San Francisco, California
I am going to be in/around Delhi for the week of Diwali (Nov. 10-Nov.16). I would love to experience this holiday to it's fullest. Any recommendations for events, festivals, venues, music/food/spiritual destinations to go to get the most out of the week?
I would be happy to travel to Jaipur or Agra if there are specific things I should see/experience!
When you get time visit temples whichever is nearest to your location, every zone of Delhi have famous temples.
The whole city would have decorated with so many lights and in night the sky will be filled with crackers. And don't forget to taste different sweets during Diwali.
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Though Diwali is celebrated in all over India, but in North India it is celebrated with greater enthusiasm.
If possible, visit Varanasi during the occasion of Diwali. People there, still celebrates it in the traditional way. Its not just about wearing new clothes and firing crackers.
Avoid Delhi, Air pollution reaches to alarming levels on the Diwali night.
You can experience Diwali every corner of India, it is celebrated. all over India.
Travel Agra and Jaipur both are interesting places you got to see seven wonders of the world of the World in Agra Taj Mahal many other things to see in Jaipur & Agra
Do you like monuments? Then Delhi in itself will take much more than 6 days!
You can try a local market tour and hands on cooking experience at Tastesutra in New Delhi.
Rather than spending it there, you can come to Jaipur for Diwali festival, Old city will be beautifully decorated and you can enjoy this festival with some family