Throughout the five days of festivities, clay lanterns, or diyas, are strung along the stairs and in the streets close to the Ganges River, lighting up the entire city.
The markets in Jaipur come alive with Diwali shoppers and street cuisine during the holidays, making them fantastic places to be.
On Diwali, the majority of India worships the goddess Lakshmi, but Kolkata's primary celebration day is dedicated to Kali, the goddess of destruction.
A stunning and regal city, Udaipur becomes even more magnificent during Diwali.
Diwali falls on the same day as the Sikh festival of Bandi Chhor Divas in Amritsar.
The main festival of Diwali in Goa is the commemoration of Lord Krishna's defeat of the monster Narakasura.
For those seeking the milder climate of South India during Diwali, the ancient city of Mysore is also a terrific spot to stay.
One of the most well-known locations in the city to visit during Diwali is the Meenakshi Temple.
Check out the yearly Dastkar Festival of Lights Diwali Mela if you're interested in odd or unique handicrafts.