Holi, the festival of colors, is an ancient and popular festival that is celebrated throughout India. You can experience myriad activities happening all over the country ranging from old-age traditions, and temple rituals to parties, music, and whatnot. An amalgamation of happy people, vibrant colors, and great weather; Holi celebrates the spirit of India in the most colorful manner.
Here we have compiled some Indian destinations that will surely give you that much-needed escape as you will find yourself immersed in the fervor around this amazing Indian festival:
Are you ready for a musical festival of colors? Delhi is the place for you. With everyone in the mood for fun and frolic, Holi in Delhi will surely be an experience to savor for a lifetime. The festival of colors, music, and madness, Holi Moo Festival, has more than 40 performers from all over the globe. Visit the lanes of Old Delhi and explore famous monuments built by Mughal emperors like Humayun’s tomb, Qutub Minar, Red Fort, and Akshardham temple to have a glimpse of India’s rich heritage.
Goa has a special name for this festival. People here call it Shigmostav. The festival here is a real Hindu festival celebrated for fifteen days. The event starts with a prayer and offerings to the village gods and goddesses. In addition to this, during the last five days of the festival, parades are held where people turn the air colorful with gulals. The beaches also turn into a party as locals and tourists gather near them to smear colors on each other and dance throughout the day. You can also participate in water activities on beaches like Baga and Calangute and make your Holi trip even more special.
Get ready for a Royal Holi when you are in Udaipur. The place looks absolutely spectacular with people lighting bonfires to ward off evil spirits with Holika Dahan (bonfire). You can be a part of this magnificent celebration, with drum folk dances, cocktails, wonderful fireworks, and a lavish dinner. Join the palace procession for an unforgettable regal experience. And when you come to Udaipur this Holi, do not forget to visit Lake Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lake. Also, the city palace and vintage car museum are something that cannot be missed.
Like Udaipur, Jaipur also celebrates the festival in Royal style. The fun and the enthusiasm of the people resonate with the mood of the occasion. And not only the natives, but Rajasthan Tourism also organizes events for the visitors to keep them engaged. You can enjoy the traditional Rajasthani folk dance, song performances, and festive lunches with colors of happiness in the air.
Holi is the celebration of India’s diversity and the best occasion to see the real India up close and out on the street.
Now that you have known some of the must-visit destinations in India. Plan your itinerary accordingly. Welcome this spring season with colors, laughter, and a lot of fun when you are in India. For detailed information on tours to the above-mentioned places, visit our India page.
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