After Navratri, Diwali the festival of lights is the grandest festival of Hindus. The season is also termed as Dipavali. The season falls in mid-week of October or in the first week of November. People celebrate the season bursting crackers with friends, families. It is called the season of light because during this season Hindu they decorate the house with flowers and diyas everywhere. Not only that the day of Diwali they start their morning wishing their families, friends, neighbors. In India, people enjoy this festival a lot, but there are some cities in India where Diwali celebration is the best. If any person visits these cities on his or her Diwali vacation then his or her Diwali vacation will not go in vain.
If any person plans for a vacation in Diwali then he or she can visit these cities and make their vacation successful.
The best places are as follows:
Jaipur, the Pink city of India during Diwali gets lit up in varied colourful lights. Musicians get down on the street singing and playing beautiful songs or music, which makes the festival more joyous. People decorate their homes with diyas of different shapes. People dress up on their traditional dresses. During Diwali, it is really good time for the tourist to visit Jaipur as he will have an experience for lifetime.
During Diwali, in Kolkata people worship Goddess Kali. Even in some pandals, the devotees perform animal sacrifices (Bali) to please Goddess Kali. A large number of people gather in the pandals and eat khichdi offered as prasad.
Amritsar celebrates Diwali in a different way, unlike other cities. Diwali in Amritsar coincides with the celebrations of Bandi Chhor Divas, a Sikh festival. If we talk about the history of Amritsar then in 1619 when the Mughal King Jahangir ruled Punjab.He captured Sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji, but he freed himself along with some Hindu kings from Jahangir’s imprisonment and thus the festival marks his escape from Jahangir’s prison. Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji after escaping from Jahangir’s imprisonment arrived at the Golden Temple. Thus, people decorate Amritsar Temple with lights that glitter even more. The lake is decorated with countless oil lamps and candles that makes the temple an unique beauty.
Varanasi is the holiest cities of our country. In Varanasi or Banaras, Diwali is a grand celebration where more then 1lakh people visit the city. They pilgrims take bath on the holy Ghat of the city. During this festival, the thousands of diyas lit up the ghats. Travellers at that time can also witness the special Ganga Aarti on the illuminated ghats.