Top five place to celebrate Holi
While no place is better than being at home and play a colorful holi with your loved ones, but if you plan to go travelling and experience a different kind of Holi then below are the places to be during this time:
1. Barsana: Lath Mar Holi:
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Believe me, You don’t want to be in thick of action during holi celebration. But if you still, be careful and choose a spot where you can see the drama unfold. The lath mar holi as the name suggest is full of action where women try to beat men with stick and mens try to protect themselves with shield. This happens a week before the main holi. You can also enjoy Laddo holi festival where sweets are thrown around with chanting of Lord Krishna and Radha.
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The birthplace of Lord krishna and the place he spent his childhood. Holi celebrations gets underway 40 days in advance. So if you want to experience traditional Holi, visit these places.
3. Jaipur: Enjoy the Kingdom and The Elephant Festival:
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If you plan to visit the land of Kings, be sure to visit Jaipur. An elephant festival kicks of the celebration. Elephants are dressed up with colorful clothes and jwellery and later paraded on the streets. It’s a sight to behold. Read More the Holi experience of Shannon
4. Badshah ki Sawari:
At beawer around 185 kms from Jaipur a unique holi celebration takes place. People re enact the medieval practice instituted by Mughal Emporer Akbar. Impressed with Raja Todarmal, one of the nine gems of his court, Akbar, made Todarmal emperor for a day. On this day, Raja Todarmal went around distributing sweets and money. This scene is re-enacted in the from of a procession today which fills celebration throughout the city.
5. Koda Maar Holi:
It’s rajasthan answer to Lath Mar holi of Barsana. Played at beawer near ajmer this is celebration you will just want to watch