Spend a Day Playing With Colors, Celebrate Holi Festival in India
Talking about Holi, different images come in mind, people drenched in colors from head to toe, children aiming at people with water balloons, women absorbed in cooking delicious sweets and meals and youths dancing their heart out on Bollywood numbers in Holi parties.
While some people host lavish Holi parties, some people plan a trip to different destinations to experience Holi in a unique style. It’s advisable to visit popular Holi celebrations that take place all over India that will surely leave you enthralled. Play with colors with new people, make friends and eat like there’s no tomorrow on this Holi.
Pack your bags and head to these amazing locations and craft the best Holi memories for a lifetime:
Mathura and Vrindavan:
Quite popular amongst foreigners, Mathura and Vrindavan Holi are a sight to capture. Birthplace of Lord Krishna, Mathura and Vrindavan has seen Lord Krishna grew up, these places have unique Holi Celebrations as the custom of playing colors of Holi began here. The temples here are decorated and Holi procession with colors and music from temples to river ghats takes place.
The capital city of India, Delhi has also varied Holi celebrations within different communities. There are bonfires lit on the eve of Holi. There are many Holi parties organized in Delhi that has music, DJs, bright colors and madness of Delhites that will give you memories.
The idea of playing colors in the ruins of the Vijayanagara Dynasty in Hampi is quite exciting. You can capture people with colored faces and end the day with the crowds bathing off the colors in Tungabhadra River.
Want to witness a different Holi? Head to Barsana district in Mathura that celebrates Lathmar Holi. The women of Barsana beat up men from Nandgaon with sticks in a playful way and indulge in playing colors.
Hola Mohalla, the annual fair takes place during Holi in Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. Here the demonstration of Sikh warriors takes place presenting art form Ghatak, a form of martial art.
Holi Celebration or Basant Utsav at Shantiniketan is an event organized every year. The cultural programme is organized by the students of Shantiniketan in the open air.
Combined with Elephant Festival, Holi is celebrated in Jaipur in royal style. There are elephant ride, parades, contests, folk dances, games between elephants held on Holi.
A twist of modernity with customs is followed during Holi in Mumbai, the financial capital of India. “Matki Phod” event is quite popular in Mumbai and is organized every year. There is a gathering of crowds and groups form pyramids to reach the Matka filled with milk, butter or colored water and break it.
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