Best Places In India To Celebrate The Festival Of Colours
Festival of colours is here and we cannot wait to celebrate it! It spreads and love and devotion among the people. So if you are wondering where to celebrate it this year then here is a list of places where you can head to celebrate:
Mathura and Vrindavan
Mathura and Vrindavan is world famous for its celebration of festival of colours. Mathura is the birthplace of Lord Krishna and has it’s very own charm. If you are there then don’t forget to visit the Banke Bihari temple and Dwarkadhish temple
Barsana, Uttar Pradesh
The people of Barsana celebrate the festival of colours in an unusual way. Here the women of the village hit the men with sticks as part of the ritual. As weird it may sound but this whole affair has its own flavour.
Shantiniketan, West Bengal
Shantiniketan hosts one of the premiere university of India, the Viswa Bharati university. On the eve of the festival of colours, the students of Viswa Bharati University and children from the schools participate in the cultural event of Basanta Utsav whre they dance and sing. The Basanta Utsav was started by the famous noble laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
Hampi is a World Heritage Site declared by UNESCO. It is as famous for its historic ruins as for its celebration for colours. Tourists from across the world flock here to celebrate the two day festival. It is followed by a dip in the river after the splash of colours.
The festival of colours continues for six days at Yaosang, Manipur. It commences on the full moon day of Phalgun. A number of folk dancers and musicians perform amid fluorescent lamp and bonfires while the people around them are busy playing with colours.
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