Holi is one of the biggest festival in India and have been a ideal festival of India to the world and no doubt people celebrate it with full of heart and joy. If you see its only a festival of color but when you go in details it has a long history and you will find it have been celebrated in India in many different styles. Like different cities celebrate holi in different style colors are always there in form of holi but people mix it with there local culture and tradition and make unique. Check out here some most amazing places to celebrate holi in India.
Barsana Lath Maar Holi (Holi with Sticks) : It is one of the famous holi celebration not even in India also for the world. Barasana is small town around 150 Km from Delhi and close to Mathura in Utter Pradesh. In this form of Holi women beat the Men by sticks along with colors.
There is a small story behind this unique form of holi that one day Lord Krishna visited his beloved Radha’s place and teased Radha and her friends. Since that day people from Krishna’s village go to Radha’s place and recreate the moments.
Jaipur Holi with Elephant Festival : Jaipur always been a major attraction not even for India’s domestic tourists its also attract foreign travelers and this amazing holi celebration makes it more visit worthy. Here people decorate their Elephants in so beautiful way and organised some competitions like beauty contest among Elephants, Racing and Tug of war between Elephants but for last few years these activities was canceled because of Animal rights but except that you can enjoy so many cultural programs and folk performances.
Shantineketan West Bengal Cultural Holi : Here Holi have been celebrated as Basant Utsav from it was started by Rabindra Nath Tagore to welcome the springs he started celebrating holi as an annual event. Students wear beautiful dresses and participate in so many cultural and musical events.
Musical and Modern Holi Delhi : Delhi is famous for one of the most teasing holi if you are passing through any residential area specially Paharganj you will be colored by children and shop keepers by throwing color balloon and water on you. People also host some music parties and events for holi here.
In Delhi you will find so many options to participate in Musical events and activities at the time of Holi. So pack your bags and go to these places and enjoy the Holi. Happy holy….