5 Of the Best Places to Celebrate the Holi Festival in India

Last Updated: Mar 15 2019 16:52

Holi is one of the most widely celebrated festivals in March in India.

This holi-day, let’s celebrate Holi away from home! Travel to one (or two or three or maybe all) of these destinations in the country for the crazy Holi celebration in India.

The List of Places to Celebrate Holi in India are many out of which the most famous places to celebrate Holi are Mathura Holi India, Vrindavan Holi India, Barsana Holi India, Holi in Hampi and Jaipur Holi In India.

Travel on your mind. But still wondering where to go? Say no more, humble travel buffs, we’re here to end your concern in a jiffy!

What is the story behind the Holi festival?

While Hiranyakashipu and Holika came to represent evil, Vishnu and Prahlad came to represent well. The story shows the victory of good over evil, which is why it is tied to the festival. The other most popular origin of the festival is the legend of Krishna.

Barsana – The Lathmar Holi

This village in the Uttar Pradesh state of India witnesses the rarest style of Holi. In this Holi, women beat up men of the neighbouring Nandgaon village with sticks and men save themselves from the same. So, it is commonly famous as the Lathmar Holi celebrations.

Mathura & Vrindavan – Holi with Raasleela

The birthplace of Traditional celebrations of Holi- Mathura is soaked in the immortal love of Krishna-Radha, beats the drums hard in Holi. The range of Holi is spanned with activities such as Lathmar Holi in Barsana and Nandgoan that begins a few days before the grand festival.

Jaipur and Udaipur: The Essence of Royal Holi

Elephants, camels, horses, and folk decked with elaborately decorated materials, used to march in a Royale parade. Udaipur, the city of Lakes celebrates Holi in their way. The grand celebrations of Holi are spanned in two days. In the first day, there is a magnificent palace possession from the royal residence to Manek Chowk at the city included bedecked horses and the royal bands.

Holla Mohalla in Punjab: The True Warrior Spirit

Holla Mohalla is the biggest festival celebrated a day after the Holi at Anandpur Sahib. Holla meaning “the masculine line of Holi”, is celebrated in the state of Golden-rich Wheat- Punjab. Their context of celebration varies from the Hindus, as Holla Mohalla is known for its annual fair started by Guru Gobind Singh Ji, dating back to 1701, as a protest against rising Mughal intolerance.

Ahmedabad – Holi with Dahi Handi

The significant city of the vibrant land of Gujarat also celebrates a unique style of Holi. It is one of the best places to observe Holi celebration in India. People hang a buttermilk filled pot at some height through a rope and challenge each other to break the pot by forming a human pyramid.

Celebrate the victory of good over evil in one of these offbeat, unconventional ways. The entire team of NewsNumber wishing each one of you a happy and prosperous holi filled with joy, colour, and happiness!