Diwali – the biggest and most celebrated festival in India. It generally falls in the months of October or November. Though the date varies from one year to another.You can check up the date online before traveling to India. It is a 3 day festival.If you’re visiting India during Diwali, you will not only be able to experience the different colors of India but also you will be able to experience the joy as well as the oldest festivals celebrated in India. It is celebrated all over the country. There are a few things which you need to keep in mind if you’re traveling to India during Diwali.
The best thing about Diwali is that on the 1st day itself, most of the modes of transportation are sparsely filled. This ensures that if you want to travel to India, the 1st day is one of the best options for you. Moreover, you will be able to easily get affordable tickets during this period of time as well. From the 2nd and 3rd day, however, the tourist the season begins. That is why, if you’re looking to travel during Diwali, the 1st day is the one which you should be targeting.
What can you expect during the Diwali festival?
The festival of the Diwali however is a noisy period wherever you go. There is a ritual of bursting firecrackers during all the 3 days of Diwali. That is why you have to be ready for fireworks and firecrackers and a noisy atmosphere all around. Moreover, these are the 3 days when the pollution can increase significantly as well.
Safety measures to follow:
While generally, the atmosphere is pretty safe during Diwali but you need to keep in mind that in order to protect yourself from the high noise levels, ear plugs are always a better option. Also, it is a good idea to be aware of your surroundings all around; firecrackers are burst in the urban cities. That is why you have to move around pretty carefully. One thing however which you need to keep in mind is that the firecrackers are often burst during the evening and the night. Therefore, during the day you will be able to move around quite easily.
Things to keep in mind during Diwali:
Oftentimes, the local businesses are closed during Diwali. That is why it is a good idea to stock up the essentials ahead of Diwali.
In general, as long as you’re following basic normal commonsense while moving around in Diwali, there will be no problem at all.
This is one festivals which is celebrated all over the country in different ways.So if you are planning a trip to India during this time, keep a few days extra in your itinerary, so as to enjoy different faces of this beautiful, colorful and fun filled festival. If you the safety measures in mind, you will surely be able to make your travel during Diwali memorable.