Stated as the Paradise on Earth, South India happens to attract visitors by its splendid beauty scattered in every corner. With lush green mountains, picturesque waterfalls, roaring wildlife sanctuaries, aromatic tea gardens, vibrant temples and pristine beaches, it has everything that can lure anyone to its enchanting environs. It seems that the Nature has smiled in abundance at the destination and made it vibrant enough to attract the customers. Moreover, tourists are always on a lookout for a place that helps them unwind completely and put on soothing effect of stressful minds.
Indeed, holidays and festive seasons are a best way to explore new places. This may include checking out the South Indian territories that deliver the most scenic views ever. Talking about the festival of lights, Diwali, it is said to epitomize the win of good over evil. Celebrated with much pomp in every part of India with traditions and customary practices different as per religion goes. In relation to South India, Diwali is meant to celebrate the win of Lord Vishnu over a powerful king of Assam Naraka, who imprisoned thousands of prisoners. Lord Vishnu freed them by subduing Naraka. Since then, it is said to be Naraka Chaturdashi.
Be it Kochi, or Trivandrum, these places are worth visiting. Besides the picturesque places inviting tourists with much enthusiasm, the traditional celebrations of Diwali is a must visit thing. One day prior to Diwali, the oven is cleaned and smeared with lime. Further to this, it is filled with water to have the oil bath on main celebration day. As the day comes, the house is washed and decorated with Kolam (Rangoli) designs. Even in the customary practice or worship room, betel leaves, betel nuts, flowers, plantain fruits, sandal paste, gingili oil, kumkum, turmeric and scentic powder are kept.
The visitors coming to Kerala can stay at the best hotels in Tamil Nadu and ask the reception staff to organize a festive tour for them. This will introduce them to the specialized Pooja like Murukku that calls for performing enchantments in front of the family deity, followed by the breakfast consisting of Murukku (sweet dish) and Idli or Dosa. In the evening, one can take pleasure to explore the vibrancy exhibited in lamp lighting and the crackers bursting. Since, most of the firework manufacturing companies are in Tamil Nadu, one will not find the dearth of fireworks.
From Tamil Nadu to Kerala, Mysore and even Trivandrum, the festival of lights is celebrated in pomp. At some places, processions are organized commemorating the legends of Lord Vishnu and Narakasur. The celebrations in Southern part of India are quite different from the North and other regions, which makes it necessary for the travelers to experience a whole new world at South India on the auspicious day of Diwali.