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How and where to go when you have a long weekend of Diwali

With the festival of Diwali, all set to be celebrated by everyone in India, some of us are also looking to get some much-needed holidays because of the long weekend ahead of us.

Nowadays, the young generation of people want to celebrate Diwali outside their homes rather than with family and friends as they want some relaxation and respite from the everyday chaos.

Therefore, just some short vacations with your partner can do the job for you on this long Diwali weekend. So, make sure you choose the best places in India to witness this festival being celebrated in a whole different way.

While going on such short vacations, you will also get to experience their local customs and make awesome memories.

Thus, we are curating some of the best places to visit in India this Diwali to witness the grand celebrations.

Visit-worthy places in India to celebrate Diwali and enjoy with your partner

Ayodhya

When we think of Diwali, the first city that comes to our minds is Ayodhya, the birthplace of Lord Rama. He returned to his city with his wife, Goddess Sita, and brother Laxman after completing a 14-year-long exile. So, if you plan on visiting this beautiful and religious city, remember to pay your visit to the Sarayu River where people flock in huge numbers and light lanterns from different parts of India. They celebrate Diwali for four days which is quite an epic celebration. Additionally, the women also light diyas and carry them to the river where they then set them afloat in a wonderful ceremony. Moreover, people also use handmade ornaments, lights, and colorful paper to decorate the entire city which is indeed a charming view for sure.

Jaipur

If you are a history buff and an art and culture lover, head straight to Jaipur which will give your eyes to feast on a lot more than you can imagine. You can visit famous landmarks such as Bapu Bazaar, Hawa Mahal, and Jal Mahal which are quite breathtaking in every sense. Apart from that, you can also book yourself a room in any luxury resort and enjoy a full day of pampering at a spa, enjoy some swimming, and wrap it all up with a romantic candlelight dinner with your partner. Furthermore, you can also visit the Johari Bazaar which has been termed as ‘The Strip’ of Jaipur. Round off your trip with Vedic Walks that will let you experience how Diwali is celebrated in the Pink City.

Varanasi

If you’re in a religious mood and want to feel even closer to the Gods this Diwali, there’s no better place than Varanasi for the occasion. Watch Goddess Ganga at Her widest at Varanasi and enjoy the spectacular fireworks show on display at night which is non-stop.

Goa

For all the party buffs out there, if you wish to make the most of your time partying this Diwali, then the best place to do that is Goa. Enjoy your long walks at the beach, do all the water sports to your heart’s content, and enjoy a relaxing weekend here. You will get some unforgettable memories to take home with you this year.

Kolkata

In Kolkata, Diwali is celebrated in the form of Kali Puna which is quite a wonderful sight for tourists to observe and enchant themselves in. Therefore, if you want to experience the authentic Bengali culture, then head to the City of Joy and indulge yourself in Kali Puna celebrations. On this day, everyone heads to the Kali temples in Dakshineshwar, Belur Math, and Kalighat to pay their respects to Goddess Kali. She is the epitome of removing all the negativity, ego, and illusion in people’s lives and blessing them with peace.

Meanwhile, there are many more places in India where you can spend your long Diwali weekends with your loved ones.

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