Travel Tips: If you also want to play Holi in Mathura-Vrindavan, then keep these things in mind while planning your trip!


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Holi is a much-awaited festival, which is awaited throughout the year. This festival not only symbolizes brotherhood and mutual love but also spreads the message of harmony. Every year, Holika Dahan takes place on the full moon night of Phalgun month, after which the festival of Holi is celebrated the next day. This year, Phalgun Purnima starts at 09:54 am on March 24 and ends at 12:29 pm the next day on March 25.

While Holi is celebrated with enthusiasm all over the country, a unique and extraordinary celebration is celebrated in the Braj region of Uttar Pradesh. Grand Holi celebrations are celebrated in cities like Mathura, Vrindavan, Govardhan, Gokul, Nandgaon and Barsana.

The Holi festival in Braj lasts for 40 days, which is celebrated in different ways. People come here from far and wide to play Holi. If you are planning to experience the real essence of Holi in Mathura-Vrindavan this year, here are some things to keep in mind:

Choose the right day:

If you want to see the real Holi in Vrindavan, then visit during Rangbhari Ekadashi. On this day, Holi is celebrated with great enthusiasm in every street and locality. You can see the use of not only gulal but also water-based colours during the celebration.

Book in advance:

Many people come from far and wide to celebrate Holi in Braj. If you are planning to go, make sure you make your hotel bookings in advance. Due to the crowds, you may find it challenging to get accommodation if you leave it until the last minute.


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Take care of your clothes:

Pay special attention to the clothes you wear to play Holi. Comfortable attire is a must, especially if you plan to attend energetic and crowded gatherings on the streets.

Carry food and drinks:

Due to the large number of people and potentially long queues at hotels, consider carrying some snacks and food items with you. This will ensure that you have something to eat and won't go hungry during the festivities.


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Avoid expensive items:

Since Holi in Braj attracts tourists from all over, there can be a risk of theft or damage in crowded areas, especially around temples. Avoid wearing expensive jewellery or carrying valuable items to avoid any accidents.