Holi 2023: These cities are best to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors, know here!
Holi, the festival of colors, is near. This year Holi will be celebrated on March 8, 2023. India is a diverse land of cultures and traditions where the festival of colors, Holi, which is already knocking at our doors, is celebrated with gaiety and festive fervor across the country.
On the day of Holi, during the day, people celebrate with colors. Here are some popular places you can visit before or during the Holi festival Mathura Mathura is very famous for Holi.
Mathura: People from all over the world come to Mathura to witness the grand celebration as the city is known to be the birthplace of Lord Krishna. During this festival which lasts for 9 days, people enjoy playing with flowers and colors here.
Holi is celebrated there with dry colors, water balloons, and water guns. You will be delighted to be a part of the grand celebrations around the `Banke Bihari Temple` in Mathura.
Barsana: Barsana is another place where you can visit to celebrate the festival of Holi. Barsana city celebrates 'Lath Maar Holi', where women have a tradition of beating men with sticks, while men protect themselves with shields. This could be very interesting to see.
Udaipur: The celebration of Holi in Udaipur gives the city a royal look. People including members of the royal family wear traditional Rajasthani clothes and take turns to circumambulate the bonfire. It symbolizes the victory of 'good over evil'. Traditional folk dances and folk songs take place, followed by a lavish dinner and spectacular fireworks. There is no doubt that Udaipur is one of the most popular places to celebrate Holi in India.
Punjab: Holi in Punjab is very different from Holi in the rest of the country, which is celebrated by Sikhs in their own style. There, they call it 'Hola Mohalla'. The locals speak their hearts out as a tradition.
On this day, they also show their martial arts, especially 'kushti'. Delicious halwa, puri, gujiya, and malpua are prepared and served to others. It is certainly one of the best places to visit during Holi.
Elsewhere in West Bengal, Holi is celebrated as 'Dol Jatra' with singing and dancing.
People in South India worship Kamadeva, the god of love, on the day of Holi.
In Uttarakhand: Kumaoni Holi is celebrated with the singing of classical ragas.