By Manvi Malhotra Last Updated:
The wedding season is here and like every year, it has brought along with it a host of fun-filled and exciting weddings. Well, before we go ahead with the article, let us ask you a question. Why do you think are weddings so much fun? We know you will say it is because of all the dancing, music, rituals, colours and of course, not to forget, mehendi (okay, for the girls).
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Mehendi or henna, is one of the most important part of the wedding. A shaadi is not a shaadi without mehendi. The girls of the family, eagerly wait for a wedding to happen, so that they can apply beautiful and intricate henna designs on their hands. It is also considered very auspicious for the bride to put mehendi on her hands. It is the most important part of her bridal look.
Since we know how much a pretty and dark mehendi design means to all you girls, we have compiled a list of all the best market places in Delhi, where you can find the best mehendi artists of the city. So, go through all of them and then take your pick.
Tilak Nagar is a core Punjabi area located in the heart of West Delhi. It is very famous among the residents of the city, not only for its mehendiwalas, but also for its artificial jewellery, salwar suits, dupattas and its food joints. Typically a mehendi design here starts from Rs. 50, and goes up from there, depending on the designs you opt for.
Most Famous: Anuj Mehendi Art, Sonu Mehendi Wala and Raju Mehendi Wala are the two most famous artists in the marketplace. They are busy with some or the other event throughout the year.
One of the busiest hubs of the city, mainly due to its proximity to the North Campus of Delhi University, Kamla Nagar is a must visit market for some awesome mehendi designs. The artists usually sit around the bada gole chakkar, and are experts in every kind of design, be it Arabic, Mughlai or Rajashtani. Their designs usually start from anywhere between Rs. 50-75 and can go up to any rate, depending upon the design and the season.
Most Famous: Prakash Mehendi Arts (Opposite Prem Studio) is the most sought after mehendi wala in the area. Apart from him, people also love the designs by Suraj Mehendi Wala and Mahesh Mehendi Wala.
The famous Hanuman Mandir, located in Connaught Place, is the hottest hub for mehendi lovers. People come from all over the city, just to get their hands done up with pretty henna designs. In the festive and wedding season, the artists from here are booked much in advance. Usually, designs here start from Rs. 100 and can go up to Rs. 1,100.
Most Famous: Akbar Mehendiwala is one guy who is always busy with customers, season or no season.
Karol Bagh is as famous for its mehendi artists as it is for clothes and jewellery. The throbbing market, which is always abuzz with people, boasts of some of the best mehendi designers in the city. A regular design here costs somewhere around Rs. 100.
Most Famous: Raj Mehendi Wala is the clear winner when it comes to the best artist in Karol Bagh.
This market is one place where you will find the most happening and hatke mehendi artists. Right from kundan mehendi to glitter mehendi and henna tattoos, you will find everything here. A regular design can cost anything between Rs. 100 to Rs. 1,500, depending upon the type.
Most Famous: Almost all mehendi artists are equally crowded in this marketplace, but Ram Mehendi Art has a certain edge over all the others.
Rajouri Garden is the most famous marketplace in all of West Delhi. People swear by this market in terms of all kinds of traditional and trendy clothes, and of course chaat papri. It is a perfect hub for shopaholics lovers. But, the mehendi walas of this place have a certain expertise. They have years of experience in many types of mehendi designs, especially Marwari mehendi. Typically, a mehendi design costs around Rs. 100.
Most Famous: Ram Kumar Mehendi Arts, Ajay Mehendi Arts and Rakesh Mehndi Wala are the star crowd gatherers of the place.
The Lal Quarter market located in Krishna Nagar is a very famous hangout and shopping place for most of the residents of East Delhi. It is a completely jam-packed marketplace, that is overflowing with junk jewellery, accessories, western and ethnic clothes and of course, mehendi artists. People swear by their designs, and as compared to other market places, the artists around here charge lesser money. Their regular designs begin from Rs. 40 and can go up depending upon the design.
Most famous: Jeetu Mehendi Designer is the crowd puller of this busy market. Mehendi lovers must check his designs out.
Now that we have listed down the best areas for mehendi lovers and also the star mehendi artists in every area, we are sure it will now be easier for you to pick and choose your favourite. Be it for a wedding, or just a general mehendi craving, you can check out these places! Have fun and do tell us which ones you like the most.