10 Diwali getaways Away from city pollution

Nov 10, 2023

By: Ayush Mehrotra & Shagun Chaudhary


The picturesque hill station of Shimla offers a peaceful Diwali escape. Enjoy the crisp mountain air, explore the Mall Road, and attend the special Diwali celebrations. The absence of firecrackers makes it an eco-friendly destination.

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For a tranquil Diwali, head to Rishikesh, a spiritual haven along the Ganges. Participate in the Ganga Aarti at Triveni Ghat and find inner peace amidst the soothing natural surroundings.

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The Pink City comes alive during Diwali with illuminated markets, vibrant processions, and a grand display of fireworks. Celebrate the festival with cultural fervor and traditional Rajasthani cuisine.

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Varanasi, the spiritual heart of India, is an excellent place to witness the spiritual essence of Diwali. Attend the Ganga Aarti at Dashashwamedh Ghat, which is a sight to behold.

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The tranquil town of Pushkar, known for its sacred lake and temples, provides a peaceful Diwali escape. Experience the calm of the desert, go for a camel ride, and immerse yourself in the local culture.

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If you're looking for a snowy Diwali getaway, Auli is perfect. The pristine white landscapes, along with the backdrop of the Himalayas, create a magical atmosphere for the festival.

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The charming French-influenced town of Pondicherry is an ideal destination for a relaxed Diwali. Enjoy a quiet beach holiday, explore the beautiful architecture, and savor some delectable seafood.

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Mysore is renowned for its grand Diwali celebrations, highlighted by the stunning illumination of the Mysore Palace. The city comes alive with cultural programs and processions.

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The "Queen of Hill Stations," Ooty, offers a serene and pollution-free Diwali experience. Enjoy a leisurely boat ride on Ooty Lake, explore the lush botanical gardens, and savor local teas.

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands

If you're yearning for a tropical escape, the Andaman and Nicobar Islands are a fantastic choice. Relax on pristine beaches, explore the marine life, and enjoy a serene Diwali by the sea.

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