Diwali is all about family gatherings. It is that time of the year when people look forward to re-bonding with their family and forget all about their hectic lives and indulge in festivities. People travel from different parts of the country to be with their loved ones. However, there are some quiet souls bitten by the travel bug who cannot restrain themselves from exploring new places each time they get a chance to. So if you belong to that category of the travel junkies, we have compiled a list of destinations to help you satisfy your wanderlust and which you can head over to escape from all the Diwali ‘madness’.

Jim Corbett National Park: If you are a wildlife enthusiast, this national park is perfect for you to explore during Diwali holidays. The park is full of varied flora and fauna and offers glimpses of rich wildlife. So while the world will be bursting crackers, you will be away from the hustle and bustle spending time in the lap of nature. Sounds awesome, right?

Gangtok: The capital of Sikkim is one of the most serene and mesmerising places in the world. It also offers a plethora of activities to satisfy and put your adventurous soul to rest.

Matheran: Situated in Raigad district of Maharashtra, Matheran can be your perfect getaway during Diwali holidays. Matheran is the smallest hill station in India and is just 90 km away from Mumbai. The hill station has a dense forest cover and offers great views of sunrise and sunset. The points of interest include One Tree Hill Point, Hart Point, Monkey Point, Porcupine Point and Rambagh Point among others. So go chase the sun during the festival of light!

Horsley Hills, Andhra Pradesh: The yellow blossom lined roads of Ooty of Andhra Pradesh will cast their magic on you the moment you make an entry. The quaint hill station is named after WD Horley who built his abode here to escape the heat. Do indulge in adventure sports like zip lines, rope activities, trekking and ATV rides while you are here.

Orchha: The capital of the Bundela Rajput Kings in Madhya Pradesh is full of rich history as many battles have been fought here. The town on the banks of river Betwa has spectacular palaces and temples showcasing Rajput architecture at its best. The best tourist attractions in Orchha include Orchha Fort, Chaturbhuj Temple and Orchha Wildlife Sanctuary.

So now that we have suggested you several getaways for Diwali, pack those bags and make us jealous with your selfies with those splendid views in the backdrop!