Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Best Place To Celebrate Diwali In India

Diwali popularly referred to as the global fiesta of lights and sound is celebrated all over India. It’s one of those festivals that ties people from almost every religion, caste and community together
If you're wondering what to do for this year's Diwali celebration, check out our top 7 places in India that bring out the best of Diwali
  •   Jaipur:

Most of Diwali’s aesthetic beauty comes from the warm glow of lights and lamps which adorn streets, buildings, shops, and homes. One of the best places to experience this is in the "pink city" of Jaipur, in Rajasthan, where not just the buildings and homes are illuminated but the local markets as well

  •  Amritsar:

Experiencing Diwali in Amritsar is one of the most magical feelings ever. The Golden Temple of Amritsar is draped with brightly lit diyas on the Diwali evening making it an extravagant spectacle for the onlookers. The reflection of the diyas on the water creates a truly magical environment not only for the people that are celebrating it, but also the people who are witnessing it

  •  Goa:

If you’re celebrating Diwali in Goa, you definitely must be part of two things. One is being part of the Narakasura ritual and the other is gambling. In Goa, the focus of Diwali celebrations is on the destruction of demon Narakasura, by Lord Krishna. Every Diwali, competitions are held in every village and city to see who can make the biggest and scariest effigy of the demon. They're burned at dawn on Narakasura Chaturdashi, the day before the main day of Diwali. As gambling is also a popular activity during Diwali, you might want to try your luck at one of Goa's top casinos as wel

  •  Varanasi:

We all know how pretty of a place Varanasi can be, but it becomes even more wonderful and beautiful during the festival of Diwali with a constant stream of firecrackers and fireworks going off all night long. For the best experience, make sure you stay at one of the riverside hotels in Varanasi, so you and your loved ones can enjoy a fabulous view of the fireworks over the Ganges.

  •  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. Just the day before the Puja, the entire city is lightened with candles, colorful electric bulbs and diyas in order to celebrate the beginning of the important day at midnight

  •  Mumbai:

While many cities in India stake claim for the best Diwali celebration, Mumbai truly proves that it celebrates the festival of lights like no other. It may not be one of the most traditional venues to witness Diwali, but it is arguably one of the most spectacular. A place that offers you some best experiences to celebrate Diwali would be Marine Drive. The arc of the Queens necklace provides a brilliant backdrop as the exploding fireworks are reflected in the sparkling waters of the bay

  •  Purushwadi: 

Had enough of stress from the city? Need a break? Try visiting this place called Purushwadi. A small village located on a hill along the Mumbai-Nashik highway. Families in this little town light a bonfire on the night of Diwali and cook local food, while infants move from door to door, singing traditional songs, inviting each household to pour oil into their oil lamps, mounted atop a handmade bundle of sticks. If you see yourself celebrating a quiet and peaceful Diwali, this is the place to be

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