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11 Best Places to Visit in Diwali Vacation in India

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Diwali is a most precisely celebrated Hindu festival of India, which is celebrated all over the country with different names and customs. It is a festival celebrated for five days, it is also called the festival of lights, Dipawali or Deepawali. Which apart from India, Hindus celebrate in many other countries as well. This festival is dedicated to marking the victory of good over evil, the victory of light over darkness, and victory of knowledge over ignorance. And on this day, Hindus worship Goddess Durga and Lord Ganesha.

Hindus decorate their home, office and public places on the occasion of this festival, Enlight with Diyas, wax candles and make the colorful Rangoli by garlands and colored powders. And burn crackers, fireworks in the evening and exchange the sweets among family, friends and neighbors. And the sparkling decoration of the city during Diwali makes the festival extraordinary for residents and tourists, find the list of eleven cities, which are known the best destination for Diwali celebration.

Diwali Celebration in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

Diwali Celebration in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh

The sparkling decoration of the city during Diwali makes the festival extraordinary for residents and tourists. Every year lots of tourists visit to enjoy the firework, striking decoration of lights. Diwali in India is celebrated all over the country and every place has its own allure, but these ten cities are known the best destination for Diwali celebration.

Diwali Celebration in Ayodhya

Diwali Celebration in Ayodhya

1. Ayodhya

The city of Ayodhya is an ancient Hindu Pilgrim, where the Hindu Lord Shri Ram was born according to the beliefs of Hindu religion. And it is a holy city of Hindus, where the festival of Diwali is celebrated with great enthusiasm. For the last few years, the practice of lighting on the ghats of river Saryu has started on the occasion of Diwali and in year 2019, Ayodhya Makes a New Record As Over 6 Lakh Diyas Light Up the City.

Ayodhya Makes a New Record As Over 6 Lakh Diyas Light Up the City

Ayodhya Makes a New Record As Over 6 Lakh Diyas Light Up the City

The city of Ayodhya is situated on the banks of the river Saryu, and the ghats here have the Mount Mahal and temples of Lord Rama. And on the occasion of Diwali, lamps are lit in all the temples, palaces, and ghats, which is a very charming sight, and lots of tourist are reaching, who love to see the lightings and in year 2019, Ayodhya Makes a New Record As Over 6 Lakh Diyas Light Up the City.

Ayodhya Dipotsaw

Ayodhya Dipotsaw

If you are visiting Ayodhya during Diwali, then apart from amazing Fireworks, you can also enjoy the lighting and laser show. If you are visiting Ayodhya during Diwali, then apart from amazing Fireworks, you can also enjoy the lighting and laser show, which is held every year during the festival of Diwali.

Dev Diwali Varanasi

Dev Diwali Varanasi

2. Varanasi

Varanasi is considered to be the one among the oldest cities of the world and the most sacred city for Hindus, Jain and Buddhists. It's a spiritual and cultural capital of India and every year thousands of tourists are visiting the city and festivity has an exceptional allure here.

The Diwali celebration in Varanasi has an exceptional allure that invites, large number of tourists every year. The striking embellishment at the bank Holy River Ganga, followed by evening Ganga Aarti (Prayer), wooden boats in the river Ganga, and thousands of floating earthen Dies in River Ganga, embellish stairs at the river bank by thousands of candles are the main attraction.

Dev Diwali in Varanasi

Dev Diwali VARANASI

Dev Diwali VARANASI

Varanasi is the only place, where Dev Diwali is (The Diwali celebration of Hindus gods) is celebrated. The Hindu believes that on the day of Kartika Purnima (15 days latter to the Diwali celebration), gods are landing to the earth, to have a bath in the holy River Ganga and to celebrate the Diwali.

Diwali in 2. Mysore (Karnataka)

Diwali in 2. Mysore (Karnataka)

3. Mysore

The celebration Diwali and Dusera festivals in Mysore attract thousands of tourists every year to the city. People start celebrating by worshiping the god and visit the temples. Women draw the Rangoli at their houses, almost at every Hindu’s house you can see a beautiful Rangoli, drawn by the garland. At Dasara evening with you can enjoy the firework all over in city, striking decoration of Diyas (earthen lamp), wax candles and electric lights. The Mysore place is the best place to see the thrilling light and sound shows that start at evening around 7:00 Pm.

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Golden Temple Amritsar

Golden Temple Amritsar

4. Amritsar

Known as the land of golden temples, Amritsar is a most privileged and sacred city of Sikhs and famous for delicious Punjabi foods and Diwali celebration. Diwali celebration at sacred Golden Temple of Amritsar is fabulous. Every year, more than ten thousand visitors and devotees are visiting in the city to worship in sacred temple and to celebrate Diwali with fireworks and exchanging sweets. The thousands of oil lamps and candles are lit at temple and striking electric light decoration is made to make the celebration special. (Though the electric light decorated was rejected in year 2016 to care the environment and temple).

