On Diwali (celebrated November 13 through 17 this year), relatives and friends give one another sweets to ring in the lunar New Year. Watch locals light diyas (clay lamps) and make rangoli (colored-powder designs) on the streets to invite the blessings of the gods. Visit a sweet shop such as Parsi Dairy near the Marine Lines train station to sample kaju katli, a cashew-based confection flavored with cardamom and saffron.
91/(0) 22-2201-3633. This appeared in the November/December 2012 issue.