5 Incredible Places That Will Light Up Your Spirits this Diwali!

 

  1. Jaipur

The Royal city of Rajasthan, also known as the pink city dazzles and is completely lit up with lights and colours. All ancient buildings, royal palaces, historical monuments are decorated with lights, flowers and other decorative lamps and diyas. As it gets darker it gets more beautiful and brighter.

Apart from it being a feast to the eyes, you can treat your palate to delicious sweets and food items too.

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  1. Varanasi

Nothing is more culturally significant than celebrating Diwali in Varanasi, home to everything that epitomises the festival of lights. Make sure you’re ready for lights, firecrackers and a lot of noise, because this is where people will celebrate with truly wild abandon. The entire place shuts down to everything else but the festivities, and you’ll be up all night watching fireworks light up the sky and diyas floating down the Ganges.

On the occasion of Diwali, all the Ghats in Varanasi are lit up with thousands of diyas, and the mesmerising view certainly earns Varanasi the title of ‘City of Lights’ in Diwali.

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  1. Kolkata

Kolkata is quite unique compared to other cities when it comes to celebrating Diwali. This place has its own version of Diwali which occurs somewhere around the same time as the Kali Puja, the celebration of the goddess Kali, the Hindu goddess usually associated with the creative power.  The resonances of crackers, lights of lamps, aromatic fragrance of flowers and incense sticks adds to the glory of the place.

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  1. Delhi

If you want to have a lavish Diwali experience, there is no other pace like Delhi. The celebrations here are huge. The whole city is adorned with lights, decorations and of course the sound of crackers. Delhi celebrates Diwali in its own unique way, where people exchange sweets, gifts etc. The ‘Diwali fever’ in Delhi commences days before the actual Diwali day.

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  1. Mumbai

While many cities of India claim to have the best Diwali celebration, Mumbai is not behind them. A sprawling metropolis, Mumbai will give you a mixed experience of Diwali. Marine Drive is heavily lit with lights and attracts many tourists during this period.

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But what if this Diwali you just want to relax and escape from the hustle and bustle of Diwali celebrations?

Don’t worry, we know a place for that too. J

 

 Kovalam

Kovalam in Kerala is certainly the place to be. While the entire nation participates in the celebration of the festival of lights, celebrations in Kerala are low key.

You can enjoy the picturesque beauty of the location in its pristine silence.

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