Holi festival is one among most interesting and colorful festivals celebrated in India. Holi in Braj region is particularly charming in its uniqueness. The festivities of India Holi tour, begins days before the most day of the festival, from the Phalgun Amavas to Ekadashi.
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Holi festival is one among most interesting and colorful festivals celebrated in India. Holi in Braj region is particularly charming in its uniqueness. The festivities of India Holi tour, begins days before the most day of the festival, from the Phalgun Amavas to Ekadashi. During this era , the region comes alive with artists singing around in Braj language and performing dance dramas depicting the lifetime of Lord Krishna, temples and houses beautifully lit up and decorated, and streets covered with colors. It’s a special and exclusive India Holi tour to witness this unique experience in Holi festival tour package. Besides, You’ll also see the world-famous “Taj Mahal” in Agra and therefore the historical city of Delhi.You can also customize this itinerary to create your tailor-made trip to india
Morning drive to Vrindavan for check-in at hotel. Afternoon leave for Barsana to witness the foremost vibrant festival of Color. Thousands of individuals from all corners of India visit Mathura and Vrindavan especially on this occasion. The festivities begin with Lathmar Holi played in Barsana, alittle village near Mathura. Lathmar Holi usually begins around every week before the most Holiday. this is often a part of the tradition as Hindu Mythology says that Lord Krishna along side his friends visited Barsana, Radha’s village (Radha was Lord Krishna’s girlfriend), to tease her and other Gopis (girls) by throwing colored water on them. In retaliation, Radha and Gopis chased Krishna and his friends to beat them up with sticks. Men soaked in colored water arrive in Barsana and tease women by singing provocative songs. the ladies then beat them with sticks (Lathis) and men use shields to guard themselves. Later within the evening, return to hotel for overnight stay.
Morning breakfast at the hotel then leave for Nandgaon as celebration in Barsana is followed by similar celebrations in Nandgaon (Krishna’s village) on the very next day. it had been at Nandgaon that Krishna spent his childhood. because the legend goes, Radha together with her friends called Gopis would come to Nandgaon on today to require revenge on Krishna and his friends by splashing color on them. Since the ladies don't go, men and trans-genders dressed as women representing them from Barsana attend Nandgaon to celebrate Holi with the lads there. they're welcomed with water and color the village. this is often very unique because the menfolk play Holi with women during a way which isn't sexual in its approach but It’s the country element of wooing and teasing. the most celebrations are held within the courtyard of the temple at Nandgaon and shortly the courtyard transforms itself into a visible delight of lovely colour-explosion. People from both the villages sit across one another singing and dancing here. Overnight stay.
The Banke Bihari Temple hosts every week long celebrations during Holi here. During the festivities, Bihariji (Krishna’s popular name in Braj area) is dressed up in white clothes and Goswamis (priests within the temple) sprinkle colour on everyone the entire atmosphere is formed even livelier with music (Bhajans) within the background and other people dance to the tunes. On today of Ekadashi before Holi, there are special celebrations at famous Banke Bihari Temple at Vrindavan within the afternoon after the Temple gate opens at about 4 pm. Holi is widely known not with colour, but with flowers. that's why It’s called “Phoolonwaliholi” meaning Holi with flowers. Overnight stay.
Morning we shall leave for Agra. While on our way we shall halt at Fatehpur Sikri.
Fatehpur Sikri is a well-known historical place of architectural significance. It’s an ancient city inbuilt 16th century by the Mughal emperor Akbar. Akbar built this city in honor of Sheikh SalimChishti, a Sufi saint, who had predicted the birth of Akbar’s son Jehangir. It’s been recognized together of the various UNESCO heritage sites in India. Then proceed to Agra.On arrival check-in at the hotel. Afternoon visit Agra Fort then Sikandara, where lies the Tomb of the Emperor “Akbar the Great”. Return to hotel for overnight stay.
Morning visit world famous “Taj Mahal” during sunrise, the monument of affection immortalized in marble. it had been built by Emperor Shah Jahan within the memory of his Queen Mumtaj. Everyone has presumably seen an image of Taj, but nothing really comes on the brink of the important thing – the Taj Mahal looks tons better actually than during a picture. Back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast leave for Vrindavan. Today is that the day to celebrate Holi festival with emotions as You’ll witness a special celebration with poor widows. Widows in India always had a difficult life. They were often banished from their homes and were compelled to measure in faraway ashrams in places like Varanasi and Vrindavan. they might wear only white clothes and will never use colour or play Holi. It’s only few years ago that the widows of Pagal Baba Widow Ashram, Vrindavan decided to try to to away with this ritual and play with colour. it'll be really be very encouraging if you support this noble cause by participating inHoli with them and convey some cheer and colour to their life. check-in at the hotel for overnight stay.
Today again the main target will shift to Banke Bihari temple within the morning because the temple opens its doors to all or any visitors to return and play Holi with the lord Krishna himself. The priests throw colour and water and therefore the crowd chants head over heels in unison. It’s a fantastic experience to be a neighborhood of this event until the doors of the temple are shut at lunch time. within the afternoon, leave for Mathura to participate within the colourful Holi procession which starts at Vishram Ghat. within the procession, there are variety of vehicles which are decorated with flowers, and a few even have kids dressed up as Radha-Krishna. Later within the evening, It’s time for Holika Dahan which suggests burning of effigy of Holika, the devil. Overnight stay.
Today is big Holi day, the most important event takes place at the historical Dwarkadheesh Temple in Mathura. On today , there's tradition of creating and drinking bhang which is an edible preparation of cannabis. We shall come to Vishramghat to catch the method of creating bhang by the priests. You’ll also try a glass yourself. The temple opens at 10 o’clock within the morning and there's an enormous crowd outside the gates by then playing Holi and throwing color on anyone who comes there. The atmosphere inside the temple is basically great. Priest play Dhols and everybody there's singing and dancing. You’ll also join and luxuriate in the celebration by being a neighborhood . Later return to hotel and It’s time to relax in any case these fun frolic activities. Overnight stay.
After breakfast, leave for Delhi and therefore the Holi festival tour package ends.