It’s that time of the year when festivities and enthusiasm are at its highest peak. Diwali – the festival of lights brings along with it so much of joy, happiness, and togetherness. However far we may be staying away from home, Diwali is when all of us head back. And why not? It’s DIWALI. The best time to bond with family. From new clothes to furniture, crockery to appliances, vehicles to property, almost everything on the shelf gets a re-haul. Crackers, sweets, decorations, smiles, laughter, the aura of Diwali is so magical that people from everywhere come around to especially witness the fervour. Let’s take a look at the top 5 places in India where Diwali celebrations reach an all-time high.
Jaipur has to be on the top. For one, the decorations are exceptionally great. The whole city is laden with lights and lanterns in different colours and shapes. From popular markets like MI Road, Nehru Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Bapu Bazaar to community centres, the illuminations are exemplary. A shopping festival is organized and the best-decorated market wins. Do not return without enjoying authentic Rajasthani sweets.
A thousand lights and diyas brighten up the ghats of Varanasi, the sacred city. Witness the Ganga arti during Diwali and you will be left in awe. The whole city lights up during the festive season. Homes can be seen decorated with fresh flowers and diyas all around. The street side stalls that serve cheap yet scrumptious local food just get better around this time in Varanasi.
While the City of Joy is at its grandest at Durga Puja, it doesn’t get any behind during Diwali. Bengalis worship Goddess Kali on Diwali and it is an altogether different experience to watch the lighting and gatherings. Just imagine how magical the city might look during festive season when its vibrancy is infectious even on regular days.
The state of Punjab has its own charm that attracts one and all. The magnetic persona and the spirit of zeal that the locals have is hard to find somewhere else. For the people of Punjab, celebrations should be as grand as possible. In all this stands the majestic Golden Temple of Amritsar lit with a thousand lights and diyas that speak volumes about the faith of people in this revered place.
It is not just the importance of the city that brings Mumbai in the list, it is the visual fireworks that make Mumbai stand out of the crowd during Diwali. As a shopper, you must include Zaveri Bazaar, Crawford Market and Chira Bazaar on your list. Marine Drive looks all the more heavenly at this time of the year. The City of Dreams hosts a number of events with celeb presence which are indeed fun to attend. So go, stroll around in the market, shop till you drop, splurge onto some mouth watering delicacies and forget about the calories for a week. Here’s wishing all of you a joyous Diwali from FabHotels. May the festival bring peace and prosperity in your lives.