The festooned room, the tantalizing aroma of meat and freshly cooked biryani, festivities and the much-awaited Eidi. There is something euphoric about celebrating Eid, and what’s better than celebrating this day with your loved ones, at an amazing destination. Know how the festival of love and peace is celebrated at these destinations:
DELHI – Delhi comes alive with frolic during Ramadan. Celebrations light up every nook and cranny of the city. The capital also offers you a fantastic opportunity to feast on delicious street food. If you prefer dining in a restaurant, Old Delhi’s streets give you a plethora of options to savour lip-smacking Mughlai dishes. Do visit Jama Masjid, the largest and most popular mosque in the country. It can accommodate over 25,000 devotees and is best known for its marvellous architecture and Mughal history. The magnificence of this place, especially on Eid, will leave you spellbound. If you love the soulful sound of live qawwalis, you must visit Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.
HYDERABAD – Hyderabad never sleeps during Ramadan. Hyderabad is unparalleled when it comes to Eid celebrations. The city becomes more charming with lights and festivities, and Eid is the perfect time to relish Hyderabad’s most indulgent dishes. The old city fills up with vendors selling the much-loved Hyderabadi Biryani and a pot of Haleem. When in Hyderabad, do visit the Mecca Masjid – it gives you a peek into the city’s royal past. You can also visit famous tourist attractions like the Chowmahalla Palace and Charminar.
SRINAGAR – Srinagar is nothing less than paradise, and during Ramadan, it becomes even more charismatic. When in Srinagar, do visit the Hazratbal Shrine, located in one of the most picturesque areas in the country. A popular attraction in Jammu and Kashmir, Hazratbal Shrine is visited by thousands of devotees during Ramadan.
MUMBAI –Mumbai never comes to a standstill, especially during Ramadan. The best way to celebrate Eid in Mumbai is to feast on fresh street food. Try kebabs at Haji Tikka, on Khara Tank Road in Bhendi Bazaar. If you want to avoid over-crowded streets, Khau Galli in Central Mumbai is the place for you. When in Mumbai, do visit Minara Masjid and Mohammad Ali Road. It’s one of the busiest places in the country, and is visited by thousands of devotees every year. The festive feel at Minara Masjid will make your celebrations even more special.
Wishing all those celebrating in India and across the world, Eid Mubarak!