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9 Places to Go This Diwali Weekend

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HolidayIQ reviewers list 9 places in India to pack up and head off to this Diwali weekend! 

1. Jaipur

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Fort | Heritage | History | Culture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Sukhvinder Kaur adds, “The City Palace is the main tourist spot of Jaipur. There are 3 galleries in the palace - the garments gallery, weapons gallery and Jaipur Darbar gallery....Black dress worn by late Maharaja Bhawani Singh, Maharani Padma Singh and Princess Diya Kumari, on diwali, along with sarees, and shoes having zari work,” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Mona Samuel adds, “During these diwali holidays our three days stay in Jaipur in Hotel Peppermint was a unforgetable one.The simplicity, the beauty and the awe of the city of Jaipur has been unbeatably retained through out the hisitoric times till date .The little time that we had seems too less to properly unfold the majesty of the city.If given a chance would again love to go to Jaipur and explore the areas which I missed during this trip.” Read Full Review

2. Amritsar

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Temple | Golden Temple | Peace | History

HolidayIQ Reviewer Nikhil Pandey says, “Fabulous place with a epic history for Sikhs...Excellent beauty and work of gold on the whole give a excellent shine at the time of evening and night especially its beauty increased at the time of diwali. It is place providing peace even after a huge crowd is there. The place is providing shelter and food to every people with all time langar going on. Excellent beauty with a small lake.” Read Full Review

HolidayIQ Reviewer Subhasish Paul adds, “Golden Temple is one of our pride destination. Overall, the ambiance of it is touchwood. Cleanliness of the temple was to good. diwali season is usually a good time to visit the temple. ” Read Full Review

3. Varanasi

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Temple | Ghat | Ganga | Culture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Akshay Prakash Singh shares, “City of gods-Varanasi Kashi is the religion capital for hindus. It attracts lots tourists foreign and domestic. The beauty and aura of of this soul awakening city is mesmerising. Its best to visit this place during diwali time. The whole city lights up giving a marvel of spectacle. Taking a boat ride on diwali evening during evening aarti is a great experience. ” Read Full Review

4. Pondicherry

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Beach | Peaceful | Weekend | Culture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Kiran sood Sood says, “There was sparkle in the sky as fireworks after colourful evening were took all on beech road. The morning witnessed march past by French residents leaving behind poise and peace. The rising sun and meditation at playground with Mother's harp-play is unforgettable. Only disturbing factor was replacing sand stone roads with charcoal black deadly roads. The roaring waves opposed and my soul wish to have this place as pious self sustainable spiritual city alive with splendid memories of Sri Aurobindo and mother divine, bon voyage.” Read Full Review


5. Goa

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Beach | Sea | Party | Shopping

HolidayIQ Reviewer Abhijeet Ware says, “I had been to Kankavli this diwali and my experience was completely different from other states. It was wonderful to see all the houses lighted with lanterns and diyas which made it a mesmerising experience. I would recommend any one to go out of Mumbai and celebrate diwali as it's too congested in Mumbai.” Read Full Review

6. Hampi

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Heritage | History | Architecture | Culture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Atul Kanetkar shares, “Hampi is an amazing place. The extensive and exquisite ruins make us wonder about the fine quality of life those people lived 500 years ago! Being an Architect and Photographer, it was delight to be here on 3rd time this diwali!” Read Full Review

7. Arambol

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Shilpz S says, “Arambol was the last beach we visited in the North Goa beach hopping spree. Being diwali it was a little dotted with people but yet quite sparsely crowded compared to the more popular Calangute. The cute cliffs at the horizons adda distinct touch to the views here at sunset. The place offers you the chance to sit back and gaze at the waters as you sip your beers. There are ample beach restos here, serving fresh catches and drinks. There are couple of live tandoor spots as well and they dish the fish right there for you. We found the food pricing at 75% of the pricing at Baga / Calangute or Anjuna. Also the quality of the food was great. It was a great evening spent with fireworks in the skies. Totally recommend for a warm time with friends.” Read Full Review

8. Amboli

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HolidayIQ Reviewer Anuj Goel says, “Visited Amboli during these diwali holidays, on way to Tarkarli. It's a small, very peaceful, calm hill station in South Maharashtra and not at all crowded, must say. It was still surrounded by Greens all around. Some beautiful points worth visiting are - Mahadevgad Point, Kavlesad Point, Hiranyakeshi Temple, Sunset Point, Rajwada and Amboli Waterfalls. Though the rains have ended in Maharashtra, still Amboli Waterfalls was in full bloom. Local guys told that after Cherrapunji, Amboli receives most rainfall in India. We really enjoyed our stay in Amboli. It's worth visiting.” Read Full Review


9. Panjim

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Church | Beach | History | Culture

HolidayIQ Reviewer Rizwanuddin Rafiq shares, “The Narkr parade on the night before diwali in the city is very colourful. Well-known places in Panaji are the 18th June Road, a busy thoroughfare in the heart of the town and a shopping area for tourists and locals, Mala area and the Kala Academy built by architect Charles Correa, where Goa showcases its art and culture. Dona Paula is the meeting point for two of Goa's famous rivers, Zuari and Mandovi. Panjim is a place for walking, enjoying the peace of an afternoon siesta, eating well and meeting real Goans. It's also a place to catch a movie, a cultural show or to take the kids to the planetarium. It has widely ranged Hotels, suitable for all budgets. A place where things are aromatic and peoples they regard the visitors and help.” Read Full Review

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