10 Best Places To Celebrate Holi In India In 2020

10 Best Places To Celebrate Holi In India In 2020


Indian culture and tradition is cherished all around the world, for proven scientific reasons behind every practice. India is famous and well known for various festivals being celebrated vibrantly. We celebrate every festival with joy and enthusiasm, people from around the world also partake in the festivals of India. One among those festivals is Holi, Holi is celebrated with great enthusiasm and passion. This festival is celebrated differently in different region. It is important to know behind every festival there is own story and reasons for being celebrated. It is one of the favourite festivals for Indians. Holi means lots of food, lots of Bhang(traditional alcoholic drink), colours, flowers, music, dance and tons and tons masti(fun).

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Now the question is Why do Indians Celebrate Holi?

According to the old saga involving Lord Vishnu says that Demon Holika from ancient Hindu Vedic manuscripts was burnt to death with the help of God Vishnu. It is said that she was the sister of King Hiranyakashipu and aunt of Prahlad. The moral of this old saga is that it signifies the triumph of good over evil.

Other people believe it as a thanksgiving festival also. The whole country celebrates Holi but, the finest of celebration is enjoyed only in specific destinations of India. Without any delay, we will jump into the best places to celebrate Holi in India for 2020.


  • Mathura and Vrindavan

This very holy places had to be number one on the list, yes with huge spiritual relevance and several historic significance this place is the best place in India to celebrate Holi. Holi Celebrations In India 2020 is all planned to have a blast in Mathura and Vrindavan. This place is renowned to be as the birthplace of Lord Krishna and holy rituals are performed in temples where Lord Krishna is worshipped, along with this the locals plunge each other with coloured water or coloured powder mixed with flowers. Later they exchange a variety of foods, sweets and sweet cool drinks.

Banke Bihari temple of Vrindavan and Dwarkadheesh Temple of Mathura are the most happening places during Holi season where the festival is celebrated in fullest passion. You will even get Bhang, a marijuana spiked drink is served at Vishram Ghat.

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  • Barsana, UP

Right next to Mathura Town lies the villages of Nandgaon and Barsana, where Holi celebrations take place in quite a different way. The unique tradition is about the local womenfolk try to beat the men with large sticks in a funny way, while the male match tries to dodge with shields.

This is called the Lathmar Holi custom. This event takes place just a week before the Holi festival. A few days before Lathmar Holi, people share sweets and especially Ladoo and this is called Ladoo Holi.

  • Shantiniketan, West Bengal

The festival of colour is celebrated gloriously in the Indian state of West Bengal. It is popularly known as Vasantha Utsav which means the festival of spring. Which is usually celebrated to mark the end of the winter season. The Vishva Bharathi University which was introduced by Rabindranath Tagore celebrated Holi in the cultural Holi way which was also initiated by Rabindranath Tagore. In this festival students of the university dress up in colourful attire and partake in various cultural activities. At the end of the celebration, students play by throwing colour powders and flowers at each other. This beautiful and funfilled cultural programs are open for tourists to enjoy too.

  • Purulia, West Bengal

Just before two days to the festival of colours, they celebrate Basanta Utsav festival for three days with all the folk arts at Purulia. It is a district of West Bengal, the locals celebrate this festival of colours, Holi with Darbari Jhumur, Chau dance, Baul music, Natua dance and other celebrations. The nearby villagers stay in little tents on the celebration grounds to enjoy the activities.

  • Punjab

Punjab is greatly known for its vivid tradition and vibrant culture. Punjab celebrates Holi in style since ages, festivals of colours is celebrated magnificently by conducting Hola Mohalla fair. At these celebrations, you can witness masculine version of Holi, people from nearby villages grater to demonstrate physical ability with martial art performances along with the mock wars and various other competitions. The major highlight of this event is military exercise performance and sword fight. Several poems and discussions regarding the courage of men and women during the war are conducted during this festival. Anandpur Sahib in Punjab is renowned as one of the best places to visit during Holi.

  • Udaipur, Rajasthan

Rajasthan is well known for its royalness, majestic palaces, wonderful sites and rich culture and tradition. At Udaipur, Holi is celebrated on the account of the death of the evil demon Holika. This day indicates the win of good over evil. People set up a large bonfire to send evil away. This event is known as Holika Dahan ritual. This custom is led by the royal family inside City Palace. At the end of the ceremony, the huge pile of gathered wood is set on fire.

  • Mumbai, Maharashtra

The city of dreams celebrates this festival with super energy, the Dharavi Slum region is one of the most colourful places to enjoy Holi in India.

During Holi, the tourists can enjoy along with the local kids for a fee. The major part of this fee is directed to the social and welfare of the children and the community. You can celebrate Holi with Dharavi kids or you can even take part in numerous parties and Dj events happening in and around the city with colours, dance and music.

  • Delhi

Holi Celebration in Delhi 2020 is going to be super exciting. Holi is celebrated vibrantly and extravagantly in the capital city of Delhi, including localities and non-localities. This festival of colours is so well tuned in the city that even if you are a stranger and if you walk down the street, every single person would spray colours at you. Take part and enjoy the cultural activities, also enjoy the colourful Holi Moo Festival. This event is organized with more than 40+ several artists and talented performers from around the world. This festival involves great food, organic colours, dance and music which is a fabulous feast to the eyes and ears.

  • Jaipur, Rajasthan

This pink city is the most exciting place in India to celebrate Holi. The Festival of colours was celebrated as the elephant festival. It was celebrated with sprinkling colours on an elephant and other funfilled activities such as tug-of-war, folk arts including folk dance and music. The prime attraction is the elephant beauty contest and other interesting activities. Since the festival was banned from 2012 to stop animal cruelty, the other events are celebrated gloriously here. Celebrate Holi In India 2020 at Jaipur with royalness and style.

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  • Hampi, Karnataka

The above-mentioned places and cities were all from the northern part of India. Holi is celebrated magnificently celebrated all over India including the southern part of India. Hampi in Karnataka is one of the best places to visit during Holi in India. The festival of colours is celebrated religiously and spiritually at Hampi. Various rituals and exciting events are conducted on the premises of the ancient temples of Hampi. Every enthusiast traveller can take part in different cultural activities too. By the end of the celebration, people drench each other with colour powder.

There will be various events and activities organized and you need to take look on dates.

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