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Dev Deepavali

Witness the grand festivities of Dev Deepavali in Varanasi

Dev Deepavali

| Witness the grand festivities of Dev Deepavali in Varanasi |

Dev Deepavali is a festival celebrated in Varanasi, in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is celebrated on the day of Kartik Poornima, fifteen days after the festival of Diwali usually in the month of November. On this day the steps of all the ghats on the River Ganga are lit with over a million earthen lamps or diyas in honor of goddess Ganga. It is believed that the gods descend on the earth to bathe in the Ganges on this day of Dev Deepawali. On this day thousands of devotees from Varanasi and across the Indian subcontinent gather at the ghats of the Ganges in the evening to watch the mesmerizing Ganga aarti. Dev Deepawali in Varanasi is a five-day-long festival that has over the years become a major tourist attraction.

Highlights of Dev Deepavali

  • Experience the sacred Ganga Aarti on the ghats of the Ganges
  • Take a boat ride along the riverfront during the Aarti
  • Witness the rich culture of India‚Äôs spiritual capital Varanasi
  • Go for the amazing art and craft fairs
  • Watch the riverside festivities


What to expect!

  • Dev Deepavali begins with devotees taking a holy bath in the Ganges
  • The city comes alive with the chanting of hymns, the sound of the conch shell, and rhythmic drumming
  • Homes are decked with oil lamps with vibrant designs on front doors
  • Processions of beautifully decorated deities are paraded on the streets of Varanasi
  • Firework displays at night

Connectivity to venue:

  • Varanasi airport is well-connected to Indian cities like Delhi and Mumbai
  • International visitors can opt for connecting flights from Delhi airport
  • The city of Varanasi is connected to major cities of India via rail
  • Varanasi is well connected by road it to major cities of Uttar Pradesh and other cities in India
  • Tourists can hire a taxi or a private vehicle to explore the city

Important Information:

  • The best time to visit Varanasi is during the winter months of November to February
  • Although the temperature could be fairly cold during the winters, this is the best time to explore the holy city
  • It is recommended to dress conservatively while visiting places of worship
  • If you plan to attend the festivities of Dev Deepawali in Varanasi, it is imperative to book your tour in advance to get the best hotels and vehicles
  • Contact our travel experts for a tailor-made itinerary with the best hotels, spacious vehicles, knowledgeable guides, and much more

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