Vacation Planning on this Diwali Holiday

Diwali Holidays.

Diwali is one of the biggest festivals in India and is also very popular among other regions of the world. If you want to do zero in India during Diwali, it could become a Herculean task. There are globe-trotters who visit India just to live this vibrant festival. After all, the places to visit during the holidays in Diwali are simply innumerable. However, the beauty of India's Diwali celebrations is that it varies from region to region. The whole nation is in a festive mood, celebrations and systems of faith differ from state to state and city to city. And each type of celebration is an opportunity for travelers to further explore this festival.

Kolkata, Chennai, Amritsar, Varanasi and Goa. Do not worry, you'll be delighted if you're in these areas during Diwali.

1 Kolkata
Kolkata Diwali Holidays.

Although Diwali's general practice in India is to worship the goddess Laxmi, the concept is different in the city of joy, Kolkata. This is one of Diwali's Best Holiday Destinations and Kolkata people celebrate the same way by burning cookies and lighting diyas. It's Kali Puja in this part of the country. The goddess Kali being considered perverse, the Bengalis have the same feelings while illuminating the diyas and burning the crackers. In addition, just like Durga Puja, there are beautiful Kali Puja pandals throughout the city with beautiful lighting decorating every corner of the city.

2 Chennai
Chennai Holidays

Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu, represents the celebration of Diwali in all parts of the state. Quite different from what Diwali represents for most of the country, the Dhanteras of Tamil Nadu are known as Dhana Trayodasi or Ashwayuja Bahula Trayodasi. The local people worship Kubera, the divine treasurer, and offer him dry dates, honey and jaggery. While the houses are cleaned to perfection, Dhanvantari, the goddess of health is also revered during this period. Similar to other places in the country, fireworks are there to mark warding off evil spirits. In addition, the effigies of Narakasura are burned to mark his fall in the hands of Aditi and Krishna.

3 Amritsar
Amritsar Diwali Holidays.

Amritsar and the rest of Punjab celebrate Diwali with more pomp and excitement than any other place in the country. They are also known for some major Diwali celebrations. Although the celebrations are similar to the rest of the country, what differentiates the Diwali celebrations in this part of India is the fact that Sikhs celebrate Guru Hargobind Sahib's return from Mughal's captivity. For a traveler, it is no less a marvel to see the famous Golden Temple get along with the edge of the lake than to make this holy gurudwara more brilliant than ever. In addition, the spectacular fireworks are also worth visiting in Amritsar.

4 Varanasi
Varanasi Diwali Holidays.

What makes the Diwali celebrations in Varanasi truly special is that this place has been celebrating the festival for a long time and is considered one of the best places to visit during the holidays in Diwali. The place becomes a paradise for travelers and a paradise for photographs, thanks to the kind of procedure that makes up all the Diwali celebrations there. Varanasi celebrates what is called Dev Deepavali or Diwali of the gods, the great rituals are organized by the priests of Ravidas Ghat and Raj Ghat to welcome the gods, supposed to descend on earth in the waters of the Ganga River past this city. The festivities of Diwali in Varanasi have gained so much popularity that a festival called Ganga Mahotsav is celebrated with Dev Deepavali to attract more people.

5 Goa
Goa Diwali Holidays.

Yes, Goa is already one of the most popular destinations in India. However, Diwali in Goa is also good enough to attract tourists from around the world. The Diwali holidays in Goa are popular, especially because of Narak Chaturdashi, each village burns larger than life effigies of Narakasura. In fact, interesting competitions are also organized to judge which effigy is the biggest and scariest.

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