This is a fact that airline companies wants that people should stay back at home and enjoy Diwali festival. The reason I am saying so is because the airfares during the Diwali week has risen to three-folds from normal pricing.
As airline companies are already in loss and they seem to figure out that this is the best time to recover some of their costs. As per the reports available all flights are already packed.
For just a preview:
Chandigarh – Delhi = Rs.5000 (approx)
Lucknow – Delhi = Rs.8000 (approx)
Tour operators say that as the flights are already full-booked and airline companies have raised the prices for instant ticket booking.
Therefore, if you are not in a mood to spend excessively on airfares – then spend this Diwali with your friends and relatives.