Best Places in India To celebrate Holi 2024

1. Lathmar Holi, Barsana, Uttar Pradesh

It may seem strange, but sometimes reality is stranger than the imagination. In the region of Braj in Uttar Pradesh, not only is Holi celebrated with colours, but also with the use of Lathis (sticks). Lath mar Holi is a place where the women beat the men with sticks as per their tradition.

2. Mathura and Vrindavan holi, Uttar Pradesh

The place where Krishna was born is known for its jubilant Holi celebrations. Holi celebrations in vrindavan start on vasant panchami, the last day of winter, with a special puja dedicated to Lord Krishna.

3. Basanta Utsav, Shantiniketan, West Bengal

Popularly known as the Basanta Utsav or the Spring Festival, Holi in Shantiniketan is a cultural festival. Inspired by the colours of Holi in India, Tagore started it as a cultural event where students of Shantiniketan dress up in saffron clothes to sing and dance to Tagore's songs.

Plan Your Trip

Get Free Quotes

4. Khadi Holi, Kumaon, Uttrakhand

Kumaoni or Khadi Holi of Uttrakhand is a serious musical affair. This holi festival in India is celebrated by the locals who wear traditional clothes Chudidaar, Nokdaar Topi and Kurta Pyjama and dance in groups singing Khari songs.

5. Hola Mohalla, Anandpur Sahib, Punjab

Hola Mohalla in Punjab is a festival to prove your strength. The warrior Holi festival is put up by the Nihang Sikhs celebrated with great gusto by showcasing martial art skills while shouting their heart out

6. Rasaganga Holi Utsav, Yaoshang, Manipur

The festival of Holi merges with Yaoshang and is celebrated with dance and music. The festivities begin with the burning of hay and twigs which is followed by a folk dance called Thabal Chongba.

7. Udaipur and Jaipur holi , Rajasthan

On the eve of Holi in India, a ritual called Holika Dahan is celebrated where the locals light bonfires to chase the evil spirits. The Mewar family of Udaipur grandly celebrates the festival.

8. Hampi, South India holi

Although Holi isn't a major festival of the south, it is celebrated as a symbol of merrymaking. It is popularly observed by the famous legend of Kamadeva and Rati whose touching tale is narrated in the form of Melancholic songs.

To know about Best Places to Visit in India in Summer