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Diwali is the most celebrated festival in India. It is a festival of lights, people decorate and light up their homes and workplaces. Worshipping God Ganesha and Goddess Laxmi has special significance, it is considered that God Ganesha will bring happiness and good health and Goddess Laxmi will bring wealth and wisdom. Diwali usually falls in the month of October or November every year. Diwali is followed by Govardhan Puja, Bhai Dooj. Hence, Diwali celebrations last for a week and you have almost one week off every year around Diwali. You can utilize your long Diwali vacation to travel to different beautiful places in and outside India. If you are planning a trip around Diwali, then given below are few top destinations you can visit this Diwali:
Goa is well known for its beaches. The best time to visit Goa is from November to March as the weather during this period is pleasant. You can plan a trip to Goa in November. Think about sun-bathing and sunset. If you love adventurous sports, then Goa is the right place for you, as you can choose from a variety of adventurous sports like the banana ride, scuba diving, and water skiing.
Andaman Island is known for palm-lined, white-sand beaches, and tropical rainforests. The moderate climatic condition during mid-October to end March makes it one of the top Indian destination to visit. Marine life such as sharks and rays make Andaman a popular site for diving and snorkelling. You can visit Andaman during the Diwali holidays to experience the rarest of the rare corals and marine life.
Arunachal Pradesh is one of the Indias’s wildest and least explored states. Slowly the areas which were earlier beyond tourism reach are being opened to visitors. The best time to visit this state is from October to April. If you are a sports lover, you can consider visiting this state around Diwali. Apart from wildlife sanctuaries and monasteries, one finds in Arunachal Pradesh clear lakes, beautiful waterfalls, magnificent mountains, and graminaceous valleys.
Maldives, the land of white sands, untouched waters, clear waves, and palm-fringed islands, is a therapy in itself. It is a great place to relax and enjoy. While you are in Maldives, you can try out parasailing, snorkelling, windsurfing, and other water sports too. It is one of the best destinations to visit during the month of November.
If you are looking for a trip outside India, then you can think about going to Singapore this Diwali. Singapore is famous for world’s first nocturnal zoo which is a home to a variety of birds, elephants, adorable rhinos and pandas. The best places to visit in Singapore include Universal Studios, Dolphin Lagoon at Sentosa and you can go for a dazzling light and sound shows which depicts the great story of Singapore.
For travelling in and out of India you require ample amount of funds. You can finance your vacation plan either with your past savings or you can borrow money for the same. If you don’t have enough savings then you can take a personal loan. There are many bank’s and NBFCs offering personal loan at an affordable rate in India. A personal loan is a collateral free loan, you don’t have to give any security to avail it. Hence, it makes it easier to take a personal loan, and, approval and disbursal is also quick as it involves less documentation in comparison to other secured loans. You can apply for a personal loan through online aggregators.