Diwali, also known as the Festival of Lights, is India's biggest festival celebrated by millions across the world which falls on Sunday, October 27, Diwali signifies the victory of good over evil.
The five-day celebrations bring families get together over delicious food, gift-giving, gold shopping, holy rituals, sweets, crackers and lighting of special candles and lanterns.
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Diwali in India is celebrated with great fervor in various cities and in different ways. Festivals vary across India, and each region has its own traditions. Here are the top 5 cities in India that celebrate this festival.
Varanasi, the riverbank city takes Diwali celebrations to a whole new level and is a must-see place to experience the true essence of the festival. The elaborate devotional rituals known as "Aarti" illuminate the continent with candles and oil lamps near the Ganges. The exciting fireworks on the banks with amazing colorful diyas floating in the holy river are not to be missed.
Famed as the Pink City of India, Jaipur in Rajasthan offers the most vibrant Diwali celebrations. Enjoy the festival of lights in all its panorama with lights illuminating public buildings and markets and private homes. Each year, the city hosts a competition for the best decorated and most brightly lit up market. Shopping festivals and cultural events are also held at this time. Wonderful places like Nahargarh Fort provide breathtaking views of the glowing city.
Since Diwali usually coincides with the Kali Puja, Kolkata has its own version of the festival, a good twilight first dawn festival celebrated with great joy and excitement. Besides pandal hopping, you will also find colorful street processions, masked rituals, temple ceremonies and unique dance performances throughout the city.
Diwali celebrations in Delhi are well known for its colorful and lively vibes. This is a popular time of year for shopping as there are special Diwali bazaars and fairs all over the city. The Stalls sell everything from beautiful shawls, sarees and embroidery rolls to baths and beauty products. Watch Paper lamps illuminate Delhi's skyline as you indulge in mouth-watering tastes at the street fairs. If you are interested in unique or unusual handicrafts, then do not miss the annual Dastkar Festival of Lights Diwali. One of the best places in the city of Diwali is the start of art shows with outdoor plays, concerts and dance performances.
Due to its scenic beauty, pretty lakes, beautiful mountains and majestic palaces, the royal city of Udaipur attracts thousands of tourists. The city is exceptionally beautiful with shiny rooftops, fairy lights and historic structures adorned with a celebratory atmosphere all around. The Udaipur Light Festival launched in Udaipur Blog 2012 is another fascinating attraction. The festival features have a variety of singers and DJs, art installations, food stalls and fun activities. Thousands of lights are released into the sky, making the night sky into a beautiful home of gold and a spectacular sight to behold.
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