Best Places to Celebrate Diwali in India - Updated 2024

Make this Diwali special with new culture and style. Check out some best places in India, where you can celebrate this diwali in a defferent way.

Diwali is the most important and historical festival in India. It is a single festival in India that is celebrated by people of all religions. Although Diwali is celebrated all over India. But there are some places in India where Diwali is celebrated in a different culture and style.

If you also want to celebrate this Diwali to the next level, then this post will be very helpful for you. Here We are showing you the top and best places in India to celebrate Diwali in 2024, where you would like to celebrate Diwali every next year. Before celebrating Diwali, we will know about Diwali. With this, we will understand Diwali better, which will increase the value of celebrating.

Places to Celebrate Diwali in India 2024

There are many stories behind the Diwali in history. There are many different histories of Diwali which is prevalent in different regions of India. On the same day of Diwali in the past, many big events have been done, due to which Diwali is celebrated in different styles in each place.

Diwali in Pushkar
Diwali in Pushkar

10. Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar is located near Ajmer in Rajasthan. Pushkar is very famous for Diwali celebrations. This city of Rajasthan is also very famous for the local market. which is very decorated on the day of Diwali. Along with this, there is a Brahma Temple in Pushkar, where on this day, the whole citizens celebrate Diwali together. The view there is quite amazing seeing.

Pushkar is one of the historical places. You also get lots of shiny dresses, utensils, and decoration items from the royal residence here. And that's why Pushkar's market becomes very popular on Diwali. People come from all over the country to shop in this market.

Diwali in Hampi
Diwali in Hampi

9. Hampi, Karnataka

Hampi is a beautiful city in Karnataka. Which is quite decorated on the day of Diwali. Many temples will be found in Hampi where you can attend many religious programs on Diwali. Hampi is an ancient place and its old name is also Kishkindha. With Kishkindha you must have understood how it is related to Ramayana. It is said that even today, many diamond pearls are buried under the ground.

Diwali is very important here. And there are many old palaces and monuments which are decorated on the day of Diwali. You must have heard about your Tenali Rama. Who used to live here. On Diwali, there you will see a huge crowd of other country's tourists. Diwali has different fun in this sparkling city.

Diwali in Jaisalmer
Diwali in Jaisalmer

8. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer is very famous for its desert which is located in Rajasthan. But here Diwali has to celebrate its own style. Because on the day of Diwali in Jaisalmer, the entire city glows up with the lights. You get to see a lot of historic places here. Those are decorated and brightened on the day of Diwali.

In Jaisalmer, you will see a lot of foreign tourists who come only on Diwali to watch the events. Many types of programs are organized here on Diwali. A big fair is also organized in which you can also see a camel show and ride on the camels. You will hear folk music playing everywhere. Folk singers are seen performing at many places here on Diwali. You can also buy Rajasthani clothes, utensils and decoration items in the market here.

Diwali in Mysore
Diwali in Mysore

7. Mysore, Karnataka

Mysore is the most famous city in Karnataka for Diwali. Mysore is also a historical place that belongs to the history of 1600. Here you can see many types of historical monuments. Mysore is also a heavily decorated place on Diwali. A big fair is organized here in which millions of people come to celebrate Diwali together.

The Palace of Mysore is also quite popular which sparkles a lot during Diwali. After coming here you will never want to go back home. Here too, you can buy many types of things in the market and also you can enjoy many types of food in hotels and restaurants here.

Diwali in Mumbai
Diwali in Mumbai

6. Mumbai ( Marine Drive ), Maharashtra

In Mumbai, Marine Drive is considered to be the best place to celebrate Diwali. Marine Drive is a very popular beach in Mumbai that shines quite brightly on Diwali. Millions of people come here to celebrate Diwali. Here you can also enjoy amazing fireworks.

This beach is in a quiet posh residential area, so here you will have a very different feel. There is no restriction on burning crackers here. You can celebrate Diwali quite well even by sitting calmly on Marine Drive. Celebrating Diwali while sitting in the cold atmosphere of the sea and enjoying street food is quite relaxing.

