Festivities may not take place every day during this date range. Please check the festival's official page for more details.
Arrive a couple days beforehand to get settled and explore
Diwali shuts down most retail businesses.
Find where you want to be and stay there
Once there, let circumstance or serendipity be your guide, because Diwali is a time of “open doors.” See what opens in your path, mind and heart.
Share a home-cooked meal
Try to find an Indian family who will bring you in for a Diwali dinner. Light candles and chakra fireworks in gratitude.
Create a sand lotus flower at you doorway
This will welcome the good spirits and fortune into your home.
Landing in Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) will place you centrally in India; however, don’t be confined to any region because Diwali is celebrated everywhere, including in communities of Indians throughout the world. The most renowned destinations in India to celebrate Diwali include Delhi, Varanasi and Jaipur.