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Diwali

Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights at Agra

Diwali

| Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights at Agra |

Diwali, also known as Deepavali is the biggest, brightest, and most important festival celebrated in India. The name Deepavali is derived from the neatly arranged row (avali) of clay lamps (deepa) in Indians outside homes. The ritual symbolizes the inner light that protects one from spiritual darkness. Diwali in India is celebrated over a course of five days every year in the month of October or November. While the story and rituals observed during Diwali in different regions of India differ, the essence remains constant, the celebration of life and goodness.

Highlights of Diwali

  • Brightly lit home with lamps
  • Beautifully drawn rangolis at the entrances of homes
  • Delicious feasts including sweet treats and savory snacks
  • Diwali melas and fairs
  • Shopping gifts for relatives and friends
  • Mesmerizing fireworks


What to expect!

  • Special pujas and offerings made for the Goddess Laxmi
  • Streets are lit up beautifully with diyas, lamps, and candles
  • Families get together and make merry
  • Exuberant performances and cultural shows
  • People decked up in new clothes and fine jewelry
  • Shop for handicrafts, leather and marble souvenir shops at Agra’s popular Sadar Bazaar

Connectivity to venue:

  • Agra’s Kheria Airport is connected by Air India flights from New Delhi
  • Agra is well connected by road to cities such as Delhi, Jaipur, and other Indian cities
  • Agra is connected to Delhi by the National Highway 2 and the Yamuna Expressway by a network of well-connected roadways
  • You can also hire an air-conditioned private vehicle that will take you to all the important tourist attractions in the city
  • Our guide will assist you to reach the venue and explain the significance of Diwali and its rituals

Important Information:

  • The best time to visit Agra is from November to February as the weather is pleasant and ideal for sightseeing
  • It is best to pack warm clothing as Agra experiences chilly weather during the evenings
  • Carry a pair of comfortable walking shoes
  • India experiences a rise in the number of visitors during Diwali and other Indian festivals
  • It is recommended to book your tour in advance if you wish to witness the celebration of Diwali in India
  • Contact our travel connoisseurs to book a customized tour to Agra with the best hotels and vehicles during the Diwali festival

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