Travelling to India is a wonderful and colourful adventure at any time of year but travelling in late October, and witnessing the country-wide Diwali celebrations, is an extra special experience. The ‘festival of light’ lasts for five days each year, is celebrated right across the country, and is characterised by the lighting of thousands of oil lamps or diyas
. Houses (inside and out), landmarks and other public places all glow in the light of hundreds of tiny flames. While you can witness Diwali celebrations throughout India, the Pink City of Jaipur
is arguably one of the best spots.