Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, which brings great prosperity and happiness, is just around the bend. This Diwali, travel to one of the top spiritual destinations in North India for a unique and soulful experience of Diwali celebrations at its best.

Let the splendid sparkles and joyous sound of Diwali stir your inner being. Sing and dance to the rhythm of great celebration. Watch the  marvelous fire display light up the dark sky and down below. And let the brilliant light of the festival guide you and lead you to the ‘Gateway to the God‘.

This Diwali, have a truly enlightening celebration amid lush green mountains in one of the most popular spiritual destinations in India – Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

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Holy ghats at Haridwar, India (Getty Images)

 

Rejoicing and chanting of prayers and lamp lighting along the banks of the River Ganges fills this sacred place during Diwali. You can visit this ancient holy city of pilgrimage alone or with your family and enjoy the cleansing and illuminating of your soul.

 

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Floating flower baskets for prayer offering in Haridwar (Getty Images)

 

Devout Hindus fill the holy city during festivals and thousands of pilgrims and worshippers throng the holy place and crowd the banks of the river to offer prayers and pujas to the River Ganges. Join the thousands of devotees and visitors and have a wholesome Diwali celebration.

 

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Haridwar is located 220 km from Delhi and 30 km from Rishikesh. So while you are in Haridwar, you can also visit Rishikesh. Meanwhile, join the pilgrims float flowers and diyas (small earthen traditional lamps), as they offer prayers to the river.  You can visit the four major temples in Haridwar – Gangotri, Yamunotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath.