Top 10 Best Diwali Celebration Destinations in India 2018
1. Jaipur Diwali Celebration
The pink city is adorned in varied colors and the lights that will greet you will be like none that you have seen before. Apart from the houses being decked up, the entire markets are decorated with lights.
2. Varanasi Diwali Celebration
Varanasi, also known as Banaras is considered as one of the holiest cities in India. On the occasion of Diwali, all the Ghats in Varanasi are lit up with thousands of Diya’s.
3. Kolkata Diwali Celebration
Kali Puja coincides with the festival of Diwali. Goddess Kali is worshipped on this occasion and you will get to witness unique offerings made to her during this fest
4. Amritsar Diwali Celebration
Diwali here, coincides with the celebrations of Bandi Chhor Divas, a Sikh festival. It marks the return of Sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. The Golden temple glitters even more as it is draped in lights and the lake is lighted up with countless oil lamps and candles.
5. Goa Diwali Celebration
Diwali in Goa and its surrounding areas begins on the day of Naraka Chaturdashi. Paper made scary-looking effigies of Narakasura, filled with grass and firecrackers, symbolizing evil are made on Naraka Chaturdashi, and then burnt down around four in the morning the next day.
6. Kovalam Diwali Celebration
While the entire nation participates in the celebration of the festival of lights, celebrations in Kerala are low key. So if you want an escape from the hustle bustle of Diwali celebrations, Kovalam is certainly the place to be.
7. Mumbai Diwali Celebration
Mumbai truly proves that it celebrates the festival of lights like no other. It may not be one of the most traditional venues to witness Diwali, but it is arguably one of the most spectacular. A place that offers you some best experiences to celebrate Diwali would be Marine Drive.
8. Purushwadi Diwali Celebration
Families in this little town light a bonfire on the night of Diwali and cook local food, while infants move from door to door, singing traditional songs, inviting each household to pour oil into their oil lamps.
9. Delhi Diwali Celebration
Diwali in Delhi starts from Dussehra itself. On the day of Diwali, you will come across several temporary stages hosting the “Ramlila”, a dramatic depiction of the life of Lord Ram, culminating with the 10-days battle between Ram and Ravan.
10. Odisha Diwali Celebration
In Odisha, some people light a lamp inside an earthen pot which is tied to a pole right in front of their residence. This is for calling the spirit of their ancestor — remembering them in gratitude. They salute their ancestors by invoking the ‘Badabadua’.