North India is full of scenic beauty and famous tourist places. The place is often recognized due to its pleasant weather and lofty Himalayan mountain ranges. The place is full of culture of Mughals, Nawabs, sultans, Rajputs, and the 5000 year old Buddhist monks. India is also the home to Harappa and Mohenjo-Daro civilizations ad blessed with peace loving religions. The Surajkund craft mela in Haryana and Dusshera festival in Kullu are star attractions. Some of the important places with marvelous showpieces in the national capital include monuments and forts as like Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Jantar Mantar, Qutab Minar, India Gate, Gurdawara Bangla Sahib and Akshardham Temple as well.
Deepawali or Diwali is often recognized as the festival of lights. It is one of the ancient Hindu festivals celebrated in Autumn northern hemisphere of the country every year. Diwali is the brightest and biggest festivals in India. The festival signifies the victory of light over darkness. The festival usually extends for five-day period with all rituals. But, the main festival night of Diwali coincides with the darkest one according to new moon night of the Hindu Lunisolar month Kartika. Diwali falls between the months of mid-October and mid-November.
People usually clean, renovate and decorate their homes and offices before the Diwali night. People also dress up with new clothes and their best outfits inside and outside their home thereby participating in prayers offered to goddess Lakshmi. After puja, fireworks follow with family feast including mithai (sweets) along with exchange of gifts between their members. Jains also celebrate Diwali the festival of lights as to mark the attainment of moksha by Mahavira and Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhor Divas.
You can really enjoy your fifteen Days tour in Northern India especially during Diwali Season.