Hey fellas, its Holi tomorrow, while your family is busy with the Holika Bonfire, aren’t you ready to chase and spray colored water and dry powder on all? Sounds interesting right? It’s a unique festival, whose likings can be seen throughout India, though clamorous yet it marks the colorful commemoration of many legendary tales associated with it. India, a diversified country has many traditions and the celebration of Holi varies with each. We bring you these three places in India where this festival is celebrated as the amalgamation of tradition and devotion. Scroll down to see these must- visit- places if you wish to indulge in this vibrant festival.
Barsana- Lathmar Holi
The Barsana village is located near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh where the festival is celebrated by women hitting men with bamboo sticks when they try to drench the women in colored water. The enjoyment or fun that you would encounter on watching it is astounding.
Mathura and Vrindavan
Both the places, Mathura, where Lord Krishna was born and Vrindavan, where he was raised have a remarkable significance on the celebration of Holi. The people here start celebrating this festival on Vasant Panchami that is approximately 40 days prior to the start of Holi. It is believed that this festival was started by Lord Krishna and every temple dedicated to this Hindu deity celebrates in on different days.
Delhi- Musical Holi
Holi in Delhi is said to be an unruly affair with Bhaang, Lassi, street food and sprinklers. The environment is safe and you will see plenty of expatriates and locals around here enjoying this festival. If possible, attend Holy Cow Festival here where you would get to encounter international performers performing over 4 stages.
Though these places seem to be far for people living in the south but those nearby to this locality, don’t miss out. Thus, this year, celebrate Holi at any of these places by booking your bus tickets only with TicketGoose. Do visit ticetgoose.com to check out for bus ticket offers or deals on this festive season.