The festival of togetherness and happiness is about to come and the streets are filled with numerous sweet stalls and the fragrance of meethi sewaiyan is all over. Eid is celebrated at the end of the Ramadan or Ramzaan which is the holy month of Islamic calendar. Eid-ul-Fitar is a major Muslim festival and is celebrated with great zest, zeal and fervor in all over the world but there are certain places/cities in India where you can see a different charm at the time of this festival. Eid-ul-Fitr where the “Fitra” means charity, this festival marks its presence or arrival from the ‘Chand Raat’ or the ‘New Moon Night’ and Eid prayers. It is the most important day for the people following Islam. People at this day wish each other ‘Eid Mumbarak’ and gifts are also exchanged and Eidi is given by the elders to the children in the form of money and gifts. Namaz is offered to ‘Allah’ and people visit each other’s houses to offer greetings and good wishes. Below is the list of cities in India where this festival is celebrated with pomp and fanfare.
Delhi is the proud capital city of India and this city attracts large number of people during this festival. Each festival is Delhi is celebrated with great fervor and zeal. People during Eid-ul-Fitr gather at Jama Masjid which is one of the famous mosques in all over India and offer prayer. Old Delhi area is decorated throughout the Ramadan month. Ramzan special Haleem is also served at the popular Gali Kebabiyan at Jama Masjid. One can blindly choose to visit Old Delhi at Eid-ul-Fitr as this whole place is decorated with dazzling material and delectable food items are served at various stalls in Old Delhi. You can tempt your taste buds with mouth-watering delicacies at this place and can also observe the bright and amazing festival of the Islam religion.
This whole destination celebrates this festival with zeal and pomp. Prayers are also offered at Aasar-E-Shareef Hazratbal. Locals and tourists visiting Srinagar at the time of Eid-ul-Fitr throng various markets to buy new clothes and eateries. Popular places of Srinagar like Lal Chowk, Regal Chowk, and Goni Market remain busy throughout the Ramzaan month and on the day of Eid as well. One can observe numerous heads at these places. Moreover, people assemble in large number at Eidgah which is a historic place in Srinagar where the Muslims offer prayer on Eid.
Lucknow is renowned for its nawabi andaaz and this city celebrates Eid in naawabi way. Locals of Lucknow offer prayer at the biggest ground Aishbagh Eidgah and also at the popular Asifi Masjid. Visiting Lucknow at the time of Eid is a true delight for the wanderlusts. The spirit of festivity can be felt in whole Lucknow at the time of Eid.
Kolkata is rightly called as the ‘City of Joy’ and the whole city celebrates the festival of Eid with great enthusiasm and fervor. Muslim dominated areas of Kolkata are decorated with dazzling and vibrant materials. People celebrated Eid and visit famous eateries in the night to have delectable cuisine with the family or with the loved ones.
Hyderabad is popularly called as the city of nizams and interestingly this city serves the famous Haleem only during the holy month of Ramzaan. Charminar is the famous attraction in Hyderabad and is a place where people gather to offer prayer. Charminar road turns into a paradise for the shopaholics during this festival. Mecca masjid which is situated near the Charminar attracts lot of people to end fast whereas there are several other places in Hyderabd where the people visit to offer prayer. Some of the famous places are Madannapet, Mir Alam Tank, Masab Tank, Golcondaidgah and Secunderbad.
This busy city celebrates Eid with delight, pomp, fanfare and with great zeal. On Eid people offer prayers at the largest ground of South Mumbai which is Azad Maidan. Mosques of Mumbai are decorated beautifully. Popular Minara Masjid is decorated with beautiful lights and colorful windows. After offering prayer people usually visit to Mohammed Ali Road where delectable food items are served from meat to mouth watering and tempting desserts. Moreover, large number of people visits Haji Ali Dargah on this day.