A visit to Tourism of Gujarat, offers ample of opportunity to the tourists to unearth the rituals and the legends behind the grand and ebullient festival of Deepavali, situated in Gujarat, India. Tourism of Gujarat, takes the tourist on a journey across the length and breadth of Gujarat, India, where akin to other regions, Deepavali, is celebrated with great gusto and aplomb. Tourism of Gujarat, offers a golden opportunity to the tourist to know that akin to other travel destinations in India, Gujarat, too celebrates Deepavali on the same lines with the festival commemorating an event. The event being the return of Lord Rama, to his hometown of Ayodhya with his consort Devi Sita. The citizens of Ayodhya then decorated the gateways, walls and the rooftops of the their homes with lamps to celebrate the safe and triumphant comeback of their King after a long time period, unscathed by the vagaries of time.
Tourism of Gujarat, takes the tourist on a tour across the locations and travel destinations where Deepavali, the festival of lights is celebrated with great pomp and vigor. Gujarat, already celebrates 2,000 big and small festivals, with Deepavali and the grandiose Navaratri celebrations being one of them. Deepavali, being celebrated in Gujarat, India, is one of the major festivals in the Hindu calendar. It occurs in October/November, and is spread over four days. Dhanteras (Dhanatrayodashi) is the first day or rather the eve of the day on which the festival begins. Narkachaturdashi which is also known as Kalichoudas is the second day. Laxmi Pujan and New year (Padava) normally occur (depending on the Hindu calendar) simultaneously on the third day and Bhaiya-duj is the last day.