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Diwali in Jaipur, Pushkar or Neemrana

Ire
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Diwali in Jaipur, Pushkar or Neemrana

We are planning a 8 day trip to Golden Triangle in October, doing Delhi-Agra-Jaipur-??-Delhi

We have a day between Jaipur and Delhi, which will be on Delwali 23 Oct & have the 3 options above for an overnight before driving back to Delhi on Fri 24

Where would you go/stay for Diwali and why?

Thanks!

Pat

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1. Re: Diwali in Jaipur, Pushkar or Neemrana

Hi Fly 1,

Jaipur is the ultimate place as all the old city bazaars are decorated and lit up like anything besides the fire crackers, all the beautiful monuments and government offices are also lit up during this time.

Just go for it, you won't be disappointed.

Thanks

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Diwali is like Christmas. Primarily a shopping festival, and celebrated at home. We visit relatives and friends, exchange gifts and spend time with family. We go to the temple to offer prayers. We shop like crazy for new clothes and sweets and jewellery. We clean our homes, paint and decorate afresh, and buy new appliances etc. Note that there are 5 days of Diwali celebrations, each day has a different meaning and set of activities. The wiki article on Diwali is a good introduction to the festival. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diwali

The difference between Diwali and Christmas is that Diwali is super-noisy in the early mornings and in the late evenings with fire-crackers. It is not pleasant for anyone except those who are making the noise. I do not enjoy it, although I used to as a child. Nowadays there are bans in place for exceeding noise limits. Certain types of firecrackers are banned. There are also attempts by the government and non-profits to curb the smoke pollution.

If you are staying in a B&B, you may be able to participate in the home celebrations. That is a good way to spend Diwali.

In Jaipur, the markets are very crowded but superbly lit in the evenings. In the evening you can visit the Jal Mahal to see the Diwali Deepotsav lighting and evening program (there will likely be music/dance).

Edited: 14 May 2014, 02:51
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3. Re: Diwali in Jaipur, Pushkar or Neemrana

Neemrana will give you a somewhat noise-free Diwali with a more private experience. They will have special celebrations, the castle is lit up and decorated beautifully. There will be a Diwali menu as well. Lakshmi Puja is done at Neemrana which you can see in this link:

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Guests can watch and participate, it is very nice, and later for the children they have some firecrackers as well.

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In Pushkar also Diwali is very scenic since there are so many temples around the lake, and there will be Diwali prayers everywhere, lamps will be lit, the atmosphere will be special.

Since Diwali is on multiple days, my recommendation is to be in Jaipur on 22 and then go elsewhere on 23. Bazaar lighting in Jaipur starts earlier itself, before Diwali.

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5. Re: Diwali in Jaipur, Pushkar or Neemrana

Neemrana is best in the period of diwaali.

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6. Re: Diwali in Jaipur, Pushkar or Neemrana

Neemrana is good option

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7. Re: Diwali in Jaipur, Pushkar or Neemrana

Festivities and feel of festival is only in big citeis. Jaipur will be the place to celebrate it with many people or watch people clebrating with sounds all around you. At Neemrana it will be touristy Diwali for few.

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@Fly - 1A

i suggested Itinerary for your tour will be

Day 01: Delhi Arrival

Day 02: Delhi City tour (AM for Old Delhi Tour Covering Chandni Chowk, jama Masjid, Red Fort, Raj Ghat + PM - New Delhi Tour Covering Qutub Minar, Humayun Tomb, India Gate, President House)

Day 03: Delhi - Agra Drive - (AM - Enroute Visit Sikandara & Afternoon Free (Optional you can watch a fantastic show "Mohabbat the Taj - The Saga of Love: staging the largest replica of Taj Mahal & presenting the Taj in various shade & Seasons - Timings : 06:15 PM || Class Available : Maharaja / Platinum / Gold Class / Silver Class || Venue : Kalakriti Theatre, Near Eastern gate of Taj Mahal Agra )

Day 04: Agra - Taj Mahal - Samod - on Day 04 wake up early morning to experience the beauty of eternal symbol of Love - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort & Drive to Samod Via fathepur Sikri

Day 05: Samod - Enjoy the ambiance of Samod Palace / Haveli & visit its museum

Day 06: Samod - Jaipur - enjoy the heritage walk of jaipur & visit gem, Jewel & carpet weaving factory. evening at leisure (Optional - yu can go to Chokhi Dhani for Rajasthani Ethenic Village for Rajasthani Dinner)

Day 07: AM City tour of Jaipur & PM A Quality time with Elephant in Jaipur – Up close & personal with the Elephants – (Starts at 2 pm until 7 pm) - tripadvisor.in/ShowUserReviews-g304555-d2552…

Day 08: Drive to Delhi & Drop at Airport

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Thanks to all for the advice which was very helpful

We are now planning on doing a daytrip to Pushkar from Jaipur, spending 2 nights at the Khandela Haveli so we can see teh lights & visit teh markets by night

On Diwali, we will go to Neemrana Fort for the Diwali evening

Pat

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