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Celebrate Holi In 2019 At These 10 Places In India


A quintessential Indian festival, Holi is celebrated in the month of March by not just Indians but also travellers from across the globe. Holi is a spectacular display of colours and warmth. People enjoy celebrating Holi by singing popular songs, throwing colours on each other and eating delectable delicacies. In 2019, you must explore these 10 best places in India to celebrate Holi.

  1. Basant Utsav at Shantiniketan, West Bengal

    Basant Utsav of Shantiniketan, a small town in the Birbhum district of West Bengal celebrates Holi with a riot of colours. The atmosphere at Basant Utsav is enchanting and filled with the sweet tunes of Rabindra Sangeet.

  2. Lathmar Holi of Barsana

    Barsana is a small village located near Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Holi celebrations involve a hilarious tradition of women beating up men with a stick. People from various town visit Barsana to enjoy this unique celebration of Holi.

  3. The original Holi at Mathura

    In the holy city of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, Holi celebrations begin on Vasant Panchami. The month-long celebrations involve offering prayers at various temples, preparing Bhang (an intoxicating drink) and enjoying local delicacies.

  4. Folklore and Colours at Purulia, West Bengal

    Purulia in West Bengal celebrates Holi with a traditional martial dance Chhau. The Chhau dance involves beating of drums and rhythmic dancing while people throw colours on each other.

  5. Holi with mud, ashes and colours at Patna, Bihar

    Patna is the capital city of Bihar where all communities come together to celebrate Holi with not only colours but mud and ashes. Young and old, everyone enjoys mouth-watering sweet dishes like Gujiya, and Kathal ki sabzi (Raw Jackfruit Curry).

  6. Holla Mohalla, the Sikh Holi of Punjab

    Holla Mohalla Holi celebrations in Punjab are held for three days. A fair displays bravery of Sikh devotees through demonstrations of skills with weapons and martial arts. Visitors enjoy the fights, colours, music and delicious meals at Langars.

  7. Glamorous Bollywood Holi

    Maximum city Mumbai is famous for its extravagant Bollywood Holi celebrations often held at various plush locations and hosted by some of the most glamorous personalities from the world of cinema.

  8. Colours of Royalty at Udaipur

    Holi celebrations by the royalty in Udaipur are a sight to behold. Royalty celebrates Holi with Holika Dahan, spraying of colours and enchanting display of fireworks.

  9. Auroville Holi Tango Festival, Puducherry

    Puducherry is home to the spiritual community famously known as Auroville. Auroville Holi Tango Festival is a confluence of Indian and western culture held for four days. Participants enjoy the intense tango performances.

  10. Shigmotsav of Goa

    Goans love festivities. Shigmotsav is organised in the month of March to celebrate Holi. The festival begins with offering prayers and is followed by colours parades, dances and songs.

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