Ever since Instagram came into existence, it is the most loved social media platform among youth as well as photography enthusiasts. Most of our life revolves around clicking the best shot; whether of a serene beach, chic cafe, soaring mountains, a wedding or a significant cultural event. Needless to say that millennials die for great pictures to make their Insta feed look spectacular. This Diwali we suggest you to visit any of these 5 places to show off your photography skills to your followers.
The beauty of the ‘City of Lakes’ is unknown to none. An all-year destination to capture the Rajput architectural and cultural magnificence, Udaipur becomes all the more captivating during Diwali and the credit for this goes to the Udaipur Light Festival (ULF), also known as Udaipur Lantern Festival. Organised from the last 6 years, the event is full of gleaming lanterns, exhilarating music and delectable food. The sight of hundreds of colourful lanterns in the sky is definitely worth capturing. So go on!
In Amritsar, the Festival of Lights coincides with the release of the 6th Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji from imprisonment; hence it’s a big festival for the Sikh community. During this time, the Golden Temple is illuminatedsuperbly and makes for a stunning sight – something which is surely going to get you loads of appreciation on Insta.
The oldest inhabited city in the country looks like a painting during Diwali; the floating mud lamps on the holy Ganges and the sparkling firecrackers against the backdrop of ancient temples is simply divine and certainly worth uploading on your Insta feed to get all those hearts. So all those religious and creative souls, Varanasi should definitely be on your cards this festive season.
Diwali is also the time when Kolkatans worship Goddess Kali and hence the celebrations are really grand. There are dazzling diyas, lamps and candles all around; religious places like the popular Dakshineswar Temple is decorated with thousands of lights making it a spectacle.
Last but definitely not the least on the list is the birthplace of Rama. This Diwali, the city will celebrate the return of the lord on an enormously grand scale by lighting 5.5 lakh diyas! Yes, that’s huge and undoubtedly dramatic. Capturing the Deepotsav Mela will lit up your feed, so plan a visit now; the event is planned for Saturday, 26 October’2019.