Diwali, Deepavali or Dipavali is a 4-5 day-long festival of lights, which is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists every autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in the southern hemisphere). The dates may vary as per the Hindu Calendar. Without a doubt, it is the most popular festivals of Hinduism, symbolizing the spiritual “victory of light over darkness, good over evil and knowledge over ignorance.”
Every state of India celebrates the festival in a different way and the festival illuminates the entire nation to a surprising extent.
In Jaipur, the festival marks the beginning of the tourism season. It is also the biggest festival of Hindus in India and abroad. Diwali is also called Deepawali which means the festival of lights. The entire city is lightened up, especially the older parts, so that people of city take a tour to see the grandeur. The shops use the lights to make a mark each in an innovative manner.
The 5 days festival is celebrated differently each having its own rituals and to-do things.
Day 1 is Dhanteras, Day 2 is Choti Diwali, Day 3 is Diwali, Day 4 is Govardhan Pooja and the festivities end with day 5 being Bhai dooj.
Some Places to Visit
Although the entire city is embellished with lights and diyas, there are some spots you must visit during Diwali if you’re in Jaipur.
Also known as the Jewelry market, this place is flooded with buyers and visitors during the festival. You will find the place glittered with colorful lights and everything. It’s a stunning place which attracts visitors from honestly all over India. Johari Bazar Vyapar Mandal is responsible for the decoration of the bazar beautifully for the Diwali celebration.
One of the most happening places of Jaipur. Not just during festivals, but every day. The Narahgarh Fort point looks extremely alluring during Diwali. Standard sights like Nahargarh Fort offers breathtaking lifetime memorable experiences of the festivals.
- There are many places, but if you plan a Jaipur visit do not miss these forts and traditional markets to get the zestful spirit of the festival. Hope you have a wonderful time!
Yoga Retreat will be for 7 days from 26-10-2019 to 1-11-2019
Location: Amber Jaipur
Company: Yoga in Jaipur
Guests can arrive to the venue in air conditioned cars accompanied by the fluent instructor (approx travel time is 4-5 hours) or alternately fly directly to Jaipur where a warm welcome awaits you for a surreal yoga experience.
The day would start with a refreshing session of sunrise yoga followed by healthy yet scrumptious breakfast. After which the guests would be taken for sight seeing which would include the visiting the grandeur of Amer fort and lunch comprising of local delicacies which would be accustomed by us. Then the guests could enjoy a afternoon of rest and relaxation at the hotel – after the tiresome journey.
The next activity would involve enjoying one of the most celebrated and important festivals of Indian culture that is – Diwali (festival of lights). With the cherry on the top the guests would be availed to have dinner with owner’s family to know about the rituals and culture closely ,followed by visit to the main markets of the city which are decorated like newly wed wives as this what pink city is actually known for. All the transportation and travelling would be taken care by the company itself which includes late night drop back to the hotel.
The day would again begin with an energetic morning yoga session and yummy breakfast. The plan of the day would start with a tour to City Palace and Jantar Mantar with a informative and inspiring stories by tour guide. With a Lunch in a local restaurant at a renowned location (included in the package ). Afternoon activity would involve a thrilling visit to an elephant sanctuary, guests would get to experience a beautiful afternoon with elephants in their natural habitat which includes witnessing some of their daily lifestyle activities and spending around 2 to 3 hours with Elephants and then you would be taken back to Retreat venue in the late afternoon. Then after guests can go for a tea break ,rest for 45 minutes and an optional yoga class. A beautiful dinner night would be arranged by the company itself.
After the spiritual yoga session and breakfast , this day’s plan with include then exquisite Camel safari in Village area where guests would get to know the real lifestyles of localities of the city. Back in the afternoon a Hand block printing workshop would be organised and shopping spree would be arranged for the guests.
Then after a Ayurvedic massage session would be arranged for the guests for therapeutic enlightenment after which the guests would be taken back to the hotel where they can have a optional yoga class , have dinner and rest for next activities.
The morning would start with a walk tour to visit the flower ,vegetable and milk market to get in touch with the reality of localities closely . visit to one of the most popular temples in Jaipur – Govind dev mandir. A street food taste programe would be organised for food lovers. After which a fascinating visit to a gem and stone cutting factory is organised,where you get the opportunity to witness making of some rare gems and buy them. Lunch will be at a local restaurant (self-paid) . After arriving back to the hotel in the early afternoon ,rest and a tea break. A cooking class would be arranged for the guests where you get to learn to make some delicious Indian dishes as well as the different spices and their origins and advantages.
Starting the day with an advanced morning yoga class where more intense exercises would be taught and after the breakfast, a tracking tour to the near city sites would be arranged , before a visit to the local temple to get to know about the religious rituals of the people residing in the city.
After some rest, chai and evening yoga session guests would get a chance to go for a open Jeep safari in city area.
The night comes to an end with pious bhajan recitals.
Morning yoga and breakfast at our place.
After which a thrilling camel safari in village and nearby areas would be organised . The great week comes to an end and some quiet time to reflect on the week so far. A light lunch would be offered at a restaurant and this night experience an evening of relaxation at your own leisure with an option of palm reading by experienced palm readers if you believe in astrology. An evening of Bhajan chanting and a fire ceremony with a dash of Indian customs and rituals.
The last session of yoga training where you get to know more about yoga sessions and how you could continue it later with your daily chores.
The day reflects back with a sharing experiences, feedback session and bidding farewell to the guests.
Details About Retreat Organizer
Many worldwide companies provide yoga retreats in India but none provide as many activities combined with a yoga retreat as we do, to make your stay in Jaipur even more fulfilling.
Your yoga retreat will be organized by Yoga trainer Ankit who has been teaching yoga in Jaipur since 2010.
Highly qualified he has attained his one year certificate in yoga, one-year diploma in yoga, two-year master degree in yoga, therapy degree in yoga and he is a certified yoga trainer by Yoga Alliance USA.
Should you have any questions or require any assistance please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Meeting point Delhi airport & Jaipur Airport
Lunch: 3 include 4 lunch self-pay.
Dinner: 6 include 1 self-pay.
Monument entrance (self-pay)
All activities include no extra costs, included in your package.
Accommodation: includes breakfast every day.
Transportation: Complimentary from Delhi, arrival to / depart again Delhi or Jaipur airports.
Local English speaking tour guide for time management and coordination of activities and to provide help in every place with language and cultural expectations.
Note :-Date will be same but activities time can change according to clients Demand if everyone agree.
Note:- Date will be same but activities time can change according to clients Demand if everyone agree.
If you have something more to ask, please feel free to get back in touch I’m always happy to answer any questions.