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Chandigarh, (Aditi) : This festive season guests can look forward to something spectacular, celebrating Diwali just like the erstwhile Royal families did at the iconic Palaces.

The majestic pre-Diwali at Rambagh Palace, Jaipur takes inspiration from the Jaipur Royal Family tradition with the elaborate Mughal gardens with fairy tale lighting, Lakshmi Pooja, a cultural performance and fireworks. Guests can enjoy Dev Deepawali at Jai Mahal Palace, Jaipur with a Dev Pooja at Hawa Mahal and then light diyas and sparklers in the Baradari lawns.

The most romantic hotel in the world, Taj Lake Palace, Udaipur is a magical setting for Diwali. Guests start with an Aarti ceremony at the ancient temple at the Lily Pond followed by the lighting of diyas at the Sadar Ghat, which overlooks Lake Pichhola. The Taj Fateh Prakash Palace, Udaipur Diwali celebrations also start with a prayer at the palace courtyard. With the illuminated 15th century palace as the backdrop and intricate frescoes depicting ancient stories, guests can dine on the private terrace and enjoy some authentic delicacies from the Royal kitchens.

In Jodhpur, Diwali at the extravagant Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur starts with a ceremonial Pooja   followed by diya lighting, the most breath-taking fireworks and an Indian inspired dinner. Guests at the enchanting Falaknuma Palace, Hyderabad can light candles and celebrate while overlooking the twinkling lights of the City of Pearls. 

The Diwali festivities at Usha Kiran Palace, Gwalior commence with prayers at the 100-year old Ganesha temple in the palace. Taj Nadesar Palace, Varanasi is decorated with flower rangolis as it is believed that Goddess Laxmi, the goddess of wealth resides where there are fresh flowers. After prayers at the Nadeshwari Mata temple, after whom the palace is named, guests can enjoy fireworks and a sumptuous dinner.

If being a Modern Day Maharaja appeals to you more, check into the legendary Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai for Diwali. Guests can witness visual art with intricate rangolis, floral masterpieces, festive lights and a classical performance at the hotel’s charming poolside. Kids can look forward to fun activities like diya painting and lantern making. The family can indulge in some shopping at the Diwali pop up with its curated goodies.

Diwali brings with it hope, optimism and renewed beginnings. Start your new beginning feeling nourished and pampered with the Palaces of the Taj. Many hotels across other destinations also have Diwali offers.                       

So #TravelForIndia and rediscover India with Taj while putting a smile on the many faces you meet along your journey. Because when you travel, India moves.

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