Delhi ki thaand might still be world-renowned but we can’t also ignore the fact that for many, it brings its own set of struggles.
Over the past few years, Delhi and its vicinity states have become synonyms to pollution, which doesn’t only bar us from that feeling of cozy sunlight smearing our skin but also plunges the excitement we have for festive shopping and celebration.
So if the above paragraph defines all of you, then you must be wishing Delhi wasn’t so polluted. But now the fact that it is, all you can do is either choke on the particulate matter or head to these 11 places to celebrate Diwali that are much breathable than Delhi and other cites in India.
1. Lunglei, famously known as ‘bridge of rock,’ is a town situated in Central Mizoram. It has derived its name from a bridge like rock found in the riverine area around the Nghasih, a small tributary of the river Tlawng.
2. Nongstoin, in the east of India in Meghalaya, is yet another parallel world to relax and enjoy a vacation amidst the calm of so much of nature.
3. Another town in Mizoram is Champhai tucked along the Indo-Myanmar border and got so much of bliss and muse to get hight on.
4. Pahalgam is a town in the Anantnag district of J&K. For me, it would be Diwali to just sit on one of the many mountains there and let the calm and sunlight rejuvenate me.
5. A real travel freak would never ever take off Mussoorie from its travel list. It’s an all-year travel location that especially gets so peaceful around this time of the year. It snows in Mussoorie in the months of December and January.
6. The town of Almora is situated over a horse saddle-shaped ridge of a mountain. To make anyone go wow is the snow-capped Himalayas one can stare at from the Almora district.
7. The home to Martand Sun Temple, Anantnag district in Srinagar is everything you can make memories in.
8. Himachal Pradesh for Delhiites most accessible as of now and got everything to make your Diwali happy. And if you are there, don’t miss the top view of the city for it glows on Diwali.
9. The crystal clear water in Dwaki, Meghalaya, seems to be all the reasons you would want to go there.
10. Eluru, sporting an AQI of around 41 makes it one reason to visit the place beside other reasons like Kolleru Bird Sanctuary, Kolleru Lake, Dwaraka Tirumala and more.
11. With less than 1-lakh people, the pictures of Kolasib, if explored, would make you wanna re-think your Diwali plans.
Caution: As COVID-19 is a thing, some of these places might not be welcoming tourists as of now. So please verify before you leave. Also, the AQI as mentioned in the pictures above may vary with time and change in weather.
So packing your bags already?