A day of happiness and festivities, Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, a month-long period of fasting.
The religious holiday is observed with various traditions like prayer services, family gatherings, exchange of gifts and donating money to charity.
Here are the top 5 places in India where Eid is celebrated in full swing:
Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir
On the auspicious day of Eid, Srinagar is decorated like a new bride with streets flooding with colours and happiness. Located on the banks of gorgeous Dal Lake, the renowned Hazratbal Mosque witnesses a huge number of devotees.
Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
The city of nawabs and kebabs, Lucknow is probably the best place to enjoy the celebrations. The old regions of the city remain crowded with festive makers and devotees, offering prayers and indulging in a wide range of Lucknowi kebabs.
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Jama Masjid, Old Delhi
Known for its striking Eid celebration, the 350-year old heritage site of Jama Masjid remains packed with devotees. You can spot some of the renowned restaurants and shops serving mouth-watering delicacies like sewai, freshly cooked mutton curry and chicken biryani.
A hub of engaging festivities on the day of Eid, the entire belt of Charminar transforms into a shopping and eating ground. The entire area is illuminated with people dressed in their finest clothes, to meet and greet their loved ones.
Haji Ali, Mumbai
Standing tall by the shores of the Arabian Sea, is the divine Haji Ali Dargah. On the holy occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, the dargah is flocked by thousands of devotees from across the country. It is considered to be one of the most powerful places of worship in India.
Eid Mubarak, everyone 🙂