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Where is the best place to experience Holi Festival in India?

Where is the best place to experience the festival of colour in India?

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  • Rohit Bafna

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    Holi is the spring festival of India celebrated across the country with colors. It is one of the most amazing experiences a traveler can have in the country, filled with joy and excitement.

    The most famous place for holi is Varanasi, other cities of Uttar Pradesh are also great like Mathura and Vrindavan. But these are not for the faint-hearted. The crowd tends to get pretty crazy and there may be several safety concerns (especially for women).

    Do some research check out some youtube videos and if you think you can handle it go for these places.

    If on the other hand you feel these are a little too much for you, there is no need to despair, as I mentioned holi is celebrated all across the country. You can have an amazing time at holi at any of the metro cities - delhi, mumbai, bangalore, chennai, kolkotta. Also tourist spots in Rajasthan have a huge celebration, places like Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Udaipur, Pushkar are also great if they are already in your itinerary just stick with them, no need to go some place specially for the festival.

    If all the places people come together at various locations to celebrate holi, it can be parks, beaches, community centers, or any public space. You will have to do a little research on where you want to be during the festival.

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  • Gita Baratam

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    Hi Linda,

    Holi's celebrated all across India, but with different intensity. It's more boisterous in the northern towns and cities of India, but that being said, I myself wouldn't want to celebrate it there as the crowds tend to get rowdy in certain places. No matter where you are in India, you'll always find a safe, controlled environment where Holi's being celebrated, just have to google it ;)

    That being said, best avoid the South of India and the North-Eastern parts as it's "not as" colourful, both in terms of colour and fervour, as compared to Mathura, Vrindavan, Udaipur, Varanasi, Jaipur, Delhi and Mumbai. Please make sure to stay safe and with company if you want to experience Holi on the streets.

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    • linda m.

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      Gita, I did Holi early this year and i wanted to experience the maximum craze. So i opted for @Mathura with a bunch of friends. We went into Mathura the day before to buy the color and you could just feel the excitement in the air. It was crazy. Too crazy infact that some friends got scared of all we'd heard about Mathura. So next day for we opted to go to nearby @Vrindavan for the festival. What a day. I enjoyed every minute of it. It had all the excitement of Holi and with no negative incidence. Only thing we should have remembered was goggles to protect the eyes. · (1 likelikes)

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      Very happy for you! :)) · (0 likelikes)

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  • Alisha lynn

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    Hi Linda, In India, the best place to experience Holi festival is in the northern states. They take Holi very seriously, especially Mathura in Utter Pradesh Niryat Naigam because this is said to be where Lord Krishna grew up. Holi in Goa is fun if you are like many who come to India to escape the maddening crowds and want to lie sprawled out on a desert island beach for your trip then fear not, you can still be a part of the Holi celebrations from your sun lounging vacation. Hope this information would help you. Enjoy your journey.

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      Thank you Alisha. I have settled on Mathura. The place seems to get raving reviews. I will be landing in Delhi then going to Jaipur, then to Agra, then end up in Mathura. Any advice you may have for any of these places is highly appreciated. · (0 likelikes)

    • Alisha l.

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      Thank you Linda. In Mathura there is top 13 places to visit Prem Mandir Shama Sham Dham, ISKCON temple, Radha damodar temple, Kesi Ghat, Sri vrinda kund must visit this places. For more details you can mail me meenal@bookahotel.in Hope this information would help you. Enjoy your Journey. · (0 likelikes)

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  • Jaykant Saini

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    Mathura is best known for its 'Braj Holi'. One can enjoy colors and culture of Holi in Mathura (The Land of Lord Krishna).

    Best in reach from Delhi: 2.5 hours train journey from Delhi - Mathura.

    Agra is one hour road journey from Mathura.

    Jaipur is 5 hours journey from Mathura.

    If you are coming on this Holi festival you can enjoy Holi along with other interesting excursions.

    If you need more on it you can write me again.

    Let spread the colors of Braj Holi

    Thanks

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      Thanks for the share Jaykant. I will have 4 days to move around. I will arrive in Delhi, 3 days before Holi. What other excursions would you recommend for me? · (0 likelikes)

    • Jaykant S.

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      If you are coming 3 days before Holy you can enjoy 1st day in Delhi, 2nd in Agra and 3rd in Bharatpur. 4th Day you can reach Mathura by road from Bharatpur. Mathura is 35 Kms away from Bharatpur the surface drive takes 1 hour to reach Mathura. Enjoy Monuments and City of Delhi. Enjoy Monuments and Local markets of Agra. Enjoy Birdlife and Culture of Bharatpur. If you need any of the help in india you can contact info@roam-india.com​. Thanks. · (0 likelikes)

    • Jaykant S.

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      Three days before Holy: day 01: visit Delhi, day 02 visit Bharatpur, day 03 visit Agra and day 04 move to Mathura from Agra for Holi. Thanks · (0 likelikes)

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  • Greg Wallace

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    Mathurais a great place to spend Holi--it's rowdy and fun and so exuberant--just don't expect solemnity. If you need a place to stay, the Hotel Tushar Residency is a great choice if you can swing a room.

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  • Steve Taran

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    Though we could not enjoy the festival as we traveled in the month of May however holy festival was celebrated in the month of March. However, I believe Jaipur and Bharatpur are the best regions to enjoy the Holy festival.

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