The festival of Diwali seems custom designed for Amritsar. The city of the Golden Temple glows with a golden hue on the festival. This year, Diwali will be celebrated from 17 October to 21 October. Shopping fever grips Amritsar long before Diwali. Needless to mention, some major shops cover the festival from one end to another as deals and offers flow.
The Golden Temple decorations define the essence of Diwali in Amritsar. The lighting and decorations are a sight to behold. The magnificence of their shimmering reflection on the adjoining lake. The Diwali evening reverberates with constant chanting of prayers from the Golden Temple. The shops and stores surrounding the Golden Temple sell a variety of products which are stocked plentifully for the Diwali season.
The standout experience of Diwali shopping in Amritsar is the Guru Bazaar. Located right next to the Golden Temple, the Guru Bazaar is divided into several lanes – each selling a different group of commodities. The Guru Bazaar is a must on the bucket list of any tourist who visits Amritsar during Diwali.
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Diwali will be celebrated from 17 October to 21 October in 2017.
For most years, Diwali falls in between Mid-October and Mid-November.
The first offers and discounts are rolled out in early August. Dealers and shopkeepers keep pushing exciting offers through the next 70-80 days.