Best Places To Visit In Diwali Vacation In India

Diwali is the biggest and most famous festival in India. It celebrates the victory of good over evil, lightness over darkness, and is also known as the festival of lights. The festival is observed on the 15th Kartik month in the Hindu calendar, which is in October or November according to the international calendar. The festival is celebrated differently according to our diverse cultures. Today India by Car and Driver takes great pleasure to write about the top 5 places for a spiritual Diwali celebration.

Get involved in the Diwali spirit at these places

If you are a local from one of these places, this post is for you as you will want to know where else you can celebrate the festival spiritually. If you are a foreigner, this post is for you too, because you would like to get involved in India’s biggest celebration. In short, this post is for everyone.

Varanasi: – Here, you will witness the grandest Diwali celebrations ever. The festivities start after taking a bath in the Holy Ganga. Explore the bazaar where you can buy traditional clothes and sweets. Involve yourself in the boat ride as you watch glimmering lamps, display firecrackers, and listen to the prayers. Participate in Diwali of Gods here, which is a part of the Ganga Mahotsav festival. Purchase our Golden Triangle Tour With Varanasi Package and make the most out of your Varanasi trip during Diwali.    

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Amritsar: – You will love it here in Amritsar during Diwali. Locals celebrate the festival with Bandi Chorr Divas, which denotes the return of the 6th Sikh guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, from prison. You will be stunned at the illuminated view of the golden temple. You will enjoy the cool weather, local cuisine, the mustard fields, and the toxic enthusiasm of the citizens. Get our Jewels Of Himachal With Amritsar Tour Package during the festival time and enjoy your stay in Amritsar.


Jaipur-Udaipur: – You will witness unmatched Diwali celebrations in Jaipur and Udaipur. The celebrations in Jaipur start from Dhanteras. You will be star-struck due to the fantastic fireworks and lighting throughout the city. Other than that, witness the folk music, city lamps, and artifacts at the city bazaar. However, don’t forget to enjoy Marwari cuisine and purchase souvenirs and handicrafts. As for Udaipur, you will love reflections of the fireworks in the lakes and the lights of the palaces.   

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Kolkata: – Diwali and Kali Puja coexist in Kolkata, creating a more significant celebration. Deities offer meat, fish, flowers, and sweets to the Goddess. You will feel the city within you as it is lit with Diyas, candles, and lamps. Enjoy the fireworks at every corner, but don’t forget to visit the Kali Puja Pandals or the most extensive religious shrines. India by Car and Driver offers Exquisite & Serene North–East Tour Package. Get it during Diwali for an unforgettable experience.    


Goa: – Goa also celebrates Diwali with great enthusiasm and holy spirits. The celebrations begin from Naraka Chaturdashi, during which people brighten doors and windows with lanterns. Just like Dasshehra, when people make significant figures of Ravana and burn those figures in the evening, the difference in Naraka Chaturdashi is that the puppet is of Narakasura, and the time is after midnight. You will also have a great time at the restaurants, beaches, and lounges of Goa.

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Varanasi, Amritsar, Jaipur-Udaipur, Kolkata, and Goa are the top 5 places to get involved and witness the most sacred, religious, and enthusiastic Diwali Celebrations in India and make the most of your Diwali vacation.

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