Travel Viewpoint

Durga Puja

When: October 4-8, 2019.
Where: Kolkata, West Bengal. Durga Puja is also widely celebrated in neighboring Odisha.

Bhandara Festival

When: October 28, 2019.
Where: Khandoba temple in Jejuri, about an hour and a half southeast of Pune in Maharashtra. It’s possible to visit it on a day trip from Mumbai if you hire a car. However, travel time one-way will be about five hours. Hence, it’s more convenient to go there from Pune.

Diwali

When: October 27, 2019. It’s observed a day earlier in south India, on October 26.
Where: Throughout India, except in the southern state of Kerala.