With the first swish of the winter wind, exploring Delhi is now a breeze. Yes, it's time to put the explorer cap on and step out. Some of the best performances, exhibitions and Diwali melas would make you fall in love with Delhi all over again.
It's time to explore Delhi down to the tee. Here's the checklist and your time starts now.
1. Delhi Photo Festival
The biennial Delhi Photo Festival organized by Nazar Foundation, is India’s first and biggest international photography festival, that brings photography, the real democratic art form, into the public space creating an awareness, appreciation and learning of photography as an art form.
Date: Oct 30- Nov 8
Venue: Indira Gandhi National Centre For The Arts 1, CV Mess, Janpath
2. Cup Cake Festival
To celebrate the festive season ahead, Our Story- Bistro & Tea Room is hosting the Cup Cake Festival. Visitors are treated with special flavors created out of fresh ingredients. The best in the art are here with delightful chocolate, blueberry and red velvet cupcakes. Go visit.
Date: 25 Oct- 5 Nov
Venue: Our Story - Bistro & Tea Room, G- 38 1st floor , Sector 18, NCR Noida
3. Diwali Bazaar
Start your Diwali shopping with the annual Diwali Bazaar organized by The Blind Relief Association. Its one of the most famous festival markets in the city and the craft displayed would leave you spellbound.
Date: 2 Nov- 8 Nov
Venue: The Blind Relief Association, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Pushp Vihar, Near Oberoi Hotel, Saket, South, Delhi NCR
4. Dastkar Diwali Mela
Dastkar works with an ever growing family of more than 350 craftgroups and small producers, and the Dastkar Diwali Mela is an enigmatic display of the craftwork by 43,000 artisans from 22 states of India. Explore the spirit of Delhi and celebrate the festive season at this hub of Indian art and culture.
Date: Oct 23- Nov 2
Venue: Nature Bazaar, Kisan Haat, Anuvrat Marg, Andheria Mor, Chattarpur
5. Sundar Nagar Diwali Mela
Since last 50 years, the Sundar Nagar Diwali Mela is the highlight of the festive season for all the dilliwallahs. The local food kiosks to the giant ferry wheels, the diwali mela binds the big city into a spirit of oneness.
Date: 7-8 November
Venue: Colony Park, Near Delhi Public School, Sundar Nagar
6. New Delhi Palate Fest
One of India's best culinary events, the New Delhi Palate Fest is an all encompassing food festival. From enjoying cookery classes,workshops to getting the insights of the lastest culinary trends in the city, the food festival has it all.
Date: Nov 27-29
Venue: PSOI Club, Nehru Park
7. Amarrass Nights: The Lakha Madou Project
Among the many gigs in town, the Amarrass Nights is something which cannot be missed by the music lovers in the city. Make it a night to remember and enjoy the fusion of culture and art with the performances by the two maestros at Lodi-The Garden Restaurant.
Date: 4 Nov, 7pm
Venue: Lodi, The Garden Restaurant, New Delhi
8. Zaika-e-Delli (Street Food Festival)
Delhi winters are here with the aroma of the street food around the city. Zaika-e-Dilli Thelewala Street Food Festival is here making you revisit the authentic flavours from the street food vendors. From Paranthe Wali Gali to aloo-chaat of Heera Lal Chat Bhandar to Chole Kulche from Karol Bagh, the festival has it all.
Date: 1 Nov, 12pm- 9pm
Venue: PSOI Club, Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri
9. Short and Sweet Delhi Theatre Festival
The world's largest 10-minute theatre festival is in the city. Finest of actors from around Delhi are ready to give you perfect performances full of comedy, drama, romance, thriller and all in just 10 minutes.
Date: 30 Oct- 1 Nov
Venue: Epicentre, Gurgaon, opp power great apartment, Delhi
10. Lucky Ali Live Concert
The much-awaited event of the month would be Lucky Ali's performance at the Talkatora Stadium. The artist has captured the hearts of millions of music lovers around the country through his soulful performances and it's time for Delhi now.
Date: 29 Nov, 6pm-9pm
Venue: Talkatora Indoor Stadium
11. Delhi Comic Con 2015
Finally, the end of the year is to unleash the madness of the city. With the fantastic talent lined up at the event. the coolest comic books, merchandise and the crazy crowd dressed in their whackiest comic outfits, the event promises to give you the best weekend of the year.
Date: 4-6 Dec
Venue: NSIC Exhibition Complex, Okhla
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