Earthen lamps, candlelights, decoration lights, a home filled with sweets, card parties with family and friends, and the pleasant weather – That is how we describe the Diwali celebrations in India. Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan celebrates Diwali with much pomp and show. The markets are adorned with beautiful lights and festoons, and the illuminated markets are filled with handicrafts, jewelry, food stalls, and happy people. The city of Jaipur is popular for celebrating Diwali in the best possible way. Each and every native of this city celebrates this vibrant festival in high spirits.
So, here we are, to take you through some of the best places in Jaipur to witness the Diwali celebration of the pink city –
Johari Bazaar – Beautifully decked up and oozing with glitter and lights all around the streets, Johari Bazaar is just the right place to be on Diwali. The shops and dwelling architecture at Johari Bazaar are all lightened with vibrant colors and festive vibes. Johari Bazaar is affectionately called ‘The Strip’ because like ‘The Strip’ of Las Vegas, this place also dazzles onlookers with its spectacular decorations. And, of course, it is the best market in Jaipur for all your Diwali shopping needs.
Chaura Rasta– Chaura Rasta lies in the walled city zone of Jaipur and is mostly known for its eye-catching decorations amid the festival of Diwali. Firecrackers and flawlessly made lights, light up all corners of the spot during Diwali. It is a must-visit spot to experience the true essence of Diwali.
Laxmi Mishtan Bhandar – Diwali isn’t Diwali without some mouth-watering sweets! And to buy and taste the most irresistible sweets of Jaipur, one has to visit LMB. During the Diwali season, this shop is full of customers buying kilos of sweets to distribute to their family and friends. Even though the shops seem crowded during this season, the Diwali Vibe of this place is energetic and should be witnessed by every
Nahargarh Fort – The view of Jaipur from Nahargarh Fort on Diwali is beyond mesmerizing. The fort offers serene yet breathtaking views of this beautiful festival, including stunning flashes of the lit-up walled city. Do visit the spot to witness the best array of lights. The beauty of this fort gets enhanced by a quantum fold on the day of Diwali as the whole Jaipur city looks remarkable from its façade and transforms from a pink city to a gold city with breathtaking fine layers of lights shining like the sky full of stars.
MI Road – During Diwali, this place looks all glammed up with colorful lights and vibrant decoration. Beautifully decorated shops, echoing firecrackers and traditionally dressed-up people completely delight your senses.
Albert Hall – The State museum of Rajasthan is lit in all the colors that one can only wish to see in a rainbow and even the pigeons that love to rest here are compelled to sit down and admire this exquisite architecture during the Diwali season.
World Trade Park – World Trade Park stands as one of the poshest places in Jaipur to shop, eat, watch movies, hang out, and whatnot. However, it comes as no surprise that WTP wraps itself in the spirits of Diwali in its own elite and glittering way.
Jal Mahal – During Diwali, Jal Mahal is decorated completely and is catches your eyes instantly. Every corner of this place lights up at the time of Diwali with beautiful fairy lights. One can see the beautiful reflection it has on waters – glittering under the lights. The Diwali fiesta makes Jal Mahal look so astonishing that your eyes wouldn’t blink and will get glued to the splendid sight of the Mahal (Palace) located in the Man Sagar Lake.
Motisons Jewellers on Tonk Road – Being one of the fanciest buildings in Jaipur, Motisons Jewellers will leave no stone unturned when it comes to the festival of lights. Just like their gorgeous jewelry and interesting building, their Diwali lighting also stands out and makes a lot of heads turn.
Amer Fort – Although Amer fort is well lit all year round and stands as a symbol of pride and history in Jaipur, it oozes a different level of aura altogether on Diwali with its yellow sandstone shining brighter and looking like a golden castle in pink city.
Gaurav Tower – Standing out from the crowd Gaurav Tower embraces Diwali in a way that is hard to find anywhere else in India. The sparkling lights, the tinseled buildings, decorated shops, and the men, women, and children dressed in traditional Indian dresses rushing to hang out with their families just give you a view of the true India. This delightful spectacle is mesmerizing and so you must not forget to visit this place if you are celebrating Diwali in Jaipur.
Have we convinced you enough to witness this year’s Diwali in Jaipur? We think that we have.
Wishing you all a happy and prosperous Diwali! Have fun and stay safe!