About A Festive Odyssey through India with Varanasi’s Dev Deepawali
Align yourself with the Gods in India’s holiest spiritual city with a Varanasi Tour Package. The celebrations are still on if you think the festive fever will cool off after Diwali. Make your way to celebrate this in the ancient city. It is a festival of lights where the Hindu Gods descend to dip in the holy Ganges. Here you will explore many more things about Dev Deepawali in Varanasi.
According to the Hindu calendar, Dev Diwali is celebrated on the full moon night of the Karthik (October-November). While the whole country celebrates Diwali in the night sky with no moon. Dev Diwali of the Gods is a famous festival local to the spiritual city of Varanasi. Experience this alluring festival on the Majestic Rajasthan with a Varanasi tour package. The comprehensive travel package combines the famous Golden Triangle Travel itinerary with the Rajasthan sightseeing trip. Last but not least, concluding the mesmerising journey in Banaras celebrating none other than the auspicious Dev Diwali.
An Ideal Introduction to India
The Majestic Rajasthan tour with Varanasi, take you along the Golden triangle itinerary of India consisting of Delhi, Jaipur & Agra. The most visited and famous destinations to experience Indian tourism. The most exciting and unique part of this trip is the Rajasthan tour that takes you to the land of Kings and royalty. Experience the seamless amalgamation of royal and rustic destinations like Mandawa – Bikaner – Jaisalmer – Jodhpur – Pushkar – Jaipur.
Ending the Rajasthan trip on a happy note, we head toward the awe-inspiring city of Agra. Perhaps, the destination lies in the centre of the Indian travel scene. Agra is a poetic and charming host to – the Taj Mahal. Lying on the western bank of the Yamuna river, the Taj Mahal may well be the highlight of your entire journey. By the way, all the mesmerizing and sensory tours are happening during the peak festival of Diwali.
Coming to a grand conclusion in the older-than-time city with many names like Varanasi, Banaras, or Kashi. You will end the trip on a high note celebrating the splendid festival of lights along the banks of The Ganges. Join in the celebrations of life, where countless souls come to attain Moksha or break free from the eternal circle of life and death.
Be it the Taj Mahal, a royal elephant ride in Amer Fort, or celebrating Dev Deepawali in Varanasi. The mesmerizing Rajasthan trip with Varanasi is full of activities and destinations contending to be the highlight of your trip. Let’s dive deep into the tour and take you on a virtual tour of the said itinerary.
The Golden Triangle with a Rajasthani twist
Before we join in on the Diwali of Gods in Varanasi, there is plenty to be experienced. You will kick off the epic 13-day journey from the Gateway to the heart of India during the peak festive season in India.
The Capital city of Delhi – The former capital of the Mughal Dynasty was founded by the emperor Shah Jahan who later went on to build the majestic Taj Mahal as well.
Take a stroll around Old Delhi to check out Asia’s largest spice market. Chandni Chowk’s commercial centre is ever bustling with shoppers and delicious street food treats. The streets of Old Delhi ultimately converge either to the Red Fort in one direction or to the Jama Masjid, the largest mosque in India.
All this is located in the vicinity of a few footsteps before heading toward the towering Qutub Minar. End your Delhi sightseeing tour in solace at the cremation site of Mahatma Gandhi. After the Delhi tour, it’s time to witness the festive fervour in the land of Kings.
Rajasthan (The land of kings and royalty)
True to its name, the Rajasthan retreat is a week-long extravaganza amid magnificent forts, the royal life sprinkled with rustic tours to humble villages of the desert area.
After witnessing the charming art at the centuries-old royal houses called Havelis in Mandawa. Proceed to Bikaner, the former capital of the princely state was an important bastion of the Junagarh province. That power can still be felt to this day at the Junagarh Fort. With its intricate bastions, balconies, and superb facades. The regal Fort is a must-visit site in the Rajasthan Tourism tour.
