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People celebrating the festival of Diwali

What is Diwali?

Diwali also known as Deepawali and Divali is a festival of lights and one of the major festivals that is celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists. Diwali is one of the most popular festivals of Hinduism, it represents the spiritual 'Victory of light over darkness, good over evil, and knowledge over ignorance'. The festival is a 5-day celebration from the end of October until the beginning of November.

During Diwali, many lights and oil lamps are lit across the streets and in houses to get rid of the darkness. The festival is celebrated mainly in India but people all across the world celebrate with family and friends.

When is Diwali?

Diwali usually takes place over a 5-day period during the months of October or November. Diwali 2024 will be taking place from the 29th of October 2024 until the 3rd of November 2024.

Diwali candles

Diwali Calendar 2024

Diwali festival is spread over 5 days during the months of October - November. The 5 days of celebration include:

DAY 1 - Dhanteras - Tuesday 29th October.
DAY 2 - Naraka Chaturdasi (Chotti Diwali) - Thursday 31st October.
DAY 3 - Lakshmi Puja (Diwali Festival) - Wednesday 1st November.
DAY 4 - Govardhan Puja - Thursday 2nd November.
DAY 5 - Bhai Dooj - Friday 3rd November.

Two women lighting candles for Diwali festival

Flying to Diwali

Diwali festival is mainly celebrated across India but is also celebrated by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and some Buddhists all over the world. You can fly over to India for Diwali by booking through Alternative Airlines.

Flying from the US

If you're flying from the United States to Diwali in India you can fly directly with Etihad AirwaysUnitedQatarEmiratesAir IndiaSingapore Airlines and more.

Flying from the UK

If you're heading to India to celebrate the festival of light from the UK. The best airports to fly from are London Gatwick (LGW) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR). Airlines that fly to India from the UK include British AirwaysEmiratesEtihad AirwaysQatar AirwaysVirgin AtlanticAir France, Royal Dutch Airways and more.

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Airports in India

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL)

Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) is one of the busiest airports in India. It handles over 70 million passengers a year and serves the region of Delhi. The city centre is only a 25-minute car journey or a 20 minute on the metro express from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.

✈ Airlines that fly into Indira Gandhi International Airport: Air Arabia, Air Canada, Air France, Air India, AirAsia X, Emirates, British Airways, American Airlines, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, KLM, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Qantas, Qatar Airways, Singapore Airlines, United, Turkish Airlines and more.


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM)

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (BOM) is also one of the busiest airports in India. It's situated in Andheri, 8 km north of downtown Mumbai and serves the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. In 2017, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport was awarded 'Worlds Best Airport' for handling over 40 million passengers annually

✈ Airlines that fly into Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport: Air Arabia, Air India Express, British Airways, EgyptAir, El Al, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Flydubai, Gulf Air, Iran Air, KLM, Kenya Airways, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Oman Air, Qatar Airways, Saudia, Star Air, Turkish Airlines, United Airlines and more.


Kempegowda International Airport (BLR)

Kempegowda International Airport (BLR) is the third busiest airport in India serving over 16 million passengers annually. The airport was named after the founder of Bangalore 'Kempe Gowda'. Kempegowda International Airport is located in Devanahalli, Karnataka and serves the region of Bangalore.

✈ Airlines that fly into Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport: Air Arabia, Air India, AirAsia, Alliance Air, American Airlines, British Airways, Emirates, Ethiopian Airlines, Gulf Air, KLM, Japan Airlines, Lufthansa, Malaysia Airlines, Saudia, Qatar Airways, Star Air, Thai AirAsia, United Airlines, Vistara and more.

These are just some of the most popular airports in India. The best airport for you to fly to will depend on the city you want to stay in.

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Where can I book flights for Diwali?

You can book flights to Diwali through Alternative Airlines. Simply enter the dates you wish to travel to for Diwali using our search form at the top of the page, along with the number of passengers and cabin class. We recommend that you fly a few days before the festival in case of delays.

When is Diwali 2024?

Diwali 2024 will be on the 1st of November 2024, however, the 5-day festival will take place from the 29th October 2024 until the 3rd November 2024.

Can I book Diwali flights on finance?

Of course! You can book flights to Diwali on finance from over 600 airlines on-site. We know how important this festival is for you, so we have partnered up with many payment plan providers to help you budget your flight to India. Buy Now, Pay Later payment plan providers include Klarna, Afterpay, Affirm, Zip and more.