Also known as the Festival of the Sacrifices, Eid al-Adha otherwise Bakra Eid is celebrated to honour Ibrahim who was ready to sacrifice his son as an act of obedience to God’s command. But, before Ibraham could sacrifice his son, God provided a goat to sacrifice instead. On this day an animal is sacrificed and divided into three parts. One share is given to the poor and needy, another is kept for home, and the third is given to relatives. As the countdown to the celebrations begins, here are the five places in India you could visit to celebrate the grand festival -Eid.
The capital city of India, Delhi definitely tops the chart when it comes to one of the best Bakra-Eid celebrations. You can visit Old Delhi or the whole Chandni Chowk region to witness all the grand celebrations. The ancient bylanes surrounding Jama Masjid is one of most popular heritage sitesthat becomes the biggest attraction of the capital on Eid-ul-Adha. The hustle bustle and colours you get to see here, you won’t be able to experience anywhere else. Explore this historic city with Rakesh Joshi a certified tour guide, who will elevate your experience further.
One of the best places to visit during Eid. The city of Nizam is deep-rooted in traditions and this is the time when you get to experience the true flavours of the city. The entire city, especially the Secunderabad, and Madannapet regions are decorated beautifully and vibrantly. If you would want to see a huge prayer gathering, then you should visit Charminar in the evening, it’s a wonderful sight which you will definitely remember.
Mumbai is another place in India where you can witness grand Eid al-Adha celebrations. Devout Muslims and other people throng places like Haji Ali Dargah standing beautifully on the shores of Arabian Sea to celebrate the festival. Other places, such as Jama Masjid and Mughal Masjid, also remain flooded with numerous followers. To know more about this place you can book Suresh Kumar Nadar, a local guide from Odigos.
Often called as paradise on Earth, Srinagar is the capital of India’s northern state of Jammu and Kashmir. The popular places where you can witness the grand celebration are Hazratbal Mosque which features holy relic of Prophet Muhammad to Jama Masjid and Pathar Masjid. This place is perfect for those you wants to celebrate the festival away from the city pollution and noise.
Lucknow is probably the best tourist destination in India to be at on the day of Eid al-Adha. The old Lucknow regions, featuring Bada Imambara, remain crowded with festive makers and devotees. People visit the city especially on the occasion of Eid to relish a wide range of Lucknowi kebabs and other local delicacies.
These are the few places to visit during Eid-ul-Adha this year. While planning your trip make sure to check out the Odigos app to make your holiday even more amazing. You can also write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call on +91 124-4610699 for more information on tour guides and curated experiences.