Though, the town of Bikaner is famous for its sweets and snacks all over the world. You can taste authentic Thar desert cuisine at Jaisalmer, the crown jewel of Rajasthan Tourism. This desert city is full of unique delicacies adapted to the dry and warm desert climate. But that won’t stop the locals from celebrating Diwali in full fervor as people celebrate dev deepawali in varanasi.
Experience the colourful art, contrasting turbans, and sarees beautifully adorned by the local inhabitants of the Thar desert. Further on, you will also visit the musical and vibrant Jodhpur. The blue city sprawls across the Mehrangarh Fort like a nucleus. Included in the New York Times’ Best Places to visit in 2022. Jodhpur’s beauty is elevated to the extreme as locals relish in the pleasant autumn months celebrating the much-awaited festival of Diwali.
Travelling to Rajasthan during Diwali is an amazing build-up for the grand Diwali celebrations in Varanasi. Rajasthan as an experience demands an entirely different tour dedicated to it. Check out the Majestic Rajasthan tour diving into the rich heritage of the desert province. Furthermore, since you are in Rajasthan during the festive season. Visit the magnificent Pushkar Fair along your way to Jaipur before proceeding toward Agra.
Wah Taj – Agra
If there is one place in India that every traveller must visit, it has to be Agra.
For some, it’s the high point of a long-awaited trip to India. For others, it’s with more reluctance or a version of the “I can’t leave India without seeing the Taj” sentiment. But keeping the grapevine aside, you truly must experience the charm of the Taj Mahal during the festive season. First of all, it’s the least crowded along with the best weather to visit this man-made wonder.
Secondly, the food and the Mughal cuisine of Agra taste extraordinary during the festive seasons. Moreover, the Yamuna river and the Taj Mahal are a sight to behold under the fireworks of Diwali. Last but not least, it sets a tone for the grand Diwali celebrations yet to come near the banks of the Ganges in Varanasi. But before that, one more truly Indian travel experience awaits you.
The must-experience Indian Railways
Perhaps the best way to explore any country would be by taking a road trip. Well, that may not hold entirely true for India. An overnight train journey on the Indian railway is a must to call the trip complete. And that’s precisely what you are going to experience on your way to to celebrate Dev Deepawali in Varanasi. As you leave behind the Taj Mahal on the Yamuna river to its sister river; the Ganges at Varanasi. You’ll also experience spending a comfy night on the luxurious 2nd class AC coach of the Indian railways. Wake up fresh in the morning to the countryside sliding by through your window before the train ultimately halts at the Varanasi Junction.
Diwali of Gods at Varanasi
Mark Twain once wrote, “Benares is older than history, older than tradition, older even than legend, and looks twice as old as all them put together”.
Varanasi, Banaras, or Kashi, the city that has many names throughout its long history is perhaps the most important pilgrimage destination for Hindus. The city is so old that it is believed to be the cradle of human civilization. Birthplace of many religions and spiritual philosophies, the place has been of immense spiritual significance for millennia. The traditions here are believed to be a thread to the past. A past, when Gods roam freely on Earth. And it is here, on the banks of the Ganges, where Gods return to celebrate Diwali with mortal humans.
To celebrate the important Karthik Purnima, the full moon night of the Karthik month of the Hindu Calendar. Dev Deepawali in Varanasi celebrated with much fervor and energy. Though everywhere else in India, the festive fever may have cooled off in Varanasi, things are just getting started. Take part in one such colossal event of lighting earthen lamps on the ghats of Ganga. One by one the lamps are lit and suddenly the whole Ganges is illuminated by millions of Diyas burning bright. Top it all off with a magnificent fireworks display that culminates in the celebration of the collective spirit of humanity.
In the end, that’s what India is all about where everybody is accepted. Where even the Gods celebrate humanity and the victory of Good over Evil. So this was the complete blog about Dev Deepawali in Varanasi of Moustache Escapes. about Head to Moustache Escapes to discover and experience more of such exclusive tour & travel packages. And, don’t forget to check out our blog for all the Latest Travel Stories in your city and around India.
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