Diwali beyond the Cracker Culture
Festive season seems to be like the endless river in most parts of India. Diwali, by far, is a festival that marks diversity across cultures while giving an enticing outlet for everyone to celebrate in pomp and show. The crackers are the most popular elements of Diwali. Bursting crackers marks the advent of Diwali for most kids who always seem edgy to light them up in the open fields and scream along their adrenaline rush, the screams of ecstasy. But Diwali isn’t just that, is it? Witness a carnival of celebrations beyond cracker culture while dwelling in the most humbling HeyHolidays vacation rentals.
Varanasi - Come home to the spiritual aura
If you are traveling to India, ensure you live this place of marvel! Varanasi is known for its ultimate true-blue Diwali celebrations at the River Ganges. Millions of people gather to begin their auspicious day with Ganga Snan (River Bath or River Dip). Carry the day by exploring the bustling street markets, which sell Diwali sweets. Enjoy a tranquil boat ride while soaking in the spiritual aura along the bank. Catch the firecrackers dissolve into the dark skies right above River Ganga. Live the historic heritage of India, Live HeyHolidays! Check out some of the serene homestays of Varnasi,
Amritsar - Take your prayers back along with you
The city of Golden Temple is a treat to one’s eyes at any point of the year, specially during the Diwali festive season. A marvelous festival is celebrated uniquely in Amritsar, Punjab. On this auspicious occasion, Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas, which marks the return of the Sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji from Mughal imprisonment. Special Kirtanas (prayers) echo through the city while the temple bathes in well-lit pieces. Witness the infectious spirit of the Amritsar crowd while sharing and experiencing HeyHolidays homestays.
Sri Lanka - Indulge in the epic tales
According to the Hindu Mythological legend, Sita was held hostage and Ravana was destroyed in the epic Ramayana. Sri Lanka is a symbolic place to celebrate Diwali. It is a land where Sita was held hostage and where Ravana was destroyed in the epic Ramayana. This is the symbolic land of Diwali. Catch a rather quiet manner of celebrations along the east coast islands. Indulge in the exclusive Singhalese cuisine. This is your chance to meet the locals and trade cultural flavours over Pooja (Offerings to God), dinner, and similar events.
Jaipur and Udaipur - Capture the artistic hallmark of India
Diwali celebrations in Jaipur start on Dhanteras, the first of the five-day celebrations. Jaipur is filled with magnetic attractions with fantastic sights like the Nahagarh Fort offering enchanting after-dark views of the festivities, which includes glimpses of the illuminated walled city. Belonging to the same state of Rajastan, comes another captivating city, Udaipur. The ‘Vedic Walks’ offers a special Diwali walking tour. With its majestic lake glowing with the reflection cast by palace lights and fireworks, you fall seldom short of the artistic hallmark of India.
Goa - Groove to the gambling beats
It is not the place for just tours and boozes and other substances. Diwali festive season offers a unique chance for you to get to Goa and gamble. The focus point of celebrations is on the destruction of demon Narkasura by lord Krishna. Multiple villages, towns and the cities host gambling competitions to see who beats whom. The significance of gambling is to see who makes it to the mightiest and biggest effigy of the demon. Watch the demonic replicas burn in Goa, a sight that is rarely witnessed. Gamble along in Goa while dwelling with locals at HeyHolidays vacation rentals.
Diwali is a festival that marks the victory of light over darkness, good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, and hope over ignorance. Come home to these unique places of Diwali celebrations beyond the crackers while relaxing and rejuvenating at HeyHolidays vacation rentals.