Celebrating Holi in Vrindavan is once in a lifetime experience. The festival of colours is celebrated all around India. But the celebration in Vrindavan and Mathura is grand, and the traditions that are followed here are unique. During Holi, these places attract the most tourists because of the magnificent way they enjoy Holi.
According to mythology, it was Lord Krishna who started this festival by applying colours on Radha. As Vrindavan is the hometown of Krishna, the place where he grew up, this festival is grandly celebrated here. ‘Braj Ki Holi’ starts on the first day after the PhalgunAmavasi and continues for a week, accompanied by delicious foods, traditions, and endless fun.
Day to Day Travel Slate:
After arriving at Delhi Airport or the railway station, you will head for Mathura (180Kms, 3Hrs). In Mathura, you will check-in to a hotel and relax for sometime. You will take a tour around Mathura, starting with the Government Museum, where you will come across interesting artifacts, old coins, pottery, etc. of the region. Later you will visit the local market place for some souvenirs. At night you will return to the hotel and enjoy a tasty dinner. You will spend the night in Mathura.
The next morning after breakfast at the hotel, you will be out for the day on a holy excursion, visiting different holy destinations, such as Radha Kund, Kusum Sarovar, Radha Vallabh Mandir, Kokilavan, and Bhuteswar Mahadev Mandir.
Later in the afternoon, after having lunch, you will go to Barsana to witness the most vibrant festival of color and be a part of it. The festivities begin with Lathmar Holi played in Barsana, a small village in Mathura. As per Hindu mythology, during the celebrations, women from Barsana village gather with Wooden sticks in their hands to welcome men from Nandgaon with Lath (Stick) and beat them. Another amazing part is that Holi is played with flowers, petals of a rose, and Marigold instead of colours. The celebration continues till the evening. Later you will attend the evening Aartion while boating on the Yamuna river. After a long joyful day, at night, you will return to the hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
In the morning after having your breakfast, you will begin your tour for the day with the visit to the famous Bankey Bihari Temple. Here the priests greet the devotees with holy water, abir and gulal. With the melodious bhajans and folk songs of Braj filling your ears, sung by the priests will add to the colourful and joyous celebration of Holi.
After some refreshments, you will be on your way to Nandgaon, where you will witness the Holi celebrations for another time. The main celebrations are held in the courtyard of the Nandgaon, and the place transforms itself into a visual delight of beautiful colours.
In the evening, you will visit the Prem Mandir and Iskcon Temple and seek the blessing of Lord Krishna andRadharani. At night return to the hotel and stay the night at Mathura.
On the last day of your trip, you will check-out from the hotel and proceed to Delhi. You will be dropped off to the airport or the railway station to go back home after a wonderful celebration of holy in Vrindavan.
- Accommodation with Breakfast
- Transportation in shared vehicles
- All sightseeing with a guided tour
- Airfare and train fare
- Camera fees, Packed drinking water, and alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages
- All personal expenses like Tips, Laundry, phone calls, optional tours, and extra meals
- Entry fees at all monuments and museums mentioned in the itinerary
- Medical expenses and Travel Insurance
- Any other expenses not included in the inclusions.