Diwali is just around the corner. Celebrated during the lunar days of October-November, this festival of lights transforms the city into a spectacle as homes and workspaces are adorned with lights, diyas, flowers and various decorations.
During this time, Delhi’s markets offer an enchanting array of lights, chandeliers and lamps, catering to every taste and budget.
These markets not only provide an extensive variety of lights but also capture the essence of Diwali, making the festival of lights even more magical for Delhi’s residents and visitors alike. So, step into these bustling markets and let your Diwali celebrations shine brightly.
Bhagirath Palace: Nestled in the chaotic lanes of Chandni Chowk, Bhagirath Palace is renowned for its spectacular light market, also called Bijli Bazaar. This market offers an extensive range of electrical accessories, from hand-crafted lights to custom-made chandeliers.
It stands as one of Asia’s largest wholesale and retail markets. From wires and electrical equipment to tools for repairing gadgets, as well as lights and lamps for homes, this market caters to all your electrical needs.
Additionally, you can find fake garlands, electrical showpieces and more. The vibrant collection of lights, available from as low as 100 rupees, captivates visitors, although product quality varies with price.
Lok Nayak Bhawan Market: Situated near the upscale Khan Market, Lok Nayak Bhawan Market showcases a luxurious assortment of lights and chandeliers. While the market is not vast, it is a haven for those seeking high-end electrical decor pieces.
Though prices are not as budget-friendly as in other markets, they remain reasonable given the quality and designs on offer. Shops like Bohemia Light and Kapoor Lights boast exquisite collections of hand-crafted and ceramic lamps.
Pan Mandi, Sadar Bazaar: While many are familiar with Sadar Bazaar, Asia’s largest wholesale market for domestic goods, few have explored Pan Mandi. Located on the outskirts of Sadar Bazaar, Pan Mandi specialises in light fixtures and decoration items.
Although primarily a wholesale market, some shops also cater to retail customers. Each visit reveals a fresh and diverse collection of lights, lamps, and chandeliers.
Product prices here align closely with those at Bhagirath Palace, making it a competitive choice for buyers.
Kotla Mubarakpur Market: Located in Kotla Village near Lajpat Nagar, this market offers more than just lights and illuminations. While it boasts a dedicated lane of diverse and trendy illuminations, the market also features various other domestic goods.
What sets this market apart is its affordability; the illuminations and décor pieces here are priced lower than in other markets. A hidden gem for budget-conscious shoppers, it is a must-visit destination for Diwali preparations in Delhi.