Happy Diwali dayOctober 27, 2019 in India ⋅ ☀️ 29 °C
We left Ranthambore for Jaipur on their festival Diwali, the Hindu equivalent of Christmas. Our guide organised for us to join in the Diwali celebrations by driving through the city in open top jeeps (Or Mahindra's) to experience the lights, the noise, the crowds and fireworks. We have never seen anything like it before. Thousands of people riding bikes, tuk tuk, etc. all laughing and smiling. I think we were a bit of a novelty - a group of white faces in amongst a sea of Indian faces. It was a lot of fun.
Back at the hotel we were treated to a fireworks display from our hotel room that went on for hours, well after midnight. Apparently the air quality in Delhi was downgraded from poor to hazardous after all the Diwali celebrations.Read more