Diwali is celebrated across India and you may find that certain cities celebrate it in slightly different ways, but overall the essence is the same and it is a fantastic festival to be a part of.
You will see lots of homes, hotels and restaurants across India all decorated with oil lamps, which are known as diyas, and these lights are characteristic of the festival. There may also be spectacular firework displays across many cities, so be sure to attend these.
The food during Diwali is a real highlight and lots of Indian sweets are consumed during this time, as well as gifted, and it is also a time of feasting, so you will find a whole host of varieties of delicious food across India.
Top places to experience Diwali
If you want to visit India to celebrate Diwali, our top recommendations would be Mumbai, where the best view of the fireworks is on Marine Drive, Amritsar, where it is simply magical, or Jaipur where there are spectacular displays throughout the city and the markets are all illuminated.
Varanasi would also be a top suggestion, where you can see fireworks over the River Ganges.
We can recommend some itineraries or help you create a bespoke itinerary to celebrate the festival of lights in India. Call Simply India Holidays by Somak on 0208 423 3000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be delighted to help you plan your trip to Incredible India.