Holi 2024: 10 popular Holi destinations in India to celebrate festival of colours

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Published By : Prameya News Bureau | March 19, 2024 IST

Holi, also known as the "Festival of Colours," is a cherished celebration among the Hindu community in India and beyond. If you're enamored by the vibrant sights, sounds, and hues of Holi, consider journeying to some of India's most captivating locales where the festival is embraced with deep-rooted traditions. Here's a curated list of the finest destinations to explore during Holi:

 

Mathura and Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh: Embark on a journey to the birthplaces of Lord Krishna, where Holi festivities are legendary. Immerse yourself in the traditional fervor of Holi, including the iconic Lathmar Holi in Barsana and Nandgaon. Experience the joyous chaos and spiritual exuberance, and don't miss paying homage at the revered Banke-Bihari Temple.

 

Jaipur, Rajasthan: Dive into the grandeur of Holi celebrations in the Pink City, where the festival is synonymous with the majestic Elephant Festival. Witness elephants adorned in vibrant hues parading through the streets, accompanied by regal processions and cultural extravaganzas.

 

Anandpur Sahib, Punjab: Experience Holi the Sikh way at Anandpur Sahib during the Hola Mohalla festivities. Marvel at the awe-inspiring displays of martial arts by Nihangs (Sikh warriors) and soak in the vibrant colors amidst the spirited ambiance of the Charan Ganga.

 

Shantiniketan, West Bengal: Delve into the cultural splendor of Basanta Utsav, inspired by the legendary poet Rabindranath Tagore. Witness enchanting performances of music, dance, and poetry by students and faculty members of Visva-Bharati University, making Basantotsava a cherished part of Bengali heritage.

 

Udaipur, Rajasthan: Surrender to the royal charm of Holi celebrations in the majestic city of Udaipur. Experience the grandeur of Holi at City Palace and other heritage sites, accompanied by folk music, dance, and the regal participation of the Maharaja of Udaipur.

 

Hampi, Karnataka: Lose yourself in the ancient allure of Hampi, where Holi revelries unfold amidst the breathtaking ruins and temples. Join the locals in playful color battles and groove to traditional music and dance performances.

 

Delhi: Explore the vibrant Holi celebrations in the heart of India's capital, with traditional parties, music festivals, and cultural events gracing every corner of the city. Indulge in the joyous atmosphere as people smear colors and dance to the beats of traditional music.

 

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh: Experience the spiritual essence of Holi in the sacred city of Varanasi, where the ghats of River Ganges come alive with rituals, bonfires, and vibrant hues, illuminating the night with divine fervor.

 

Pushkar, Rajasthan: Add a unique touch to your Holi celebrations amidst the camel races, cultural performances, and festive vibes of Pushkar in Rajasthan.

 

Mumbai, Maharashtra: Join the lively Holi festivities in the City of Dreams, with street parties, dance events, and a kaleidoscope of colors painting the neighborhoods. Experience the filmy charm of Bollywood-inspired celebrations and revel in the joy of Holi.

 

Each of these destinations offers a distinct and unforgettable Holi experience, weaving together cultural heritage, spiritual fervor, and vibrant festivities to create cherished memories that last a lifetime.

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