Holi is the festival of colors and festivity. Like any other festival in India, this is also celebrated with immense excitement, delicacies, greetings, get togethers, etc. But, in case you plan to go on a short getaway this Holi, we have amazing options for you. Read below:
1. Mathura and Vrindavan – The Holi of Mathura and Vrindavan is famous across the country. It attracts tourists and pilgrims from all over the world. According to legend, the tradition of playing colors on Holi originated from the leela of Radha and Krishna
2. Shantiniketan – The students of Vishva Bharati celebrate Basanta Utsav in very special way. Students dress up in yellow color and present some wonderful folk dances and cultural programs followed by the throwing of colours. This also attracts a huge footfall of tourists every year
3. Goa – The festival of Holi is called Shigmostav in Goa. Here, this festival is celebrated for an entire duration of a fortnight, and then the parades are held on last five days of the festival. Shigmostav is highlighted with performances of troupes in the form of parades and cultural dramas. Festivities reach the peak on the fifth day when gulal is used to colour everyone.
4. Hampi – One of the top heritage sites in India turns colorful on the eve of Holi. Hampi is one of the prime faces of Karnataka Tourism. The foreign tourists actively participate in Holi celebrations along with locals.