I’m sure many people know about Diwali globally. If you are the ones who don’t, let me tell you Diwali is the grandest festival of India. It is the festival of lights signifying the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over bad and hope over despair. So, people light up their homes with lanterns, oil lamps, and all those LED bulbs. There are various religious and mythological stories associated with Diwali which you’ll find online. I will be focusing on Diwali now and then.
India is the land of festivals but Diwali is certainly one of the most anticipated festivals of India. Like many others, I am always excited to celebrate this festival with my friends, family and colleagues. One of the best things about Diwali is that people from all walks of life and different religions, regions and state celebrate it with the same joy and excitement. It is the festival of lights that inspires all of us to spread the love and happiness and to drive away the darkness, sorrow and negativity within and around us. Being a shopaholic, shopping is what excites me during the festive season and being a Mumbaikar I am always looking for places for Diwali shopping in Mumbai.
I think the monsoon this year was a bit too harsh on India as many states across the country saw flooding situations and recently we all heard about the Phailin cyclone that stormed in from the Bay of Bengal ripping apart many parts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. Well, sitting down here in Mumbai, I can feel the heat and humidity factor soaring up and that also means that autumn is here and many people in the plains would look out for some holiday destinations where they can chill out and relax. On the other hand, Diwali is just two weeks away so there will be many people like me that would pack their bags and head off to some cool places to celebrate Diwali in style. While most people celebrate Diwali by visiting their relatives and friends but if you have plans to take some time off from your hectic work and heading to some holiday destinations you can look out for these places for getting that right peace of mind.
Hailed as the Garden City of India, Bangalore recently named Bengaluru is not just a shopper’s paradise but also the state capital of Karnataka. In terms of size and population, Bangalore is not too far behind and takes the fifth position. However, in terms of overall urban landscapes Bangalore certainly races a little ahead mainly because of the beautiful parks, heritage buildings and architecture and shopping centers and malls that are here for the people. While I usually find people talking about the beautiful gardens and the pub culture and the technology and IT parks that have impacted the life of the common people in the city, I would like to talk about shoppers can make the best use of their shopping skills and enjoy the best time shopping for Diwali in Bangalore because that is what I do best.
When I think of Jaipur all I can remember is broad avenues and spacious gardens. Known as the Pink City, Jaipur remains the capital city and also the largest city of Rajasthan attracting more tourists here every year. While there are millions that come and visit Jaipur, but not many people know that the city has been planned in a nine grid pattern which astrologers believed to be a lucky in terms of architecture. The City Palace is the heart of the grid and sits right in the middle. However, today that grid has been broken mainly because of the new homes that have sprung up all over. There is so much that Jaipur has to offer that I cannot write that all down in one single blog post. Since I am focusing here on Diwali shopping let me tell you Jaipur is a treasure trove for shoppers and you might end up emptying your bank account if you are an impulsive shopper. Let’s explore some of the best places that you can find here in Jaipur that can offer you an exciting shopping experience like never before.
Diwali is just around the corner and if you are in Delhi then you are at the right place at the right time. Delhi celebrates Diwali in a grand style and therefore it is the best place for shoppers where they can find tons of shopping items that they can use for the festive season. Although, I am from Mumbai, but I believe that Delhi offers a better shopping experience especially for budget consumer like me who looks out for better bargain deals and discounts and offers at every other shop that I pass through. The shopping fever usually grips Delhi much before the festival date and shoppers stroll through narrow lanes and streets to find the best deals that they can get their hands on. I was just reading The Economic Times and it says that according to ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) Delhi will see around 40% slash in their Diwali budget because of the inflation that has hit the nation. The survey also claims that most middle class families have decided to cut down their festive spending because of eroding purchasing power. So, let me take you on a ride to some of the best places in Delhi where you can enjoy Diwali shopping without worrying about your budget.
India is a land of celebrations and festivals and Diwali is very much like Christmas for the entire country where people stay home and enjoy some great time and enjoy fireworks that bring joy, happiness and sparkle in their life. Better known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is certainly the best time I believe when you should think of some trips with your family and friends because these moments convert into the best memories that will make you smile and feel special. While most people prefer to celebrate Diwali at home with their neighbors and loved ones, I believe this Diwali you should try something different and take off for some great destinations in India where you can enjoy your Diwali holidays in a better way. Here we take a look at the must visit top Diwali destinations in India that you can enjoy this year.