Diwali, known as the “Festival of Lights”, is the biggest festival of the year in India. This five-day festival commemorates the victory of good over evil, and in North India most famously honors the return of Lord Ram and his wife Sita to Ayodhya. While the entire nation celebrates Diwali with utmost gusto, these specific holy places commemorate the festival with a vibrant vibe and atmosphere. These places will give you an experience of a lifetime as they welcome you to celebrate Diwali with them.

1. Ayodhya

For India’s biggest Diwali celebration, head to the holy city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh where Lord Ram and his wife Sita returned on this day after 14 years of exile. In 2018, a record number of more than 300,000 earthen lamps were lit along the banks of the Saryu River, earning the festival a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The grandness of the event increases every year, with the Uttar Pradesh government allocating extra funding for it. This year, Ayodhya residents will light 551,000 lamps. Cultural evenings will also be held during the festival, based on the theme of women empowerment.



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