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8 Best places to visit during Diwali weekend

8 Best places to visit during Diwali weekend
PEOPLE & CULTURE

By Akansha

16 Mar, 2023

As the festive season arrives, travellers are often confused about how to have the best travel plans. From deciding the destination to making all the arrangements, it can be quite daunting for many. But hey, we always aim to provide hassle-free and quality experiences for all travellers out there. So if you're wondering about places to visit during this Diwali, we've got a whole list for you!

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Here Are The Top 8 Places You Should Visit During Diwali This Year -

1. Kareri - A Hidden Hamlet In Himachal

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This tiny hamlet in Himachal Pradesh is tucked away in the snow-capped mountains and offers a panoramic view of the Dhauladhar range. The location serves as the base camp for many exciting treks and camps and hence is popular among avid backpackers. A short trek from the Kareri village takes you to the beautiful Kareri lake. It is a clear shallow-water lake and offers a beautiful sight for all its visitors. As the location experiences pre-winter weather during October, enjoy a clear and pleasant climate when you visit it during Diwali time.

2. Shoja- A Slice Of Heaven

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A hidden hamlet in Seraj Valley, Shoja lies between Kullu and Shimla. A haven for nature lovers, lose yourself in the lush green valley views and the sweet chirping of birds. If you are an adventure enthusiast, you can also go on treks to the Jalori Pass, Serolsar Lake and more during your visit. As the rain recedes and the winter is yet to arrive, the moderate temperatures are perfect to enjoy a relaxing vacation, making it ideal to visit during Diwali. P.S. Do try trout fishing if you get a chance to go on the Tirthan Valley trek.

3. Shangarh - A Magical Escape

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A charming little village in the Sainj Valley of Himachal Pradesh, Shangarh is a paradise for trekkers and hikers. As an enigmatic vibe greets you, there are many interesting legends around the past of this beautiful location. Surrounded by lush green forests and a rich variety of flora and fauna, the view of snow-dusted peaks makes it an amazing pre-winter destination. Spend your Diwali in the refreshing meadows and stroll through the lanes to feel the calmness. Located in the Great Himalayan National Park, this hidden treasure is a must-visit for every traveller.

4. Ramgarh - A Fruitilicious Treat

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Known as the 'fruit bowl of Kumaon', Ramgarh is filled with orchards of fruits like apples, peaches, plums and apricots. If you want to cosy up around a bonfire and share some travel stories, this is the destination to plan your winter vacation to. An offbeat location near Nainital, it's a favourite hideout of many artists. Enjoy unobstructed views of snow-capped mountains and pleasant weather when you visit it during Diwali. Explore the quiet lanes and experience a tranquil vibe when you plan your Diwali trip to this untouched beauty.

5. Munnar - A Green Paradise

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Located on the western ghats of Kerala, Munnar is one of the most popular hill stations in the south. Known as the Kashmir of the south, it is one of the largest producers of tea. As it boasts one of the highest peaks in south India, it has a number of trekking trails and camping sites that will make your experience even more memorable. Dotted with rolling hills and lush green views, the pre-winter season is the best for travellers who are looking for a quiet weekend getaway. So make sure you add this lovely location to your Diwali travel list.

6. Jaipur - A Royal City

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Popularly known as Pink City, Jaipur is the capital of Rajasthan. Known for its majestic forts and rich heritage, it showcases the colourful culture of the region when you visit. As you pass the salmon-coloured structures, the stories of the past will echo from them and you'll get absorbed in it unknowingly. Right from the unique cuisine to the traditional handicrafts, the local vibe of Jaipur is magical in itself. With a number of fairs and cultural events held during the festive period, Diwali is the best time to visit Jaipur.

7. Fort Kochi - A Tropical Surprise

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Once a colonial town, Fort Kochi is one of the most underrated travel destinations. The serene history, the influence of the Dutch, the Portuguese and the British along with the enigmatic vibe of this little town together make it very unique. The photogenic Chinese fishing nets are the most mesmerising structure you'll see here. If you love wandering through streets with an old-world charm, you'll feel right at home in Fort Kochi. From a dynamic architectural style to legends that stay alive even today, the town almost has a heartbeat of its own. Do add it to your Diwali travel plans.

8. Naukuchiatal - An Offbeat Location

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Enriched by beautiful flora and fauna, Naukuchiatal is a hidden jewel near Nainital. If you want to avoid the crowds this festive season, pack your bags and head over to Naukuchiatal. Famous for the Naukuchiatal lake, it offers fun activities such as boat rides, kayaking, water sports and more. Forget all your stress and enjoy a few days away from your routine life as you experience the wonders that this place offers. Ideal for a short getaway, you can also explore nearby hill stations if you have more time on your hand. So don't wait anymore as it is one of the top places to visit during Diwali.

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