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Diwali special snacks to travel London, America from Dombivli


Diwali special snacks are dispatched to the foreign countries from Dombivli

faral...photo by Aadesh PokhareDombivli: Diwali is incomplete without tradition snack items (popularly known as Diwali Faral) along with lights of lamps and lanterns. When everyone is busy in preparation for this festival of lights, the first parcel of snacks is all set to be parceled to America on 24th October from Dombivli.

These Diwali special snacks are dispatched to the foreign countries by ‘Dombivli Kulkarni Brothers’ and ‘Suraj Foods’. They are sent to countries like London, Kuwait, Japan, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Australia, New Zealand, and America etc in the packages of 3kg, 5kg or 7kg. The snacks are sent along with New Year calendar, perfumed body scrub (Utane), lantern, lamps and Rangoli stickers, informed Shripad Kulkarni of Kulkarni Brothers.

The orders have already started registering for parcels. The rates are hiked by 15 to 20 per cent this year due to rise in the rates of oil, pulses, packing and workers, said Sunil Shewde of Suraj Foods.

Ladoo, Chakali, Shankarpali more in demand

The demand for these snacks is more from London and America in comparison to other countries. Motichur Ladoos, Chakali, Chiwada, ShankarPali are found most favorite in the orders. Hence, the orders were started a month before Diwali.

Homemakers prefers readymade snacks

It has become really tedious for women to celebrate festivals in the run of home and job at a time. Around 60 per cent of Dombivli’s population is working.  It has become difficult for working women to cook these snacks at home. Hence, they prefer to buy readymade snacks available in market. The stalls of these readymade snacks can be found all over the streets when Diwali is just 10 days away. But the number of stalls in comparison to the last year is seen decreased due to inflation.

Rates of packages dispatched in foreign countriesDIWALI-FARAL


3 Kg – Rs 6000

5 Kg – Rs 7000

7 Kg – Rs 8000


3 Kg – Rs 5,500

5 Kg – Rs 5,500

7 Kg – Rs 7,500

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Kuwait:-

3 Kg – Rs 5000

5 Kg – Rs 6000

7 Kg – Rs 7000

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