Diwali is the most amazing festival in India. This incredible festival has transcended the boundaries of religion and faith and turned into a National Festival of sorts. People from all backgrounds celebrate this joyous occasion and this is truly a time when the country unites and celebrates. With a festive spirit all around the country during Diwali, celebrating it with your family is truly magical.
Going on a holiday during this time is a great idea – especially if you want to get away from the concrete jungle you call home. With so many amazing destinations in India, it can be hard to figure out where to vacation in. With differing geographies, climates and even scenery, you’re to a great extent, spoilt for choice. Here are our top five picks for an unforgettable Diwali Holiday at some amazing destinations.
Puducherry is a unique destination. The small coastal city still holds on to French roots while crafting its own unique vibe. The beach here is spectacular and apart from its tranquil ambiance, Auroville and the Ashram, there is much more to relish. Check out how truly amazing Puducherry is -
The best thing about a destination like this is that it’s an amazing place for a relaxing holiday. Because of its location, it provides an incredible amount of intimacy for your family. In Pondicherry Diwali or Deepavali is one of the biggest festivals which is celebrated. The celebrations start almost a week before Diwali and end a week after Diwali. Everyone, from all ages celebrate the Festival of Light. School colleges and offices remain closed for three to four days, and celebration can be smelled in the air. All the shops are decorated with colourful lights and the streets have a different charm altogether during this magical festival.
Being up close and personal with the King of the Jungle is an experience you’re never likely to forget. Head to Gir, the home of the Lion and bask in the magnificent grassland in Gujarat.
Diwali falls on the cusp of winter and this is an ideal time to visit Gir. What’s more, you can take a tour of the areas surrounding this nature reserve and soak in the festive spirit during Diwali.
It’s not too often that you can visit a place where its history is enshrined in all that’s around you. Kumbhalgarh is one such place. The Rajputs ruled this small town in Rajasthan and their influence still exists in the many structures they left behind. As with all places with a rich culture, festivals are celebrated in their own unique ways. Kumbhalgarh is no different.
Tradition is big when it comes to the Rajputs. Naturally, Diwali being one of the biggest festivals is celebrated with great pomp across the erstwhile Rajput Kingdom, including Kumbhalgarh. The colours, sights & sounds and the vibe during this festival are simply amazing. The amazing lighting at Kumbalgarh fort and the Ranakpur Temple simply mesmerizing!
Jim Corbett Park:
The Jim Corbett Park is one of the most iconic nature reserves not only in India, but in the entire world. The amazing place is home to one of a kind flora and fauna and is the perfect place for a long Diwali Weekend that’s sure to relax you.
There are no fire-crackers or blinding lights here, this is the place for true nature lovers. In the serenity of nature, vacationing here can be the catalyst to revitalize you.
Poovar is a sleepy town in Kerala that surrounds you with everything that fulfills your desires. Need a holiday to de-stress? Head to Poovar! With luxuriously assembled cottages, private pool villas and Ayurveda rooms spread over elegant landscapes, you can be rest assured of a relaxing vacation in the exotic location of Poovar.