On the main day of holi, Grand celebration takes place at the Dwarkadheesh temple in Mathura.
The gates of the temple opens at 10.00 am, People reach there before the opening time. If you reach early you can see the great procession at the Yamuna ghats and the priests preparing bhang.
Most of the participants are the men and children women mostly stay absent from the event but the women who come for travel plays too. Women are advised to come with their male companion to avoid mis-happening because situation may get out of control.
How to reach Mathura:
To be a part of the holi celebration you can try any travel options , because the place is well connected through every means of travel
The closest International airport is Agra airport which is the closest airport from Mathura and is about 60 km from Mathura.
You can also reach through Delhi airport. Where you can hire cab for a ride to Mathura which is about 170 kms from Delhi.
The whole pilgrimage of Braj is well connected with roads. You can book a taxi/hire self- drive car to reach Mathura.
Now car hire option is also available for you. You can hire online with Ogonn
The closest railway is in Mathura and it is well connected with rail network.
Things to do:
Delicious street food & other items:
Try the mind bombing street food of Braj. Chaat, Samosa, Kachori are the famous snacks. |Getting the taste of Makhan-Mishri outside any of the major temples is must.
Shopping in Braj:
You will find many antique pieces in the markets of Mathura and Vrindavan like Handmade jewellery, idols and accessories. In Mathura, most favourite shopping hubs are Holy gate, Lal Bazaar and Krishna nagar Market.
Visit ancient temples:
You can find number of ancient and beautifully crafted temples in Mathura. Like Sri Krishna janmbhoomi, Rangji mandir, Madan mohan mandir, Pagal baba mandir and more.
Break the taboo at Pagal baba mandir:
Age old taboo of restricting widows of colors is broken every holi in Pagal baba mandir. Participate in this event and show support.
This event of celebration will leave marks of colorful spots on your heart which will become a pleasant memory for rest time.
Wish you a greatly happening and joyful holi celebrations!