Jaipur Diwali

Jaipur Diwali

5. Jaipur

Diwali in Jaipur, is celebrated with full of passion and ancient convention. Jaipur is the capital of Rajsthan state and known as the royal city of India. The sparkling electric light decoration of the city during Diwali makes the festival extraordinary for residents and tourists. Every year thousands of tourists visit the city to enjoy the royal and the cultural Diwali celebration. The most famous place to visit, are Nahargarh fort, Johar bazaar, Chaura Rasta, MI Road and Rambagh Palace of Jaipur.

Swaminarayan Akshardham, Gandhinagar

Swaminarayan Akshardham, Gandhinagar

6. Gandhinagar

Gandhinagar is the capital of Gujrat state in India that is also recognized for its exceptionally planned architecture and is one of the cleanest and best environment friendly cities of India. Though the Gandhinagar has cosmopolitan culture and has a good number of people from all religions, but Hinduism is the major religion. The Diwali and Annakut festivals are the most precious and astonishing celebration in Gandhinagar. Every year, thousands of people visit the city during Diwali. The Akshardham temple is the main attraction of Diwali celebration in Gandhinagar and the stunning enlightenment with Diyas and lamps are made at temple, on the eve of Diwali.

Udaipur Diwali

Udaipur Diwali

7. Udaipur

Udaipur is another Royal city of Rajasthan, founded in 1568 by Rajput king, Udai Singh 2nd. In Udaipur, people celebrate Diwali with full of zest and with traditional rituals. Udaipur is known for its admirable palace, beautiful lakes and holy temples of Laxmi and Vishnu (Jagdish Temple). People lit up the houses, public and private office with earthen Diyas, candles and decorate the city with electric lights. Of Diwali people do the worship of Hindu goddess Laxmi and Lord Ganesh and at evening people do the fireworks, exchange sweets and greet well wishes to everyone. The Udaipur city palace, Laxmi and Jagdish temple, Pichola Lake, an artificial lake in the center are the best attractions during Diwali.

howrah-bridge-kolkata

howrah-bridge-kolkata

8. Kolkata

West, Bengal is famous for Durga Pooja, Kaali Pooja and Laxmi Pooja but people also celebrate Diwali with full of Zest and it has its own kind of Diwali. People worship Goddess Kaali on the day of Diwali. Bengali’s believes, on the day of Diwali -Goddess Kaali appeared on the Day and destroyed all the evils. People lit the lamp to mark the victory of the goddess over evil and do the worship of Goddess Kaali with Tantric cremations and chanting Mantras, decorate the houses with Diyas and wax candles and does the firework. The most beautiful places to visit during Diwali are, the Howrah Bridge or to walk on streets, visit the Pandals and taste the delicious Bengali sweets.

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9. Lucknow

Lucknow is an ancient city of India and capital of state, Uttar Pradesh that is also known as “nawabon ka Shahar” (The city of Mughal Kings). This city has lots of remarkable ancient Mughal palace, parks and excellent Mughal architectural construction samples. The people of Lucknow celebrate all Hindus, Muslim and Christians festivals with full of enthusiasm, irrespective of their caste and religion. The whole city is decorated during Diwali, by lights, Diyas and candles and people exchange sweets, do the firework. The whole city looks like sparkling bliss. The special attractions of Lucknow, during Diwali are – Celebration and decoration at Ambedakar Park, Eamambara and Parliament road.

Diwali in Mumbai

Diwali in Mumbai

10. Mumbai (Maharastra)

If you love striking display of lanterns and outstanding firework then you must visit Mumbai during Diwali. Mumbai is known as the city “that never sleep”, and its liveliest spectacles appears on the day of Diwali. You can have lots option to visit in Mumbai, some of the most popular decorations are at CST railway station, while driving through Juhu, Banganaga tank and many other.
Marine road and Charni roads are the most famous place to enjoy the firework. Even If you like to enjoy the live show of firework then just walk at the roads in the city, you won’t be disappointed. Having dinner at sea facing restaurant or having a sip at sea facing bar is also an amazing experience.

 Hussein Sagar Lake, Hyderabad at Diwali Night

Hussein Sagar Lake, Hyderabad at Diwali Night

11. Hyderabad

Hyderabad is having its own culture and convention to celebrate the festival, people are lively and enthusiastic for celebrations. All five major Indian communities, Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Jains are residing in the city, who celebrates the festivals together, though the majority of the populations are Hindus and Muslims.

During Diwali people decorate private and public places and do the firework and exchange sweets, gifts and well wishes among their beloved, friends and family members. The Ramoji Film city is the most popular attraction during Diwali for tourists and guests and other attractions are having dinner in restaurants at neckless road, visiting Lumbini Park and hi-tech city.

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