Essential Guide on how to plan and celebrate Holi in India
February 20, 2018
Holi – The festival of color!
You have seen the photo and now you want to go to India and have real experience for yourself. But, for the Holi festival, it is at first obvious than getting more experience. It is our guide to help you learn from our mistakes and maximize your joy!
The Holi Festival has been on our bucket list for some time. In fact, it was one of the only events that we had planned for our journey before coming to Asia a year ago.
After much deliberation, we chose to spend Holi in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Through research on the internet, you always look for the best of everything. We had a great time in Holi but there was a lot of misunderstanding about the expectations. Finding an authentic experience, or the biggest party was not as easy as you could think but we did it right. Watch our small, but sweet morning video on Holi festival and then read for the top tips below, how to remove more than Holi for 2018 and beyond.
Mathura & Vrindavan
The holi of Mathura and Vrindavan is very famous all over the country. It attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and Vrindavan is where he spent his childhood. These are popular places of pilgrimage in India and there are also famous places to go to Delhi.
According to legend, tradition of playing colors on Holi was originated from Radha and Krishna’s Leela. Mathura keeps a famous show in the week before Holi. A colorful and musical process takes place from temples to the Holy Gate, where the festival is marked. On the Holi, the best place to throw colors in Mathura is the Dwarakeshesh temple.
Built in Vrindavan– The Bake Bihari temple organizes holi celebrations for a week. The incident occurring here happens one day before the main Holi festival. To visit the temple and to play Holi opens its doors to all the visitors.
Barsana in Uttar Pradesh is famous for Lath mar Holi. Rain was the house of the sage, where Krishna troubled him and his friends. To commute on this, the women of the rainy season followed her far away, took place in the main event, Ladlaji Temple in Barasana, which is dedicated to Shri Radha Rani.
Celebrating two days of Holi marker Holi is a unique experience. On the first day, Krishna village of Nandgaon is a rainy day to disturb the woman. Women followed men and stoned them with sticks, that is why men were allowed to save themselves from the shield by the name of Lathmar Holi. To play with the men of Nandgaon, they go to Nandgaon from Barana the next day.
Phoolon wali Holi, Vrindavan
Before the Holi, on the one hand, the Bihari temple built in Vrindavan gives birth to a unique Holi, which is not celebrated with traditional dry or wet colors, but with flowers, and hence the Holi (flower ‘Holi) is the name of the flowering. The event is not as popular as other events, but it is quickly due to its
The doors of the temple are open all around and the Holi of flowers starts right after this. However, unlike other Holi festivals, this is a small matter of about 15-20 minutes, during which the priests are thrown flowers on the devotees by the temple priests. If you are not on time, then it is very easy to remember. If you are planning to capture it with your camera, then quickly reach and reach the gate when it opens
To celebrate Holi, India’s capital is not behind the list of the best places. Multi-ethnic city enjoys festival with the turn of modernity. On the eve of Holi, Holifa or Holika are lit, where people celebrate victory over evil. The next day people play with shiny colors. Wonderful parties, music, dj, dance; Bhang etc. enjoy the masala. Many parties have come to add to the fun. Holi Mo Festival is one of the popular events. Enjoy color, music and madness with more than 40 Indian and international artists. Party with non-toxic color, drinks, street food and sprinkling.
Anandpur Sahib Holi, Punjab
Separate Holi from the rest of India, celebrate Anandpur Sahib in Punjab, in the traditional way of different Sikh warriors. Hola is known as Mohalla, the annual fair dates all around 1701 when Guru Gobind Singh Ji opposed the rise of Mughal intolerance.
Anandpur Sahib festival, which is one of the holy Sikh pilgrimage, is worth your time. Instead of a place of colors, it is a demonstration of Sikh warriors called blue clothed nihangs. These fierce warriors presented the traditional art of physical agility and Gatka, a form of martial arts. There are other forms of wrestling, spider sword fights, spiked military exercises, turbans and celebrating the skills of the Sikh army. Take part in extraordinary presentation, it is actually one of the unique ways to enjoy the festival
Jaipur and Udaipur Holi Festival, Rajasthan
A major festival of Holi is celebrated with the great patron of the royal families of Rajasthan in Rajasthan. Celebration Stretch for two days From the most popular tourist destinations in Rajasthan, the first day of Holika Dahan is celebrated at the City Palace in Udaipur. Holika Dahan is traditionally used by the current patron of the Mewar dynasty as the custom of light. The next morning, the festival of Holi is on the streets of Jaipur and Udaipur.
An elephant festival celebrates festival in Jaipur. Each year the Holi festival starts with a huge parade, with brilliantly decorated elephants, camels, horses and folk dances on the streets. How to prepare the owners of these animals, elephants or camels, are very proud of it and often it is a friendly competition among neighbors, who can make the most decorated animal. There is also a tug-of-war between elephant polo, elephant race and elephants.