It’s Lord Rama’s homecoming carrying the radiance of the victory of good over evil and the glitters of joy and celebration with it. When the air is filled with hints of sweetness, the land dazzles with lights of happiness, and hearts are filled with the feeling of togetherness. Known as the “Festival of Lights”, Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India.
Diwali is the best time to witness the diversity of the country. Everyone is different and so are their ways of celebrating. We are sure, you too have your way of celebrating, but here we have listed down some of the diverse ways and places to celebrate Diwali in India.
When we say Diwali, we automatically visualize homes adorned with lamps, lights, and candles. Jaipur is the best place to celebrate Diwali, one of the most important festivals in India. During the festival, the pink city glimmers with fancy lighting. From houses, buildings, malls, and markets to monuments, the lighting and decorations can be seen everywhere. Beautiful markets filled with jewellery, crafts, food stalls, and the zest of festivity, are surely a delight to the eyes.
Some of the places where you can experience the true essence of Diwali are Johari Bazaar, Chaura Rasta, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, etc.
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There can be no better place than the oldest city, Varanasi to celebrate culture and history. In the night, earthen lamps and lights resembling stars in the sky light up the city on the banks of the holy river Ganges. Enjoying the special aarti and the fireworks at the ghats is an experience of a kind.
Home to the Sikhs, the city of Amritsar might be known for the occasions like Baisakhi and Lohri, but you would be amazed to see the grand celebration of Diwali. The festival is celebrated to mark the release of the 6th Guru, Guru Hargobind Singh Ji from prison. The highlight is the Golden Temple wrapped in lights and candles that serve as the jewel of the city, and the breathtaking fireworks that take place over the lake surrounded by oil lamps and candles.
Another place to visit during Diwali to witness the diversity of culture and celebration is the city of lakes, Udaipur. The beautifully decorated city and the magnificent fireworks over Lake Pichola are something that the visitors seek during the Diwali festival. Another attraction is the Udaipur Light Festival which brings together the merriment of the festival of Diwali. It comes with the best of music, entertainment, food, fun games, and cultural activities. Diwali is all about togetherness and creating happy memories and the right way to do it is by visiting and celebrating in Udaipur.
For the biggest Diwali celebration in India, you can also head to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. Lord Rama’s Janmabhoomi (birthplace), his home where he returned after 14 years of exile. The allure of the place is the lamp-lit temples and the glowing River Saryu welcoming Lord Rama with love and joy. Also, witnessing thousands of floating lamps and the special aarti performed by the priests is an unforgettable experience.
The last but not least, the capital city, Delhi can never be a wrong choice when it comes to celebration. Diwali brings newness and it is incomplete without shopping. Various melas (fairs) are held all over the city during this period. From colourful decorating items to fancy lights and lamps, from handicrafts to food stalls, the markets in Delhi cannot be missed.
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India for a reason, it is celebrated beautifully all over the country. It is a perfect time to enjoy and witness the diversity of Indian culture by visiting diverse places and celebrating uniquely. So, if you want to celebrate this special occasion differently, you can book your flight tickets with EaseMyTrip.