There are two kinds of people during Diwali; the ones who are engrossed in the festivities and on the other hand those who fret over the constant noise of the fireworks that resonates the whole time.
If you belong to the other category then do read on to find out some quick getaways that will ensure complete bliss for all 10 days to escape this madness,
This quaint little town is dubbed as ‘sleepy-town’ which should give you an idea of how calm Pondicherry is. Replete with French colonial era structures, visit Pondicherry for your Diwali vacation as this is where you need to be to experience an overall feeling of complete isolation (the good one).
From beaches, we go high up in the mountains as Ladakh is one of the highest located regions in the country. It doesn’t get any quieter than this as you’ll only be able to hear faint noises of rockets, which probably still won’t be able to reach the altitudes you’ll be in making it the perfect Diwali-less destination.
A destination filled with reclusive beaches, Gokarna is perfect to get away from the madness of rockets, sutli-bombs, and flower-pots. While you’re at it, you can also schedule a quick visit to its next-door neighbour, Hampi.
One of the finest destinations in India, Orchha in Madhya Pradesh is awash with historical monuments. The Government of MP has banned its population from holding any processions or bursting firecrackers within the 5km radius of these sites, so you know you will not be bothered during your Diwali stay.
When you’re on land, there are chances that you’ll still encounter some firecrackers, so how about ditching land entirely and heading to the backwaters of Kumarakom? The mesmerizing river with mystical forests surrounding it will have you singing ‘Take Me to the River’ long after you check out of your room and head back home.
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