Top 10 Places to Visit For Holi Celebration in India

The festival of colors and cheer, Holi, is one of the grandest celebrations in the country. Each city has a unique celebration every year, all of which are worth experiencing. Holi this year is falling on March 18, 2022, which is not fair, so India By Car and Driver also begins its Holi celebrations with the Top 10 places to Visit For Holi Celebration in India.  

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh

To begin with, let India By Car and Driver take you to the place where the festival of colors, Holi, originated. Mathura is a much-praised and blessed place for the celebration with many colors. The grand celebration begins in the evening from Vishram Ghat and finishes near Holi Gate. Each year many devotees join here near the temples to indulge in one of India’s biggest festivals, and you can also be a part of our brilliant India Tour Packages   


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Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh

If Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna, then Vrindavan is his playland, and since Holi is a festival played with colors, what better celebration can there be than the one here. You will enjoy a week’s celebration, including Phoolon Ki Holi Widows Holi, and conclude with color play a day before Holi. Isn’t it grand?   


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Barsana, Uttar Pradesh

Have you ever seen a celebration with a twist? If no, then welcome to Barsana, where Holi is known as Lathmar Holi. The women playfully beat the man with sticks, and the men must use shields as protection. Each year at the grand festival, men and women from Barsana and Nandgaon gather to indulge in this light fun and play. It’s something that you must experience for yourself.  


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Agra, Uttar Pradesh

The Holi celebrations in Agra will energize you to the maximum level. The grand festival here is all about dancing, partying, savoring sweets, drinking bhang, and of course, playing with colors. A day before, a traditional bonfire is lit everywhere to ward off bad omens and invite good omens. The next day colorful people sing folk songs, Holi fair is held, and you know the rest.     


Udaipur, Rajasthan

The main highlight in Udaipur is the day before Holi when the celebrations get royal. How you ask? Let’s see below.

  • Firstly, the local emperor lights bonfire in the palace’s courtyard signifying Mewar Holika Dehan. Next, the locals perform a local folk dance around the fire called Gair.
  • Next, you will witness a royal journey on camels, elephants, and horses from Shambhu Niwas Palace to the Manek Chowk Royal Residence with music.
  • The conclusion happens with grand fireworks.

The next day is the Holi celebration. If you also become a part of the regal festivity, you will have an Exotic and Classical Rajasthan Tour.  


Jaipur, Rajasthan

The Holi celebrations in Jaipur make the sky colorful. You will surely love how we do it with Rajasthani folk music, dance, and extreme Color play. A word of advice, when you come here during Holi, don’t wear new clothes and protect yourself at all times from eco-friendly color splash canons unless you wish to have colorful clothes and teeth (it’s just traditional to smear each other with colors, no compromise)     


Hampi, Karnataka

If you think that Holi is only grand in North India, we highly suggest you take a South India Tour to Hampi. At one of the best cities in south India for Holi, you will first witness Holika Dehan with dance and songs. The next day, on March 18, 2022, Gulal play and cheer awaits you with drum beats to add more energy. Next up is a dip in the Tungabhadra River. It is a week’s celebration mainly highlighted at the Vijayanagara Empire’s ruins. It’s unique and epic.       


Shantiniketan, Kolkata

If you wish to experience Spring and Holi simultaneously, then head over to Shantiniketan, where the celebration is unique. The entire family of Shantiniketan University gathers dressed in yellow (primarily smeared in yellow too), a blend of charming songs and music, which students perform and enjoy. It’s the festival of colors you will never see anywhere else.  


Pushkar, Rajasthan

Holi in Pushkar is all about lively music and color-smeared people enjoying dance and Bhang, Lassi, or Thandai. Also, don’t forget the color bombs flying here and there.



The true spirit of Holi is here in the capital city of India. Colored-water balloons and Pichakaris spraying colors make it vibrant. Furthermore, you can also experience an enthusiastic Holi celebration with the Holi Moo festival performances from Indian and global artists. Therefore, we can say that if you don’t visit Delhi during Holi, a part of your Golden Triangle Tour will not be that interesting.


Now there you have it, the Top 10 places in India for a Holy Holi celebration. All that’s left is to pack your suitcases and visit India around March 18. We wish you a cheerful Holi.   

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