Where to Celebrate Diwali for a Unique Experience?

Diwali is festivity of lights. As per beliefs, Diwali is celebrated to mark Lord Ram’s return to Ayodhya after 14 years of exile. However, today Diwali has become that time of year when the entire family unites together to celebrate the festivity of lights and happiness. Now, there are few options to Celebrate Diwali for an Unique Experience.

Here are few suggestions, if you want to experience unique Diwali this year.

Where to Celebrate Diwali for a Unique Experience?

1) Amritsar:

Diwali coincides with the Sikh celebrations of Bandi  Chhor Divas. This day is celebrated as return of 6th Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji from Mughal imprisonment.

Though it is always a treat to be in the city of Golden Temple during anytime of the year. However, during Diwali & Bandi Chhor Divas, special Kirtans (Prayers) echo throughout the city.

Celebrate Diwali for a Unique Experience
Golden Temple in Diwali                                                                                                                                         PC : Google Images

And, if you love photography, this time is a real feast for you. Because, during Diwali, Golden Temple will completely bathe in light. Not only this, but the majestic fields of Sarson (Mustard) in the countryside, the cool & pleasant weather. And, very importantly, the delicious punjabi food at Amritsari Dhabas.

2) Goa:

During Diwali, Goa celebrates Krishna’s victory over the demon Narkasur. Before Narakasura’s death, he requested a boon from his mother, Satyabhama, that everyone should celebrate his death with colorful light. Hence, the day before Diwali is celebrated as Narka Chaturdashi.

Celebrate Diwali for a Unique Experience
Narkasur Parade in Goa                                                                                                      PC : Google Images

Narkasur Parades are a fascinating parts of Goa like Panaji, Mapusa, Margao and Vasco. The destruction of Narkasur is re-enacted through the burning of the effigies of the demon at dawn amidst much celebrations.

3) Jaipur:

The Pink City of India, Jaipur starts Diwali celebrations from Dhanteras. You will see the illuminated walls of the city; Nahargarh Fort offers enchanting after dark views of Diwali celebrations.

Celebrate Diwali for a Unique Experience
Jal Mahal in Diwali                                                                                                   PC : Google Images

4) Purushwadi (Maharashtra):

This place offers you a quiet Diwali, away from street fairs, away from fireworks or crackers. Purushwadi is a small village on hills along the Mumbai-Nashik highway.

Celebrate Diwali for a Unique Experience
Bonfire on Diwali Night                                                                                                                                           PC : Google Images

Here, families light a bonfire on Diwali night and cook local delicacies. Children here, go from one door to another and invite each household to pour oil into their oil lamps or diyas. Women of the village make Rangoli in the courtyard of their houses.

Celebrate Diwali for a Unique Experience
Oil Lamps                                                                                                                                      PC : Google Images

In Purushwadi, you get to enjoy your Diwali in a very unique way by going for a dip in the river water, helping the ladies in Rangoli making and by toasting your own barbeque dinner on the bonfire, on Diwali eve.

5) Udaipur:

During the festival of lights, Diwali, the majestic lakes of Udaipur glows with the reflection cast by the lighting of palaces and the fireworks.

Celebrate Diwali for a Unique Experience
A Palace in Udaipur in a Diwali Night                                                                                                                 PC : Google Images

Here, you can introduce kids to India’s royal history. Enjoy the Marwari delicacies and dress yourself in the ethnic Rajasthani outfit.

Celebrate Diwali for a Unique Experience

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