Diwali is the most awaited five day long Hindu festival in India also referred to as “the festival of Lights”. It is a festival that illuminates the darkness from life, marks the beginning of a new year and strengthens close friendships and knowledge, with a self-realization! Diwali also is a symbol of hope and positive energy, indicates the victory of good over evil.
By spreading light in every corner of our premises, we try to destroy the reign of darkness, on the night of Diwali. People decorate their premises with diyas, electric bulbs and other decorative electric lighting fixtures, to make their surroundings filled with colorful light and to make it bright and beautiful.
Diwali is an extravagant festival celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal all across India however, there are a few places where you can have an extra-ordinary experience.
Places to See in India During Diwali
The Royal city of Rajasthan, also known as the pink city dazzles with lights and colors. All ancient buildings, royal palaces, historical monuments are decorated with lights, flowers and other decorative pieces. As it gets darker it get more beautiful and brighter. The vibrant city of Jaipur becomes a hot spot for foreign tourists. It is this place which shows them true colors of Indian culture, festivities and celebrations. Many tourists are invited to join in the household celebrations by locales. The tourist are overwhelmed and are extremely proud to be a part of Laxmi Puja.
Haridwar / Varanasi
If you want to experience traditional Diwali celebrations there is no other place like Haridwar and Varanasi (earlier known as Banaras). The ghats are decorated with thousands of diyas (earthenware lamps), the temples too are decorated with diyas and flowers and whole region is drenched in rich aromatic flavors of incense sticks.
Kolkata is the best destination to celebrate Durga puja however it is a great place to celebrate Diwali too. Diwai here in Kolkata is celebrated with great enthusiasm and zeal. The sounds of crackers, lights of lamps, aromatic fragrance of flowers and incense sticks adds to the glory of the place. The streets are decorated well with flowers and lights. The shops display various colorful handicraft and home decor items.
If you want to have an extravagant Diwali experience, there is no other pace like Delhi. The celebrations here are huge. The whole city gloom with lights, decorations and off course the sounds of crackers. Diwali here is more of a show off. Delhi Celebrates Diwali In Its Own Unique Way, people exchange sweets and gifts etc. The ‘Diwali fever’ in Delhi commences days before the actual Diwali day.
Yes there is no other place like home to be during Diwali. It is a festivals which is celebrated with family, friends and dear ones. It gives a feel of togetherness and build a bond between family members where elders gift younger ones. The best place to celebrate Diwali is your own house with your complete family (if possible).