Monday, 12 August 2013

 India is a country which takes all its festivals seriously and with a pinch of pride. The famed festival of Holi of India is a spring extravaganza, celebrated with great gusto and fanfare in the month of March. The festival has a religious element to it since it symbolizes the victory of good over the evil. If you leaf through the books of Indian mythology, then you will learn all about the slaying of the demon at the hands of Bhakt Prahlad.

Though Holi is celebrated all over the country, it is primarily a festival more noticeable in the northern part of India. India holi tours give you a chance to celebrate this colorful festival in some of the most coveted places. Without a doubt, the place everyone wants to scurry off during this season is the village of Mathura and the neighboring hamlet of Vrindavan. Both these places observe Holi with an unmatched level of enthusiasm and joy. It is at Mathura that Lord Krishna took birth in a prison house after his parents were imprisoned by the nefarious king Kans. Later on, Krishna spent his childhood in Vrindavan where he grew up amidst the villagers who would pamper him to pieces.

Hence, the Holi of India is at its very best at these places where celebrations are held for over a month. Apart from sprinkling waters and smearing faces with colors (gulaal), the locals dance to several spiritual songs and scream at the top of their longs in unison. It is the joie de vivre and the unbridled ecstasy which even pull foreigners to opt for such India holi tours and be a part of the boisterous merry-making.

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