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March 22, 2016

5 Famous Places to Play Holi This Year

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We are pretty sure you already know that this year Holi is on Thursday and Good Friday is on well on Friday which means most of us have an extra long weekend. If you are planning to celebrate Holi in a different style this year, then we have that perfect
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We are pretty sure you already know that this year Holi is on Thursday and Good Friday is on well on Friday which means most of us have an extra long weekend. If you are planning to celebrate Holi in a different style this year, then we have that perfect solution for you. Through out India, Holi is celebrated differently and we recommend you visit one of these 5 places well-known for unique Holi celebration.

#1 Barsana

Barsana, famous for the birth place of Radha, is famous for its lathmaar holi. Though sounds and seem violent this ritual is quite playful. The legend behind this ritual is around Lord Krishna and Radha. As we all know, Lord Krishna used to tease Radha and her friends. One day the women had enough and chased him off. We do recommend you try thandaai (milk blended with bhang) if you visit Barsana.

Barsana

#2 Mathura

Mathura, Vrindavan and Nandgaon are most famous places and known for Holi celebration. The celebrations start a day early. You will see children dress as Lord Krishna and priests spray colors on the  devotees. The entire region is soaked in devotion, love and togetherness.

#3 Kolkata

Known as Dol Yatra, Holi is celebrated is differently in Shantiniketan, Kolkata. The celebration is just not about playing with colors but students of the institute perform variety of songs and dances. The Basant Utsav was started by Sri Rabindranath Tagore and is an absolute different celebration then what you will see in Northern part of India.

#4 Udaipur

You may have seen in movies when a royal family organizes an event and the entire town is invited to the event. Witness the reel life in real life in Udaipur. The royal family of Udaipur organizes a grand celebration at the Royal Palace. You may either attend the celebrations at the palace or you may enjoy the celebrations with the people in the streets.

Udaipur

#5 Uttarakahnd

The Kumauni Holi is a historical and cultural celebration of the Kumaon region in Uttarakhand. It is one of the major festivals of the Kumauni people and is observed for almost two months. People hold Baithaki Holi, Khadi Holi and Mahila Holi which are actually musical gatherings to celebrate Holi.

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