If you wish to capture Rajasthan’s beauty at its best, there is no other occasion better than Diwali to do so. Popularly known as the Festival of Lights, Diwali is celebrated with great fervour in every nook and corner of this state. The preparations for this festival begin early on with cleaning of homes and beautiful decorations. It is not just celebrated on one day but over a period of five days. These include Dhanteras, Choti Diwali, Lakshmi Puja or Badi Diwali, Goverdhan Pooja, and Bhai Duj. This festival marks the beginning of everything new.
All the cities are lit up with diyas, candles, and lanterns. The charm of any city in Rajasthan during Diwali is certainly mesmerising. The fragrance of fresh flowers, the sight of colourful Rangolis, and of course the sparkle of fireworks, there is plenty to enjoy while you are here. A number of bazaars and fairs are held around this time, where you can shop till you drop. There are many events that take place such as rangoli making competitions, diya painting, and other creative activities. Since Diwali is the most auspicious occasion for Rajasthanis, the application of Mehendi for females is considered an important ritual too. This is also a time when everyone purchases new things ranging from clothes to cars and houses.
Simply walk down the streets to capture the essence of this festival through your camera lens and you would not want to miss out on any action. Be it the temples or the markets, you will spot an interesting preparation going on everywhere. Even though every place is crowded at this time, you will enjoy being a part of it because of the vibrant environment. The sweet shops are swamped with unending queues as many are eager to distribute sweets among family, friends, and office employees on this occasion. The aroma of sweets is sure to leave you enticed.
Some of the most must-try sweets include Motichoor ke laddoo, Jalebi, Besan ki chakki, Mawa Kachori, Gulab Jamun, Besan ki chakki, Ghewar, and many others. After performing the pujas, people burst firecrackers and visit their relatives and loved ones. To make your Diwali celebration truly memorable, plan a vacation to Rajasthan by choosing Club Mahindra as your vacation partner. Club Mahindra has exclusive resorts at Jaipur, Udaipur, Jaisalmer, and Kumbalgarh, in proximity to the major attractions. Club Mahindra resorts offer you excellent accommodation to unwind and enjoy to your heart’s content. And while you are busy making memories here, don’t forget to share them through Club Mahindra reviews, after you have holidayed in this beautiful state.