Why You MUST Experience Braj Ki Holi Atleast Once

Travel Ideas Holi

Braj ki Holi is famous world over and undoubtedly the place to be if you are in a mood to experience the authentic loud Holi.  Braj, also known as Brij or Brijbhoomi, combines areas of Mathura, the birthplace of Lord Krishna & Vrindavan where he grew up. Also Barsana, Radha’s village where our not-so-fair Krishna playfully put colors on the fair skinned Radha and other gopis!

Travel Ideas Holi

Holi in this part of world is not just a festival, it’s a celebration of life, happiness, love and friendship. Dipped in hues of love and laughter, the celebrations here start a week in advance. Thousands of Indian and foreign tourists travel to these cities every year to capture the essence of true Holi.

 

The Banke Bihari Temple in Vrindavan is the biggest venue for Holi in here. The “Phoolon wali Holi” (floral holi) hosted a few days before the actual festival is a unique way to celebrate the seasons of colors with floral petals.

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Travel Ideas Holi – Vrindavan

On the day of the festival, the temple opens its doors to all the visitors, to play Holi with Krishna, here inside the temple premises, a surreal experience.

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Travel Ideas Holi – Vrindavan

In Mathura, experience Bhaang making at the Ghaats of Ganga by none other than our very own Hindu priests. What fun! The remarkable Dwarkadheesh Temple is the most sought after destination for Holi celebrations in Mathura, coloring any and everyone who dare enter the premises. Saffron is everyone’s favorite color. Don’t forget to capture the Holi procession where little children dressed up as Radhe-Krishna head out on colorfully flower decorated chariots.

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Travel Ideal Holi – Mathura

And if you are up for it, head out on the streets of Barsana to witness some fun filling beatings!! Be the tourist and enjoy these sights from the comforts of your terrace. Lathmar Holi, as the name suggests involves some serious beatings by the local ladies to chase the men away with lathi sticks – a la Radha Gopi style who chased Krishna and his boys away when they visited to tease her for Holi with colors.

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Travel Ideas Holi – Barsana

I’d also recommend you arrive a few days early and stay back a little longer to participate in some of the festivities planned before and after the Holi day.

 

Bolo Radhe Rahe!

How to reach here

Braj is part of Uttar Pradesh and barely 115 km drive away from New Delhi. It is well connected by trains from Mumbai and all other major Indian cities.

Nearest airport is Agra.

This post is a part of  #HoliHoppers blog hop  hosted by me & my wonderful friends Aesha Shah, Dipika Singh, Ruchi Verma. This awesome blog hop is sponsored by VLCC Beauty Products & Putawan Thailand.

 

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15 Comments

  1. I had just a brief idea of Holi Celebrations in North India but your post makes me want to visit Vrindavan and experience the ‘Phoolowali Holi’.
    Happy Holi with #HoliHoppers

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  2. Thanks for sharing I luv colours I really want to experience Braj ki Holi atleast onace .every colours is my favourite #HoliHoppers

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  3. Great write up focused on Vrindavan Holi !! It brings out the best of the Vrindavan Holi. I have visited Barsana and Nandgaon during Holi with my family. The sight of Lathmaar Holi was indeed good.

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  4. Ur narration is par excellence i so lived reading Ur post, this had made me wish to experience braj ki Holi atleast once in my lifetime, the phoolon wali Holi seems so exciting 😍

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  5. The temples in Vrindavan even on regular days have such an infectious quality about them, I cannot imagine how decked up they must be during Holi. After reading your post I really want to have this experience once.

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