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7 Spectacular Places To Celebrate Holi 2019 – The Festival Of Colors In India

by Travmic Tours Tours & Travel Company
With every new season comes new reasons to welcome and celebrate the plethora of festivals that we have in India. The arrival of spring season is indeed special because we have the very unique, vibrant and colorful festival of Holi round the corner. Despite being one of the most expansive country in terms of land area, the festivals and yearly celebrations are always there to bring together our spirit of festivity and something that we celebrate as one nation.

Holi is a Hindu spring festival that is celebrated in various parts of the country and has gained popularity in other cultures and regions for being a very joyful and fun-filled festival. With so many states present in India, you can actually experience variety in the style and tradition in which Holi is celebrated in these places. From very traditional rituals to ultra-modern party concepts in Holi, this medley of festival celebration is something you must explore if you are coming to India in this spring season.

Travmic had the great opportunity to arrange a couple of tour plans for our esteemed clients coming to India for the first time and wanting to be a part of the Holi festival tour & special photography tours. Based on your travel idea, likes, expectation and interest, we curate festival travel package and an Indian Vacation That Suits Your Style, Budget And Time.

•    Barsana, Uttar Pradesh: the Lathmar Holi

Lathmar holi is a bizarre way of celebrating this festival where men get beaten up by women with sticks as a tradition. It is a famous way of celebrating Holi in Barsana and Nandgaon villages that are located near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh State of India. Giggling women enjoying colors and control over their male counterparts is a thing to watch. However, due to expected excitement and commotion, the event is not recommended for solo female travelers.

Date/venue:
Lathmar Holi is played a week before the Holi celebration. It is best to reach Barsana a week before the event to make sure you don't miss out the real fun specially if you are a photography enthusiast. While you are there, you can also experience the Laddoo Holi event which includes distributing sweets (laddoo) and singing spiritual songs of Radha and Krishna.

Tours: Get the best and reliable guided festival & photography tours with Travmic to explore this festival with great joy and safety. 

•    Vrindavan & Mathura, Uttar Pradesh: Traditional Holi


Three hours away from Delhi, Mathura and Vrindavan are the significant places where Holi celebrations kick in 40 days before the main Holi. The temple towns of Vrindavan are quite famous for starting celebration of Holi on Vasant Panchami, which marks the ending of Winter season.  While Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna, Vrindavan is where he spent his childhood.

Date/venue: With great splendour and zest this festival is celebrated as a week-long event at Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan. The events will include Phoolon wali Holi (which is Holi with beautiful colorful flowers on 20th March 2019), then colorful Holi of Mathura and Dwarkadheesh Temple on 21st March 2019.

Tours: We arrange guided tours for couples, solo and group travelers who would like to experience the magnificence of this festivity.

•    Shantiniketan, West Bengal: Cultural and Artistic Holi

Better known as Basanta Utsav, the Holi celebration in Shantiniketan is significant because it was started by the renowned Nobel Laureate and Bengali Poet Rabindranath Tagore. This Spring festival was included as the annual event in his famous Vishva Bharti University. From organizing huge cultural programs to playing with joyful colors and dancing to Tagore's songs are some of the unique ways to celebrate Holi in this part of the country. Attracting hundreds of tourists every year, this Holi festival/Basanta Utsav has become quite an integral part of Begali culture and tradition.

Date/Venue: Generally it is celebrated a day before the actual Holi and this year it will be celebrated on 20th March 2019.

•    Purulia, West Bengal: Get the taste of Folk Holi

Purulia district of West Bengal celebrate Holi as a 3 day Basanta Utsav folk festival. Being one of the most artistic and creative parts of the country, Bengal does justify being called a cultural hub where festival celebrations include singing and folk art. Very remarkable Darbari Jhumur, Chau and Natua dance are performed during the 3 day long Holi festival.

Date/Venue: from 19th till 21st of March 2019, the festivities can be experienced in this part of Kolkata. Villages organize the whole folk festival and tourists are allowed to experience the fun spring celebration.

Tours: You can contact Travmic for best tailored tours and arrangements for the event.

•    Anandpur Sahib, Punjab: Sikh style Holi

Better known as Hola or Hola Mohalla, this annual fair is a unique way to celebrate Holi in Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. This tradition of celebrating the annual fair stated way back in history in the year 1701 which was initiated by the Sikh Guru Gobind Singh as a way to celebrate Holi festival. The annual event will include demonstrations of gallantry and valor in the form of martial arts, mock sword fights, turban tying, wrestling and acrobatic military exercises.

Date/venue:  20th to 24th March 2019.

Tours: Travmic specializes in organizing short and long-vacation trips that include significant festival celebrations. Get 360 degree travel experience with Travmic this Spring season.

•    Udaipur, Rajasthan: the Regal Holi Festival

The city of Palaces and Forts introduces you to a royal way of celebrating the Holi festival. It starts with Holika Dahan which is celebrated on the eve of Holi and this year it will be 20th March 2019. Holika Dahan is celebrated by lighting bonfires which is a significant ritual in this festival to send back or destroy any negative energy or evil spirit. The royal family of Mewar organizes a completely magnificent and opulent events to mark celebration of this joyful festival and it includes royal bands and bedecked royal carriages and horses.

•    Delhi: the colorful and musical Holi

The metropolitan capital of country has its most modern ways to celebrate the festival of Holi. Join the Holi Moo Festival where you get the amazing mix and diversity of colors, music and performing artists. More than 40 national and international artists perform during this event  which comprises of a lot street food, non-toxic holi colors and bhang lassi to lighten the mood.

Tours: Pack your bags and let Travmic get you a guided tour to Delhi along with Holi Moo Event. For more information you can give us a call or check out our website.

Let the colors of Holi bring more joy and cheer to your life. Enjoy your Indian Holidays and Have a safe and colorful Holi this year :)



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