With the festival of colors just around the corner, everyone is busy planning the perfect Holi Getaway. And the teaming up of this crazy festival with a long weekend, has taken the celebration vibes a notch higher.
Most of us are excited about blending in with the spirit of Holi. Some have planned a private celebration with friends and family. Others must have bought passes to one of the Holi parties happening in the town.
But there are some who’d like to make the most of this vacation and go travellin’. Now, whether you are a photographer looking to capture the best of Holi scenes or a foodie wanting to try delicacies and thandai. Or just a bored person looking to break free, we have got the most incredible list of places outside Jaipur for this years Holi.
IMMERSE IN TRADITION at vrindavan
If you want to experience Holi the traditional way and capture the heart and soul of this festival, Vrindavan is the place to be. The childhood abode of Lord Krishna is completely drenched in the colors of Holi with an elaborate celebration of the festival starting 40 days before Holi. It’s spiritual but it’s fun too.
Distance – 237 kms
Best Way to Reach – Car/ Taxi
DANCE YOUR HEART OUT in pushkar
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Just a two hours drive from Jaipur, Pushkar is synonymous to crazy fun during Holi. The sleepy, narrow lanes of the city are bustling with people drenched in colors and dancing their hearts out. So, bring out your crazy and jump away to the streets for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Distance – 144 kms
Best Way to Reach – Car/ Taxi
Holi with a Twist AT BARSANA
The much talked about latthmaar Holi of Barsana needs no introduction. Witness the absurd and absolutely desi traditions of Holi at Barsana. where the women of Barsana village beat up the men of Nandgaon with sticks. The celebrations begin from 6th of March. So, start packing already.
Distance – 238 kms
Best Way to Reach – Bus/ Car
A Musical Holi in Delhi
If you are looking for an excuse to indulge in the spirit of Holi with your usual dose of EDM and Trance, look no further than Delhi. You can spend the weekend party hopping with the numerous events on the cards in the capital. Here are some of the best:
Best Way to Reach – Car/ Train
ROYAL HOLI AT Udaipur
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Holi in Udaipur is a major event as the royal family takes special interest in the celebrations.
The day of Holika-dehan is celebrated in the City Palace with the royal family lighting the pyre. All major resorts in Udaipur have private celebrations for Holi. So, if you are looking to relax with your family and have a quiet Holi celebration, Udaipur might be just the place for you.
Distance – 396 kms
Best Way to Reach – Train/ Bus
JOIN THE Holi Carnival IN GOA
Celebration needs no reason in Goa. But this Holi weekend could be your reason to take that long awaited Goa trip.
It’s celebrated as Shigmotsav in Goa, which is the epic combination of a carnival and traditional Holi celebrations. So, grab a beer and head to the beach. Sounds perfect! Doesn’t it?
Distance – 1614 kms
Best Way to Reach – Flight
embrace mysticism in varanasi
What better way to celebrate Holi than in Shiva’s own country?
So, throw caution to the wind and experience the flavors of bhaang and thandai while absorbing all the festivities. You never know what you might uncover during this mystical experience.
Distance – 840 kms
Best Way to Reach – Bus/ Car/ Train
EXPLORE a barrage of colors in jaipur
If you still have doubts and you cant seem to decide where you are headed, then stick to your city.
Jaipur is known to embrace the festive spirit unlike any other city. The famous elephant festival is no longer held but you can get a glimpse of it at the Eleholi. Or you can head to Diggi Palace for a Rajasthani folk programme.