Holi is around the corner, a festival that is celebrated in more than one ways in different cities. The festival of Holi does not end with burning the Holi-wood, it starts with it. We bring you the best cities that are known for their Holi celebration.
1.Barsana, Uttar Pradesh
Lath Maar Holi of Barsana is easily the most unique way of celebrating Holi. The women of Barsana village near Mathura beat up men with sticks which is a part of tradition. However, the Lath Maar holi is celebrated One week before the Holi festival.
2.Mathura and Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
The traditional holi with Gulaal and countless colors in Mathura (the birth place of Krishna) and Vrindavan is the highlight of the country. It ois one of the most colorful sights and photographers from all over the world come to cover the event.
Looking to celebrate Holi with a modern twist? Look no further. Holi Cow is a music festival celebrated every year in Delhi during Holi Festival. It is truly a cultural fusion, mixing the traditional elements of Holi such as colored powder, Bhang, and dancing with the more modern elements of a large scale music festival.
4.Purulia, West Bengal
Purulia district is known for the Red Soil and the way they traditionally celebrate the holi. The Jhumar songs and various dance forms can easily make any visitors day. It is a whole different experience from the regular Holi you get to see in most cities.
5.Anandpur Sahib, Punjab
Experience Holi the Sikh way at Anandpur Sahib in Punjab! Hola Mohalla is an annual fair that dates all the way back to 1701. It was first organized by Sikh Guru Gobind Singh to celebrate Holi. However, instead of throwing colors, expect to see a demonstration of physical agility. There’s wrestling, martial arts, mock sword fights, acrobatic military exercises, and turban tying.
7.Indore, Madhya Pradesh
The title Singing in the Rain literally comes live during Holi In Indore. All the enthusiasts in the city gather at one place and dance their hearts out on Bollywood songs. However, the city of Holkars celebrates Rang-panchmi on a larger scale.
8.Shantiniketan, West Bengal
Bengal, the land of joy and land of culture is that place where people of different culture are coming together and celebrate each day and makes this place a perfect melting pot of different culture. Famous poet Thakur Rabindranath Tagore, has introduced a festival as Basant Utsavto welcome the spring season in Shantiniketan. Now this festival has become an integral part of Shaniniketan that celebrate this event with utmost joy and fun.
Holi is an integral part of the Konkani Spring Festival in Goa. Along with the traditional celebration, people even explore the beaches on Holi. There are many parties in Goa which one can attend during the festive season.
You cannot expect anything less from the city that gave us Bollywood and countless Holi dance numbers. Holi Celebrated by Celebs is usually the highlight, but Mumbaikars are no less than any other place in the world.