Best Places to Bask into the Colours of Holi Festival
With the advent of the month of March, the locals of India are all ready to get drenched into multihued colours of Holi festival. This boisterous Hindu festival, often termed as the Festival of Colours, brings together loads of happiness and excitement among the people of India where they throw dyed water and put colourful gulal (powder) over each other.
Though the fervour of Holi remains the same all over the country, there are places where Holi celebrations reach to all new heights.
Holi in Banaras seems like a battleground where men try to put colour on women and women in return beat them using sticks (in a fun way). That’s why Holi celebrations in Banaras are often called as ‘Lathmar Holi’. People distribute sweets and sing spiritual songs related to Radha and Krishna all day long.
Mathura is the place where Lord Krishna was born, and he later spent his childhood in Vrindavan. That’s why Holi of Mathura and Vrindavan is considered as highly special by Hindus. The Banke Bihari temple of Vrindavan remains flooded with devotees of Lord Krishna during the festival where they play Holi with the lord using flowers.
Experience the Holi of Punjab during the annual Hola Mohalla fair celebrated at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab. The fair was organised for the first time in 1701by Sikh Guru Gobind Singh. Today, the fair casts a beautiful image of Holi festival with locals demonstrating physical agility through activities like wrestling, martial arts, mock sword fights, acrobatic military exercises, etc.
Celebrate Holi with royalty in Udaipur, the beautiful state of Rajasthan. To taste the best Holi festivities, be a part of the celebration of Udaipur’s Mewar royal family. Grand procession is carried out from the royal residence to Manek Chowk at the City Palace. The procession includes bedecked horses and royal band, which bestow spectacular sights to behold.
So, choose your pick this Holi festival and take a plunge into the most flamboyant colours of this exciting festival of India.
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