Detailed ItineraryThis is a Special Cultural Tour Organized specifically during the Holi Season from 23rd to 3rd March, by our Local Delhi/Mathura Verified Travel Specialists.
Did you know the best Holi in Inda was Celebrated in Mathura and Vrindavan which was the place where Lord Krishna was born?
Every day starting from 23rd Feb to 3rd March, there is a special festival or special Kind of Holi Celebrated in many small villages and towns around Mathura like Barsana, Nandgaon, Vrindavan etc, which is a delight to watch.
In this tour you would be experiencing the best holi of your life by visiting the famous temples in Mathura and Vrindavan known for Celebrating Holi in their own unique ways.
Capacity: Any number. Book in advance as the slots run out pretty soon during the Holi Season.
Day1: 9 AM to around 6 PM
Day2: 9 AM to around 6 PM (Drop back to Hotel around 6 PM)
Accomodation: Guesthouse / Standard Hotel. This season the hotels are fully booked, hence book in advance to avoid running out of Slots
Availability: 24th and 25th Feb for the actual Holi experience. Or anytime from 23rd Feb to 3rd March.
Mathura, Vrindavan: Hotel Pickup or RailwayStation
From Delhi: New Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon Hotel, Station
Transportation: Swift Dzire / Innova / Tempo Traveller
Things to Know: Book in Advance. Wear proper clothing suitable to get dirty during Holi.
Day 1 - 24th Feb: Barsana Lath Maar Holi
9:00 AM - Pickup From the Hotel
On this day you would be either picked up from either a Hotel in Mathura/Vrindavan or from any place in Delhi/Noida/Gurgaon. Do select the correct option while booking the tickets.
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM - Attend the Barsana Lath Maar Holi by Traveling to Barsana and also do a tour of Vrindavan.
Drop back to the Hotel in Mathura/Vrindavan.
Day 2: NandGaon Lathmaar Holi
On day 2 you would doing the rest of the Temple and Site seeing tours in Mathura and also be going to NandGaon Lathmaar Holi
After this you would be dropped back to your Hotel in Mathura/Vrindavan or start for Delhi to be Dropped back to your Hotel there
Places Covered, Activities and their DetailsMathura And Barsana Holi Is best THE BEST place to Celebrate holi in India, where mythologically Lord Krishna Played Holi With His Friends And Gopis.
There are series of Holi Celebrations, each with a different theme, through Mathura, Vrindavan and Surrouding areas from 23rd Feb to March 2nd. Below is the Schedule for this Year. Plan your Tour arouond these Dates to fully Utilize the Tour experience
BARSANA HOLI: 23 Feb 2018 Friday
Barsana Laddu Holi in Sri ji Temple
Holi is a joyous festival and understandably, the Braj Bhoomi celebrates it in a special way! Here, every town has its own unique events to enjoy the festival! During this day, the devotees gather in large numbers at Shriji Temple and Laddus (sweet balls) are thrown at them amidst colors, songs and dances. They have great fun and accept the sweets as a blessing with much devotion. They also shower flowers on the idols of Shri Krishna and Radhaji reminiscing when Krishnaji played Holi with Radhaji and showered her with flowers.
BARSANA LATHMAR HOLI: 24 Feb 2018, Saturday:
Barsana Lathmar Holi ( Main Holi Barsana )
Yogi Adityanath and Hema Malini would be coming over on this day to Celebrate Lathmaar Holi in barsana. The Lathmaar Holi is not only a game of fun but it promotes women empowerment!
It is said that Shri Krishna used to come to Barsana with his friends to play Holi with Radhaji but she and her friends took bamboo sticks (lath) to chase them away! The tradition has taken the form of a ritual! In the modern times, men from Nandgaon visit Barsana and the ladies shove them off with bamboo sticks. It is a fun game which is immensely enjoyable. So come, be a part and for once, feel blessed to get a light hit of the stick.
NANDGAON LATHMAR HOLI: 25 Feb 2018, Sunday
Lathmar Holi in Nand Bhawan
If Barsana can, how can Nandgaon be left behind? The next day is the turn of the Nandgaon ladies to take sweet revenge. It happens that the Barsana boys come to Nandgaon to immerse the women in a splash of colors but the Nandgaon women use their bamboo sticks shun off the men And the duel takes the form of a grand celebration which is famous worldwide.
There are showers of colors, sweets and other delicious items and a large gathering immersed in this lovable game where women attack men and men while saving themselves try to color them. So do not wait, just get ready to come to Nandgaon and participate in the Lathmar Holi of Nandgaon Really, you are going to love the atmosphere.
MATHURA VRINDAVAN HOLI : 26 Feb 2018, Monday
Rangbharni Ekadashi Bankey Bihari Temple Holi
Rangbharni Ekadashi signals the advent of the great day And naturally it is celebrated with much fervor and excitement in one of the oldest and world famous temples of Vrindavan the Banke Bihari Temple. The natives and Shri Krishna followers assemble there and play with colors. It is a beautiful demonstration of the feeling of love, brotherhood and happiness! The brightness, colors and joy is a sight to see!
In Parallel, the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple, the main temple in Mathura hosts a grand holi celebration. It holds the honor of being the place where Shri Krishna was born in a cell to Devaki Maa and Nand baba. Devotees from all round the world gather in huge numbers and pay respects to Shri Krishna and Radhaji and play Holi together!
HOLIKA DAHAN (HOLI FIRE) : 01 March 2018, Thursday 18:16pm to 20:47pm
General Holi in Braj
The time has come for Holika Dahan! A pyre is prepared on the eve of the Holi festival symbolizing the burning of evil (Holika). The legend goes that her brother 'Hiranya Kashyap' was immensely angry with his son Prahlad and asked the evil minded Holika to take him in her lap and sit in the fire as she had a boon to stay unaffected by fire! But 'Prahlad', a Vishnu devotee was saved and 'Holika' got burnt instead this win of goodness over evil is celebrated by burning this pyre and taking a round of it. It is celebrated with much fanfare in Mathura and the whole 'Braj Bhoomi'. It is also time for family reunions and people worship together and share the joy of love and brotherhood.
DHULANDI HOLI : 02 March 2018, Friday
Colorful Water Holi in Brij:
Here we are on The Big Day - Holi Dhulandi represents Color play! The whole Braj area gets united to celebrate Holi! Red, Green, Blue, Pink and Purple, the air is filled with the colors of happiness, joy, love and brotherhood! The people throw rich colors 'Abir' 'Gulal' at each other and immerse them in a splash of colors with color guns! The chants of Happy Holi and Holi songs can be heard in the streets and Holi Tolis (group) are seen in a mischievous mood. No differences, no distance just fun and good cheer everywhere. Really, the Braj Holi is just the best and it is not for nothing that it is famous around the world!
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