We are all gearing up to celebrate Diwali, one of the biggest festivals in our country. This is the one time of the year when most of us get to be together with our families and extended families. While some like to spend Diwali at home, some like to go on a vacation. There are so many places to explore in India some places are worth visiting especially during Diwali. HFT brings you some beautiful places you must visit in India during Diwali
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Varanasi tops the list when it comes to religious festivals. The whole city comes alive, especially during Diwali. Diwali is Varanasi is a five-day long festival but the right time to visit is a fortnight after Diwali when the people of Varanasi celebrate what is known as Dev Diwali or the Diwali of the Gods. You can witness grand shows at the Rajghat and Ravidas Ghat.
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While the big Diwali celebration in Varanasi happens a fortnight after Diwali, it’s the opposite in West Bengal. The Bengalis celebrate Diwali five days after Dusshera and during Diwali, they pray to Goddess Kali by lighting up the streets and homes with diyas(earthen lamps). The whole city looks beautiful when it’s lit. The Dakshineshwar temple is a must visit during Diwali.
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Visiting Jaipur anytime is a good idea but during Diwali, it’s a sight that you will never forget. All those historical monuments are lit up with Diwali lights and diyas and as the sun sets, and it starts getting darker, the city glows in the warm lights of the diyas.
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Though the majority of the population in Amritsar are Sikhs, Diwali is a special time for them too. Sikhs celebrate Diwali with equal enthusiasm to celebrate the foundation stone of the Golden temple which was laid on Diwali day way back in 1577. Diwali in Amritsar is celebrated with a firework display and diyas are lit and lined up all along the lake in the Golden Temple. It’s a beautiful feeling.
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The Agra Fort looks beautiful during Diwali surrounded with lights. One can visit the Mahadev Temple to witness the Diwali rituals taking place and can even participate in the rituals.