There is a wave of happiness and celebrations in the air. And why not? It’s Diwali season. Out of all the dark times that this year has brought with itself, Diwali 2021 is coming to make it all bright and light. Soon, we will all once again get together with our families and friends, talk about all the crazy things that we have been holding back, and celebrate this festival with them dancing to the tunes of unity, prosperity, health, and wealth.
Diwali 2021 Date | When is Diwali 2021?
Diwali for the year 2021 is observed on 4 November, which falls on a Thursday.
History of Diwali
The traditions, rituals, and values associated with this festival are ancient, but they remain as relevant today as they were back then. Old is Gold. And the festival of light proves it right. Diwali is India’s biggest festival earmarked with a five-day celebration period. As diverse as this country is, the tales behind the celebration of this festival are also vivid.
In the North, it is a deep-rooted belief that Lord Rama returned to Ayodhya on this day upon defeating Ravana, the evil king of Lanka, who kidnapped his wife, Sita. The people of Ayodhya welcomed the return of their king and queen from their 14 years of exile by lighting diyas. Since then, people are lightning lamps on Diwali as a symbol of victory of good over evil, darkness over light, and knowledge over ignorance.
In the South, people associate Diwali with the story of Lord Krishna. It is believed that Lord Krishna freed 16,000 women from an evil king on this day. In Gujarat, Diwali is celebrated as a festival of prosperity where all businessmen pray to the Goddess of wealth, Lakshmi, to make their coming year prosperous.
No matter how many different reasons are there to celebrate Diwali, the one thing which is the same everywhere is how this festival brings people closer together. People meet each other, exchange gifts and sweets, visit holy places, and do lots of fun activities and much more during Diwali. Traveling to a place and exploring the destination is, particularly, a great way to celebrate Diwali and add lifetime values and experiences to your life.
Places to visit during Diwali
If you are looking to celebrate this Diwali by going out and breaking the monotonous stay at home routine that you have been in for the last few months, here are some great Diwali destinations for you to travel to.
- Varanasi: Varanasi is the No. 1 Diwali destination on our list. It is a holy place where you can perform all the purifying religious rituals. Take a dip in the river Ganga. Participate in Ghat Aarti. Be a part of Dev Deepavali of Ganga Mahotsav Festival. You can book a Diwali bus to go to Varanasi. There are many bus operators like Expresso, Yolo Bus, GK Travels, as well as UPSRTC buses that you can choose for an affordable bus trip to Varanasi.
- Udaipur: On Diwali, Udaipur palaces shine like the moon itself, with the lights and lamps. There are so many celebrations going on during this time from local musicians playing to shopping and mouth-watering Marwari cuisines, the options of indulgences are endless. R.S. Yadav Travels, Shrinath Solitaire Premium Class, and Zingbus are some popular bus operators that you can book for a trip to Udaipur. There are numerous RSRTC buses available during Diwali to take one to their desired destinations in Rajasthan.
- Madurai: If you are looking to explore the Southern parts of India during Diwali, then Madurai is a great place to visit. Diwali is celebrated here one day earlier than in North India. You can explore the markets, food, or tourist spots of Madurai. You can also pray in the holy temples of Meenakshi Amman and ISKCON. To visit Madurai, you can contact bus operators like Anand Translink, Selva Murugan Travels, YBM Travels, TNSTC etc.
- Amritsar: The festival of Diwali coincides with the Sikh community’s Bandi Chhor Divas. During this time, the place is filled with festivity vibes and becomes a beauty to explore and enjoy. The Golden Temple of Amritsar shines in stunning lights on Diwali. The weather is pleasant and the mustard fields wave in the wind. Truly a picture-perfect location. You can book a Diwali bus through ADTC Tours and Travels, IntrCity SmartBus, Laxmi Holidays, etc.
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