Diwali is almost here! I am sure you’ve made plans for it already. Though I love to be home for Diwali but I know some of you might be heading out with your family (or friends, for that matter) to celebrate Diwali peacefully. And I am assuming that, the search for a perfect peaceful place to visit in India to enjoy Diwali with family has made you land on this page. Well, you are at the right place. I along with me team has went travelled on Diwali last year to create this list especially for you. So, here you go!
[The list has been updated in 2018]
I have recently explored this wonderful little village of Bir which is India’s best place for para-gliding and host of Para-Gliding World-Cup. You can simply book a home stay in Bir and have a great time with your family watching the sky-rockets and wish-lanterns floating in the sky.
To be more precise, I’d suggest you to go to either Nubra valley or Pangong Tso for this trip. You might also get to experience snow-fall, considering the change in climate these days. But make sure you do your bookings in advance.
Situated at the Western Ghats in Tamil Nadu, you will be mesmerized once you set your eyes upon the place. Adventure takes a new leap when you start trekking here. Or else, if you are not much of an explorer, you can also sit by the side of Manalaru Dam and enjoy the calm surroundings.
- Yercaud Lake
Forget the Diwali mania and find your way to the heavenly Yercaud hill station that is located in the Salem district of Tamil Nadu. If you are trekking, then Coimbatore or Chennai would be considered as the base camp. Not only trekking but you could also have sometime for yourself exclusively at the Yercaud Lake.
Affectionately preserved as the smallest hill town in India, Matheran is famous for offering serene sun rise and sunsets to its visitors. The Panorama Point at the hill station gives you the best view of the surroundings. You can also enjoy a ride aboard the toy train from Neral.
Situated in God’s Own Country Kerala, Allepey is one of most beautiful places to visit things Diwali. With the backdrop of the sea and the beauty of the backwaters, what else could be your Diwali defined by?
I am not saying Pondicherry will be less-crowded during Diwali but the experience there is surely going to be different. The french-inspired landscape of the city looks really beautiful with our desi-style decor with Diyas and rangolis.
Hope this list will help you in planning a vacation! Have a great Diwali with family!