Diwali in Goa
Diwali in Goa

5. Goa

Goa has always been the most popular place of celebrations. Here you get many discos and clubs in which there is a good arrangement for Diwali celebration. Some people also like to celebrate Diwali on the beach of Goa. There are also lots of beach parties in Goa which shines quite a lot on Diwali. Along with this, Goa is also very famous for shopping.

Many casinos in Goa are crowded on Diwali. Millions of people come here to try their luck in casinos in Diwali. In Goa, you can see huge effigies of Narakasura burning like Ravana. And the effigies here are quite big. In Goa, you will see many DJs everywhere. In which people are always dancing. These DJs are free, anyone can enjoy it. Goa is also considered the best place to celebrate Diwali and other festivals.

Diwali in Kolkata
Diwali in Kolkata

4. Kolkata, West Bengal

Kolkata is very famous for Diwali. Durga Puja is also celebrated here which is celebrated a month before Diwali. And the city of Kolkata is decorated from Durga Puja to Diwali. Durga Puja is the most important festival of Bengalis. And because of this, both Durga Puja and Diwali are famous in Kolkata.

Here you will see huge idols of Goddess Durga in many places. And religious programs are also held everywhere. This city keeps shining from Durga Puja to Diwali and that is why Diwali of Kolkata is called One Month Diwali. Ras Gulla a type of sweet is very popular in Kolkata, which gives a lot of variety of such sweets on Diwali. Shopping here is also very popular. People like to buy Bengali customs.

Diwali in Jaipur
Diwali in Jaipur

3. Jaipur, Rajasthan

Jaipur is the most famous city of Rajasthan which is also known as Pinkcity. Because Jaipur is directly connected with Indian history. Here you will see many palaces and forts that are seen shining in Diwali. In Jaipur, you will listen to Folk music playing everywhere. By listening to such music, you can feel the culture here.

The market of Jaipur is famous all over India. Millions of people from local and abroad come here for shopping on the day of Diwali. You can come to the Nahargarh Fort to enjoy Jaipur's fireworks. This Nahargarh Fort is on a hill, you can see the entire shining Jaipur city from here. And you can also enjoy fireworks happening in Jaipur city.

Diwali in Amritsar
Diwali in Amritsar

2. Amritsar, Punjab

Diwali in Amritsar is quite popular due to its Golden Temple. By the way, the Golden Temple is seen shining every night. But this brightness increases by 100 times on Diwali. It seems that the entire Golden Temple is made of pure gold. On Diwali, millions of people come to celebrate Diwali at the Golden Temple.

In 1619, Guru Hargobind Singh was released from prison. And the day of his release was also a Diwali day. Also in the year 1577, the Golden Temple started to be built. And this day was also the day of Diwali. So in this way, Diwali is considered very important for Punjabis. So you must have understood what preparation will be done in Amritsar on Diwali. You can also enjoy fireworks at the Golden Temple. There are frequent fireworks here.

Diwali in Varanasi
Diwali in Varanasi

1. Varanasi (Banaras / Kashi), Uttar Pradesh

If you ask me which is the best place in the world to celebrate Diwali, then I will say Varanasi, which is also known as Banaras and Kashi. Because there are two Diwali celebrations here. First is a regular Diwali which is celebrated all over India at the same time. The second Diwali is celebrated only in Varanasi which is called Dev Diwali.

It is said that God himself comes to Varanasi to celebrate Diwali. Dev Diwali is celebrated 15 days after regular Diwali. And these whole 15 days Varanasi is kept shining like gold. Religious programs are held here everywhere.

Celebrating Diwali on the banks of the Ganges is a unique feeling in itself. Because in Varanasi, lamps are also lit on the Gange's water. With this, people come from abroad to shop in Varanasi. The market here is also famous all over India. I have gone to all these places, but Varanasi has a different feel.

Diwali Facts

  • Do you know? People burn lots of crackers in India on Diwali every year. Which is worth rupees of 6000 crores. I would like to tell you that in this amount every person in India can eat a meal for a year in 6000 crores.
  • Secondly, 25,000 crores of shopping are done every year on Diwali in India. These include clothing, utensils, gifts, furniture, and electronics items.

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