Best Places to Celebrate Holi – Top 10 Holi Destinations in India

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Holi the festival color is one of the most awaited festivals in India. At this time the street in India looked like a painted canvas in which one could feel the joyful vibes and happiness all around. People all around are high on energy and celebrate with strangers like their close ones. As we all know India is home to various cultures and each culture has its unique ways of celebrating the festivals. Holi is not different, every place has its amazing way of celebrating this festival. These unique and mesmerising celebrations make the festival even more joyful. Here are the top 10 places to celebrate Holi in India so you can experience the best taste of Holi.

List of Best 10 Places to Celebrate Holi

Barsana

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Barsana is famous for its Holi celebration not only in India but worldwide. Here people celebrate the festival quite an interesting way. Men from Nandgaon come here for Holi celebrations but instead of colors, they are greeted with Sticks by females of Barsana. It’s known as “Latthmar Holi” and travelers from all over India come here to witness this. Also, this place turns into color heaven and you find random people coming to start celebrating with you. So if you have never been to Barsana during Holi then it’s one of a kind experience and you should try it.

Varanasi

Varanasi Streets holds strong vibes and whenever you visit there it feels like this city owns your soul. This feeling becomes even stronger during the Holi celebrations when each street in Varanasi tells a story. Dancing in the streets, walking on the ghats of Ganga, and bathing in colors are all that we want on holy.

Pushkar

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Pushkar is a sacred place located in Ajmer and famous for its Brampa temple, ghats, and resorts.  Every year during Holi a 4 Day Holi festival takes place in Pushkar in which apart from Indians many foreigners also participate. Participating in this Holi festival is free and anyone can enter into it. Dancing on the beat of DJ and colouring each other is the most joyful thing.  Also ‘Kapda Faad Holi’ took place here in which people tear the clothes of each other and roam bare-chested. Females are not included in this and local police take care that women stay out of it. Pushkar Holi Festival 2024 will take place between 23rd March 2024 to 26 March 2024.

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Udaipur

This city celebrates the Holi in the Royal way as one day before the Holi processions of horses took place at Royal Mewar Family. The next day the whole city turns into rainbow colours you can see people dancing and playing Holi. Biking throughout the city and drinking the ‘Bhang’ is most favorite activity here.

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Beawar, Ajmer

Well most people don’t know about this it is located in Ajmer. Holi celebration here is unique. This starts the next day of Holi a person from the city becomes the king known as the “Badshah” of the city for that. In the evening he with his friends and family conducts a rally in the town where they throw the packers of colours and people on the roads trying to catch it. As per locals if you have caught them then it’s a sign of good fortune and soon you will hear good news. On this day you will find the whole city either on the road or roof. You can cover this location with Jaipur tour packages from Flextates.

Anandpur Sahib

Unlike other places celebrations of Holi festivals here are not about colors. In Anandpur Sahib, it’s more about showing physical strength and martial arts. It is just a treat to watch youth doing this. They display the phenomenal physical strength and agility they have. Most of the time you will think “What just happened and how did they do it?

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Goa

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Here the Holi celebrations are known as “Shigmo” in Goa. It is celebrated throughout this territory. You can enjoy the various parades, musical performances of bands, and musical fare during the night. Here the Holi celebration is a lot different from the rest of the country so if you want to experience something new then Goa Holi celebrations are worth visiting.

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Hampi

Hampi traditionally enjoys the Holi. The heritage of Hampi turned into a colorful painting during this time which is just a treat to the eyes.  Holi celebrations at this hampi took place for two days. People celebrate it with the colors and the drum beats. 

Vrindavan

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Holi at Banke Bihari temple is one thing that every Hindu devotee craves. Firstly the vibe of that temple is something else you will forget who you are when you are in this temple. Playing Holi at this temple will take you to a state of mind where you will see all the problems small.  Holi is celebrated here in a way that after 15 days of Holi, you can see the colors on the road. Here you find people dancing on bhajans saying Radhe Radhe and coloring each other.

Mumbai

During this festival, every city of Mumbai turns into a musical concert. Youth is playing local Marathi music and dancing to it like they have no problem dealing with it. Welcoming the people with colors and sweets. At this time Mumbai stops for a while and enjoys this festival to the fullest.

Other Top Places for the Holi Celebration

As we are all aware Holi is celebrated in the whole country so there are many places where Holi is celebrated uniquely. Apart from above mentioned locations here are some of the best destinations in India for Holi celebrations.

PlaceSpecialty
Shantiniketan, West BengalBasanta Utsav – Cultural programs and traditional dances
DelhiHoli Moo Festival – Music, dance, and organic colors
Dwarka, GujaratHoli at Dwarkadhish Temple – Religious processions and music
Nalbari, AssamPhakuwah – Community Holi celebration with traditional rituals
Kolkata, West BengalDol Jatra – Processions, dances, and throwing of colors
Rishikesh, UttarakhandYoga Holi – Yoga retreats and holistic celebrations
Jodhpur, RajasthanMehrangarh Fort Holi – Traditional music and dance events
Agra, Uttar PradeshTaj Mahotsav – Cultural festival with special Holi events
Patna, BiharPhaguwa – Traditional Bhojpuri songs and dances
Thiruvananthapuram, KeralaHoli in God’s Own Country – Fusion of South Indian and Holi traditions
Mysuru, KarnatakaMysuru Holi Festival – Cultural events and processions
Puri, OdishaDola Purnima – Processions with decorated deities

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