Planning to celebrate the Holi festival in India at Mathura and Vrindavan in 2019?
So last year, I got chance to celebrate Holi in “Shri Krishna ki Nagari(Lord Krishna Village)” Mathura. This was my first visit to Mathura-Vrindavan and that too on the festive time of Holi, I was a bit worried about Hotels, because of heavy rush in Mathura Vrindavan during Holi week, so I got it booked online with great discount, but still, I was not sure that whether I should go there or not. Read so many articles online before the visit, and in most of them heard about the crowd, some suggested not so good environment.
And this year also I can't resist myself, There is no better place than Vrindavan to embrace this festival of colors.
"Lathmar Holi at Barsana and Nandgaon"
12th March(Barsana) & 13th March (Nandgaon) 2019
The peculiar style of Holi celebrations where women chase men and beat them up with Lathis (sticks), and it’s called Lathmar Holi.
How to go?
If you are in Delhi, you can simply hire a cab, go to the event and come back home in the evening. Briana is about 115 kilometers from Delhi.
Or if you are a budget traveler like me then take a train from Delhi to Mathura and then take a local bus to Barsana. The distance is between Mathura and Barsana is about 50 km. Reach as early as possible in the morning as the temple gets very crowded and it might get difficult to climb to the top balcony which is the only place from where photography is possible here.