First Published Feb 27, 2023, 2:59 PM IST
Holi is celebrated with much festivity in India. They paint each other colors and celebrate. That is why many people wait for this festival with great enthusiasm. This festival will come in another week. If you want to celebrate this festival unlike usual… more special… you have to go to the following places. This festival is celebrated like a celebration in seven places of the country. Let’s see what those places are…
1. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh
Holi is celebrated grandly in Mathura, famous as the birthplace of Lord Krishna. Devotees come there especially during Holi. Temples in Mathura celebrate the festival of colors with grandeur and devotees from across the country participate in these celebrations.
2. Pushkar, Rajasthan
Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm in Pushkar town of Rajasthan. Grand parties are held in the main square of the town with music, food and lots of colours. The celebrations begin with a traditional bonfire lit with wooden logs the night before, followed by Holi parties the next morning.
3. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla in Himachal Pradesh should be on your list if you want to experience fun Holi parties. The whole town celebrates this festival at one central place. They throw water balloons and colors at each other and dance to songs.
4. Hampi, Karnataka
Holi is not only celebrated in North India on a grand scale…South India also celebrates this festival with great fervor. Hampi in Karnataka is famous for its majestic temples and other historical ruins. The celebrations begin with Holika Dahan, where people sing traditional songs to welcome spring. Locals celebrate the festival together at the Tungabhadra river.
5. Agra, Uttar Pradesh
One of the most popular tourist attractions in the country, Agra in Uttar Pradesh is located on the banks of the Yamuna River. It attracts hundreds of people because of the famous Taj Mahal built during the Mughal era. Holi parties in Agra celebrate the festival with pomp and gaiety.
6. Purulia, West Bengal
Purulia in West Bengal is home to lush green landscapes, hills and dense forests. Holi is specially celebrated at this place. Locals start the celebrations three days before the actual Holi. The celebrations were held around an ancient temple. Folk performances are held around it.
7. Jaipur, Rajasthan
Pink City Jaipur is bathed in bright colors during Holi celebrations. The city has a lot to offer from beautiful landscapes to stunning architecture. But celebrating Holi is a completely different experience that you must have at least once in your life.
Last Updated Feb 27, 2023, 2:59 PM IST