Interesting places to visit during Navratri 2022

Here we present some must-visit places that you can explore during Navratri 2022.
 
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Navratri is celebrated with full enthusiasm in different parts of the country in unique ways. Planning a visit to different places during the festive period will provide you with an amazing experience. Here we present some must-visit places that you can explore during Navratri 2022.

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1) Shri Mata Vaishno Devi temple in Bhavan, Katra, Jammu and Kashmir:

It is as early as 3 AM in the morning that devotees start their journey to the temple. Local people decorate the shrines of Shri Mata Vaishno Devi temple with fresh flowers and put up lighting of different colors during the festive period.

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2) Mysore:

In Mysore, the festival of Navratri is observed as the Naadahabba festival. People all over India make sure to visit this place and also foreign tourists get attracted to be a part of the 10-day-long celebration. During Maha Navami, people worship the royal sword and Goddess Chamundeshwari's photo is carried around the city on Dashami.

3) Kullu Manali:

When Navratri ends in 9 days in different places of the country, Kullu Manali starts the celebration on the 10th day i.e. Dashami. This is because local people remember how Shri Rama returned on this day after 14 years of Vanwas to Ayodhya and thus, they celebrate the Dashami day as Kullu Dussehra.

4) Kolkata:

Kolkata, the city of Joy ranks on the top list for Navratri celebrations. Schools and colleges are usually closed during the 9 days in Kolkata so that children can take part in the celebrations with their parents and take Maa Durga's blessings. Many Goddess Durga Pandals are placed all over the city, thus adding more happiness and festivities to people's lives. Some people also bring Maa Durga's idols at home and decorate the idol with new clothes, red vermillion, flowers, jewelry, pray to Maa every day at a fixed time and also prepare prasad.

5) Ahmedabad

Garba Nights are famous in this city of Gujarat that celebrates all the forms of Goddess. Garba invites people of all age groups and it usually continues till late hours at night. People also keep fasting for 9 days to show their devotion to the 9 forms of Goddess Durga.

So, if you are planning to visit these places to explore the culture and festive spirit by train or flight, make sure to book in advance. As these days, flights get canceled or rescheduled quite often, always have a backup plan in case you miss reaching the venue on time. You can also keep extra money for your Navratri trip because due to inflation and the festive period, things would be costlier than normal days. 

You can also visit the Navratri celebrations nearby if visiting the above places are not convenient for you. You can simply take a virtual tour on the social media platforms of all the famous Durga pandals in India and pray to the Goddess to give you the needed energy, peace of mind, and clarity of thoughts in leading a good and happy life. Stay blessed and May Maa Durga removes all your sufferings in your life.