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This October, find out how you can celebrate Diwali in India by booking one of these amazing, once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable Diwali tour packages.

Diwali, otherwise known as the Festival of the Lights, Deepavali or Dipavali, is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists in the fall.  It symbolizes the spiritual light over darkness and knowledge over ignorance, with light being a metaphor for knowledge and consciousness.  This is a very popular holiday in India, with temples, homes and buildings brightly illuminated and numerous rituals and preparations.  In these tours we handpicked at Green Vacation Deals, you’ll be able to truly experience these rituals and celebrations in an incredibly authentic way in India, where you may visit Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and small Indian towns.  So check these out and pick one out for yourself and go ahead and book now while there is still availability!

1. 8-Day India’s Golden Triangle – Diwali Festival Tour Package

See how India celebrates Diwali by visiting the Golden Triangle (Delhi, Agra and Jaipur) in this 8-Day India’s Golden Triangle – Diwali Festival Tour Package.

  1. Day #1: Arrive in Delhi
  2. Day #2: Experience amazing activities in Delhi, including:
    • Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
    • Visiting Jama Masjid, an impressive building that is the oldest mosque in Delhi
    • Exploring Sheeshganj Gurudwara (Sikh Temple) and learning about the Sikh religion
  3. Day #3: Travel by express train into Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan that is known as the “Pink City”.  You’ll get to shop for fireworks and visit local sweets shops since sweets are a traditional gift given during Diwali.  You’ll want to dress in nice clothes for the evening since Indians typically dress in nice clothes during Diwali since it is a triumph of good over evil.  You’ll celebrate Diwali with a local family on their rooftop where you’ll enjoy a homecooked meal, great views of the fireworks and traditional Diwali songs sung by local musicians.  Your tour leader will lead you through Diwali customs like:
    • Prayer Sessions
    • Lighting of candles & oil lamps
    • Eating snacks
    • Drinking
    • Gift exchanging
  4. Day #4: In the morning you’ll have the option to see Jaipur in an amazing way in a hot air balloon ride.  In the afternoon, you’ll visit Amber Fort and Sheesh Mahal.  In the evening you’ll take in a Bollywood movie at Raj Mandir Cinema
  5. Day #5: Next you’ll visit Suroth, an ancient walled town, where you’ll get to take a guided walk and learn about rural Indian life.  Then at night, you get to stay at Suroth Mahal, which is a stunning 800-year-old Rajput palace.
  6. Day #6: You’ll get to visit Agra and see the world-famous Taj Mahal.
  7. Day #7: You’ll get to visit the Agra fort and then head back to Delhi, where you’ll get to taste some of India’s delicious treats (sandesh, rosogolla and chanar payesh).
  8. Day #8: Time to say good-bye and take in everything you’ve experienced during this amazing trip!

Included in the cost of this tour is:

  • 6 nights at a hotel & 1 night at a heritage property (at the Suroth Mahal)
  • 7 breakfasts & 2 dinners
  • Transportation
  • All included activities, which are:
    • Old Delhi walking & rickshaw tour
    • Jama Masjid
    • Sheeshganj Gurudwara
    • Cultural Dance Show in Jaipur during the Diwali festivities
    • Indian Dress up for Diwali
    • Amber Fort
    • Agra Fort
    • Taj Mahal

2. 7-Day India Diwali Festival Tour Package

The 7-Day India Diwali Festival Tour Package is another amazing way to experience Diwali, Indian culture, and famous and wonderful Indian sightseeing locations

  1. Day #1: Arrive in New Delhi
  2. Day #2: Enjoy great shopping at Chandni Chow and visit famous tourist spots of New Delhi, including:
    • India Gate
    • Parliament House
    • President House
    • Rajghat
    • Jama Masjid
    • Red Fort
    • Humayun’s Tomb
    • The Qutub Minar
    • Rajpath & Lotus Temple
  3. Day #3: Head to Jaipur, where you’ll get to have amazing experiences and see top attractions in Jaipur including:
    • The City Palace
    • Palace of Winds
    • Jai Singh’s Observatory
    • Hawa Mahal
    • Amber Fort
    • Chokhi Dhani
  4. Day #4: Next up you’ll head to Ranthambore where you’ll get to visit Ranthambore National Park, where you’ll get to enjoy a Jungle Safari.
  5. Day #5: Your tour will then head on to Bharatpur where you’ll visit a bird sanctuary.  Next up is Fatehpur Sikri, where you’ll see the architecture of Mughals.  Then you’ll arrive in Agra
  6. Day #6: On this amazing day, you’ll get to visit the Taj Mahal, Agra Fort and enjoy the amazing Festival of Lights, otherwise known as Diwali!
  7. Day #7: You’ll head back to Delhi for the end of your trip

Included in this tour is:

  • Hotel accommodations at 3-star hotels
  • 7 Breakfasts
  • Transportation

3. 5-Night Diwali & Golden Triangle Private Tour

The 5-Night Diwali & Golden Triangle Private Tour is a wonderful way to completely immerse yourself in the wonderful Diwali festivities of the Golden Triangle.  Here are some of the wonderful experiences you’ll enjoy:

  1. Sightseeing in Delhi, which includes:
    • Qutub Minar
    • Humayun’s Tomb
    • Fatehpur Sikri
    • Red Fort
  2. Visiting the world-famous Taj Mahal
  3. Exploring Jaipur
  4. Attending prayers at a local temple
  5. Watching the Diwali fireworks displays
  6. Eating a festive feast at a family home

This package includes:

  • 5 nights at 4-star or 5-star hotels
  • Diwali festivities & activities
  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches & 5 dinners
  • Pickup & drop-off from hotel or airport
  • Transport by an air-conditioned minivan

4. 3-Day Diwali Festival Experience with Indian Family

The 3-day Diwali Festival experience with Indian family is a great way to understand Indian culture and how Indians celebrate Diwali because you’ll be staying with an Indian family.  You’ll get picked up in Delhi by an air-conditioned car or van and then taken to a small Indian town.  You’ll enjoy tea and pakora (a popular Indian snack) at your host home and then in the evening you’ll be taken to the market and see all the holiday decorations.  You’ll then enjoy a traditional dinner and your local host will tell you the story behind Diwali.  Day 2 is the Festival Day, where you’ll get up early, see how Indian people offer prayers to their ancestors and have breakfast.  Then you’ll get ready for a traditional ‘festive special’ sweets making session.  You can then wear traditional Indian dress like saree, suit or kurta for Pooja which takes place from 6:00-8:00 PM.  You’ll see how Indians worship the goddess Lakshmi, goddess of wealth & happiness, for the well being of their family.  Later, you’ll get to enjoy the food made earlier in the day and you’ll get fireworks at the end of the night.  The next day you’ll be taken back to Delhi.

Included in the price of this tour is:

  • 2 nights accommodations
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minivan
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch & 2 dinners
  • Tea & snacks every evening
  • Walking tour to a local market

5. 2-Day Diwali Experience n Agra, India

The 2-Day Diwali Experience n Agra, India is another wonderful tour that helps you experience the Festival of Lights in intimate homestay setting.  You’ll get picked up in Delhi and taken to Agra and from there you’ll be taken to the market where you’ll get to see the Diwali celebrations.  You’ll then go back to the home where you’ll assist in the kitchen and learn to roll some Chapatis (Indian wheat-based flatbread).  You’ll then get served a delicious homecooked meal.  You’ll then experience Diwali where you’ll get to enjoy the lights, fireworks, sweets and more.

Included in the cost of this experience is:

  • Overnight accommodations
  • Tour Guide
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or tea