The tradition of playing colours on Holi draws its roots from a legend of Radha and Krishna. It is said that young Krishna was jealous of Radha’s fair complexion since he himself was very dark. He narrated his woe to mother Yashoda, who teasingly asked him to colour Radha’s face in which ever colour he wanted. In a mischievous mood, Krishna applied colour on Radha’s face. The tradition of applying colour on one’s beloved is being religiously followed till date.
People from all corners of India, rather, world gather at Mathura-Vrindavan every year to feel the essence of Holi in the land of Krishna. People relive the legends of Holi associated with Radha and Krishna and play pranks the young Krishna played with the cowgirls called gopis. The underlying feeling of this fun-frolic was love and devotion. Even today, romance can be experienced in the very atmosphere in the Krishna-nagari. One just needs to breathe in this air and drench oneself in the feeling of love and romance. Myriad colours of Holi are simply a facade on this. Celebrations Continue for a Week
Barsana: Holi with Sticks :
Indian men don’t always rule the roost! The women of Barsana village near Mathura in Uttar Pradesh beat up men from neighboring Nandgaon village with sticks, in what’s known as Lathmar Holi celebrations. Lathmar Holi takes place around a week before the main day of Holi. The following day of the Holi, the celebrations move to Nandgaon village.
Outing Date : 16th-20th March 2016
Category : Backpacking Tour
Duration : 4 Nights / 5 Days
1. Photography of core festival
3. Visit Barsana-Lathmaar Holi
Overnight journey towards Mathura
Day 1 : 16th march 2016 (Barsana / Lathmar Holi)
Today morning arrival at Mathura from there by road will reach to Govardhan which is 45 KM from Mathura check in to the hotel get fresh and move towards to Barsana holi Which start at afternoon will have lunch at Barsana local joints of Barsana.Overnight at Govardhan.
About Barsana Holi : The Holi celebrations in Braj begin at Barsana, Radha’s (Krishna’s consort) village, six days before Holi. Krishna arrives, with the men from Nandgaon. The people of Nandgaon and Barsana play Holi together. The men wear huge turbans decorated with leaves to protect themselves from the colour and beatings of the women of Barsana. Lathmar Holi (literally Stick Beatings Holi) is played at sunset, when women dressed in beautiful sarees hit the men with sticks. They unleash a shower of sticks on the naughty boys of Nandgaon to teach them a lesson for all the broken pots and for teasing the girls of Barsana.
Day 2 : 17th March 2015 (Nandgaon Lathmar Holi)
Today we will check out from Govardhan and move towards Vrindavan. The following day, the play of Holi manifests itself in Nandgaon, Krishna’s village, where the women on Nandgaon reign supreme over the men of Barsana, in yet another day of Lathmar Holi, but the beatings are much gentler, since Radha’s side remains the more powerful one during Holi.. Overnight At Vrindavan
Day 3 : 18th March 2016 (Rangili Ekadashi in Vrindavan- All of Braj starts playing Holi !!)
The fourth day, the celebrations begin at Vrindavan and all over the land. Our Holi special walks in Vrindavan will include: Evening aartis, Samaj-gayan and and Holi darshans and Holi celebrations in Vrindavan temples, and Raas Leela will be the final culmination of the tour!. Overnight at Vrindavan.
Today will be staying at Mathura and will do sightseeing of temples of Mathura . Evening free for shopping at Mathura .Overnight at Mathura.
Check out from hotel and today will start our return journey towards Mumbai.
Tour Conclude with colorful memories :D
Tour Cost: Rs.15,000/-per person
For Registered Members : Rs.14,700/- per member
4 nights 5 Days accommodation on sharing basis
All transfer and sightseeing Ex-Mathura
Guide and Expertise charges
Train /flight tickets to Mathura and return.
Entry tickets at all monuments
Lunch and dinner as we want you to try out local Cuisines and sea food & not restrict to particular restaurant, we have left that option to you. (Off course we have tons of secret food joint list would be happy to share with you)
Any expenses which are personal in nature
Mineral water and laundry expenses
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