Diwali Celebrations In Agra With Local Family
Duration: Same Day Tour
Meeting Point - Pick up from Local Hotel
Meeting Time - 7:00 PM
Total HRS - 4 HRS
Drop off Point - City Hotel only
Date - 07 November 2018
The City of the Taj Mahal brings its own festive fervor to celebrate Diwali in the most traditional way. Elaborate displays of flowers and candles showcase the celebrations during the festival of lights - “Diwali”. The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit words ’deepa’ and ’āvali that means a "row of lights." The festival is celebrated so as to showcase the victory of good over evil. Visit a local family in Agra to celebrate the festival of lights, and learn about the stories that relate with the festival.
- Celebrate Diwali festival with an local family in Agra
- Enjoy tea, snacks and an authentic dinner at a local home
- Learn about the stories and practices related with the festival
- Participate in the traditions and enjoy the local dance and songs by performers
- Watch fireworks light the night sky and hear a cacophony of firecrackers
Visit a local family in Agra, the city of Taj Mahal. Witness several oil lamps(diyas) glittering of diyas (oil lamps) and shimmering strings of light, in each house on your way. Learn why are the oil lamps kept on the doors and why are Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi worshiped on the Diwali day.
On your way, take a detour to visit the local sweet shops, some of them that have existed in Agra from decades and generations, spreading the sweet taste around.
Diwali is the celebration of victory of good over evil, happiness, joy and enthusiasm. People dress up in their best apparels, and meet friends and relatives, exchanging sweets and gifts. Be dressed in traditional attires, as a good will gesture for the festival.Learn about the stories of Diwali and the several traditions, and the practices of the culture of celebrating Diwali. Catch glimpses of the dark lanes and alleys lighting up brightly, witness the sound and smell of fireworks and see the happiness floating around in the wind.
The local family will acquaint you through all the rituals and the prayer sessions, eventually leading you to take part in the traditions and practices of Diwali. This starts with worshiping the Gods and Goddesses, exchanging of gifts, lighting up candles and oil lamps, bursting the firecrackers and feasting upon the most authentic traditional cuisines. Don’t miss a chance to get the view of the entire city from the roof top. Enjoy home cooked authentic meal with the family with loads of sweets, entertainment by local musicians who will entertain you with the traditional style songs for Diwali. Later drive back to the hotel.
- Welcome drink
- Special Indian Diwali sweets
- Indian snacks (Veg & Non Veg)
- Special Rangoli making with your hosts
- Gratuities (optional)
Just carry print out or soft copy of the confirmation you get from us after completing the advance payment.
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