 – ₹18,000
PG in DTU Premium
₹10,000 – ₹22,400
PG in DTU
₹9,500 – ₹22,400
PG in Qutub Institutional Area
₹14,500 – ₹17,900
Pearl Nest by your-space, PG in Rajouri Garden
₹18,000 – ₹19,000
PG in North Campus – Kamla Nagar
PG in North Campus – Shakti Nagar Girls
₹18,000 – ₹22,500
PG in North Campus – Bungalow Road
₹24,500 – ₹29,000
PG in North Campus – Shakti Nagar Boys
Pearl Nest by your-space, PG in New Friends Colony
₹231,000 – ₹258,000
PG in Kailash Colony – KC Metro
₹24,000 – ₹40,000
PG in Kailash Colony A Block
₹18,000 – ₹22,000
PG in Siri Fort Road
₹25,700 – ₹29,000
Durga Puja in Delhi is best experienced in the Chitranjan Park area located in South East Delhi. The area is beautifully decked up with artworks, pandals, food stalls and concerts for you to explore with your friends. Enjoy the day eating delicious Bengali fare, visiting different stalls and attending the main pooja.
Also known as the light market, the Bhagirath Palace Market is a must-visit during the festive season. Be it fairy lights for your PG or a beautiful lampshade you can find everything here as the market literally lights up in preparation for Diwali. The market is housed within Chandi Chowk which is another gem you can explore and shop for clothes, house decor and more.
An annual event organised by the Blind Relief Association tentatively in the first two weeks of October, Blind School Diwali Mela showcases products made by visually impaired trainees of the organisation and also has stalls from vendors across the country. You can find all festive necessities such as diyas, candles, home decor, envelopes, bags and much more here.
The open-air market comes even more alive during the festive season and offers the best in handicrafts, clothes, footwear, jewellery, bags and more from artists across the country. Besides shopping, you can also enjoy cultural programs and cuisines from all states of India. Go ahead with your friends during the day and spend it shopping for gifts for your family!
Vijaya Dashmi in Delhi is a grand affair that starts during Navratri and ends with Ravana Dahan across different sites. One must-have experience with your friends during festivals in Delhi is the Ramlila musical which narrates the story of Ramayana at the Ramlila Maidan and is usually accompanied by massive fairs with great food, fun rides and beautifully decorated stalls.
If you are looking forward to buying affordable decor and gifts, then Hauz Rani is the place to go. The market gets buzzing during the festive season and has a variety of earthen wear, idols, home decor items and beautifully decorated diyas that you can pick from. Make sure to sharpen your bargaining skills before heading to this market.
The market is well known amongst Delhites and houses a culmination of branded outlets, street vendors and high-end boutiques. From jewellery to clothes and home decor, you can find almost everything in Khan Market, especially during the festive season. The market also has a variety of food joints where you can enjoy a meal with your friends after a long day of shopping.
As you get ready to dive into the festive season take a trip to these places to make the most of your time in Delhi. Take out some time from your schedule and experience the celebrations as they unfold in the capital city with your college mates. The best thing about visiting these locations is that they are easily accessible from our PG in Malviya Nagar and all other hostels across Delhi. So head to these spots and make fun-filled memories!