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5 best Diwali Places in India

by Vedika Soni
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5 Best Diwali Places in India

Last updated on October 30th, 2023 at 10:37 am

 

Diwali is one of India’s most important celebrations. It falls on November 12th (Tuesday) in 2023. It serves as a fantastic unifier because everyone gets into the holiday atmosphere with religious ceremonies, sweets, parties, gifts, and, of course, popping crackers! Diwali is a time for families to get together and celebrate life. Why not observe the splendor with which this auspicious occasion is celebrated in other cities during Diwali? Here are the 5 best Diwali places in India to visit during this light festival:

1. Varanasi, for its Dev Deepavali celebrations

5 Best Diwali Places in India

Varanasi offers larger-than-life Diwali celebrations. Begin with a bath in the sacred Ganges and then have fun browsing the bustling bazaars that sell everything from traditional clothing to sweets. Take a sunset boat ride to admire the glistening lamps against the backdrop of religious performances and chanting beside the river. The celebrations conclude with

a spectacular display of firecrackers. If you stay in Varanasi for an extended period of time, you can also take part in the Diwali of Gods, also known as Dev Deepavali, which is held as part of the legendary Ganga Mahotsav Festival. There are various budget hotels in India’s Spiritual Capital, and you can reserve your accommodation online.

2. Amritsar, for its Bandi Chhor Divas

5 best Diwali Places in India

Amritsar is another wonderful site to visit during the respected festival of Diwali. It is commemorated alongside Bandi Chhor Divas, a major Sikh event commemorating the release of Guru Hargobind Ji, the sixth Sikh Guru. Special prayers called kirtans are held around the city, and the Golden Temple is magnificent when illuminated. You can also appreciate the chilly weather, the lovely sarson (mustard) fields, and the infectious enthusiasm of the inhabitants. Dig into the delectable local food that will have you licking your fingers in no time! Because the holy city is a popular tourist attraction, there are many Amritsar hotels to select from.

3. Diwali Attractions in Jaipur

Diwali Attractions in Jaipur

You should surely see the spectacular celebrations in Jaipur, which begin with Dhanteras. The Nahargarh Fort and other renowned locations provide spectacular views of the city-wide lights and pyrotechnics. Not only that, but the city bazaars are teeming with musicians playing folk favorites and some beautifully crafted lamps and other objects. On your trip through Jaipur, indulge in the best Marwari cuisine and buy stunning souvenirs and handicrafts. You will also fall in love with Udaipur’s gorgeous lakes, which shine and glitter with the reflections of fireworks and palace lights. Both of these locations host spectacular Diwali festivities.

4. Kolkata, for the Kali Puja

5 Best Diwali Places in India

Yes, the City of Joy lives up to its moniker during Diwali, which also coincides with the famous Kali Puja here. In Kolkata, Goddess Kali is worshiped, and you can see the distinctive and detailed offerings to the Goddess, which include meat, fish, flowers, and sweets. The entire city comes alive with glittering diyas, candles, and lamps, and there are also some fantastic pyrotechnics on practically every street corner. It is around this time that Kolkatans recover from their post-Puja hangover and begin to revel again! You can also take a tour of the city’s famous Kali Puja pandals or visit the city’s most important religious temples, such as the Kalighat Temple or Dakshineswar Temple, where Goddess Kali is worshiped by thousands of followers.

This is the time when Kolkatans recover from their puja hangover and begin to rejoice again! You can also take a tour of the city’s famous Kali Puja pandals or visit the city’s most important religious temples, such as the Kalighat Temple or Dakshineswar Temple, where Goddess Kali is worshipped by thousands of followers.

5. Goa, for its Naraka Chaturdashi procession

Goa for its Naraka Chaturdashi procession

Goa is another fantastic Diwali destination. The festivities begin on Naraka Chaturdashi, when people decorate their doors and windows with lanterns. Locals construct multiple larger-than-life Narakasura effigies out of firecrackers and grass, which they subsequently burn the next morning in the early hours. These are the 5 best Diwali places in India. This makes for an unforgettable celebration, and you can also have a fantastic time by visiting the best beaches, casinos, and posh restaurants and lounges.

As a result, this Diwali Take a vacation with your loved ones to any of these locations and create memories of a spectacular celebration that is unlike anything you have seen in years!

 

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