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Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

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Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

Hi everyone,

Planning on visiting India in Nov during Diwali, and for three weeks for some wedding shopping in Gujarat and Mumbai.

Would you say this is a good time to visit? Or would you say it could work out to be a disadvantage as its the festive season, and shops would be busy, and some closed?

Look forward to your replies!!

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1. Re: Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

Diwali is on 5th Nov, all business are closed in Gujarat till Labh-Pacham that is the 5th day after Diwali.After that it is business as usual.

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2. Re: Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

If you want good bargain hunting go in august around rakshabandhan.

After Diwali is NRI season for Gujarat, it will be hactic and expensive.

You can go in January, enjoy Uttarayan for kite flying and then do shopping.

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3. Re: Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

Shops will be bursting with new stocks, the latest designs, fresh arrivals etc if you shop before Diwali. Yes there will be crowds. Avoid weekends, go in the peak afternoon hours and it is better than the evenings.

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4. Re: Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

read my updated note in other section as of today (07/02/2010)

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5. Re: Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

if you are in Mumbai 28-30 Oct also, this Expo worth checking out, for Footwear, Gifts & Premiums, Handbags & Travel Goods...

biztradeshows.com/trade-events/lifestyle-exp…

do keep in mind, in regular stores, the best bargains would be just after Diwali,

which is also a brilliant period to stock up on Summer Fashions in fine cottons from the many Clearance Sales on; more so in the North with chilly winters, but in the West too

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6. Re: Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

this expos are for businesses and not for individuals.

individuals may be able to visit, but mostly, they caters to retailers.

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7. Re: Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

interesting thread:

indiamike.com/india/…

helpful suggestion from locals.nri gujaratis

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8. Re: Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

Diwali is on 5th Nov. Shops will be open till late night on 5th nov but from the 6th they will be closed for a few days ( some stay closed for 3, some 5). They should have good stocks then.

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9. Re: Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

before diwali you can do shopping. You will be finding new stocks everywhere but the shops will be crowdy. As all wanted to do shopping for the Diwali. But you wil find good discounts.

Happy shopping

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10. Re: Wedding Shopping During Diwali/November

These days retailers need just a reason to offer discount. I'm sure there're going to be many shops on Sale.

Instead of visiting big malls, I would advise visiting old local shops. They offer for better rate and mostly visited by regulars.

Edited: 29 July 2010, 09:56