Diwali, also called as Deepawali is one of the most important and big festivals of north India and celebrated all through Rajasthan. People impatiently wait for Diwali as the festival brings lots of excitement and joy to hearts. Diwali Fesitval is devoted to Laxmi, the goddess of prosperity and wealth. The preparations for Diwali Festival begins well in advance, people start decorating their houses, buy new clothes and jewellery from the nearby markets. Special sweets and snacks are also prepared to celebrate the festival of Diwali. The festival is celebrated in the Hindu month of Ashwin, which falls in late October and early November. Legend has it that Diwali is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama to Ayodhya after killing demon king Ravana along with his wife Sita, brother Laxman and Hanuman after spending 14 years at Lanka.
During the Diwali Festival the houses, markets and popular spots in most of the cities of Rajasthan are beautifully decorated with colourful lights. It seems the city has become a celebrity and locals try to give the best outlook to their native place. Unlike many cities in Rajasthan, Jaipur fondly called as the ‘Pink City’ celebrates the festival of Diwali with great fervor and enthusiasm. The walled Pink City of Jaipur dazzles with colourful lighting and exquisite decoration. In fact, most of the famous markets in Jaipur compete with each other to take away the best decorated market award. People light up their homes with clay oil lamps and colourful lights along with beautiful Rangolis. In the city of Jaipur there are exclusive prizes for the best decorated individual houses. Dhanteras, a day prior to Diwali night is believed to very auspicious for trading and purchasing, hence shops remain open till late night. If you visit Jaipur during the Diwali Festival must pay a visit to Nahargarh to enjoy a panoramic view of the beautifully decorated fort. Want to plan holidays during Diwali festival? Check below our featured packages or drop your enquiry and we shall get back to you shortly.