Diwali, the five-day Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated around the world creating a magical atmosphere praising the triumph of good over evil.
This year's celebrations will take place from Tuesday 13 November - Saturday 17 November, and if you want to experience the festival first-hand but don't want to spend so much while doing so, check out these three top deals from HotelsClub.com.
Petit Valley, Trinidad and Tobago
Head to Trinidad and Tobago and experience the local celebrations. The festival revels in the usual rituals of Diwali focusing on the belief of the prevalence of good over evil. The day is marked by prayers, feasts and the lighting of thousands of diyas (clay pots). HostelsClub is offering accommodation from just £15.80 per person, per night at Tony’s Guest House, situated in Petit Valley, in the beautiful suburbs of Port of Spain.
All rooms are air-conditioned and include a free waterfront night tour on the west coast of the island. This price is based on one adult sleeping in a private room, while group rates are negotiable.
Little India, Singapore
Those looking forward to participating in Singapore’s Diwali celebrations will enjoy the decorative Little India on Serangoon Road. The area is decorated with lights, garlands and colourful arches. On Diwali day Hindu’s will offer prayers at one of Singapore’s many temples. Children accompanied by their parents will visit open areas to light sparklers.
Accommodation with HostelsClub starts from just £10 per person, per night at ServiceWorld Chinatown Hostel, Singapore located within Chinatown. The hostel boasts free Wi-Fi Internet, breakfast, lockers, linen, computer use, kitchen facilities, television and 24-hour security cameras. This price is based on one adult sleeping in a shared dormitory.
For those who want to experience a completely unique Diwali experience HostelsClub recommends a trip to Tokyo, Japan. In Japan people go out into the orchards and gardens, hanging lanterns and paper-made structures on the branches of trees. The places of worship are decorated with beautiful wallpapers and dancing and music continues throughout the night.
HostelsClub offers accommodation at the Tokyo Hostel from just £16 per person, per night. The hostel is situated close to the culturally rich areas of Asakusa and Ueno and boasts a common room perfect to meet fellow travellers, Wi-Fi Internet, a kitchen and secure lockers. This price is based on one adult sleeping in a shared dormitory.
Offers are valid for travel throughout 2012. For further information please visit www.HostelsClub.com
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