In India, Diwali is most auspicious festival and celebrated in a most cherished way. The cities, houses, temples & Ghats were light up with Diya, Rangoli were made, new dresses, sweets, crackers & the serenity of India. Diwali Celebration in India signifies the togetherness in family and the festival of lights shows victory over darkness.

This Diwali, you can plan a trip and enjoy the best places to celebrate Diwali in India, to join the journey, let’s explore the trip together.

Best Places to Visit in Diwali in India

Varanasi – The Spiritual Spectacle

Varanasi, city of Lord Shiva which is situated in the bank of holy Ganga River, is the best place to celebrate Diwali in a spiritual manner and the magical aura of the city mesmerized you. At the Ganga Ghats, thousands of diya lit up which gives enchanting view and the Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat where devotees gather to offer prayer and enjoy the spiritual Diwali. In Varanasi, Dev Diwali celebrates in a large manner and to enjoy the immense beauty you can take a boat ride to capture the ariel view.

Varanasi – Best Places to Visit in Diwali

  • Dashashwamedh Ghat
  • Kashi Vishwanath Temple
  • Ganga Mahotsav Festival
  • Dev Deepavali Festival
  • Ramnagar Ramlila
  • Boat Ride

Hotels to Stay in Varanasi

  • BrijRama Palace
  • Hotel Ganges View
  • Taj Nadesar Palace
  • Hotel Surya

How to Reach Varanasi

  • Nearest Airport: Lal Bahadur Shashtri Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Varanasi Junction and Mughal Sarai Junction
  • By Road: Highways  are well connected with the major cities

Ayodhya – The Birthplace of Lord Rama

Ayodhya, city of Lord Ram is the best place to celebrate Diwali in a grand manner, the entire city decorates in a dazzling way, the city lit up with Diya, Rangolis were made at the temples & ghats and the houses near to ghats were painted beautifully. At Sarya River, the Ram ki Paidi ghat were illuminates with uncountable diya and devotees also floats diya in the river afterwards Aarti performed at the ghat. In Ayodhya, you can witness the Ramlila, the vibrant and the best Diwali celebration.

Ayodhya – Places to Visit in Diwali

  • Ram Janmabhoomi
  • Kanak & Dashrath Bhavan
  • Hanuman Garhi
  • Ram ki Paidi
  • Aarti at Saryu Ghat
  • Deepotsav Celebration

Hotels to Stay in Varanasi

  • Ayodhya Palace
  • Ramprastha Hotel
  • Shri Ram Hotel
  • Anaya Resort

How to Reach Ayodhya

  • Nearest Airport: Lucknow International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Faizabad and Ayodhya Railway Station
  • By Road: Highways are well connected with the major cities.

Amritsar – Diwali at the Golden Temple

Diwali Celebration in Amritsar by the Sikh Community gives you an enchanting experience. At Amritsar Diwali celebrated in the significance of return of Guru Hargobind Ji, and on the eve, the Golden Temple decorated beautifully with lights. The whole city illuminates, kirtan, bhajan sang by the devotees, the temple serve food (langar) to the devotees. To enjoy this special occasion, Amritsar is the Best Place to visit in Diwali in India.

Amritsar – Places to Visit in Diwali

  • Golden Temple
  • Jallianwala Bagh
  • Wagah Border
  • Ram Bagh Garden
  • Heritage Street
  • Partition Museum
  • Gobindgarh Fort

Hotels to Stay in Amritsar

  • Hyatt Regency Amritsar
  • Ramada Amritsar
  • Fairfield by Marriott Amritsar
  • Taj Swarna

How to Reach Amritsar

  • Nearest Airport: Sri Guru Ram Dass Jee International Airport,
  • Nearest Railway Station: Amritsar Junction
  • By Road: Highways are well connected with the major cities and Volvo Buses are available from Delhi NCR

Udaipur – A Royal Diwali Affair

Udaipur famously known as “City of Lakes”, offers Royal Procession and the Light Festival in Udaipur gives unique experience. The whole city, royal forts, lakes illuminates and creates a mystic aura. The Royal City Udaipur is the best place to visit in Diwali to embrace the Rajputana tradition, cultural events, rajasthani cuisine and the firework illuminates the sky and the lakes.

Udaipur – Places to Visit in Diwali

  • City Palace Dazzling Decoration
  • Lake Pichola Illumination
  • Gangaur Ghat Celebration
  • Bada Bazar
  • Udaipur Light Festival
  • Doodh Talai Musical Garden

Hotels to Stay in Udaipur

  • Taj Lake Palace
  • The Leela Palace
  • Jagmandir Island Palace
  • The Ananta Udaipur

How to Reach Udaipur

  • Nearest Airport: Maharana Pratap Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Udaipur Railway Station
  • By Road: Highways are well-connected by road from all major cities

Kolkata – Kali Puja Extravaganza

Kolkata, the city of joy celebrates Diwali and a very unique manner, Bengali’s pray Goddess Kali in Diwali. In the city you can witness various pandals of Goddess Kali and in the grand processions various cultural performances were organized. The whole city, Maa Kali Temple and houses were illuminates with lights and the Bengali cuisine especially Rice and Fish were served.  Kolkata is different from the whole nation and instead of Goddess Lakshmi, Bengali worship Goddess Kali. You will be fortunate if you witness the very different and Best Diwali Celebration in India.

Kolkata – Places to Visit in Diwali

  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple
  • Belur Math
  • Kalighat Temple
  • Rabindra Sarobar
  • River Cruise
  • Ganga Aarti
  • Howarh Bridge Illumination

Hotels to Stay in Kolkata

  • The Oberoi Grand
  • Taj Bengal
  • Hyatt Regency Kolkata
  • ITC Sonar, Kolkata

How to Reach Kolkata

  • Nearest Airport: Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Howrah Junction and Kolkata Station

Final Thought

In this blog, we have mentioned the five Best Places to Visit in Diwali in India and each states has their own uniqueness, spirituality, tradition, culture and royal experience. If you want to plan your Diwali Vacation, then add these places in your bucket list and share your thought with me.

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